Canada’s Government Establishes Program Eligibility for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit


The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today released guidelines on the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, which is scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2007. The Minister confirmed that as recommended by the Expert Panel for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, the definition of eligible programs will support children’s participation in all programs that significantly contribute to their fitness. In addition, the Minister indicated that substantial additional support would be provided to children eligible for the disability tax credit to recognize the unique barriers…

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Call for Nominations: CAHPERD Board of Directors and President-Elect

Nominations for CAHPERD’s Board of Directors and President-Elect are due March 15, 2007. Provincial/Territorial Representatives from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Provincial/Territorial representatives will be elected to the Board of Directors according to the CAHPERD by-laws. Provincial/territorial representatives serve a two-year term to begin May 2007. President-Elect – The President-elect will be elected to the CAHPERD Board of Directors according its by-laws. The President-elect will serve a four years term (one year as President-elect, two years as President, and a…

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Public Health Agency of Canada Launches Healthy Lunches to Go


Imagine packed lunches that are healthy, easy to make, that even your kids will eat. It may sound too good to be true, but it is not. Take the CHN Healthy Lunches to Go tour and find out how fast and easy it can be to pack healthy and delicious lunches for the whole family. This short tour offers nutrition information, tips, recipe ideas and fun interactive tools. It also looks at some of the roadblocks we all face in making healthy lunches part of…

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Canada’s Government launches updated Food Guide


OTTAWA – Health Minister Tony Clement today launched the new 2007 version of Canada’s Food Guide — “Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide” at the Real Canadian Superstore in Orleans, Ontario. The Honourable Christian Paradis, MP for M√©gantic–L’√Črable and Secretary of State (Agriculture), made a similar announcement at the IGA Extra in Gatineau, Quebec. “Canada’s Food Guide has been providing Canadians with straightforward tips and messages on healthy eating for 65 years. Today, Canada’s New Government is proud to launch our new Food Guide. It…

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More than 28,000 Children and Youth Catch the Spirit of the Canada Games Day!


More than 28,000 children and youth from schools across Canada have registered to date for the first Canada Games Day National School Challenge, happening on Friday June 8th, 2007. CAHPERD has invigorated its National School Challenge program with a new event that is sure to be exhilarating for both students and teachers. The National Canada Games Day Challenge is a nation-wide school challenge hosted in partnership by the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) and the Canada Games Council. This challenge…

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