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

Preventing Chronic Disease in Primary Care Slide Image
The growing prevalence of diabetes and other chronic diseases in Ontario reinforces the need for evidence-based, targeted, population-level prevention strategies and programs. As such, the Government...
Promising Practices in Diabetes Prevention A New Toolkit and Stories from the Field Slides
The growing prevalence of diabetes in Ontario reinforces the need for evidence-based, targeted, and population-level prevention strategies. PARC partnered with the Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) to...
Results from the 2016 Report Card Slide Image
This webinar is designed to provide participants with an overview of the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical...
Screens are Everywhere: How to Integrate Screen Time into our Daily Lives Without Sacrificing Physical Activity Title Slide
The majority of children and youth are not engaging in enough heart pumping physical activity for good health. At the same time, many of these children and youth are accumulating excessive amounts of...
Is Sitting Killing you? Slide Deck
We've known for decades that physical activity is important for health and longevity.  But recent research suggests that sitting too much is bad for your health, even if you get plenty of exercise...
Supporting Active Aging Webinar Slide
The importance of physical activity for the health of our aging population is well-established; providing positive benefits for the physiological, psychological, and social aspects of successful...
The OCDPA Quality Indicators Framework for Chronic Disease Prevention webinar title slide
The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) has developed an innovative indicator framework to track chronic disease risk factors – unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, high-risk...
Working Together on the Healthy Kids Strategy Webinar Slide
This HC Link webinar is the third of a series of three that are focused on the recommendations of the Healthy Kids Panel, which was convened to recommend strategies for keeping more kids at healthy...