Municipal Physical Activity Leadership Program
In 2006, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (DHW), formally the Department of Health Promotion and Protection, developed the Municipal Physical Activity Leadership (MPAL) program. The MPAL program is a cost-shared partnership between municipalities and the Department of Health & Wellness. A staff person, hired by the municipality, is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive physical activity strategy. The strategy's aim is to raise awareness and increase participation in structured and unstructured physical activity at a local level. Neighbouring municipalities can also partner to create a common strategy and pool resources.