The Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine

CALM Alliances and Partnerships

CALM is all about connections, so it makes sense to us to be allied with or partner with other lifestyle medicine societies, health promotion & wellbeing organizations, and leading businesses who focus on health promotion, both national and international.

CALM is proud to be part of a global movement to educate and inspire healthy active lives.  Through some of these connections, we encourage Canadians to learn more and get inspired and involved:

True Health Initiative

We were personally invited by Dr. David Katz to join the "True Health Initiative" (formerly known as GLIMMER) and add CALM to be part of the Global Lifestyle Medicine voice. We feel deeply honoured.


Global Lifestyle Medicine Alliance (GLMA)

Spearheaded by the European Society of Lifestyle Medicine, ACLM and the Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, are proud to be co-founders of the Global Lifestyle Medicine Alliance, having recently been established as the unifying organization that will serve as the central hub of collaboration for the Lifestyle Medicine associations that are emerging around the world.


The American College of Lifestyle Medicine

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is the professional medical association for physicians, medical professionals, allied health professionals and those with professional careers devoted to advancing the mission of lifestyle medicine.

More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanizing force for change.

ACLM is comprised of members who are passionate about the urgent need to transform health and healthcare. Our organization addresses the need for quality education and certification of the clinical practice in lifestyle medicine.

Through development and promotion of educational events, tools, resources and campaigns designed to further the cause of Lifestyle Medicine, ACLM supports its members in their individual practices and in their collective desire to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the cause of disease.


The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) is at the forefront of a broad-based collaborative effort to transform the practice of medicine through lifestyle medicine. This critical transformation is motivated by research indicating that modifiable behaviors — especially physical inactivity and unhealthy eating — are major drivers of death, disease, and healthcare costs.

While the medical profession is generally aware of this, there has yet to be a systematic and comprehensive effort to incorporate lifestyle medicine into standard practice. We accomplish this by providing professional education focusing on knowledge, skills, tools, and clinician self care and by creating resources for patients. Click here to learn more.


European Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ESLM)

The European Society of Lifestyle Medicine is a scientific society dedicated to research, prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and lifestyle-related diseases (syn: noncommunicable diseases or NCDs).

The goals of the European Society of Lifestyle Medicine are to prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases, improve the management of people who have these diseases through professional education and research, and to develop guidelines, standards and policies that promote optimal patient care and health. ESLM promotes evidence-based medicine and a systems-based approach to chronic diseases.


Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM)

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine is the Australasian counterpart to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the European Society of Lifestyle Medicine, active in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. ASLM provides representation, advocacy, networking and support to medical and allied health practitioners, health policy professionals, scientists, researchers and educators in their practice and development of Lifestyle Medicine, and aims to position Lifestyle Medicine as central to clinical practice and health policy. ASLM welcomes the membership and participation of health professionals both in the region and internationally.


Canadian Obesity Network (CON)

CON aims to be Canada's authoritative voice on evidence-based approaches for obesity prevention, treatment, and policy.


Wellcoaches International

Wellcoahces International train the best health & wellness coaches in the world. Their training is high-impact, evidence-based, and innovative. Their community of coaches are game-changers in their industries, from clinical, to corporate, government, and consumer well-being.

As a Certified Wellcoach® you become an expert facilitator of mindset and behavior change that generates sustainable healthy lifestyles, which prevent or treat disease, and foster well-being and thriving. You can impact some of the toughest challenges of our times: epidemics of obesity, diabetes, sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition, chronic stress, distracted minds, and ever-rising healthcare costs.


The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)

Their Complete Health Improvement Programs are helping thousands of people in the US, Australia and Canada.


The Running Room of Canada

The Running Room is proudly a Canadian family-owned company. It originated in 1984 out of founder John Stanton's wish to purchase quality running shoes from someone knowledgeable about the sport.

New to the sport of running, John had a thirst for knowledge as well as a desire to buy the right product. This entrepreneurial retailer decided to fill a niche in the marketplace by opening a small one-room store in the renovated living room of an old house in Edmonton, hence the name, "Running Room." The concept was highly successful, and the stores have since expanded to over 117 locations across Canada and the United States.

Running Room's reputation has been built upon product innovation, quality and knowledge of the sport of running. The Running Room is truly a store for runners by runners. All team members are runners whose philosophy is that if you're out there running on the same roads as the customers, you can better relate to them.


CALM Thanks

Thanks to the following businesses who have supported CALM as we begin our journey:

Jenn Photography

JENN Photography

(for providing beautiful headshots of some of our Board Members)

Do you want to improve overall well being & create valuable imagery to grow from and share your story personally, professionally or commercially? Have unique, special or non-traditional roles been integrated into your life?

With over 65% of our population in the visual learning category, implementing the right photographic visuals into our lives is vital to our overall wellbeing as a society. JENN Photography offers an environment of acceptance to all our clients and their needs. We also specialize in unique needs whether sensory, physical, cognitive, medical or mental we focus on abilities.

Studio Contact: 519-641-0100 or


Akira Studio

(who built this website!)

At Akira, we're a small but highly experienced team who love what we do, and put our heart and souls into every project. We expect the best from ourselves every time, so you can too.

Our expertise covers all aspects of web design and development, including the look, the functions, the text, the techie stuff under the bonnet, and that spark of inspiration that sets your project apart from your competitors. For expert web design services in London ON, or for London UK, call us first!


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