The mission of the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute is to enhance the well-being of Canadians through research and communication of information about physically active lifestyles to the public and private sectors.
The Institute takes an integrated approach to understanding active living and strives to address fitness issues from the complementary perspectives of the health professions, the sociological and psychological sciences, and the physiological and biological sciences.
Our vision for the next 20 years
In 20 years from now, more Canadians could become active enough to reap targeted health benefits. Should we manage to mirror the gains made over the last 20 years, fully half of Canadians could be considered active enough by the year 2020.
Our vision for the next 20 years encompasses:
For this vision to come true, individual Canadians must take charge of their own health, and society must support individual effort—through supportive workplaces, schools, and communities. The population has made considerable strides in increasing discretionary physical activity. Now we clearly need to place more emphasis on environmental change than we have up until now. Governments at all levels have an important role to play in this respect.
On the research front, we will endeavour to
Not a small task! But the Institute is dedicated and committed to taking up the challenge and help achieve the vision of a healthier, more active Canada.