Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

Translation acknowledgements

To assist in the dissemination of the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity international colleagues have collaborated to make the Charter available in as many languages as possible.

The table below provides details of those involved and offers acknowledgment for the time and effort taken to translate the Toronto Charter.

Many thanks to all those involved for their generosity of time and resources.

If you would like any further details about a particular version please email the lead contact person listed. If you would like to volunteer to translate the charter into another language please contact Professor Fiona Bull for further details and instruction pack.

Arabic flagArabic
Lead contacts  
Professor Hazzaa
Director, Exercise Physiology Laboratory,
Scientific Board, Obesity Research Chair,
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Jasem Ramadan Alkandari
Department of Physiology
Faculty of Medicine,
Kuwait University
Czech flagCzech
Lead contact Other contributors
Mr Michal Kalman
Palacky University
Mr Zdenek Hamrik
Palacky University
Tomas Vacek
Private professional translator
Dr Miroslav Veprek
Palacky University
Mr Jan Pavelka
Palacky University
Dutch flagDutch
Lead contact Other contributors
Ms Joske Nauta
VU Medisch Centrum
Afdeling Sociale Geneeskunde
Dr Hidde Van der Ploeg
Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Professor Willem van Mechelen
VU Medisch Centrum
Afdeling Sociale Geneeskunde
Finnish flagFinnish
Lead contact Other contributors
Dr Jaana Suni
UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research
Dr Minna Aittasalo
UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research
  Dr Rinne Marjo
UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research
  Dr Pekka Oja
UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research
French flagFrench
Lead contact Other contributors
Professor Lise Gauvin
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine Université de Montréal
German flagGerman
Lead contact Other contributors
Ms Katja Siefken
Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand
Dr. Sonja Kahlmeier
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Sylvia Titze
University of Graz, Austria
Dr. Klaus Gebel
University of Newcastle, Australia
Greek flagGreek
Lead contact Other contributors
Assoc. Prof Maria Michalopoulou
Democritus University of Thrace, Dept. of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Ms Anastasia Bounava
Democritus University of Thrace, Dept. of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
  Assoc Prof Zoe Gavriilidou
Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Greek Language
  Assoc. Prof Tomas Kourtessis
Democritus University of Thrace, Dept. of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Italian flagItalian
Lead contact Other contributors
Dr Alessandra Suglia
Dors Regione Piemonte – Centro di Documentazione Regionale per la Promozione della Salute

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Japanese flagJapanese
Lead contact Other contributors
Dr Shigeru Inoue
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tokyo Medical University
Dr Koichiro Oka
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University
Mr Ken’ichi Egawa
Physical Fitness Research Institute, Meiji Yasuda Life Foundation of Health and Welfare
Dr Ai Shibata
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University
Norwegian flagNorwegian
Lead contact Other contributors
Mr Olov Belander
Norwegian Directorate of Health
Mr Eivind Lilleskjæret
Fidotext oversettelse
Mr Torstein Norendal
Fidotext oversettelse
Ms Anne Kathrine Aambø
Norwegian Directorate of Health
Ms Ellen Blom
Norwegian Directorate of Health
Persian flagPersian
Lead contact Other contributors
Ms Maedeh Mansoubi
Loughboough University
Polish flagPolish
Lead contact Other contributors
Dr Marian Stelmach
Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska – Institute of Tourism and Recreation
Małgorzata Wasilewska
Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska – Institute of Tourism and Recreation
Professor Halina Chodkiewicz
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin – Faculty of the Humanities : English Philology
Dr Jarosław Żbikowski
Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska – Institute of Tourism and Recreation
Ms Wiśniewska Maja
Portuguese flagPortugues - Portugal
Lead contact Other contributors
Professor Jorge Mota
Director of Research Centre in Physical Activity and Leisure Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
Portuguese flagPortugues - Brazil
Lead contact Other contributors
Dr Pedro Hallal
Universidade Federal de Pelotas
Marlos Domingues
Universidade Federal de Pelotas
Mr Leandro Rezende
CELAFISCS
Dr Sandra Matsudo
CELAFISCS
Dr Victor Matsudo
CELAFISCS
Russian flagRussian
Lead contact Other contributors
Dr Olga Sadikova
Health Board, Estonia
Jelena Tomasova
Health Board, Estonia
Associate Professor Altyn Aringazina
Kazakhstan School of Public Health
Dr Rimma Potemkina
National Research Centre for Preventive Medicine
Ministry of Health and Social Development of Russian Federation
Integrated Language Services
Heriot-Watt University, UK
Spanish flagSpanish
Lead contact Other contributors
Dr Olga Sarmiento
Universidad de los Andes
Dr Mario Andrés Quintero
Indeportes Antioquia
Dr Adriana Díaz del Castillo
Universidad de los Andes
Dr Beatriz Champagne
InterAmerican Heart Foundation
Dr Victor Matsudo
CELAFISCS
Spanish flagSpanish - Castilian
Lead contact Other contributors
Mr. Juanjo Garcia
General Secretariat of Sports, Government of Catalonia
Dr Mariona Violán
General Secretariat of Sports, Government of Catalonia
Dr Carmen Cabezas
Department of Public Health. Government of Catalonia
Language Planning Unit, Ministry of Health, Government of Catalonia
Spanish flagCatalan
Lead contact Other contributors
Mr. Juanjo Garcia
General Secretariat of Sports, Government of Catalonia
Dr Mariona Violán
General Secretariat of Sports, Government of Catalonia
Dr Carmen Cabezas
Department of Public Health. Government of Catalonia
Language Planning Unit, Ministry of Health, Government of Catalonia
Thai flagThai
Lead contact Other contributors
Ms. Areekul Puangsuwan
Thai Health Promotion Foundation
Dr. Kasem Nakornkhet
Thai Health Promotion Foundation
Assoc. Prof. Wilasinee Adulyanon
Thai Health Promotion Foundation
Dr Beatriz Champagne
InterAmerican Heart Foundation
Dr Victor Matsudo
CELAFISCS
Turkish flagTurkish
Lead contact Other contributors
Prof. Dr. Hakan Yaman
Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine
Assist. Prof. Dr. Melahat Akdeniz
Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine
Associate Professor Dr. Nazlı Atak
Ankara Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi
Dr. Emrah Atay
Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi

Many thanks to our international colleagues who coordinated the translation of the Charter.

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