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.

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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

This webinar explores current evidence surrounding active play from the Public Health Ontario evidence brief, Promoting active play for children 0-12: A review of community-based interventions. A...
L’activité physique et les aînés
This resource is available in French only. Un webinaire à la fois instructif, interactif et divertissant! Le webinaire portant sur l’activité physique et les aînés est conçu pour les promoteurs de l’...
Next Steps for the Built Environment and Physical Activity
The obesogenic environment has been discussed often throughout the past 10 to 15 years. The built environment, in particular, has been implicated as a causal factor in the rise of obesity observed in...
Physical Activity 101: From the Ground Up Slide
The goal of this workshop is to orient people who are new to the field of physical activity promotion by covering key topics and physical activity concepts in active and engaging ways. Physical...
Physical Activity and the Early Years Slide Deck
The early years are a critical period for healthy development. Research shows lifestyle patterns set before age five predict obesity and health in the future.  Additionally, research shows that being...
Physical Activity and Behaviour Change
Research evidence suggests that only 15% of Canadians currently meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. Moreover, an estimated 60% of individuals who do become active will drop out of their...
Physical Activity Messaging in a Busy Media Environment Slide Image
This webinar explores the idea that most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the physical activity promotion messages they see or hear. However, these messages must ‘compete’ with many...
Physical Literacy and the Early Years
Neuroscience is helping us to understand the importance of the early years in establishing the foundations for a happy, healthy, and productive life. A young child's brain is built through positive...
Physical Literacy Webinar
In partnership with the Ontario Society of Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health (OSPAPPH), PARC delivered this webinar on physical literacy. Physical literacy is a vital component of...