Can-ALE Project

The Canadian Active Living Environments (Can-ALE) database is a geographic-based set of measures characterizing the active living environments of Canadian communities. The primary envisioned use for Can-ALE is research and analysis of the relationship between the way communities are built and the physical activity levels of Canadians. By using geography conversion tools such as the Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF+). It is possible to link Can-ALE measures to individual-level health data from national-level survey platforms (e.g., National Population Health Survey, Canadian Community Health Survey) or to local-level data, such as travel surveys (e.g., Transportation Tomorrow Survey, Montreal Origin-Destination Survey).

The Can-ALE product contains four documents:

  • 2006 Dataset (.csv)
  • 2016 Dataset (.csv)
  • User Guide (English)
  • User Guide (French)

The Can-ALE database is currently being piloted, but will be available for download in March 2018.

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