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  • Provincial Fitness Unit: This organization administers, certifies and supports Alberta fitness professionals. The Provincial Fitness Unit can help you identify qualified fitness leaders.

Legal Issues

  • Sample Waiver Form: An example of an informed consent waiver form that could be adapted for use by your organization. The example is from a Canadian Mental Health Association project called Minding Our Bodies, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Mental Health.

Injury Prevention

  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS): Promotes the total well-being ― physical, psychosocial and mental health ― of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.

  • PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire): A short questionnaire to identify people who should consult a doctor about the type of activity most suitable for them.

  • PAR-MEDX for Pregnancy: A checklist and prescription used by health-care providers to evaluate pregnant women who want to enter a prenatal fitness program and for ongoing medical observation of pregnant women who are exercising.

  • Workers’ Compensation Board (Alberta): This not-for-profit organization provides a wide range of services and resources for employees, employers and health care providers.


  • Alberta Centre for Active Living, Stretching @ Your Desk: Take a break during the workday with these stretching exercises. A certified fitness instructor leads you through a variety of stretching exercises you can do right at your desk.

  • Alberta Centre for Active Living, Yoga @ Your Desk: Do some relaxing yoga poses during your busy workday. A certified yoga instructor takes you through a variety of yoga poses. Also available in French

  • Office Ergonomics: A booklet from the Workers’ Compensation Board on the risk factors of repetitive strain injuries. The booklet also includes information on ergonomics, office stretches and a workplace checklist.

  • Wrist and Forearm Stretches: Information on the importance of stretching, with examples of stretches that can be done at your workstation from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

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