Resources - Research

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority-Wave online magazine December 2012 includes a supplement on Manitoba research with features on:

Dr. Joannie Halas: Rec and Read Aboriginal youth program to encourage physical activity participation and education.

Dr. Jon McGavock: Studying how physical activity can be used to reduce type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Dean Kriellaars: Developing effective physical literacy education and curricula in schools.

Encouraging Active Schools-Policies related to physical activity: Ministry of Education:
Encouraging Active Schools- Evaluation of physical activity programs, facilities, and instruction: Ministry of Education
Exercise and Pregnancy Benefits and Determinants -CFLRI & ParticipACTION


Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute
The mission of the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute is to enhance the well-being of Canadians through research and communication of information about physically active lifestyles to the public and private sectors. The Institute takes an integrated approach to understanding active living and strives to address fitness issues from the complementary perspectives of the health professions, the sociological and psychological sciences, and the physiological and biological sciences.

SIRC, the Sport Information Resource Centre
SIRC Sport Research is a not-for-profit organization based in Ottawa Canada. Founded in 1973 as a resource for coaches, athletes, sports medicine professionals and sporting organizations, SIRC is a leading source for academic and medical sport research. Our flagship product, SIRC SportDiscus database, is considered to be the primary sport research tool in libraries worldwide.

Alberta Centre for Active Living
Working with practitioners, organizations,and communities to improve the health and quality of life of Albertans through physical activity.

Public Health Agency of Canada
The personal life and self-care choices you make greatly influence your health. Eating well, being active, feeling good about yourself. These three key elements work together to help you achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Canadian Institute of Health Research
"To excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system."

What is CIHR?
Canada's premier health research funding agency funds over 8,500 researchers in universities, teaching hospitals, and research institutes across Canada invests in high quality people, excellent science and training the next generation - the backbone of a knowledge-based economy $662 million budget for 2004-2005 94 cents of every dollar CIHR receives from the federal government goes directly to Canadian health researchers in every province across the country

Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Program
Research is only the first step. An essential part of the Centres’ work is getting this new knowledge out into the real world. That means communicating research findings creatively. It also means going beyond traditional research forums to work "on the front lines" with health care providers, academics, researchers, women’s organizations and policy makers to support improvements in health policy and delivery.

Canadian Women's Health Network
Sharing information, resources and strategies, and building links to improve women's health.