Is today the day we recommit ourselves to the purpose, the passion, against all odds?
Delegates were asked the following question throughout the Global Summit:
“How will you use the knowledge presented at the Global Summit to influence policies programs, campaigns, investments and research that enhance physical opportunities for children and youth in your own countries and communities?”
Answers varied in scope but tended to focus on the following key areas:
- Strategies Early Years
- Physical Literacy
- Training for PE in schools
What can we do?
We’ve identified the needs, now how to we mobilize the action? Some key advice from the Call to Action Session:
Be the hummingbird: Make the best interventions you can, regardless of what else is in place
Get by with a little help from your friends. Partnership was essential to making the summit a success. It is these partnerships, that bring togetherpeople from various spheres of influence, that will help us improve our report card grades in Canada and across the globe.
Examples of action items from Summit Partners:
- ParticipAction: Messaging on issues like encouraging parents to park the car for distances of less than 1 km
- Ontario Trillium Foundation: New Granting Framework: Re-Design 2015
- York U Faculty of Health Global Health: Creating an International Internship focused on active healthy lifestyles and encouraging student exchange to work on areas of further study identified during the Global Summit
- Cardel Place: Designing a new facility featuring an "indoor park” for socializing and restorative time in all kinds of weather
- Ophea/PARC: Information and resource sharing to promote good health and physical activity
- Sick Kids Foundation: Launch of the Centre for Healthy Active Kids and a campaign to raise funds for the site along with a catalyst scholar and other research grants. Also check out Healthyandhappy.com!
- Heart and Stroke Foundation: Working with the 60 Minute Kids’ Club and other partners to encourage kids to be active and offering grants in Ontario to support advocacy efforts.
- RBC Learn to Play: Education and mobilizing RBC’s 50,000+ employees to be active at work, at home and in their communities
- Active Healthy Kids: Encouraging all our partner countries to use the report cards by offering tools to share and contextualize the information