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Community Organizations

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Air Quality Health Index

The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a scale which provides information on outdoor air pollution and the related short term health risks. The AQHI will help Nova Scotians protect both their health and the environment by encouraging them to be informed, adjust their activity level during days of increased air pollution, and take action to reduce their personal contributions to air pollution.

http://www.airhealth.ca

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

Alberta Centre for Active Living

http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/

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Alliance of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Recreation Nova Scotia is a member of the Alliance.

http://hpclearinghouse.ca/alliance/index-new.html

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Atlantic Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health

http://www.acewh.dal.ca/

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Atlantic Network for Injury Prevention

http://www.acip.ca/

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Canada’s Guide to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

This new resource doesn’t replace Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating, nor Canada’s Guide to to Physical Activity. Rather it’s designed to show Canadians how the concepts are key to a healthy life.

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/guide/index_e.html

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Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE)

http://www.phecanada.ca/about-us

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Canadian Best Practices Portal for Health and Chronic Disease Prevention

This portal is a virtual front door to an array of online evidence based best practices in the form of individual interventions, systematic reviews, and resources for health promotion and chronic disease prevention. This web site was developed to support decision makers in practice, policy and research working in health promotion and chronic disease prevention at all levels across the county.

http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/

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Canadian Fitness and Leisure Research Institute

http://www.cflri.ca

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Canadian Parks and Recreation Association

Recreation Nova Scotia the provincial partner of the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA). The CPRA is a national voice for a vibrant grass roots network with partnerships that connect people who build healthy, active communities, and impact the everyday lives of all Canadians.

http://www.cpra.ca/

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Canadian Physical Activity Guide

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/pau-uap/paguide/

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Canadian Rural Information Service

The Canadian Rural Information Service (CRIS) is a clearinghouse for information relevant to rural Canada. Our subject areas include: rural renewal, community development, funding sources and opportunities for rural youth. CRIS serves rural residents, community organizations, rural businesses, rural practitioners, and government and educational institutions.

http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/programs-and-services/rural-canadians-guide-to-programs-and-services/?id=1395073769126

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Charity Village

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Child Safety Link

Child Safety Link is a Maritime-wide children’s injury prevention program located at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS. Our mission is to reduce the incidence and severity of injury to children and youth in the Maritimes.

http://childsafetylink.ca/

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Community Counts

Community Counts

http://www.gov.ns.ca/finance/communitycounts

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Community Decision Making Tool Kit

January 6th, 2009

This Iowa State University Extension and Outreach website, http://www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/decision, contains a list of Decision-Making Tools that contain a variety of methods to help communities generate ideas, prioritize issues and weigh options. Simple to use, these tools can easily be adapted to fit the needs of your particular community requirements.

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Community Health Promotion Network Atlantic

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Community Transit NS

Community Transit NS

Community Transit NS

Community Transit Nova Scotia’s mission is to facilitate transportation options that lead to healthier and more connected communities throughout Nova Scotia by partnering with community organizations, governments and business

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Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide

Health Canada releases new Food Guide – February 2007

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index_e.html

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http://www.energizeinc.com/

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Federation of Canadian Municipalities

http://www.fcm.ca

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Let’s Go Green

Information on winter green, active transportation, safe route to school and much more

http://www.letsgogreencanada.ca/home.html

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Ground has broken on the concrete skate park in the Municipality of the District of Chester

September 3rd, 2008

Four years ago a group of youth approached the Recreation & Parks Department about building a skate park and with a lot of work, determination and support youth and all the community will be able to skate this 14,500 square foot skate park. The park features a street section and a bowl and has been designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced skaters.

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Halifax Sport & Social Club (HSSC)

August 11th, 2008

Halifax Sport & Social Club (HSSC) www.halifaxsport.ca offers adults a fun outlet through co-ed recreational sport leagues, tournaments, and social events. These leagues and events are a great way to get exercise, meet friends, expand your social circle, or learn a new sport. All games are co-ed and self officiated. In short, we are Recess for Adults.

