Active Living After School

As part of the Canadian Active After School Partnership (CAASP), which aims to enhance the delivery of quality after school programs, the Active Living After School (ALAS) initiative has been developed to assist after school program administrators in delivering high quality programs that involve increased access and opportunity to engage in physical activity and healthy living.

With a focus on moderate to vigorous physical activity and healthy eating, the objective of ALAS is to help ensure that all children and youth, regardless of their age, abilities, gender, culture, or socioeconomic status, have the basic skills necessary to be healthy and enjoy the benefits of lifelong physical activity.

The How-to Guide has been designed to be a convenient one-stop resource that highlights the critical elements of a successful after school program and provides information and practical tips for ensuring that physical activity and healthy eating are integral components of all after school programs. Specifically, the How-to Guide is a resource that gives support to after school program administrators by providing information related to:

  • Community Connections
  • Funding
  • Program Logistics
  • Leadership and Training
  • Accessibility and Inclusion for Children with a Disability
  • Planning Quality Programs
  • Physical Activity and Healthy Eating
  • Addressing Barriers for Specific Target Groups
  • Publicity and Promotion
  • Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Activity Ideas


To purchase your ALAS How-To Guide click here.


PHE Canada would like to acknowledge its supporting partner:


     GoodLife Kids Foundation