Monday, September 26, 2005

Physical Activity Online Workshop/Teleclass Series

The Toronto-based Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) was launched in 2003 to give support to physical activity supporters working in public health, community health centres and recreation centres in Ontario.

HLN members may be interested in PARC's online/teleclass workshops. Participants need a computer with high-speed Internet access and a separate phone line. All workshops are free of charge and are one and a half hours in duration. To register, please visit

Upcoming Online/Teleclasses

"Physical Activity and Behaviour Change"
Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 10:00 am
This workshop is for community leaders (e.g. health professionals, educators, recreation) involved in planning and/or implementing physical activity initiatives. Learn the theories behind influencing behaviour change; to better understand, reach out to, and reflect the changing needs of adults in your programs.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 1:00 pm
Walking is the number one physical activity of choice of Canadians. In this workshop for community leaders, you'll discuss tips and strategies for getting people in your community walking, current walking programs, and learn what others across Ontario are doing.

"Physical Activity Promotion 101"
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:00am

"Physical Activity and Behaviour Change"
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 1:00pm

Note: PARC also offers workshop materials that can be adapted to suit the needs of participants. Topics include physical activity and older adults, physical activity and various chronic illnesses, and physical activity and stress. For details, visit