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Global childhood obesity rates 10 times higher than in 1975

There are now 10 times as many obese children and teens around the world than there were 40 years ago, and if current trends continue, there will soon be even more kids dangerously overweight than underweight, according to a new World Health Organization study. The study, published ahead of World Obesity Day, found that the…

CPRA collaborates with Rick Hansen Foundation for free webinar on accessibility

On Oct. 25 (12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m. EST), join this free webinar to learn more about the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ program. This program focuses on improving accessibility of the built environment, the places where we live, work and play. Participants will learn about the three pillars of this program including training, accessibility…

Bill prohibiting marketing of unhealthy food to children introduced into House of Commons

Three weeks ago, Senator Nancy Greene Raine’s bill to prohibit the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children under 17 passed the Senate with no dissenting votes. It was introduced into the House of Commons the following Friday. If you are interested in learning more about this bill, here is a link to Senator…

Women and Girls in Sport Report

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport (CAAWS) celebrates the release of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage’s report: Women and Girls in Sport. The report is a historic contribution to the ongoing discourse on closing the gender gap in Canadian sport. Read the full Women and Girls in…

TD Bank Group Presents 2017 Nova Scotia Outdoor Network Collaboratory Series!

TD Bank Group presents the NS Outdoor Network Regional Collaboratory Series. This series of events are regional gatherings of the outdoor community.  There will be 6 events held across the mainland of Nova Scotia.  One has already been held in the Cape Breton region with a great turn out!   The events aim to build a…

HIGH FIVE® for Older Adults:

A New Quality Framework from   http://www.highfive.org/older-adults For the first time in Canadian history, people over the age 65 outnumber those under the age of 15.  Quality recreation has a significant role to play in keeping older adults healthy and active.  In response to the demographic shift in Canada and feedback from recreation providers, Parks and…

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