Calgary at a Glance
How To Use This Inventory
The Inventory has two main sections:
Section I: Quick Reference Indices
To assist the reader in finding coalitions or organizations of interest, three quick-reference indices have been created. The three indices, representing the three focus areas of active living, healthy eating and tobacco reduction, are further subdivided into select activities in which coalitions and organizations might be engaged. These subcategories4 are referred to as ‘areas of endeavour’ and include:
As activities differ slightly from one focus areas to the next, definitions of each subcategory have been provided in each of the three indices. Coalitions and organizations may appear in more than one focus areas or subcategory depending on the type and number of activities in which they are involved.
Please note: Placement of coalitions and organizations within focus areas and subcategories was based solely on information provided in individual profiles. Categorizations are not intended as analysis, but simply as tools to help the reader navigate this document.
Section II: Profiles of Local Resources
Profiles in this section are listed alphabetically and contain the following information:
Information provided is quoted, where possible, directly from coalition/organization websites or documents with minor editing.
A verification process was undertaken in April and May 2004. During that period, each coalitions/organization appearing in this document was sent a copy of their individual profile and provided an opportunity to review, verify and approve the final version.
Every effort has been made to ensure profile information was current as of May 18, 2004.
4 Subcategories and resulting definitions were created from knowledge of the initiatives and organizations profiled and from a comparative analysis of existing key health promotion/chronic disease prevention strategies – Alberta Healthy Living Network Framework, BC Heart Health Program, Calgary Chronic Disease Network, Integrated Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy and Nova Scotia Best Practices Approach to Health Promotion.
5 ‘Regional’ refers to the Calgary Health Region, Region 3.
6 ‘Local’ refers to the City of Calgary.
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