Advisory Group

ParticipACTION Advisory Group Members

We gratefully acknowledge the following Advisory Group members for contributing their time, energy, experience and knowledge to the development of the Active Canada 20/20 Consultation Draft.


Elio Antunes
Jason Dunkerley
Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability
Eileen Melnick McCarthy
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Marianne Bernardo
Dr. Guy Faulkner
University of Toronto
Gary Milley
Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Tanya Berry
University of Alberta
Farida Gabbani
Department of Health and Wellness, Government of Nova Scotia
Pierre Morin
Gestion Animation Loisir / Alliance québécoise du loisir public
Sharon Brodovsky
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Dr. Gaston Godin
Laval University
Kelly Murumets
Michelle Brownrigg
University of Toronto
Laura Graham-Prentice
YMCA Toronto
Gil Penalosa
8-80 Cities
Tala Chulak-Bozzer
Andrea Grantham
Physical and Health Education Canada
Pete Quevillon
KidSport BC
Christa Costas-Bradstreet
Stephen Grundy
LifeUnplugged, Inc. Project Consultant
Dr. Ryan Rhodes
University of Victoria
Jennifer Cowie-Bonne
Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea)
Matt Herman
B.C. Ministry of Health
Sandra Roach
Department of Canadian Heritage
Cora Craig
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI)
Brenda Hoover
Government of Manitoba/Manitoba in Motion
Dr. Jenny Robertson
Ontario Agency for Health Promotion and Protection
Rick Curtis
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Becs Hoskins
Child Nature Alliance
Brigitte Ryan
Associate, LifeUnplugged, Inc.
Carol Davies
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Mark Jones
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Art Salmon
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Government of Ontario
Bev Deeth
Concerned Children’s Advertisers
Paulin Lafontaine
Department of Canadian Heritage
Ted Scrutton
Nova Scotia Trails Federation, NS Government (Retired)
Dr. Sameer Deshpande
University of Lethbridge
Chantal Lalonde
Eastern Ontario Health Unit
Dr. John C. Spence
University of Alberta
Joe Doiron
Public Health Agency of Canada
Dr. Amy Latimer
Queen's University
Lisa Stevens
ActNow BC
Judith Down
Alberta Centre for Active Living
Karin Lofstrom
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity
Dr. Mark Tremblay
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute / University of Ottawa
Nancy Dubois
The Health Communication Unit, University of Toronto
Art Manhire
Canada Games Complex,Whitehorse, YK
Natasha Warren
Department of Health Promotion and Protection, Government of Nova Scotia
Mary Duggan
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Paul Melia
True Sport Foundation



The Coalition for Active Living

Active Canada 20/20 acknowledges the significant contribution of the Coalition for Active Living (CAL) to the development of this national physical activity strategy.

In response to a need to work together more collaboratively and cooperatively, national and provincial physical activity organizationscreated the Coalition for Active Living (1999 to 2008). Significant among its many contributions to the physical activity movement in Canada were the Pan-Canadian Physical Activity Strategy Framework (2003), and Investing in Prevention: A Business Plan to Increase Physical Activity in Canada (2006).These seminal documents were widely supported by CAL members and have informed many provincial and municipal strategies.