Government of Alberta, 2016
These guidelines help Albertans make healthier food and beverage choices and create healthier environments in homes, workplaces and public settings.
Government of Alberta, 2012
These guidelines offer facilities and organizations tools for the provision of healthy food choices in childcare and recreation facilities, schools and other community settings.
Ever Active Schools and Alberta Schools' Athletics Association, 2014
An electronic toolkit with resources to support healthy eating at sporting events. This toolkit includes research and policy examples, success stories, sample menus, posters and other communication tools.
Public Health Ontario, 2012
A two-pager outlining 12 steps for creating a health communication campaign.
Grey Bruce Health Unit, 2017
Aimed at building support for breastfeeding families, this toolkit provides businesses with education, tips and resources to create a breastfeeding-friendly environment.
Quebec Public Health Association, 2016
This example provides an overview of the steps taken in Saint-Laurent, Montreal to limit drive-through services.
Alberta Health Services, 2014
A detailed handbook to start, run and maintain a collective kitchen.
Alberta Health Services, 2016
A helpful handbook for community groups who want to start a community garden. The handbook lists key steps for developing a garden and provides tools and tips to help along the way.
Alberta Health Services, 2018
A series of resources to guide the development and implementation of policies to create healthy school communities.
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, n.d.
An online resource with information on best practices for distributing local food.
Meredith Seeton, Greenest City Scholar for the City of Vancouver Food Policy Team, 2012
This report outlines strategies for improving neighbourhood food access through healthy food retail.
Public Health Ontario, 2015
An evidence brief that explores perceptions and reactions to obesity- or weight-related health messaging campaigns.
Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention, 2015
This evidence summary explores the impact of economic incentives on the sale and consumption of healthier foods, as well as Body Mass Index (BMI) or body weight outcomes.
PROOF: Food Insecurity Policy Research, 2017
Fact sheets that explore household food insecurity in Canada and policy-related strategies.
Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention, 2016
An online toolkit with resources, including research summaries and success stories, to promote the development of healthy food and beverage policy in Alberta recreation facilities.
Public Health Ontario, 2014
An article exploring strategies to complement communication efforts to maximize impact.
Nutrition Resource Centre, 2013
This toolkit provides tools and resources to advance food and nutrition policy.
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, 2017
This resource provides a primer on food swamps and food deserts in Canada and provides examples of initiatives and interventions to increase access to and availability of healthy food options.
Nutrition Resource Centre and the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health, 2017
A resource to support community members and health promotion partners in creating healthier food environments in Ontario recreation settings.
This website provides information on Alberta Health Services' provincial health promotion coordinators, who support healthy eating, active living and positive mental health among school-aged children and youth across Alberta.
ChangeLab Solutions, n.d.
This webinar provides an introduction to the healthy corner store movement in the United States.
Alberta Health Services, 2015
Provides tools and resources to support workplaces to develop policies to improve the food environment in workplaces. This document provides a step-by-step approach to creating a healthier workplace and the Supporting the Workplace Environment, Develop a Workplace Policy to Promote Healthy Eating section links users to policy-specific resources.
Alberta Health Services, n.d.
A comprehensive website with tips and resources on creating positive, healthy eating practices in a variety of settings, including schools and childcare centres.
A collection of educational resources, including healthy eating tips and meal ideas, to help individuals, parents, families, childcare centres, schools and workplaces promote healthier eating.
A comprehensive website with tips and resources on creating healthy, positive eating environments in schools.
Alberta Health Services, 2017
A summary of the Alberta childcare nutrition policy landscape to help guide policy development.
A toolkit to help schools, workplaces, recreation facilities and community settings offer healthier options in vending machines.
Living Wage Canada, 2013
The website provides the average living wage amounts of different city across the province of Alberta.
Food Action Research Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2017
An online toolkit to promote community food security in five key action areas, including policy.
Quebec Public Health Association, n.d.
This toolkit provides strategies for making your municipality more breastfeeding-friendly, including a model resolution that can be adopted by your community and examples of inspirational initiatives from across Canada.
Health Canada, 2013
This report explores current food environment research in Canada by examining the association between food environments and diet-related outcomes. It also discusses conceptual models and measurement approaches used in food environment research.
