PARC's Toolkit for Developing and Influencing Physical Activity Policy is for practitioners, decision makers, and individuals who are responsible for getting their students, employees, friends, residents, clients, or community members more active by using a policy approach to support and encourage an active lifestyle.
How to use this resource:
- Refer to it: The toolkit follows The Eight Steps for Developing Healthy Public Policies, created by Public Health Ontario (PHO). Although policy development is often resource intensive, this toolkit provides a systematic approach with information and practical worksheets to support new and experienced policymakers in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of physical activity policy.
- Share it: As this toolkit is suitable for all levels of experience or comfort with policy development, it can be shared widely with teams, fellow policy developers, and anyone responsible for developing and implementing physical activity policy. Consider sharing with schools and workplaces.
- Use it: Follow the steps outlined in the toolkit to create sustainable physical activity policies in your community.
This resource is available electronically in English and in French, Un guide pour élaborer et influencer les politiques favorisant l’activité physique.