Resource Library

The Resource Library is a database of ready-to-use resources to help you plan, implement, evaluate and sustain your program. The library includes links to external resources created by government and non-profit organizations, new resources developed by the Minding Our Bodies team, and resources created by mental health agencies with physical activity programs and/ or healthy eating programs that have joined the online community of practice. The purpose of the library is to share ready-to-use templates, forms, questionnaires and guides to help leaders develop and maintain their own physical activity programs and/or healthy eating programs in community mental health organizations.

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Basic Guide to Outcomes-Based Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations with Very Limited Resources

Free Management Library

This document provides guidance toward basic planning and implementation of an outcomes-based evaluation process (also called outcomes evaluation) in nonprofit organizations. This document provides basic guidance — particularly to small nonprofits with very limited resources.


Basic Guide to Program Evaluation

Free Management Library

This document provides guidance toward planning and implementing an evaluation process for for-profit or nonprofit programs — there are many kinds of evaluations that can be applied to programs, for example, goals-based, process-based and outcomes-based. Nonprofit organizations are increasingly interested in outcomes-based evaluation.


Collaboration and Partnerships for Healthy Communities

Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

The Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition and Joan Roberts present this online course designed to help practitioners engage in and support the work of collaboration more effectively.
Educational Evaluation Form

Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch, Energize your Mind, Body and Spirit

A sample one-page evaluation tool for participants to provide feedback on an educational workshop.

Evaluation Form

Search Community Mental Health Services, Search for Fitness

A sample 2-page evaluation form for  physical activity program participants to provide feedback.

Evaluation Worksheets from THCU's Evaluating Health Promotion Programs Workbook (in Word)

The Health Communication Unit

Evaluation is explored in detail in a free workshop, "Introduction to evaluating health promotion programs," along with related workshops on conducting focus groups and surveys.

Physical Activity Program Evaluation Form

Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch, Energize your Mind, Body and Spirit

A sample one-page evaluation form where physical activity program participants can provide feedback.

Presentation: Introduction to Evaluation Planning

Towards Evidence-Informed Practice

Dayna Albert presented at the Eating Well for Mental Health Training Day on Sept. 23, 2010. Her presentation outlined suggestions for steps in evaluation planning and online supports and tools.

Social Marketing: Nutrition and Physical Activity

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This online course provides training for public health professionals about how to use social marketing to plan nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention programs. The course is developed and maintained by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.

Course Objectives

Sparking Life Niagara – Evaluation Report

Sparking Life Niagara

Sparking Life Niagara is a program that integrates physical activity into secondary school classrooms. Piloted at two high schools in the Niagara Region during the 2011/2012 academic year, the program aims to improve physical and mental health as well as academic performance. The evaluation report by Niagara Public Health is now available.