A summary of the 2014 research article “Choosing healthier foods in recreational sport settings: a mixed methods investigation of the impact of nudging and an economic incentive” by Dana Lee Olstad, Laksiri Goonewardene, Linda McCargar, and Kim Raine
Dietitians of Canada, 2018
Every year, Dietitians of Canada hosts a national Nutrition Month campaign in March, which provides information and guidance to support Canadians in learning the potential of food to improve our health and wellbeing.
Sustain Ontario, 2017
This toolkit outlines steps that can be taken by communities to promote urban agriculture and provides examples of successful policy changes.
PLACE Research Lab, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 2014
This tool helps communities assess their readiness for policy change in many settings (e.g., school, organization, recreation facility, municipality). It also provides tailored strategies for community action based on the community's level of readiness.
BC Recreation and Parks Association, 2016
A detailed online toolkit designed to help individuals change the food environment in recreation facilities using a step-by-step approach.
Alberta Health Services, 2012
A step-by-step guide to creating a healthy eating policy in a school community.
Provides a conservative estimate of the average monthly cost of a basic, healthy diet for all Albertans who are two years of age and older.
Amanda C. Jones & David Hammond, 2017
A report outlining the health and economic benefits of a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages in Alberta.
Bringing upstream to the mainstream
Food Security Projects of the Nova Scotia Nutrition Council and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, Dalhousie University, 2005
A workbook focused on food security and influencing public policy.
Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, n.d.
A two-pager outlining tips for creating healthier concession stands.
A two-pager with tips on marketing healthier food and beverage options.
Kim Bergerson, PhD, Health Promotion Consultant, Capacity Building Team, Public Health Ontario, n.d.
This handout offers strategies and resources for working with municipal decision-makers to implement healthy food environment policies.
Public Health Ontario, 2016
This document includes a step-by-step evaluation guide for health promotion programs.
Otto Bremer Trust and Michael Quinn Patton, 2017
Flash cards designed to make key evaluation concepts easily accessible.
National Collaborating Center for Public Policy, 2010
Provides background information and resources on conducting a health impact assessment (HIA).
Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, n.d.
A comprehensive toolkit for planning, conducting and using evaluation.
A six-step guide for conducting a situational assessment, from identifying key questions to gathering data and proceeding with planning.
MEASURE Evaluation, 2011
A tool for stakeholders that outlines a systematic approach to analysis and engagement to support research, monitoring and evaluation.
Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement, 2015
This webpage provides users with an introduction to community asset mapping and an example tool and how-to for understanding and utilizing existing strengths in the community.
AlbertaQuits, Alberta Health Services, n.d.
A school-based resource for Grade 4, 5 and 6 classrooms in Alberta.
Alberta Disabilities Forum, 2015
The Alberta Disabilities Forum is a group of 45 non-profit organizations that speak in a unified voice to advance public policy on issues of importance to Alberta’s disability community.
Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies, 2017
Assesses the diversity of mental health resources, programs and services available to newcomers and offers a breakdown of accessibility. The environmental scan provides recommendations to enable organizations to support newcomers as they successfully settle and integrate in communities across Alberta.
Action on Smoking and Health, n.d.
Site users, under the Take action tab, have the opportunity to message their MLAs and other government officials to advocate for further tobacco control efforts.
Addiction and mental health service information for children and adolescents, adults and seniors. This includes information on programs and services such as 24/7 toll-free confidential helplines and specialist referrals.
Alberta Health Services has addiction and mental health services available for children and adolescents, adults and seniors.
Alberta Health Services Cancer Screening Programs, Alberta Health Services, 2017
The resources on this website help to raise awareness and educate Albertans on the importance and how-to’s of cancer screening.
Alberta Health Service, n.d
Head to Alberta Quits for a comprehensive overview of cessation support services in Alberta, from support groups, text and web help and community cessation programs.
AlbertaQuits, Alberta Health Services, n.d.
Resources and supports for individuals who want to quit smoking or using spit tobacco.
Provides useful information on low-risk drinking and the relationship between alcohol and health. This series can be used to help raise awareness about the health, social, and economic costs associated with alcohol misuse.
This website provides background, contact and scheduling information on mobile breast cancer screening vehicles in Alberta.
City of Lloydminster, 2016
A bylaw that regulates businesses that sells tobacco products, waterpipes or electronic cigarettes to pay an annual fee.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2017
A self-assessment tool to help with individual decision-making and understanding when to screen for cancer.
City of St. Albert, 2017
A bylaw regulating smoking activities within the City of St. Albert.
