21 record(s) found with the tag "physical activity" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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APPLE Schools Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Veugelers, Paulus
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: In September 2018, APPLE Schools is expanding to two schools in the NWT. The research team will conduct a baseline evaluation that will provide information about students attending these expansion schools, parents and school principals. Data obtained will be used by the schools and assigned School Health Facilitator (SHF) to help inform the development of school specific action plans. The research...

Physical Activity Monitor 2018
Principal Investigator: Myles, Richard G
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2015 2014
Summary: The 2017-2018 Physical Activity Monitor (PAM), specifically, will examine physical activity levels of Canadians and will permit the comparison of activity levels over time, sport participation, and furthermore will examine physical activity and sport opportunities available in Canadian communities, such as availability, usage, and satisfaction with places to walk or bicycle, trails, green spaces, ...

Policy Options to Support Healthy Eating and Active Living
Principal Investigator: Fournier, Bonnie
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The study will help to build knowledge, capacity, resources and skills of decision makers and practitioners/managers to develop and implement policy activities to create healthier environments including food security. In-depth interviews of approximately 1 hour in length will be conducted in person or on the telephone to examine the views of decision makers and practitioners/managers about hea...

Policy Opportunity Windows: Enhancing Research Uptake in Practice! (POWER UP!)
Principal Investigator: Raine, Kim D
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: POWER UP! (Policy Opportunity Windows: Engaging Research Uptake in Practice), strives to build knowledge, resources, and skills of the public, practitioners, and decision makers to develop and implement policy activities to create healthier environments. POWER UP! involves three jurisdictions: Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Quebec. Throughout the 3-year duration of the project, evaluation...

Working Together to Achieve Healthier Lifestyles in Yukon and Northwest Territories' Communities
Principal Investigator: Butler Walker, Jody
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research are to encourage and support Northerners in Yukon and Northwest Territories’ communities to follow healthier lifestyles and to facilitate organizations, government departments and businesses in Yukon and NWT work to in partnership together to foster healthier lifestyles in communities. The project will aim to engage organizations involved in healthy eating, activ...

CANPLAY: Child Pedometer Study
Principal Investigator: Cameron, Christine
Licensed Year(s): 2015 2014 2013
Summary: This study attempts to resolve an apparent contradiction between increasing levels of childhood obesity in the Canadian population and parental reports of high levels of physical activity by their children. This survey and participant recruitment is one part of a project to determine the validity of parental reports on the physical activity levels of children and young adults between 5 and 19 ...

Cultural safety and physical activity in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licensed Year(s): 2014
Summary: The overarching research question for the proposed research is, “what enables and/or inhibits female and male Aboriginal peoples in the Northwest Territories to experience cultural safety in group physical activity (PA) programs?” My qualitative, participatory research has three main objectives: i) identify the characteristics that enable/inhibit Aboriginal participants’ experience of PA program a...

Evaluating a mandated in-school physical activity intervention for northern youth
Principal Investigator: Dutton, Jessica N
Licensed Year(s): 2014
Summary: To explore the impacts of Paul William Kaeser (PWK) high school’s new health intervention has on students. Specifically to: 1. Determine whether participation in the intervention impacts level of fitness. 2. Determine whether participation in the intervention impacts attitudes towards health and physical activity. 3. Determine whether participation in the intervention impacts attendance an...

Exploration of physical activity within the sociocultural context of Yellowknives Dene First Nations communities
Principal Investigator: Jardine, Cindy G.
Licensed Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The goal of this research is to qualitatively explore physical activity within the sociocultural context of the Yellowknives Dene people and communities. Specific objectives are: 1) to document the community's experiences with and perspective of regular physical activity through the eyes of their youth; and 2) to raise awareness about physical activity in the community, and develop strategies to ...

Evaluation of the Fort Providence Pilot Project: Physical Literacy Assessments
Principal Investigator: Spence, John C
Licensed Year(s): 2013
Summary: The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the Fort Providence Pilot Project, a program initiated by the Northwest Territories Government in the DehGah School in Fort Providence. The program aims to enhance the physical literacy of children attending the DehGah School. The evaluation will involve three parts. 1) An assessment of physical literacy of children in grades 2 through 6; 2) a ...