Professional Learning

What is it?

PARC offers a variety of professional learning for physical activity promoters. These opportunities present current research and explore how to apply evidence to physical activity policy and programming. They include a variety of health priorities, health promotion, and physical activity topics.

How Does it Work?

  • Both free and fee-for-service
  • Provincial and regional settings

Learning types available:

  • Speaker Series Webinars
  • In-person Workshops
  • Webinar Library of Recorded Webinars

Find different professional learning topics by searching via the delivery method of training you wish to take (i.e., in person workshop or speaker series webinar, recorded webinar). Alternately you can use the life stage selector to narrow down the trainings to a more specific age group.

If you are interested in scheduling an in-person workshop, please contact PARC at for pricing information.

Don’t see what you are looking for?  Please check out PARC’s Consultation Services.

PARC is funded by the Government of Ontario to provide workshops to physical activity promoters in Ontario. As often as possible, PARC provides professional learning services free of charge or using a cost-sharing model. For more information about workshop pricing, please contact PARC at

A Beginner’s Guide to Aging Successfully: Move it or lose it! slide
The proportion of the population over the age of 65 is projected to hit unprecedented levels in Canada and worldwide in the next 30 years. Globally applicable and effective strategies to promote the...
Results and Findings from the Active Healthy Kids Canada's 2014 Report Card & Global Summit
This is the 10th anniversary of the most current and comprehensive annual assessment of the physical activity of children and youth in Canada. For the first time, this Report Card, titled Is...
Are we driving our kids to unhealthy habits?
Active Healthy Kids Canada and the Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) discuss Active Healthy Kids Canada’s latest Report Card released in May 2013. In 2013, the spotlight was being shone on the...
Are we doing it all wrong? Physical activity, risk and resilience slide image
Each year more Canadian children are injured falling out of their beds than falling out of a tree yet there is no outcry to ban bedroom furniture. With few exceptions, our communities are safer than...
Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep
As of November 20, Canada’s first-ever 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for children in their early years will be available for parents and caregivers. These new Guidelines provide recommendations about...
Planning and Implementing Physical Activity Strategies Slide Image
This consultation is intended for individuals in organizations and communities who are interested in increasing physical activity. This consultation will: Provide an overview of the physical activity...
Engaging Girls and Young Women from Diverse Ethno-Cultural Communities in Sport and Physical Activity
Ontario communities are becoming increasingly diverse, creating new challenges and opportunities for community sport and physical activity providers. This webinar will share findings from a...
Engaging the Aging: Physical Activity and Older Adults
By 2036, the number of older adults (over 65) in Canada is projected to reach between 9.9 million and 10.9 million, more than double the number of 4.7 million in 2009. Engaging the Aging is...
Engaging the Aging: Physical Activity for Older Adults (Webinar)
Who says things have to slow down as you age? This recorded webinar explores the benefits and key elements of effective physical activity programs for older adults. Strategies for overcoming...