A living lab for healthier generations


Sparking meaningful change in the lives of all Canadians is no small feat. It requires an inquisitive nature, an entrepreneurial attitude, a resolve to lead and the capacity to deliver. That’s why Vivo’s Research + Innovation area is central to the organization’s mission of Raising Healthier Generations.

Vivo partners with the nation’s brightest minds from a wide spectrum of sectors, including health, recreation, education and public policy. We're an idea incubator committed not only to serious inquiry but, more significantly, effective outcomes. Its mandate is to support the organization’s mission of Raising Healthier Generations, in conjunction with a network of like-minded organizations, both at home and across the nation.

Vivo’s platform is grounded in scalable solutions that are easily implemented and transportable to communities across the country. This enables us to be proactive and nimble, focusing on programs and services providing social impact where and when they’re needed. We understand that big shifts start with small steps. But with the right support and opportunities, those shifts become a groundswell of positive change, resulting in dramatic improvements to the health of our nation and all its citizens.


Raising Healthier Generations is a long-term goal requiring participation from multiple public and private sector partners. The true impact will be measured in years and decades, but we know the time to act is now. The evidence is indisputable: what we do today will pay significant social and economic dividends well into the future.

We encourage you to champion healthier generations with us:

  • Join Vivo
  • Voice your opinions with policy makers and elected officials
  • Be a healthy role model for your family and those in the community

Most importantly, commit to making a positive change, no matter how small it may seem. Because healthier generations is a journey, not a destination!

Want to know how we're progressing? Here's our fifth annual research and innovation report card. 

See what we've learned along the way:
Report Card 1
Report Card 2
Report Card 3
Report Card 4


To learn more about our work and how you can get involved reach out today:

Tracey Martin
Senior Manager, Innovation
Direct: 403-567-4465
Cell: 403-863-6093


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All stories submitted will be indefinitely eligible to be featured in Vivo and/or Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association’s print (trade and non-trade), online and video-based marketing materials, as well as other Vivo and/or Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association publications.

All entries, along with publications and reproduction rights, become the property of Vivo and/or Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association. Vivo will not provide notice to the writer of any stories submitted prior to re-producing or re-publishing the story in any print, online and video-based marketing materials. Vivo and/or Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association reserves the right to use the entries in the future, indefinitely.

The author must provide an original story written by the author and will indemnify Vivo against any actions, proceedings, claims, demands or litigation brought against the Vivo for the use of the story. The author is the legal representative or has received a testimonial release for all names mentioned in the story. They herby grant Vivo permission to use and publish their story with mentioned names as they appear in the submission, including their minor child and/or children and other immediate family and their likeness. Vivo reserves the right to edit or refuse publication of any story based on inappropriate language or content and will not provide notice before doing so.

Clicking the submit button constitutes the author's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Terms & Conditions as outlined above. By submitting a story, the author is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood and agrees to be bound by the Terms & Conditions.


Table of Contents

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For more than 10 years we have been privileged to be a part of voyages of discovery and change for people in our community. You are the authors of the story!

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