Active Adults | Alberta Cancer Exercise Program | Prescription to Get Active

We want more Calgarians, more active and creative, more often - but we can't do it single-handedly. Through a number of free and new initiatives and collaborations with multi-sector and community partners we're able to collectively make a difference in supporting active and healthy lifestyles.

Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) program

The Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) program is part of a study evaluating the benefit of Alberta-based community exercise programs for cancer survivors. This free 12 week physical activity program is open to all cancer survivors within 3 years of diagnosis capable of low to moderate intensity exercise, over the age of 18 and can consent in English. This includes two 60 - minute classes each week, combining aerobic and strength training.

Get involved

Program participants must complete screening and registration through the Health & Wellness Lab at the University of Calgary prior to registering in the program. Please contact the Health & Wellness Lab at 403-210-8482 or email Once your screening is complete, you may contact our Registration Centre at 403-268-3800 to register for the program.

The ACE program is funded by Alberta Innovates Health Solutions - Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (AIHS - CPRO).

Prescription to Get Active

Physicians and healthcare professionals are now able to prescribe the amount of activity you need to help improve your health and prevent disease. The Prescription to Get Active (RxTGA) program is a proven, evidence-based solution to assist physicians and other healthcare professionals in helping their patients become more physically active.

Recreation pass offer

A physician-provided prescription can be redeemed in-person for a 10x drop-in pass or 25% off an annual Rec Pass at any City of Calgary-operated pool or leisure centre.

Passes provide access to:

  • Facility pools.
  • Facility weight rooms.
  • Drop-in fitness classes. 
  • Other facility amenities during public times.

Talk to your PCN family doctor or PCN health care team member about getting a Prescription To Get Active. They will assess your health needs.

One prescription offer per person, per year. Prescriptions are non-transferable and can only be used once. Prescriptions must be forfeited upon redemption of the offer. Redemption of 25% off an annual pass can be made in addition to the 10x drop-in pass offer within a six-month period.

Note: this program is not available to existing pass holders.

Participating Primary Care Networks

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