How can I get involved with the AMA YRC?

As a physician, resident or medical student, you serve as a source of good health inspiration and education to your patients and members of your community.

YRC volunteering opportunities

With its focus on the development of life-long healthy habits – both physical and mental – for children and youth, the AMA YRC provides an excellent opportunity for you to engage with your communities, in the following ways:

1) School Health Advocacy Talk

NOTE: For other running-related presentation topic suggestions, see page 13 of Ever Active School's Coach's Handbook.

Additional school health advocacy talk resources

2) Club leadership/participation

  • Coach/assist with coaching
  • Run with a club
  • Work with school administration/school council to start a club

Club leadership/participation resources (courtesy Ever Active Schools)

Coach’s Corner
Additional EAS resource

Hayley Degaust, Provincial Projects Coordinator, Ever Active Schools, can assist with:

  • Setting up a YRC program
  • Visiting schools to provide training tips for coaches and runners
  • Capturing great YRC moments with photos and video

Ever Active Schools’ AMA YRC Blog

3) PCN community engagement

  • Sponsor an AMA YRC race/event
  • Lead a club
  • Youth Run Club Athabasca
    “Thank you for letting Aspen PCN take the lead on this for our community! It’s working great!”
    Janene Kargus, Community & Public Relations, Aspen Primary Care Network

Tell us about your experience as an AMA YRC Champion!

The AMA appreciates your feedback:

  • How did your visit and talk go?
  • What worked well?
  • If you used a School Health Advocacy Talk tip sheet, was it helpful?
    Contact Jodi-Ann Sadler, AMA Professional Affairs (780.482.0305 | 1.800.272.9680, ext. 5305) to tell us about your experience.

For more information


Vanda Killeen, Senior Communications Consultant
AMA Public Affairs
T 780.482.0675

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.