Active Aging Canada
Active Aging Canada strives to promote a society where all adult and older adult Canadians are leading active lifestyles that contribute to their overall well-being.
Statistics Canada reported in 2013 that only 1 in 5 adult, and older adult Canadians, achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week, based on the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. These inactive Canadians are unable to realize the health benefits of active living.
Statistics Canada reported in 2017 that :
- Those over the age of 65 outnumber children under the age of 14. There are more seniors (5.9 million) than children (5.8 million) in Canada.
- In 2021, 1 in 5 people will be over the age of 65, and 1 in 3 over the age of 55
- By 2061, it is projected that there will be 12 million seniors to 8 million children.
- In 2017, there are 8,230 Canadians over the age of 100, and there are five times more women in this group.
Active Aging Canada, in partnership with its members, encourages Canadian adults and older adults to maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces physical activity and an active living philosophy with the end goal of healthy active aging.
What Exactly is Physical Literacy?
Perspectives from older adults and those who work with older adults
Physical Literacy Survey Highlights
Results from a survey of older adults and those who work with them, October 2020
Older Adults & Cannabis Use
A Narrative Review of Age-specific Issues
Later Life Training
There are so many resources available to help you stay active at home. Keeping physical distancing from others does not mean that you still cannot be active.
Cannabis Use and Canadian Adults
A survey on use, interest and information needs
Receive a $10 gift card for participating in a study
UBC Clinical Skills Volunteer Patient Program
Would you like to help train the doctors of tomorrow? We have a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you!
A student-delivered Community Outreach teleheAlth program for Covid education and Health promotion (COACH)
Participants wanted for a study aiming to deliver a low-cost, proactive, telephone/video conferencing self-management program that will support community-living adults ages 65 years and older during difficult times, like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Active Aging Canada 2020 Annual Report
Active Aging Canada, a national charity, incorporated in 1999, exists to promote healthy active aging with a vision of healthy living for life. Our mission is to support lifelong healthy active aging of adult Canadians through participation, education, research, and promotion.
Active Aging at Home
There are so many resources available to help you stay active at home.
Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years
Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years of promoting healthy active aging.
Did adults living in Canada make the grade?
The first-ever ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults is here!
Knowledge Translation among Canadian Researchers in the Field of Physical Activity and Aging – A Brief Report
Daily Dose Exercises
Many of us struggle to be physically active on a regular basis. Exercise-particularly starting an activity program-challenges people to change their behavior, and that's hard.