Recent Blog Posts

Dr. Mike Evans' Advice for Promoting Physical Activity

Dr. Mike Evans was the keynote speaker for the final session of the Summit – you remember his 23½... Read More

Call to Action Round Up

Is today the day we recommit ourselves to the purpose, the passion, against all odds? Delegates... Read More

How considering parental, peer, and self-perception can combat obesity

On the last morning of the Global Summit, research presentations turned to questions of how... Read More

Success Stories

Opening Our Streets for Health

With generous funding from the Ontario Government, ‘Opening Our Streets... Read More

Make a Place for People

Make a Place for People is a component of our Active Places, Healthy... Read More

Doable Neighbourhood Project (DNP)

The Doable Neighbourhood Project (DNP) is a practical and participatory... Read More

Recreation Framework: A Visual Timeline

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A history of the development of the Framework for Recreation in Canada, dating from 1974 to the present, and including plans for the future. View Prezi

Latest News

Canadian Tire donates sporting equipment to P.E.I. schools

Added on Jan 22, 2015
Canadian Tire is donating more than $100,000 worth of athletic equipment to P.E.I. schools, with each of the Island’s 55 schools...

Sitting for too long can kill you, even if you exercise: study (includes video)

Added on Jan 21, 2015
In a recently published study that pooled data from 41 international studies, Toronto researchers found that, regardless of regular...

Kids who play outdoors solo, with pals more active than supervised peers: study

Added on Jan 21, 2015
A new Canadian study suggests that children permitted to play outdoors on their own or with friends are getting more physical activity than...


Shared Use: Increasing Access to Physical Activity Opportunities

This article from the U.S. Safe Routes to School looks at how shared...

Neighbourhood walkability and physical activity in urban areas: Evidence Brief

Recent studies point to associations between walkability and walking for...

AARP Livability Fact Sheets

A package of 11 comprehensive, easy-to-read livability resources that can...

Upcoming Events

2015 Recreation Connections Manitoba Annual Conference - Winnipeg MB

Feb 25, 2015
Recreation is a powerful and unique tool. It can be experienced everywhere...

International Winter Cycling Congress - Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Feb 10, 2015
Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden is about uniting hearty souls...