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Recreation and Physical Activity Professionals: Why You Should Be at the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children

Active Healthy Kids Canada proudly presents the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children May 19-22, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Those who work in recreation policy, program development and delivery should play a key role in this multi-sectoral gathering.Attending the Global Summit will give you the knowledge, tools and fresh insight that will help you maximize resources and build better programs, policies, and campaigns to get kids moving.

The Summit is organized into half day sessions around specific subject areas that include; organized sport and physical activity, active play and active transportation. With over 64 oral presentations to choose from as well as 16 hour-long workshops, attendees can expect to customize their Summit experience to meet individual professional development needs.

Workshops that you will not want to miss include; The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy – Monitoring Children’s Capacity for Physical Activity, presented by Pat Longmuir, Charles Boyer and Dr. Mark Tremblay, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and Moving From INACTION to being IN ACTION, Practical Methods for Connecting to Nature and Improving Active Transportation, presented by Adam Bienenstock and Robert Voigh.

You will also want to attend the symposium, Organized Sport and Physical Activity: Leveling the Playing Field, which looks at addressing disparities in organized sport. Chaired by Dr. Bruce Kidd, with presenters Dr. Selina Khoo (Australia) and Dr. Kristine Toohey (Australia) this symposium examines this critical issue from several angles.

Delegates can expect to:

  • Take advantage of a professional learning opportunity from the world’s leading authorities on physical activity for children with sessions specifically tailored to the community setting
  • Participate in workshops relevant to recreation that explore tried and tested initiatives that are focused on improving physical activity levels for kids
  • Learn about methods to enhance evaluation, monitoring and surveillance of childhood physical activity
  • Gain from an international networking opportunity and learn from colleagues through poster and ask the expert sessions
  • Hear about hot topics and emerging issues through the symposia and debate sessions

Be part of the solution to childhood physical inactivity and register to attend today.

Register by April 25th, you’ll be entered into a draw to win a full delegate registration. Use code FREE PASS when registering.

 Already a delegate? Have a colleague register by April 25th and you could win dinner & one night’s accommodation at the Global Summit!

For more Summit information, view the Global Summit Video or download the brochure.


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