A Common Vision For Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living In Canada: Let’s Get Moving!
On May 31st, 2018, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for sport, physical activity and recreation released A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada: Let’s Get Moving. The principal purpose of the Common Vision is to guide and stimulate coordinated and collaborative policies and actions to increase physical activity and to reduce sedentary behaviours among all Canadians across their lifetime.
The Common Vision responds to the call by the World Health Organization (WHO) for Member States to develop national policies in keeping with the WHO Global Action Plan for Physical Activity released at the 71st World Health Assembly, held May 23, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland.
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ParticipACTION Physical Activity Toolkits provide educational resources, ideas and guidelines specific to three different age groups:
- The Early Years Toolkit will help parents and caregivers find ways to incorporate physical activity into the daily lives of children up to age four.
- The Teen Toolkit is designed for children and youth ages five to 17.
- The Older Adult Physical Activity Toolkit provides resources related to the importance of physical activity for older adults.
Below are a number of communication tools and resources that organizations can use to help promote the Common Vision to their network:
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Below are communication tools and resources on the indigenous perspective:
*We encourage those utilizing social media to use the #LetsGetMoving to show your support of the Common Vision and to help promote it throughout your networks.