Sun Smart Saskatchewan, 2017
Information on sun safety policy, design and practice options for community settings (e.g., childcare, outdoor pools and workplaces).
Information on community coalitions registered in Alberta, which share ideas and resources.
The Frameworks Institute, 2018
Resources and reports to support an environmental perspective on community health.
Explores strategies to complement communication efforts and maximize impact.
Public Health Agency of Canada, 2017
Examines the state of the built environment and health in Canada and recommends future actions.
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, n.d.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has developed a number of publications and resources, including posters and brochures, to support awareness campaigns using Canada' Low- Risk Drinking Guidelines in your community.
Alberta Recreation & Parks Association, 2018
A webpage with links to health education opportunities (e.g., healthy community symposiums) for community leaders and other stakeholders.
Canadian Cancer Society, 2018
This website offers resources to help increase the cancer screening rate among members of the LGBTQ community.
A comprehensive overview of cessation support services in Alberta, from support groups, text and web help and community cessation programs.
Public Health Ontario, 2017
An informative webpage with links to additional resources on adopting and applying a health equity perspective in the community.
Canadian Institute of Planners, 2012
Provides a framework for the interconnections between planning and community health and shows how different communities can accomplish health goals.
Danish Cancer Society, n.d.
An example of a media campaign using humor to promote sun safety for residents of northern climates taking vacations.
Alberta Prevents Cancer, Alberta Health Services, 2017
This webpage provides an overview of the issue, myths and facts and information on Alberta indoor tanning legislation.
Canadian Dermatology Association, n.d.
Campaigns are run to lower the appeal of indoor tanning by promoting natural skin tones and raising awareness about the risks of tanning.
Alberta Health Services, 2013
A comprehensive guide to help workplaces go tobacco-free.
Community Health Nurses of Canada, 2015
Describes the foundational leadership competencies necessary to support public health practice in Canada.
Community Tool Box, 2017
How to become a successful community leader, including information about community leadership, how people learn to lead and the qualities of a successful community leader.
A series of learning videos to support tobacco reduction in Alberta.
Information on the living wage in communities across Alberta.
REACH Edmonton, 2017
Information on a study investigating managed alcohol programming in Edmonton. Includes an infographic with a summary of the findings.
A quick reference matrix about how shade should be considered on a wide variety of public and urban active transportation routes.
Canadian Mental Health Association, 2013
A self-assessment tool to help users understand the characteristics that make up good mental health and determine mental fitness.
Mental Health America, 2018
A comprehensive overview of mental health screening tools, from depression to alcohol and substance use tests.
Chart of municipal smoking bylaws to support the creation of smoke-free spaces.
Action on Smoking and Health, 2018
Tools and resources to support the creation of smoke-free spaces.
The Sun Awareness Campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of excess sun exposure to stop the rising incidence of skin cancer in Canada.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2008
An information sheet for youth that focuses on binge drinking, alcohol poisoning and staying safe while consuming alcohol.
Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Initiative, 2006
An overview of mental health and mental illness, along context about the impact of history, social, economic and political conditions on the mental health of Indigenous peoples.
This help sheet explores how shade changes seasonally and considers different types of shade structures.
Free printable posters and fact sheets about sun safety and ultraviolet radiation.
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, n.d.
To access municipal policies related to tobacco reduction.
National Cancer Institute, 2001
This program is designed to encourage sun protection at zoos, where individuals may be exposed to UV radiation from the sun for significant periods of time.
Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta, n.d.
This site provides users with information about and opportunities for advocacy campaigns for a smoke-free Alberta.
Rural Health Information Hub, 2017
This toolkit provides users with resources on tobacco control programs (e.g., models, implementations) and evaluation measures with a particular focus on rural environments.
Tools and resources, including a model policy, to support the development of tobacco and smoking policies in Alberta schools.
Links to resources for community members and healthcare professionals, including downloadable and for-order items.
A variety of resources for community members and healthcare professionals, including downloadable and for-order items.
Cancer Care Ontario, 2017
Culturally-appropriate guides and suggestions for discussing cancer screening with immigrants and newcomers to Canada.
A series of tests to identify signs of some mental illnesses that also help identify patterns of feelings or substance use.
Health Canada, Government of Canada, 2017
This comprehensive approach outlines Canadian targets and considerations in light of emerging issues. The document discusses issues specific to different populations and notes some potential options towards meeting respective targets.
