Our sponsors


As the largest national retailer of sporting goods, footwear and apparel in Canada, Sport Chek has the tools to get people moving on the path to wellness. Their mission is to inspire every Canadian toward a fit, healthy and active lifestyle. Sport Chek believes that a healthy lifestyle can be adopted at any age, any level and within any activity. With this in mind, Sport Chek has joined forces with a number of organizations geared toward encouraging communities to be active.

For more than 95 years, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) has been providing customers with everything they need for life in Canada.  

Canadian Tire's Jumpstart is a national charity with a commitment to local communities. It gives kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate in sports and physical activity programs as their neighbours, classmates and friends. Jumpstart has worked passionately since 2005 to remove financial barriers and help over 1.5 million kids get into sports and physical activity.

Dalhousie’s Faculties of Medicine and Health feature world-class research environments comprised of teams of nationally and internationally acclaimed experts who perform outstanding medical research. At Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, we are committed to bringing our innovation to the world-stage, and collaboration is key to this endeavour. Medical research is a powerful economic driver, creating jobs and promising business opportunities, while training the people and attracting the investment to build a thriving knowledge economy in the Maritimes. Imparting systemic change in the delivery of healthcare requires planning, collaboration, performance measures, and continued support from the public and private sectors.  

Together, we can make a difference.


In honour of Dalhousie University’s Bicentennial Celebration, Lawtons Drugs are pleased to be a proud sponsor and partner of the Healthy Living Healthy Life Conference. Lawtons Drugs has been a partner in better health for Canadians for over 110 years, and long time partners of the Faculty of Health in the fields of Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy and Medicine. They are committed to supporting innovation and research in the transformation of health, and delivering health and wellness solutions that will empower Canadians to make healthier lifestyle choices to live better for years to come.


Located on South Street in Halifax, Dalplex is Dalhousie University's primary fitness and recreation centre. It features a recently opened, climate-controlled fitness centre with brand new cardio and strength-training equipment and ample natural light, four studios with over 35 weekly drop-in fitness classes, a high performance training room and new men’s/women’s/universal locker rooms.

Dalplex members and Dal students also get access to the newly renovated fieldhouse, complete with 44,000 square feet of brand new hardwood flooring, to play basketball, volleyball, badminton, or pickleball, or walk/run on the 1/6-mile indoor track. Additional facilities include: a new spin studio, the 8-lane, 50m indoor pool, squash (5) and racquetball (1) courts, an outdoor turf field, table tennis tables (3), outdoor tennis courts (2, seasonal), climbing walls (2), and additional locker rooms (3) on the level closer to the pool. Attractive membership discounts available for Dalhousie/Kings College alumni, corporate groups, Dalhousie employees, part-time students and more. Move more with Dalplex!

OptiMYz is the whole magazine for the whole woman.  OptiMYz is the leading Canadian-owned, female-focused health, fitness and lifestyle media—providing the latest in health research, practical fitness guides, nutritional advice and more. OptiMYz magazine is sold on thousands of newsstands across the country as well as being available online.

In celebration of Dalhousie’s 200th anniversary and the Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference, use the discount code: Dal2018 for 50% off subscriptions: https://optimyz.myshopify.com/

We’d also like to thank Discover Halifax for providing marketing support for our event, including featuring the Healthy Living, Healthy Life Conference on their Delegate Website.
The University of Fredericton (UFred) is a fully-online degree granting institution offering certificate, diploma, and degree programs. By placing an emphasis on leadership development and lifelong learning, UFred has become a Canadian leader in providing flexible education to OHS professionals, delivered through the School of Occupational Health and Safety and the Centre for Psychological Health Sciences. Founded and based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick, UFred takes exceptional pride in its offering of innovative, relevant online education.
3M strives to make life easier for people around the word. 3M's workspace Solutions apply science and design to the tools you need for a stylish, modern office
The NSFA (Nova Scotia Fitness Association) was formed in 1989 to provide Nova Scotians with a clear standard for evaluating the quality of fitness leadership in the province and to promote professionalism in the industry. As a not-for-profit organization, the NSFA is an unbiased source of fitness education and certification. The NSFA teaches certification courses, offers continuing education workshops and an annual conference, provides insurance and liaises with national and international exercise registries on behalf of their members.The NSFA is a member of the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) of Canada. The National Fitness Leadership Alliance of Canada is a partnership of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the advancement of exercise accreditation and leadership.
Chef-curated recipes and seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients delivered to your doorstep every week. Find out more at Hello Fresh

Eat and energize with Freshii with 2 locations in HRM to serve you!

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From the first issue of the free newspaper—published in 1993—to the latest blog post 25 years later, The Coast has had a clear mission: to cover Halifax better than any other media organization on the planet.

The Coast has remained independent and locally owned even as other papers surrendered their independence to corporate chain ownership.

The Coast's weekly mix of award-winning news, arts and entertainment listings earn us external validation, but that will always come second place for The Coast, where connecting with Halifax readers is most important.


With over 650 stores in nine provinces, Pharmasave is one of Canada’s leading independent pharmacy and drugstore retailers. Since being founded in 1981, Pharmasave has focused on building a national platform of community based retail outlets designed to provide customers with exceptional service, products and advice. Each Pharmasave store operates independently to serve its individual community, which ensures both programs and services tailored to the needs of customers and a commitment to helping all customers. Live Well With Pharmasave.
At ergoCentric Seating Systems, our sole mission is to design and manufacture the best ergonomic chairs in the world and we are recognized as North America’s premier manufacturer of high-quality ergonomic seating for office, specialty and healthcare environments.
Basil Audio Visual is your event  production resource.
Established in 1995 and based in Halifax, Innovacorp is Nova Scotia's early stage venture capital organization. Target industries include information technology, clean technology, life sciences and ocean technology.
Pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act, WCB Nova Scotia provides workplace injury insurance to workers and employers in Nova Scotia. Every day, our employees work to reduce the human and financial impact of workplace injury. 

The School of Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie is known for its theory-driven approach, commitment to social justice and diverse educational approaches. We also provide exceptional support with our welcoming atmosphere, diverse online learning programs and remarkable enhanced learning labs for our on-site entry level occupational therapy students.