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General Sport and Recreation Resources
>>Looking for City of Calgary recreation facilities, bike pathways, etc? Visit the City's Emap system for information
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Visit the Calgary Area Outdoor Council for information on outdoor recreation and environmental activities in and around Calgary. 
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Sport Information Resource Centre - SIRC at: www.sirc.ca. The theme of a recent newsletter is "Corporate Wellness". An archive of SIRC's monthly newsletters is here.

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The monthly sport and recreation e-news from the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation is here.
>>Coaching Association of Canada
 
Sport and Fair Play

>>True Sport - here is their monthly newsletter.
>>Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

>>Play True - An official publication of WADA
The new issue of
Play True discusses the facts, and the dangers,
of gene doping.

>>Online Drug Database Provides Canadian Athletes Information on Prohibited Products = The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) launched a new online global Drug Information Database (DID) to provide athletes and their support personnel with easily accessible and accurate information about which drugs, medications, and other substances are prohibited in sport by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

 
Youth and Adult Active Living Resources

>>Go Girl - a one-day Calgary program to encourage more girls  to become involved in sport
>>The Calgary and District Be Fit for Life Centre
>>Sport for Life
- a partnership of Alberta Health and Wellness, AADAC and CODA  that uses sport to promote the benefits of active lives without tobacco to Alberta youth.

>>Healthy U -
a great web site - includes many excellent resources
>>The Alberta Centre for Active Living -
This organization is devoted to Working with practitioners, organizations, and communities to improve the health and quality of life of Albertans through physical activity. 

>>Active Healthy Kids Canada
>>Silken Laumann's Active Kids Movement
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Canadian Olympic School Program - a program of the Canadian Olympic Committee designed for Canadian students to become smarter, better and stronger!
>>Pause to Play
- an Ontario web site for kids who want to be active. 

>>Go Active Fitness Challenge
- a partnership between the Canadian Olympic Committee and McDonald's to improve fitness levels in Canadian schools.
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The Canadian Health Network has great information about active living. 
>>The Mothers in Motion is for women who want to lead healthy lifestyles and mentor their children to do the same.

>>Free Coaches Tool Kit on Concussion -
this kit contains practical, easy-to-use information including a video and DVD. 
>>Canadian Institute for Health Information
>>Healthy Active School Communities resource - This resource can be used throughout the year to assist your work creating a school environment supportive of healthy active choices.  

 
Funding and Program Resources

>>KidSport Calgary - making a difference so ALL kids can play!
KidSport works to overcome the obstacles that prevent some young people from playing sport. The organization 1) raises funds in their community to pay registration fees for KidSport Kids to participate in sports programs; 2) gathers used sport equipment for KidSport Kids to use in sports programs; and 3) advocates the value and benefit of kids playing sports in the pursuit of lifelong health and wellness. More information is here.

>>Fee Assistance is available to residents of Calgary who are in financial need to access recreation programs and admissions at a reduced rate at participating organizations. More information is here.

>>Here is a listing from the City of Calgary of low-cost or free swimming pool times.

>>The Parks Foundation, Calgary is committed to helping Calgarians achieve their goals in amateur sport.  Since 1986, through the Amateur Sport Grant Program and the Saddledome Foundation, 344 grants totaling more than $5.5 million have been awarded in the Calgary area.  While funding is available to any qualified group, special emphasis is given to youth sport participation. Information is here.

>>Are you looking for an athlete speaker?
Find information here about the Canadian Sport Centre - Calgary's Y.E.S. program - providing athlete speakers to Alberta schools.
Find information here about Olympic Voice - the Canadian Olympic Committee's speakers bureau.

>>Volunteer Lawyer Service for Nonprofits and Charities
Are you a nonprofit or charity that needs access to legal services? Consider applying for help through the Volunteer Lawyer Service, an initiative of The United Way of Calgary and Area, the Canadian Bar Association of Alberta, the Law Society of Alberta and the Association of General Counsel of Alberta . More info is here.
>>The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations lists a number of resources available to Calgary non-profit and charitable organizations here.

 
Volunteer and Board Development Resources

>>Volunteer Calgary

>>Centre Point Advancing Non Profit Management

>>Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

>>Grant MacEwan Colleges Resource Centre for Voluntary Organizations

>>Province of Alberta > Community Development > Board Development Program

>>Dalhousie Universitys Non-profit Sector Leadership Program
>>CompassPoint
>>Board Source
- building effective nonprofit boards

 
Sport Advocacy Organizations
>Sport Alberta
>Sport Matters
>Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity
(CAAWS). Their web site includes some great downloadable publications. 
 
 
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