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Physical Activity Network - Renfrew County

PAN-RC is a co-ordinated network of multi sector organizations and community champions working together to create and enhance environments and accessible programs that support every person's opportunity for increased physical activity, well-being and a higher quality of life.

The Healthy Community Partnership (HCP) builds on the PAN-RC mandate through healthy policy development that contributes to improved health, well-being and quality of life for everyone.

Physical Activity Network - Renfrew County

Our PAN-RC Vision

Renfrew County is filled with healthy active people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds surrounded by supportive environments and inclusive opportunities.

Our PAN-RC Mission

To support and develop accessible opportunities for residents and visitors to integrate physical activity into their daily lives – where they live, play, learn and work. As a co-ordinated and collaborative multi-sector network, we positively contribute to the factors and forces that determine the health of our communities and all community members. We are committed to creating and supporting environments that inspire every person’s opportunity for increased quality and quantity of physical activity, regardless of age, ability, background or income.

Physical activity plays a significant role in the quality of both our physical and mental health. Increases in daily physical activity have a direct and positive link to our sense of well-being, productivity, physical and mental health, primary and secondary health prevention, and rehabilitation. Increasing the amount of movement in our daily lives, from moderate to vigorous and incidental to purposeful has the capacity to drastically improve our overall well being and provide our communities with substantially improved health outcomes.

Supported by the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Health Promotion, the formation and development of the network was initiated with a PAN Conference in Calabogie, Ontario on October 23, 2008.

The concept was conceived by a group of unlikely suspects who shared a commitment to health, prevention, supportive environments. Partners believe in the value of collective community action and recognize that it is the Social Determinants of Health that provide choice and shape preventative health opportunities. Sustainability and Strategic Planning for PAN-RC have been supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.