2007 Capacity Study

This study uses data from 2007-08 and explores Canadian employers’ perceptions of workplace opportunities for increasing physical activity among their employees. Topics include supportive policies, environment, and programming, awareness, barriers, demand for resources, and operation of physical activity opportunities at work.

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Bulletin 08: Operation and ratings of physical activity programs at work

2007 Capacity Study

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Bulletin 08: Operation and ratings of physical activity programs at work

Summary

The 2007-08 Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work Survey examines the operational management and delivery of workplace physical activity programs, company ratings of physical activity opportunities at work, and views about whether opportunities have increased, decreased, or remained unchanged over the previous year.

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Publication Date: February 10, 2009

Bulletin 07: Valuing an active workforce

2007 Capacity Study

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Bulletin 07: Valuing an active workforce

Summary

A corporate culture that values physical activity among its employees can be demonstrated through its views about the company’s role in promoting an active lifestyle and tangible encouragement to be active. The 2007-08 Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work Survey explores the commitment to and encouragement of active lifestyles among employees in Canadian workplaces.

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Publication Date: February 10, 2009

Bulletin 06: Demand for resources to support physical activity

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Bulletin 06: Demand for resources to support physical activity

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A variety of resources can be helpful for workplaces in developing and expanding physical activity programs, such as information, access to facilities and services, or additional human and financial resources. The 2007-08 Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work Survey explores the type of resources that would be most beneficial to companies.

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Publication Date: February 10, 2009

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Bulletin 05: Barriers to participation in activity

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Bulletin 05: Barriers to participation in activity

Summary

Barriers to participation in physical activity are perceived hindrances or impediments that prevent a person from being more active or prevent the existence or expansion of physical activity opportunities. The 2007-08 Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work Survey explores perceptions of barriers that appear in Canadian workplaces, such as those pertaining to the environment, personnel, information, and financial support.

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Bulletin 04: Providing supportive programming for physical activity at work

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Bulletin 04: Providing supportive programming for physical activity at work

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Physical activity programming in the workplace can be an effective means of increasing physical activity in workers for both the short and long term.1, 2The 2007-08 Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work Survey explores the availability of and access to physical activity programming in Canadian workplaces.

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Bulletin 03: Ensuring a supportive environment at work for physical activity

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Bulletin 03: Ensuring a supportive environment at work for physical activity

Summary

The physical environment includes the physical make-up of the workplace, availability and access to facilities, and opportunities for active transportation. The 2007-08 Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work Survey examines the availability of these types of supports in Canadian workplaces.

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Bulletin 02: Increasing awareness of physical activity

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Bulletin 02: Increasing awareness of physical activity

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Workplaces are in a particularly strong position to increase awareness of the benefits of physical activity to working Canadians, as they provide access to large proportions of the population (two thirds of Canadians aged 15+ work full or part time), structure in the form of existing information and communication systems, social support, and access to facilities or opportunities. The 2007-08 Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work Survey explores the availability and awareness of physical activity resources in Canadian workplaces.

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Publication Date: February 10, 2009

Bulletin 01: Policies to encourage physical activity at work

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Bulletin 01: Policies to encourage physical activity at work

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The 2007-08 Opportunities for Physical Activity at Work Survey explores the availability of policies that may help to support and encourage physical activity in the workplace either indirectly (e.g. flexible work arrangements to support employee efforts to be more active) or directly ( e.g. permitting employee involvement in special physical activity events during work).

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Publication Date: February 10, 2009