IMplementation of Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents on Treatment (IMPACT)

Registration is now open!

What is IMPACT?

IMPACT is the IMplementation of Physical Activity for Children and adolescents on Treatment. This study provides a physical activity program to children and adolescents who are currently receiving, or scheduled to receive any treatment for cancer and/or blood disease, and their parent/caregiver.

Learn more about IMPACT by watching the video below!

IMPACT is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and Kids Cancer Care Foundation (KCCF). 


About the program:

  • 1:1 online physical activity program offered to children and adolescents 5-18 diagnosed with cancer and/or blood disease (a parent/caregiver must be present during sessions)
  • The physical activity program is delivered by a trained fitness professional
  • The physical activity program will be delivered online 2-3 times/week for 12 weeks
  • You will get a yoga mat and fun movement resources (to keep!), and a Fitbit to use during the program



Registration is open for 2023/2024


Participation in this study includes an 12-week online physical activity program, the use of an accelerometer, fitness assessments and a series of questionnaires completed 4 times.




IMPACT is currently offered online -  get in touch to learn more! Call 403-210-8482 or email:


To participate, individuals must be:

  • Children or adolescents between the ages of 5-18 years at enrollment and at least one parent (defined as a caregiver; biological or otherwise).
  • Diagnosed with any cancer or/blood disease.
  • Currently receiving or scheduled to receive any treatment for any cancer or/blood disease or completed treatment <3 months.
  • Able to read and speak English.
  • Able to participate in online 1:1 physical activity (e.g., access to internet).

Benefits of Exercise

Physical activity for children with cancer and/or blood disease can:

  • Reduce treatment-related side effects, such as fatigue, nausea, and physical pain/discomfort.
  • Diminish depression, anxiety, and improve overall quality of life.
  • Improve daily function by increasing strength, endurance, and flexibility.


All resources are free to download and share


IMPACT Brochure

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IMPACT Prescription Brochure

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