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February 2018

“Report Card Planning Meeting” - A Great Success

Active Aging Canada received funding from CIHR to host an exploratory meeting in mid-November, with key individuals from across Canada to discuss and create a strategic plan for the development and dissemination of a ‘Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults and Older Adults.’

This project idea aligns well with the WHO Report on Ageing and Health and the new WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan document.  Our environmental scan of report cards and presentations at the meeting have provided the group with the best practices for developing such a document.

The final report from our facilitator, Nancy Dubois of DU B FIT consulting, was received and the Board of Directors has received and reviewed the report at their Board Meeting at the end of January.  Next steps for funding opportunities are now being investigated.  We will keep you posted on our progress.

Report Card Planning Meeting

Back row (l-r): Dr. Christine Cameron, Christa Costas-Bradstreet, Dr. Charles Rice, Dr. Bert Taylor, Dr. Ron Ferguson, Dr. John Spence
Middle row (l-r): Dr. Liza Stathokostas, Jim Evanchuk, Peggy Edwards, Mary Duggan, Laura Garcia
Front row (l-r): Dr. Gareth Jones, Patty Clark, Dr. Michelle Porter
Via conference call: (PHAC representatives) Simone Powell, Natasha Kuran, and Greg Butler

Urban Poling

Leadership Training Workshop

We are pleased to announce that Urban Poling is a new Corporate Member with Active Aging Canada. Please feel free to contact them for more information about their products and services.

Urban Poling is proud to be 100% owned and operated Canadian company.  Incorporated in 2005, it was one of the first companies to bring Urban Poling (generic name is Nordic walking) to Canada!  Today as Canada’s largest education centre & distributor, our high performance Urban and ACTIVATOR poles are found in over 500 stores and have been adopted as a therapy & fitness tool by more than 3000 graduates of our training programs including diverse healthcare professionals and fitness instructors across the country.

We are focused on increasing mobility for every age, ability and fitness level. Through our education programs and uniquely designed poles, our mission is to help people realize that their full potential is not only achievable but also sustainable, by doing exactly what their body was designed to do – move.

We envision a healthy future founded on prevention. We envision achieving physical and mental well-being by being active. We envision a future of feeling good, from the inside out. Now we ask you, why wait, the future begins today.

Diana Oliver, Co-Director

Membership Benefits

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to take advantage of any of the following membership privileges:

  • free skyscraper rotational ad on the Silver Times web site
  • free ads posted on Active Aging Canada web site for your products / programs/ services
  • free postings on Active Aging Canada Face Book
  • free email blasts to Active Aging Canada members
  • free e-blast to data base to promote your product/program/ services
  • free postings on Active Aging Canada web site for calls for research subjects
  • potential partnerships in Active Aging Canada projects, when appropriate

Our websites average over 7,000+ unique visitors each month, with a total of over 600,000 hits per year. Our e-blasts reach over 1000+ EN (40 FR) individuals who have signed up to receive our information.

Just as you can help spread our message, we can do the same for you. The membership is here to support each other so let's work together to promote and advance active healthy aging for Canadians.  

Link to Additional Resources


Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark
National Executive Director

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