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

How Walk Score Works

Walk Score helps you find a walkable place to live. Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address.
  • Active Living
  • Planning & Evaluation

Active for Live: Community Toolkit

It takes a village to raise kids who love to move and have the skills to be active for life.

Active for Life helps groups to promote physical literacy and physical activity by involving parents in their community.

This toolkit will be helpful anywhere children are active at the local level: recreation centres, community associations, local health and wellness groups, even libraries.

Collectively, we know more than ever about how children learn and develop. Active for Life collects and summarizes this evidence and present it in ways that parents can understand and put into practice.
  • Active Living
  • Children & Youth
  • Health Promotion
Website

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

Nature Play Spaces

National Wildlife Federation wants to bring nature back to America's playgrounds. They have created guidelines and 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