Launched in 2005, Winnipeg in motion is a partnership of community organizations committed to supporting Winnipeggers to be more physically active for health, well-being and enjoyment. Leadership for Winnipeg in motion is provided by the City of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. We work in collaboration with the Manitoba in motion provincial strategy. Our success is owed to the many community partners we work with.
Our vision is to create a healthy and vibrant environment where all Winnipeg residents are physically active. We support community groups and organizations by providing information, leadership, and resources to identify local barriers and opportunities for physical activity. This includes community development, social marketing, active transportation, our physical and social environments and health behaviour change.
Our mission is to enhance overall quality of life (including physical, mental, environmental, spiritual, social, and emotional well-being) by creating supportive environments that promote positive attitudes and behaviours leading to the integration of physical activity into the daily lives of Winnipeg residents.
If you are interested in learning more about how you or your organization can support increased physical activity please contact us.
History of in motion
In motion is an innovative health promotion strategy with its emphasis on increasing physical activity. The initiative was created by the Saskatoon Health Region in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan (College of Kinesiology), City of Saskatoon (Community Services Department) and ParticipACTION.
Originally launched in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in May of 2000, the strategy has been adopted by other communities across Canada. The success of in motion in Saskatoon and other communities has lead to it being viewed as a "best practice" or model for a physical activity health promotion strategies not only in Canada, but internationally.
For more information on the Saskatoon in motion experience and model visit www.in-motion.ca.