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Active City solutions to the national crisis of inactivity.


Roundtable hosted by Mount Royal University, Vivo and The City of Calgary serves as an incubator for local solutions.


Recent research shows the majority of Canadians don't get enough physical activity. Today, Vivo for Healthier Generations, Mount Royal University and The City of Calgary are hosting multi-sectoral champions from across Calgary for a roundtable on improving intergenerational health. The partners joined forces and brought together other leaders at Leadership Roundtable 2.0 to identify local solutions to get Calgarians, more active, more often.

The first Leadership Roundtable in 2014 brought together like-minded individuals for a conversation about what changes are needed and the industry's role in facilitating that change. Now in its second year, the Leadership Roundtable employed a collaborative approach to identify solutions and take innovative action.

“Partnering with sector champions and the community is the first step in a larger, more coordinated movement,” says Kurt Hanson, Director of City of Calgary Recreation. “Making Calgary a healthy and active city requires cooperation among researchers, educators, health experts, families and individuals. Public health is everyone’s responsibility and we’re here to talk about how we can help create real, lasting change.”

Chad London, PhD, dean of the Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal has been keen to build on the partnership since the first sector Roundtable last November.

“For us at Mount Royal, working with Vivo and The City to build an action plan based on community research positions us to share resources that will help effect change that positively impacts the health of Calgarians,” says London. “We’ve been lucky to establish strong community partnerships that allow us to involve students in research projects and use the findings to inform our curriculum as we prepare our students as the next generation of leaders in our communities.”

By sharing networks and combining resources the presenting partners aim to achieve more than any one organization is capable of in isolation.

“Our research highlights the emphatic need for our local leaders to come together to drive change,” says Sue Scott, CEO Vivo, “We hope today’s participants bring outcomes back to their organizations and are able to inspire others to get moving by creating opportunities that keep children, youth, individuals, families and whole communities moving more and sitting less.”


The Leadership Roundtable aligned with The City's inaugural #GetMovingYYC, an awareness-raising campaign and event week to get more Calgarians, more active, more often.

Collaboration is Key

By sharing networks and combining resources the presenting partners aim to achieve more than any one organization is capable of in isolation.

Vivo Child Youth Action Research Project Report Card 3.0 








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