The Edmonton and area Primary Care Networks, surrounding municipalities, the City of Edmonton, the YMCA and Alberta Health Services are proud partners in a ground-breaking collaborative initiative in the Edmonton area known as “Prescription To Get Active”. This program brings primary care providers and local wellness organizations together to increase the physical activity levels in our population using a “prescription” for physical activity.
We received great news this fall that “Prescription To Get Active” was one of six finalists across Canada for the Play Exchange grant! The Play Exchange is a national challenge to find and support schools, students, families, not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises, and businesses that are promoting active living across Canada. Prescription To Get Active was chosen as one of the top six entries out of over 400 submissions - and now we are looking to our partners for help!
All six finalists were featured on a television special for the Play Exchange on CBC on Friday, January 9th. Click here to watch the show online. During the week that followed, Canadians selected the winning idea by voting online. The winner of the Play Exchange will receive an investment of up to $1-million from the Government of Canada!
Thank you for your support! The winner of The Play Exchange will be announced in the next couple of weeks.