The ESTEEM TEAM program sends Canada's Olympic, Paralympic and World Class athletes to classrooms, community clubs or other facilities to encourage children and youth (grades 4-8) to make healthier choices.
The program includes resources for the teacher/leader to prepare for the athlete's visit and to reinforce positive self-development and reduce negative or compromising behaviours.
pdf file, 87 pages Published: 2004 GeoOrigin: Manitoba
This manual is a detailed "how to" guide to planning a Girl's Day to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Girl's Day is a fun and educational community-based event targeting young women between 10 and 18 years.
Go Girl is a one-day get active workshop for teenaged girls (12 to 17 years old). The goal of this event is to encourage and support teenaged girls in choosing an active, healthy lifestyle. Teenaged girls are invited to see and try a variety of physical activities and sports and to access resources on how to continue participating in these activities. Go Girl is a great opportunity for girls to move beyond some of the barriers to participating in physical activity: access, affordability, and gender stereotypes.
Healthy Measures is a comprehensive campaign targeted at women 25-45 years of age that provides consistent messaging on healthy eating, physical activity and self-esteem.
Information for both consumers and health professionals is available on this website.
The "consumer" section includes tools such as self-assessment quiz, affirmations, tips, and a progress-monitoring chart.
The "health professional" section includes resources such as, step-by-step guidelines to launching a campaign, working with the media, advocating for the initiative, and other resources. (Also available in French.) You do have to register to get access to these free resources.
pdf file, 2 pages Published: May 2006 GeoOrigin: Alberta
Explores the reasons that make physical activity so important for adolescent girls. Lists factors that contribute to the successful participation of girls in sport and physical activity. Suggests a variety of activity ideas for female teens.