The ACTIVEIntegration Partnership has embraced the opportunity to provide greater understanding of physical activity among new immigrant women and children in Waterloo Region to inform public policy, community programming, physical activity interventions, and to provide a venue for social integration.
Research has shown that the provision of physical activity opportunities may be particularly beneficial to new immigrant women and children. Therefore, the primary focus of the ACTIVEIntegration Partnership is to understand how physical activity can facilitate greater social integration among new Canadian women and children/youth.
The Partnership’s goals are to:
- Support local public policy, community programming, and physical activity interventions to meet the physical activity needs among new immigrant women and children/youth.
- Provide opportunities for greater social integration through physical activity.
- Develop and evaluate an evidence-based physical activity program to facilitate social integration among new Canadian women and children/youth.
Our Partnership uses a research-to-application approach through community-university alliances to create evidence-based physical activity opportunities in Waterloo Region and beyond.
The ACTIVEIntegration Partnership includes:
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- Laurentian University
- Focus for Ethnic Women
- Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
- City of Kitchener
- Region of Waterloo Public Health Unit
The Sun Life Financial Centre for Physically Active Communities (CPAC) is a dedicated research centre located at Wilfrid Laurier University who acts as a community-university alliance resource to the Partnership.
Contact us if you have an interest in:
- Working with experienced partners to develop physical activity opportunities for new Canadians
- Sharing the successes and challenges of your current physical activity programming
- Evaluating your current physical activity programming
- Looking for opportunities to increase your physical activity in a community setting.
Students who are interesting in providing physical activity programming in the community should contact the Sun Life Centre for Physically Active Communities. Students interested in pursuing research topics related to this Partnership, should contact SunlifeCPAC@wlu.ca.
We are excited to continue to grow our partnerships, programs, and physical activity opportunities, and the impact of our research findings in Waterloo Region and beyond.
If you are interested in supporting this work, please contact us.