The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance is a not-for-profit organization of researchers, health professionals and stakeholders who are working together to advance physical activity in children and youth from around the world. The Alliance was established in 2014 following the success of the world’s first Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children in Toronto.

The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance is a not-for-profit organization of researchers, health professionals and stakeholders who are working together to advance physical activity in children and youth from around the world. The Alliance was established in 2014 following the success of the world’s first Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children in Toronto.

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our History

Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children

Toronto, 2014

Acknowledging the global concern for physical inactivity and the need for preventive action, especially among children and youth, and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Active Healthy Kids Canada and the 10th anniversary of the Report Card, Active Healthy Kids Canada hosted the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children in Toronto, Canada, on May 19–22, 2014. Fifteen countries produced and released Report Cards following a harmonized process, resulting in a Global Matrix of Grades that was released at the Summit. The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance was established in response to the Summit.

The Global Matrix 2.0

Bangkok, 2016

The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance organized the Global Matrix 2.0, which involved the release of Report Cards from 38 countries across 6 continents. The findings were released at the 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 16, 2016.

The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance Incorporates

Ottawa, 2018

In August 2018, the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in Canada. The Board of Directors included 9 active members of the Alliance from all continents (see below).

The Global Matrix 3.0

Adelaide, 2018

The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance organized the Global Matrix 3.0, which involved the release of Report Cards from 49 countries across 6 continents. The findings were released at the Movement to Move conference in Adelaide, Australia, on November 27, 2018.

Our Board

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Mark Tremblay, Ph.D.
President (Canada)
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Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D.
Vice-President and North American Representative (United States)
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Natasha Schranz, Ph.D.
Secretary and Oceania Representative (Australia)
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Joel Barnes, M.Sc.
Treasurer (Canada)
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John Reilly, Ph.D.
European Representative (Scotland)
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Eun-Young Lee, Ph.D.
Asian Representative (South Korea)
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Silvia González, Ph.D. candidate
South American Representative (Colombia)
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Reginald Ocansey, Ph.D.
African Representative (Ghana)
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Jakub Kalinowski, M.A.
International Sport and Culture Association Representative (Poland)

Research and Support

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Salomé Aubert, Ph.D. candidate
Research Coordinator (France)