Programs: Active Community Strategy


(Concluded in April 2014)

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association, through a grant from the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund, partnered with Alberta Health Services, to work with communities to develop local Active Community Strategies.

The Active Community Strategy (ACS) Development initiative took place over 2 years from April 2012 to April 2014.  The goal was to get more people, more active, more often. Using an ecological model, the project focused on community, and in turn created a variety of opportunities for individuals, families and groups to live active lifestyles.

ACS Communities received:

  1. Professional coaching, facilitation and tools to guide their discussion and progress 
  2. Assistance with the development and writing of an active community strategy
  3. Seed funding of $10,000 to kick off the implementation of their strategy

Active Community Strategy Guide

This guide was developed through the ACS project and can be used by anyone interested in gaining support for creating a more active community.

Download the Guide.

ACS Communities

  • Airdrie
  • Calling Lake
  • Cardel Place (Calgary)
  • Grande Prairie
  • High River
  • Leduc
  • Longview
  • Okotoks
  • Pincher Creek
  • Sylvan Lake