Become a Member of the Advisory Board
The Alberta Centre for Active Living’s Advisory Board requires TWO or THREE new members, beginning in May 2012, for a three-year term.
The Alberta Centre for Active Living is a key advocate of physical activity for all Albertans and a primary source of research and education on physical activity for practitioners, organizations and communities in Alberta, Canada and beyond.
The Centre is affiliated with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and receives core funding from the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation. Project funding comes from Alberta Health and Wellness, Public Health Agency of Canada and other sources.
Practitioners who use the services of the Centre include decision-makers, health care professionals, teachers, fitness professionals, health promoters, nutritionists and others.
The Alberta Centre for Active Living Advisory Board advises the Executive Management Group (EMG) and staff and is a key regional communications link between the community and the Centre. The Advisory Board provides a province-wide perspective and representation. More details about board member roles are listed in the Advisory Board Terms of Reference.
Ideally, the board consists of representatives from northern, central and southern Alberta and from a variety of sectors. The board plays an important role in updating the Centre about the latest developments in physical activity and health promotion in communities, schools and workplaces.
The Advisory Board has three essential functions:
- identifying issues for the Centre’s Executive Management Group (EMG) and Centre staff;
- acting as a sounding board for the EMG and staff in activities such as strategic planning; and
- advocating for the Alberta Centre for Active Living, physical activity and physical activity expertise.
The Advisory Board meets twice annually, in mid-December at the Centre’s annual planning meeting and in May after the Centre’s annual Physical Activity Forum. Board members receive regular communications from the Centre and are consulted on issues from time to time.
We invite people interested in joining the Advisory Board to submit an application form (Word doc or pdf) and personal resume or curriculum vitae to the Centre as indicated on the application form by March 31st, 2012.