Notable Achievements in the First 10 Years


May 19-22, 2014

The Global Matrix 1.0 was released at the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children in Toronto, Canada, featuring 15 countries; and the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) was established.


July 21, 2014

The first posting was made on the AHKGA website.


November 26, 2016

The Global Matrix 2.0 was released at the 6th ISPAH International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health in Bangkok, Thailand, featuring participation from 38 countries.


May 25, 2018

The AHKGA became officially incorporated as a not-for-profit organization.


August 14, 2018

The first Memorandum of Understanding for a long-term partnership with an international organization – International Sport and Culture Association – was signed.


November 27, 2018

The Global Matrix 3.0 was released at the Movement to Move conference in Adelaide, Australia, featuring data from 49 countries.


May 13, 2019

Regular AHKGA newsletter to the membership began.


September, 2019

The international impact of the AHKGA physical activity Report Cards for children and adolescents was assessed and published.


February 7, 2020

New standing committees – Communications, Partnerships, and Fundraising – were formed as part of  AHKGA administrative advancements.


April 6, 2020

Guidance on healthy movement behaviours for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic was developed and translated into 6 languages.


January 18, 2022

The AHKGA Fellowship program was established.


October 24, 2022

The Global Matrix 4.0 was released at the 2022 ISPAH Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE, presenting data from 57 countries.


December 6, 2023

A new AHKGA standing committee – Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) – was formed.


January, 2024

A global call to include data on children and adolescents with disabilities in Global Matrices was issued.


March, 2024

Over 7000 citations from over 230 Global Matrices and Report Card-related peer-reviewed publications were accumulated.