Resources for an Active Alberta

Providing recreation, active living and sport programs and services to Albertans is a collaborative effort undertaken by numerous organizations.

Below is a small sample of the resources available to help Albertans become more active in their communities and achieve the Active Alberta outcomes. Keep checking back as more will be added throughout the implementation phase.

Active Albertans

Alberta Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L)

A national movement to strengthen the Canadian sport system. It delivers sport and physical activity programs for children based on their mental and physical stage of development.

Alberta Centre for Active Living

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is a key advocate of physical activity and physical activity expertise, and a primary source of research and education on physical activity for practitioners, organizations and decision-makers. The Centre's mandate is to improve the health and quality of life for all people through physical activity.

Alberta Active Living Partners

The Alberta Active Living Partners (AALP) are 14 active living organizations that collaborate in a sector including recreation, active living and sport, to achieve the vision of the Active Alberta Policy: Albertans enjoy a high quality of life, improved health and wellness, strong communities, economic benefits and personal fulfillment through recreation, active living and sport.

Be Fit For Life Network

Be Fit For Life Centres are located in nine location across the province providing active living programming and resources to individuals, families, school, workplaces and communities. At school, work, home or in your community they will work with you to develop a program or activity that fits your needs and resources.

Healthy U

Healthy U is packed full of information to help support and encourage Albertans to lead healthier lifestyles by providing them with access to information on healthy eating and active living.

Physical Literacy

Physical Literacy provides a solid foundation for children and youth to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to engage in a wide variety of activities with confidence. Physical and Health Education Canada has developed a number of tools to help teachers, coaches & parents foster the development of physically literate children & youth.

Active Communities

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

ARPA builds healthy citizens, communities and environments throughout Alberta though a variety of programs such as HighFive, ACE communities, Community Choosewell Challenge and Communities in Bloom.

Ever Active Schools

Looking to create a healthy active school community? Ever Active Schools provides support and services for Alberta Schools to help promote the benefits of physical activity, healthy eating and mental health throughout the school community.

Active Outdoors

Alberta Parks

There are nearly 500 sites covering 27,669 square kilometers in Alberta's parks and protected areas network. These preserve important ecological areas and provide places where people can enjoy and learn about Alberta's priceless natural heritage.

Child and Nature Alliance

The Child and Nature Alliance is a network of organizations and individuals who are working to connect children to nature through education, advocacy, programming, policy, research, and the built environment.

Nature as a Second Language

Programs and online guidebooks to teach new Canadians about Alberta’s provincial parks.

Push to Open / Access Challenge

Everyone Belongs Outside. Connecting with nature is important for Albertans' quality of life. Push to Open and the Access Challenge supports the participation of all people in park experiences and programs, regardless of ability.

Active Engagement

Travel Alberta

From peaks to plains, Alberta has one of the finest settings ever handed to a province. You'll find things to do in every corner - from rugged mountain parks to the Canadian Badlands, to boreal forests to rolling prairies, rivers lakes and streams. Explore the past, present and future in Alberta.

Volunteer Alberta

Creating a strong voluntary sector by connecting engaged individuals, leaders and networks to organizations in the community.

Active Coordinated System

Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation (ASRPWF)

Inspiring wellness, guiding stewardship, enabling participation, celebrating achievement and enhancing sport, recreation, parks and wildlife opportunities throughout Alberta.

Provincial Sport and Recreation Associations

The ASPWF currently provides financial and consultative support to 103 Provincial Sport and Recreation Associations to help support active living in Alberta.

Active Pursuit of Excellence

Alberta Games and Alberta 55 Plus Games

Alberta Games and Alberta 55 Plus Games are the province's premier multi- sport events. They provide many benefits to both the host community and to thousands of Albertans who participate at local, zone, and provincial levels.

Alberta Sport Development Centres (ASDC)

ASDCs provide services to athletes and coaches at seven locations across Alberta allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home.

Alberta Sport Plan

A New Century for Amateur Sport - From Participation to Excellence is Alberta's sport plan that builds on the Canadian Sport Policy and addresses the needs of Alberta's sport development system.

Coaching in Alberta

Are you a sport coach? Are you interested in starting a career in coaching? The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and other programs can help you get started.

Last reviewed/revised: April 23, 2014