Alberta Prevents Cancer, Alberta Health Services, n.d.
This tool can be used to assess the risk of sun exposure for outdoor workers and to evaluate the need for artificial shade structures.
Detailed information on shade quality, differences between built and natural shade, how to identify shade needs and how to plan, implement and evaluate shade projects. While aimed at an Australian audience, this information can generally be applied to any municipality.
Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition, 2010
This guideline outlines recommend ways to increase shade at outdoor facilities.
An overview of the importance of providing shade and details on shade in public, educational and private spaces.
Ontario Sun Safety Working Group, n.d.
This webpage contains resources to support sun protection policy planning, including a shade policy framework, policy fact sheets and primers and policy examples.
Government of Alberta, 2018
This Act protects Albertans under the age of 18 and helps inform Albertans of the health risks associated with artificial tanning.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.
Smoke-Free Housing Alberta and Canadian Cancer Society, 2017
A step-by-step approach to developing and implementing a smoke-free policy with guides and resources tailored to the housing market.
School of Healthy Policy and Management, York University, 2010
Explores how living conditions influence Canadians to stay healthy or become ill.
This webpage includes documents supporting sun protection policies for sport groups, including an UV exposure and heat illness guide and sample policies.
A step-by-step guide for municipal politicians to implement smoke-free outdoor places bylaws.
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, 2010
These standards provide community prevention workers with performance benchmarks, support and guidance for continuous improvement and resources and examples to support changes in alcohol misuse.
This document includes suggested policy statements to help municipal councils develop UV policies for urban design, sport and recreation settings, community events and public facilities. While aimed at an Australian audience, this information can generally be applied to any municipality.
Canadian Cancer Society, 2016
This guideline encourages the implementation of sun safe practices in schools to maximize the enjoyment and health benefits associated with regular outdoor activities.
This website has a variety of resources to support sun safety efforts, including brochures, booklets, posters and teaching resources, which can be adapted for use in Alberta.
Canadian Mental Health Association, 2010
Helps community members understand actions permitted under the Alberta Mental Health Act and how the Act might affect individual’s rights. Intended to provide info for individuals to advocate for themselves or another person affected by the Act.
World Health Organization, 2018
A comprehensive guide to mental health policy and service development, including checklists and modules to support policy development and service planning.
AlbertaQuits, Alberta Health Services, 2014
A number of self-help resources to help Albertans quit smoking and remain smoke-free.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017
This campaign website highlights the burden of smoking tobacco, linking users to campaign resources (e.g., posters, videos, social media posts) and population-specific (e.g., ability, race, health condition) smoking information. It also provides links for healthcare professionals1 to assist their patients with smoking cessation.
A resource to assist with enforcing Alberta Health Services' tobacco and smoke-free policy, including learning videos on engaging vulnerable populations.
A resource assists with enforcing Alberta Health Services' tobacco and smoke-free policy, including learning videos on engaging vulnerable populations
A resource to support tobacco cessation, including a one-page guide to cessation medication insurance coverage in Alberta.
Government of Alberta, n.d.
Information on provincial measures that have been put in place to restrict tobacco use in Alberta.
Alberta's long-range strategy to help Albertans avoid and quit using tobacco products.
Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, 2017
Follow the link Start using the Retail Legislation Database now, to find a database with retail-oriented policies and legislation on tobacco control.
A series of learning videos featuring anti-tobacco advocate Barb Tarbox.
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, n.d.
A step-by-step guide outlining how to apply for grant funding related to youth substance use prevention.
Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance, 2011
This toolkit is designed for anyone who wants to advance healthy policy in their community or encourage change at the local level.
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, n.d.
A collection of tools and resources to promote equity and inclusion, including ways to measure inclusion and promote equity in the community.
Alberta Mental Health Review Committee, 2015
Recommendations to assist the Government of Alberta strengthen and update addictions and mental health services for Alberta.
Simon Fraser University, N.D.
Builds awareness about the impact of physical space on health and wellbeing.
Canadian Mental Health Association, 2018
A short questionnaire to help individuals determine the level of stress in their life.
United Way of Calgary and Area, 2010
A discussion paper on community leadership development, which provides guidance and information on developing community and neighbourhood leaders.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 2014
Links to resources on youth sport participation and substance use.
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, 2017
General guidelines as well as links to research reports about impaired driving in youth.