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Health Promotion Clearing House

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Healthy Canadians

A Web site developed to provide Canadians easy access to Government of Canada health-related promotional campaigns. It will be updated regularly as new campaigns are launched. This is a shared initiative led by Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

http://www.healthycanadians.ca

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Heart and Stroke Foundation

RNS is partnering with Heart and Stroke to deliver a new program called Move More

http://www.heartandstroke.ca

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HIGH FIVE

HIGH FIVE

Recreation Nova Scotia is the Nova Scotia franchise for HIGH FIVE

http://www.highfive.org

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Imagine Canada

Previous name: The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (ccp)

http://www.imaginecanada.ca

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Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids – Building Playgrounds, Communities and Our Futures

http://www.ltbk.ca/kids/#.VLfdJCvF9S0

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Lifestyle Information Network

http://www.lin.ca

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Manitoba Healthy Living Clearinghouse

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Nova Scotia Community Development Policy Initiative

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Nova Scotia Community Health Boards

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NSHN

Nova Scotia Community Organization Network

http://www.nshealthnetwork.ca

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Nova Scotia District Health Authorities

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Nova Scotia Fitness Association

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NS Health Protection and Promotion

Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection

http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp

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Nova Scotia Recreation Professionals in Health

N.S.R.P.H Association supports its members by facilitating professional development in the recreation health field. We provide a network to enhance communication, information exchange, advocacy, and resources within our membership, with other related agencies and interested persons.

http://www.nsrph.com/

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NS Health Promotion and Protection Volunteerism

Visit the now-populated Volunteerism webpage on the Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection web site site. Here you will see a brief description of the sector, information on the Volunteerism Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee, and the Nova Scotia Volunteer Community Advisory Council, reports to government, and by government, and recommendations re the Right Environment for strengthening volunteerism and the voluntary sector.

http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/volunteerism.html

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ParticipACTION

ParticipACTION

ParticipACTION’s mission is to provide leadership in collaboration and communications to foster the “movement” that inspires and supports Canadians to move more.

http://www.participaction.com

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PERC Online

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ReachAbility

reachAbility

http://campreachability.org/

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Recreation Facilities Association of Nova Scotia

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Skate Boarding Day

Go Skateboarding Day (GSD), held on June 21, is the official holiday of skateboarding. The holiday began June 21, 2004 as an excuse for skateboarders to skip their obligations, go skateboarding and have fun!

http://theiasc.org/

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Social Determinants of Health Listserv

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Social Marketing Quarterly

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Sport Nova Scotia

RNS and Sport NS, two not for profit provincial associaitions are currently working together on a new project called Trends Watch and a reserach project funding by The CVI Knowledge Centre to study the volunteer experience of women in sport and recreation.

http://www.sportnovascotia.ca

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The Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC)

The Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) exists to build the capacity of physical activity promoters across Ontario to deliver quality physical activity initiatives and effectively promote physical activity in a population health context. By building the capacity of physical activity promoters, it is expected that PARC will contribute to improving the health and well being of Ontarians.

http://parc.ophea.net/

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Therapeutic Recreation Association of Atlantic Canada

The Therapeutic Recreation Association of Atlantic Canada promotes excellence in Therapeutic Recreation through advocacy, resource development and continuing education.

http://www.traac.ca/

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True Sport

True Sport

True Sport is a national Movement of communities and groups across Canada working to ensure a positive meaningful and enriching experience for all who participate in sport. The True Sport Movement is based on the belief that good sport can help build lasting strengths in individuals, as well as healthy vibrant communities and a more socially connected Canada. At the heart of True Sport there are four core values: fairness, excellence, inclusion, and fun.

http://www.truesport.ca

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True Sport Funding

If you want to increase opportunities for children and youth to play sports* in your community, the True Sport Community Fund can help.

http://www.truesport.ca/tsfund

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Volunteer Canada

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Walking Tour of Canada

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Weight of The World

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World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/en/

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