In 2010, the Municipality of Argyle was given the opportunity to introduce the Municipal Physical Activity Leadership Program (MPAL) into their organization. The program highlights the fact that there are benefits in health, social, economic and environmental associated with increasing physical activity levels in communities.
MPAL recognizes that half of our population is sedentary and that our youth are becoming less active.
The government of Nova Scotia has set a goal of increasing the number of Nova Scotians active enough for health benefits by ten percent by 2010. This program is intended to support the important role played by municipalities in providing opportunities for physical activity, through the provision of qualified leadership at the municipal level.
This job entails the preparation and implementation of a strategic physical activity plan.