A society where every person in Canada, regardless of background or ability, has the opportunity to be active and healthy across their lifespan.
Leads and support a diverse network of organizations to be more inclusive in their physical activity* programming, policies and social and physical environments. We share best practices, connect stakeholders, and shape attitudes, values and philosophies about inclusion in communities across the country.
Since 1986, when the Jasper Talks - a national symposium on physical activity and disability - introduced the five guiding principles, active living partners have used them as a foundation from which to develop goals and activities that promote active living for Canadians with disabilities.
Since its inception, the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) has chosen to operate with its governing body being a Coordinating Committee rather than a Board of Directors. The reason is we are an Alliance that makes and achieves its goals through consensus, collaboration and consultation with our partners and stakeholders. Our governance is in the true spirit of a national network.