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Upcoming Events & Activities

August 23rd : Alberta Food Policy Council Meeting

August 25th-Sept 15th: PC and Liberal all Candidate Leadership forums

September 19-20th: United Nations Non-Communicable Diseases Summit NYC

September 26th: APCCP Meeting of the Coalition Member Organizations

October 11-13th: Action on Wellness - "Building a Healthier Tomorrow Together"

ACTION ALERT: Active Canada 20/20:  A Physical Activity Strategy and Change Agenda for Canada

What should Canada's action plan to support opportunities for physical activity look like over the next decade?

Active Canada 20/20 wants to hear from you. You can submit your feedback on Active Canada 20/20's national
activity plan up until August 26th 2011.

Click here to take the survey.

Register today! Go to for more information

The APCCP represents a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and community organizations who have come together to coordinate efforts, generate evidence, and advocate for policy change in order to reduce chancer and other chronic diseases in Alberta. To see who our members are click here.
News and Announcements From the APCCP - August 2011

Advocacy In Action

Advocating for a healthier Canada can come in many forms. In the past week, the APCCP wrote our Prime Minister Steven Harper with an urgent request to participate in the upcoming United Nations Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Summit in New York.

Letter writing campaigns are one way you can get involved to make healthy public policies a top priority for our provincial and federal leaders. Once recieved, a letter is recorded by office staff and you can request a response to ensure that your 'voice' has been heard.  In September, two political parties in Alberta will be electing new leaders. This is the perfect time to write a letter to the leadership candidates and make your voice heard.

Need help getting started? Visit the Health Advocacy Toolbox, one of the great resources available on the web for tips and advice on writing a letter to an elected or public official.

General Assembly of the United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Disease Summit,September 19-20th

 In Canada, chronic diseases are a significant and growing burden, costing the Canadian economy around $93 billion annually. As preventing non-communicable diseases is critically important for the health of all Canadians, the APCCP has urged our Prime Minister to attend this event and demonstrate a meaningful commitment to reducing risk factors for chronic disease on a world stage.

To view the APCCP's letter visit our website. For more information on the first ever NCD Summit in New York, click here. 

  Vote For Health: All Candidate Leadership Forums and Dates

The Progressive Conservative and Liberal Leadership Candidates have 5 more stops across Alberta before it time to cast your vote. What do these Leaderships Candidates have to  say on health and tobacco reduction issues? By attending these forums you have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions that matter to you and see where they stand on important issues for all Albertans.

  For upcoming PC forums and dates click here. For upcoming Liberal forums and dates click here.

APCCP Joins Alberta Food Policy Council  (AFPC) Meeting August 23rd

What can a food policy council do to shape public policy? Mapping and publicizing local food resources; creating new transit routes to connect underserved areas; and persuading government agencies to purchase from local farmers are some of actions that can happen when citizens get together to make policy recommendations to improve our local food system and health. The APCCP will be participating in the AFPC's next meeting on August 23rd. Stay tuned for more updates.

For more information on the Alberta Food Policy Council or on how to become involved, visit their blog. 

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