APCCP Spring 2019 E-News
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In This Issue
  • New APCCP 2019 Strategic Priorities
  • Tell Our Senators to Vote on Bill S-228
  • Bike 2019 Conference- May 7-8
  • Make it B.I.G. Conference- May 30-31
  • Household Food Insecurity Workshop
  • Member Spotlight: Ever Active Schools
APCCP 2019 Strategic Priorities

The APCCP has updated our strategic priorities for 2019! This year we will be focusing on the following areas:

  • Advocating for social policy to reduce the prevalence of household food insecurity
  • Promoting student nutrition through a comprehensive school health lens
  • Advocating for policies which support active transportation
  • Advocating for mandated, resourced, and monitored implementation of healthy food and beverage guidelines in recreational facilities based on the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines
If you are interested in connecting with the APCCP on our new strategic priorities, please contact us at
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Tell Our Senators to Vote on Bill S-228
Children see 25 million food and beverage ads per year and over 90% are for foods high in salt, sugar and saturated fat. 

APCCP and the Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition have been working hard to get Bill S-228 (The Child Health Protection Act) through its final vote in the Senate so it can become law. The bill will restrict the marketing of foods and beverages high in salt, sugar, and saturated fat to children 12 and under.
But we need your help!
Unfortunately, the vote for Bill-S228 is being stalled despite the fact that the bill has been studied and debated for almost three years and has strong support from both the House of Commons and the Senate.

It’s time to show your support.  
Help us pave the way for a healthier future for children in Canada. Click below and add your name to tell our Senators to stop delaying and vote on Bill S-228.

To send an email in French, click here.
Join the Fight
Bike 2019 Conference

Bike 2019 is a conference hosted by the Centre for Active Living to explore and engage in a conversation about the research, policy, and practice around cycling as a mode of active transport.

Dr. Jennifer Dill from Portland State University will be presenting two different keynote addresses:

Edmonton - May 7, 2019
Building an Inclusive Cycling City
In most North American cities, the people who bicycle regularly do not reflect our population as a whole. How do we get more women, people of diverse cultural backgrounds, kids, older adults, and people with mobility limitations cycling and using bikeshare? This talk will draw on evidence-based research and lessons from practice. 

Calgary - May 8, 2019
A Recipe for a Bikeable City
Creating a city were people bike for transportation every day is not as simple as striping a few bike lanes. Drawing on research from planning, engineering, health, and psychology, this talk will provide the ingredients for success.

For more information about Bike 2019, please contact the Centre for Active Living at

Register for Bike 2019
Basic Income Calgary Conference:
Make it B.I.G.

Basic Income Calgary believes in and supports the creation of a basic income guarantee program that would create a regular, predictable income, unconditionally available to all who need it, and sufficient to provide for a decent lifestyle and enable full participation in the community. They are hosting a two-day conference to convene champions of a basic income guarantee from across Alberta.

What: 2-day conference to kick-start a province-wide movement around the concept of a basic income guarantee in Alberta
Who: 125 multi-sector stakeholders from across Alberta
WhereCalgary Central Public Library & The Alex Community Food Centre
When: May 30 & 31, 2019
Cost: Free, thanks to a generous sponsorship from the O'Brien Institute for Public Health and other sponsors who recognize the barriers that come with high registration fees

For accommodation information, please contact Basic Income Calgary at
Register for the Conference
Household Food Insecurity Workshop
In March, the APCCP partnered with Food4Good and students from the University of Alberta School of Business to host a workshop about household food insecurity for Edmonton community members. Participants shared a meal, discussed their experiences with food insecurity, explored potential supports and solutions to address the issue, and wrote postcards to MLAs about policies they want to see implemented to reduce household food insecurity. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Member Spotlight:
Ever Active Schools
Ever Active Schools is an established cross-ministerial provincial initiative that has assisted schools in creating and sustaining active, healthy school communities for the last 19 years. With a staff of 25 persons, Ever Active Schools reaches all 63 school jurisdictions and over 30 (out of the 40) First Nations School Authorities within Alberta. Through five key strategies of 1) building collaborative partnerships, 2) support for wellness education and comprehensive school health, 3) communication and knowledge exchange, 4) capacity building through innovative projects, and 5) competency focused learning opportunities, Ever Active Schools has the established infrastructure to be a key agent of change to address health and learning outcomes of Alberta families.
Specific to efforts of wellness alongside Indigenous communities, since 2007 Ever Active Schools has worked closely with Kainai, the largest reserve in Canada situated in Southern Alberta. Over the years their relationships have grown to other First Nations and Métis partnerships, covering all three Alberta Treaty areas and working alongside Cree, Métis, Sioux, Dene, Beaver, and mixed culture communities across the province. Currently Ever Active Schools partners with 31 First Nations schools, with growth continuing through word-of-mouth, relationship building, and demonstrated success in Indigenous communities across the province. Working alongside the community, their work has focused on sport and physical activity as a platform for resilience, peer mentorship training, land-based learning, and other initiatives as directed by the community. 

For more information visit or @everactiveab on Twitter. To reach Ever Active Schools by email please contact
New Publications
Check out the following publication from APCCP team members:

Assessing general public and policy influencer support for healthy public policies to promote healthy eating at the population level in two Canadian provinces
Public Health Nutrition
Kongats, McGetrick, Raine, Voyer & Nykiforuk
Public Health 2019
Canadian Public Health Association
April 30 - May 2, 2019
Ottawa, ON

Bike 2019
Centre for Active Living
May 7 & 8, 1019
Edmonton & Calgary, AB

Make It B.I.G.
Basic Income Calgary
May 30 & 31, 2019
Calgary, AB

Tools & Resources
APCCP Resource Hub

2019 Heart & Stroke Report: (Dis)connected: How unseen links are putting us at risk
Heart & Stroke

Alberta's 2018 Nutrition Report Card on Food Environments for Children and Youth
University of Alberta

ABOUT US: The APCCP is composed of 16 member organizations representing a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and community organizations who work to coordinate efforts, generate evidence, and advocate for policy change to reduce chronic diseases in Alberta. To see who our members are click here.
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