The Physical Activity Manitoba or PAM was formed in October, 2003 with its main purpose of bringing key provincial, regional and local stakeholder organizations together to collaborate in leading, supporting and helping to facilitate implementation of the Manitoba Physical Activity Action Plan.
In August 2000, the Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease Inc. and a group of physical activity-related organizations formed a partnership to take the lead in developing a Manitoba Physical Activity Action Plan.
A Physical Activity Summit was held in October 2001. Over 100 participants used the Manitoba Physical Activity Action Plan to identify three Goal statements and the actions necessary for the implementation of the Manitoba Physical Activity Action Plan.
The actions fall within three broad categories: Policy, Leadership and Programs with actions at the provincial, regional, and community levels. Eight Key Actions were identified from the community consultations that form the basis for goals and activities.
The Manitoba Physical Activity Action Plan served as a guiding document for the creation of PAM in October 2003 . The Coalition and Network were formed due to the commitment of the collaborating organizations to see the plan through to realization. PAM's role is to guide the plan, increase communication and cooperation, present convincing evidence of best practices and to raise the profile of physical activity to maintain and increase health benefits of all Manitobans.
PAM's mission is to support increased physical activity among Manitobans through collaboration, promotion, and education.
PAM is a group of organizations interested in facilitating an increase in physical activity among Manitobans of all ages. Members include: