Programs: Communities Choosewell

Online Toolkit

Overview

The following is a searchable database of resources geared towards improving community wellness. If you have or know of any resources that are not on this list, please email us at choosewell@arpaonline.ca and let us know!

Resource Category Type

Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies

The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) is a regionally and nationally recognized leader in the settlement and integration sector.
  • New Canadians
Website

How Culture Influences Health

Caring for Kids New to Canada explores the cultural influences on health and wellbeing
  • New Canadians
Website

Health Canada: Just For You- Immigrant

"Immigrants to Canada are eligible for health care coverage under the Canada Health Act. Health Canada's 'Health Care' page has basic information on Canada's health care system including federal responsibilities and links to provincial and territorial health ministries."
  • New Canadians
Website

Canadian Guidelines for Immigrant Health

The Canadian Medical Journal provides several scholarly reports and articles on Immigrant Health
  • New Canadians
Website

Migration as a Social Determinant of Health

This website presents information on four projects that explore migration as a key social determinant of health. Throughout, you will find relevant resource material for academics, newcomers, service providers, advocacy organizations, policy audiences and the general public.
  • New Canadians
Website

NWF: What is Nature Play?

National Wildlife Federation wants to bring nature back to America's playgrounds. They are creating guidelines and working to develop sample "nature play spaces" to help transform playgrounds, schoolyards, childcare centers, museums and zoos into spaces where kids can connect, play and learn in nature.
  • Children & Youth
Website

2015 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth 

The 2015 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is a summary of findings and assessments of Canadians overall health and wellbeing. It identifies areas of improvement and provides detailed and specific recommendations that require action.
  • Children & Youth
Website

Developing Physical Literacy

This document is a guide on how to develop physical literacy among children ages 0 to 12.
  • Children & Youth
Document

Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth

The Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools are meant to improve our population’s level of physical literacy. Directed at individuals aged seven and up, the PLAY Tools determine gaps in physical literacy development, and provide calls-to-action to help improve these areas.
  • Children & Youth
Website

Physical Literacy

On this webpage PHE Canada discusses the importance and value of physical literacy among individuals
  • Children & Youth
Website