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Australian Sports Commission
Australian Sports Commission coordinates the Australian Government's commitment & contribution to sport. It provides national leadership in all facets of sport from the elite level through to the wider sporting community. Their website provides resources for educators, coaches, communities, practitioners, the general public and more.

Active Living Canada
Active Living Canada was formed in 1993 as a group of organizations dedicated to increasing moderate physical activity.

Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada)
The Alberta Centre for Active Living works with practitioners,
organizations, and communities to improve the health and quality of life of all people through physical activity. The centre is funded by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation and Alberta Community Development. The centre is also the Active Living Affiliate for the Canadian Health Network website. Affiliation with the University of Alberta's Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation has led to strong ties with prominent University of Alberta researchers.

Australian Bicycle Council (ABC)
ABC is the national body that coordinates implementation of Australia Cycling - The National Strategy 2005-2010. The strategy has six objectives that deal with improvements to cycling, including coordination, integration, facilities, safety, information, and education. The strategy can be downloaded from the ABC website.

BikeShare (Canada)
BikeShare is a community bicycle-lending program in downtown Toronto that gives its members access to bright yellow, retro bikes. An online database showing the numerous hubs is provided on the BikeShare website, as is information on becoming a member.

Business Case for Active Living at Work (Canada)
The Business Case for Active Living at Work is a Health Canada initiative that aims to increase physical activity levels of Canadians. The website summarizes research relating workplace active living with improved work outcomes, provides a template for practioners for start a business case for active living, and includes "how to" sections, tips, and case studies of active workplaces.

Centre for Physical Activity and Health (Australia)
Located at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, the Centre for Physical Activity and Health focuses on physical activity epidemiology, PA measurement research, the design and evaluation of interventions to increase physical activity and policy research related to physical activity and health. The website features a newsletter, various physical activity reports, information about profession development opportunities, and links to lots of resources.

Go for Green
Go For Green is part of the Active Living & Environment Program in Canada which encourages outdoor physical activity that protects, enhances, or restores the environment. Its four objectives are to: 1) create healthy, safe, and accessible environments, 2) provide opportunities for Canadians to experience, value, and learn to protect the environment while being active outdoors, 3) find active transportation alternatives to counter our growing reliance on the automobile, and 4) build local, regional and national partnerships and alliances that help Canadians "Go for Green".

Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS)
This website contains over 25,000 pages of health and statistical information for both public and professional use.

Heart Foundation of Australia
The Heart Foundation of Australia has a project on "Supportive Environments for Physical Activity." The focus of the project is collaboration between government, non-profits, and communities, to create more opportunities for individuals to be physically active.

International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
The ICAA connects a community of like-minded professionals who share the goals of changing society's perceptions of aging and improving the quality of life for aging baby boomers and older adults within the six dimensions of wellness [ICAA mission statement]. The Council provides professionals with resources, information, education and tools.

International Physical Activity Questionnaire
The IPAQ's purpose it to provide common instruments that can be used internationally to obtain comparable estimates of physical activity from surveillance system data.

International Society for Aging and Physical Activity (ISAPA)
ISAPA is a non-profit organization that promotes research, clinical practice, and public policy initiatives in the aging and physical activity arena.

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
ISBNPA is comprised of researchers who are interested in understanding the determinants of physical activity and health eating behaviors and in developing successful interventions. The ISBNPA website contains information on membership, committees, the annual conference, and the International Journal for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

International Walk to School
The "iwalk" website provides information about International Walk to School Day and Week, including information and links to each country that is walking. The site also contains resources, photos and quotes.

PACE Canada
PACE Canada is comprehensive guide that assists physicians in increasing their patients' physical activity levels and improving their eating habits. PACE Canada is the Canadian adaptation of PACE and includes a toolkit and counseling guide.

Paths for All Partnership and The Paths to Health Project (Scotland)
The Paths for All Partnership is an initiative that aims to create a network of paths in Scotland for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. The Partnership's website contains information about the benefits of paths, as well as related links, publications, and available path-building grants. The Paths to Health Project, created by Paths for All Partnership, supports the development of local Paths to Health Schemes to increase walking for health.

Pedestrian Council of Australia
The objectives of the Pedestrian Council of Australia include the improvement of pedestrian safety and access, the encouragement of walking as a transport means and as an inclusion in urban and transport planning, the enhancement of community health and welfare, and research into pedestrian issues. Contained on the website are media releases, press clippings, reports, and information on Walk Safely to School and Walk to Work Days.

Sustrans - Sustainable Transportation Charity (UK)
Sustrans is an organization that works on projects that encourage people to walk, cycle, and use public transportation to reduce motor traffic and its negative effects. Their flagship project is the National Cycle Network, which has created over 10,000 miles of routes throughout the UK.

TravelSmart (Australia)
TravelSmart is a successful Western Australian community-based program that encourages people to use alternatives to car transportation. The TravelSmart website provides detailed information about the program, including ideas and resources for implementing the program.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Health Promotion branch of the WHO houses a physical activity website that contains information about promoting physical activity and about the annual Move for Health Day.