Resource Library

The Resource Library is a database of ready-to-use resources to help you plan, implement, evaluate and sustain your program. The library includes links to external resources created by government and non-profit organizations, new resources developed by the Minding Our Bodies team, and resources created by mental health agencies with physical activity programs and/ or healthy eating programs that have joined the online community of practice. The purpose of the library is to share ready-to-use templates, forms, questionnaires and guides to help leaders develop and maintain their own physical activity programs and/or healthy eating programs in community mental health organizations.

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Active 2010

Government of Ontario

Active 2010 is the Government of Ontario's comprehensive strategy to increase participation in sport and physical activity throughout Ontario.

Active Living Tip sheets for older adults

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults

The Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA) strives to promote a society where all older Canadians are leading active lifestyles that contribute to their overall well-being. The ALCOA  active living tip sheets take cutting edge and practical research results in the field of physical activity and older adults and presents them in plain language for health practitioners, leaders and older adults.

Active Living Tip sheets from ALCOA focus on four topics:

Activity Room Poster

Haldimand-Norfolk Resource Centre, "Get Moving, Get Fit, Enjoy Life"

Communicate agreed-upon rules for physical activity spaces to remind participants about safety and courtesy for each other.

Activity Room Quiz

Haldimand-Norfolk Resource Centre, "Get Moving, Get Fit, Enjoy Life"

Post information to increase the knowledge of participants about physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

Basic Guide to Outcomes-Based Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations with Very Limited Resources

Free Management Library

This document provides guidance toward basic planning and implementation of an outcomes-based evaluation process (also called outcomes evaluation) in nonprofit organizations. This document provides basic guidance — particularly to small nonprofits with very limited resources.


Basic Guide to Program Evaluation

Free Management Library

This document provides guidance toward planning and implementing an evaluation process for for-profit or nonprofit programs — there are many kinds of evaluations that can be applied to programs, for example, goals-based, process-based and outcomes-based. Nonprofit organizations are increasingly interested in outcomes-based evaluation.


Bits & Bytes: Community Food Security Resources

Food Secure Canada

This database is a living, ever-growing cornucopia of freely accessible, community food security resources. It provides credible, practical, accessible information that will be of use to community activists, academics, policy makers, farmers and anyone interested in food security.



Canada's Food Guide

Health Canada

Canada's Food Guide can help you make wise food choices whether you are eating at home, at school, at work or eating out.

Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines

Public Health Agency of Canada and Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

A guide to help individuals make healthy active living choices by providing recommendations on the amount and variety of physical activity needed to see health improvements.

CMHA Thunder Bay July Activity Schedule

Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch, Energize your Mind, Body and Spirit

A sample activity poster to remind participants and new clients about upcoming activities.