Our Research and Partners

The Northeastern Ontario Research Team for Health and Physical Activity (NORTH PA) lab is proud to partner with several local, national, and international agencies who support the advancement of emerging research on physical activity and its relationship to human health.

We know that health is multi-faceted, and that is why our research explores a diverse range of topics. As our interests and knowledge evolve, our research expands too. Throughout this process, however, our primary aim remains the same: we are committed to contributing to the advancement of our field as well as our community at large. We research to make positive change within our community, and to empower others to have the knowledge, skills and tools to pursue an active, happy life.

Some examples of our past, current, and future research topics include:

Youth Sport and Development: 

  • What is a Picture Worth? Exploring Children’s Modeling Use in Sport
  • Measuring Youth Experience in Sport
  • Being a Good Teammate: Fostering Social Identity and Moral Development through Youth Sport Participation
  • CRC in Youth Development through Sport and Physical Activity
  • Establishment of the Nipissing University Youth Development through Sport and Physical Activity Laboratory
  • Transformational Leadership in Youth Sport: Fostering Youth Development and Long-Term Participation

Health Promotion for School-Aged Children:  

  • Opportunities for Moving More and Sitting Less: Exploring a Whole School Approach to Improve Children’s 24-Hour Movement Patterns
  • Exploring Physical Activity Contributions within the School Day
  • Implementation and impact evaluation of a safe active school travel planning program

Physical Activity and Indigenous Populations:

  • Cultural Continuity and Physical Health: Creating a Model of Resiliency Among Indigenous Post-Secondary Students and Their Families
  • Mno Nimkodadding Geegi “We Are All Connected”: The Ontario Node of the Indigenous Mentorship Network Program
  • An Indigenous Collaborative Care Best Practices Model (ICCBPM) Using Simulated Participant Simulations to Promote Culturally Safe Healthcare along the Cancer Journey

Physical Activity and Illness: 

  • A knowledge translation strategy for enhancing physical activity counselling among nurses
  • The effectiveness of a distance-based physical activity intervention for cancer survivors living in Northern Ontario
  • Improving physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour among breast cancer survivors: MOVING research into practice
  • Lifestyle prescriptions and supports to reduce the risk of diabetes in rural and remote communities


The NORTH PA lab would like to thank our many funders and partners for their support:

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