ISRC Recreation Publications

Recreation related publications of the Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council

Address by Walter H. Kaasa Re Arts and Recreation Policy - 1974

Address to delegates to the Second National Conference of Provincial Ministers of Recreation regarding the importance of the arts and the...

Analysis of Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Studies - Final Report April 2013

This report analyzes infrastructure study reports provided by eight jurisdictions and completed between 1999 and 2006.

Communique - 1988

This communique, from their meeting in Winnipeg in 1988, proclaims 1989 as Year of the Coach, confirms tha National Recreation Statement,...

Communique on Ottawa 1987 Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Sport and Recreation

This communique is from a special meeting held in Ottawa on June 4, 1987, held to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern before the...

Communique on Quebec 1987 Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Sport and Recreation

Discusses federal and provincial-territorial roles in recreation, proposal to establish not-for-profit fitness corporation, commitment to...

Connecting Canadians to Nature

On February 27 and 28, Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for Parks met in Toronto to discuss ways to better "...

Declaration nationale sur les loisirs

Le context socio-historique, roles des provinces et territoires, et mecanismes de cooperation intergouvernmentale sont inclus.

Federal-Provincial Conference 1980: Communiqué and Press Release

This document sums up discussions following the Interprovincial Conference, including need for delineation of responsibilities, move toward...

Federal-Provincial/Territorial Conference 1988: Communiqué

Communiqué summing up discussions following the Interprovincial Conference, noting that 1989 is declared the "Year of the Coach," support...

Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Wellbeing - Final

The first part of this paper provides a refreshed definition of recreation and explores the challenges and benefits of recreation today. It...

Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Wellbeing - Webinar and Slide presentation

Webinar, 47 minutes (English only), and nine-slide PowerPoint presentation (English and French) The webinar and presentation both look at...

Interprovincial recreation statement - 1983

This statement was the culmination of a series of resolutions and agreements among the provincial ministers responsible for sport and...

National Recreation Forum Proceedings - 1992

The 1992 National Recreation Forum was held in Ottawa, June 18-20. The purpose of the 1992 Forum would be to develop a national policy...

National Recreation Statement

This document was commissioned by the Minister of Recreation from each province and territory. It provides a working definition of...

Press Release August 2005: Ministers Identify Sport and Recreation Infrastructure as their Top Priority

At their annual conference, Ministers recognized the need for sport and recreation infrastructure, endorsed the Canadian Coach and Sport...

Press Release August 2009: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Take Action to Increase Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Ministers affirmed their commitment to work together to meet the pan-Canadian physical activity targets that they established in 2008....

Press Release February 2007: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Conference of Ministers Responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation

A draft framework for developing bilateral agreements on physical activity and healthy eating was tabled for discussion, to address the...

Press Release February 2011: Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Take Action to Support Sport, Physical Activity and Healthy Weight

Ministers agreed to explore opportunities to work with their colleagues in other departments, as well as with stakeholders, to identify...

Press Release June 2006: Ministers Want a More Active Canada

The Ministers agreed that sport and recreation infrastructure is their top priority and directed officials to develop a framework and...

Press Release May 2008: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Governments to Boost Aboriginal Participation in Sport, Set Physical Activity Targets for Children and Youth, and Encourage Action to Reduce Violence in Sport

Ministers received an update on current levels of physical activity among children, youth and adults in Canada and set Canada's first-ever...

Press Release on Interprovincial Task Force - 1974

Delegates to the Second National Conference of Provincial Recreation Ministers voted to establish an interprovincial task force on...

Press Release Regarding Legislation to Protect Amateur Athletes - 1974

Describes a resolution of delegates to the Second National Conference of Provincial Recreation Ministers regarding proposed legislation to...

Press Release: Federal Funding of Recreation - 1977

This press release from the Third National Conference of Provincial Recreation Ministers, in 1977, urges the establishment of a new...

Press Release: National Recreation Lottery - 1974

Delegates from the Second National Conference of Provincial Recreation Ministers recommended the establishment of a national recreation...

Press Release: Presentation of Council of Provincial Directors of Sport and Recreation - 1974

Outlines the presentation to the Second National Conference of Provincial Ministers of Recreation, which included calls for more frequent...

Press Release: Research in Recreation - 1974

A proposal by the delegates to the Second National Conference of Ministers Responsible for Recreation to the inter-provincial committee on...

Press Release: The New Leisure Age - 1974

Press release from the Second National Conference of Provincial Recreation Ministers, in which the conference chair, A Garnet Brown speaks...

Press Releases: Action Plan for Recreation - 1974

A resolution by delegates to the Second National Conference of Ministers Responsible for Recreation, calling for a Canadian action plan on...

Proceedings from the 1991 National Recreation Forum

Provides background about the forum, which was a recommendation of the 1987 National Recreation Statement, and a summary of presentations...

Questions We Should be Asking Ourselves in the Formation of a National Recreation Policy

A one pager from the Second National Conference of Provincial Ministers of Recreation.

RAPPORT INTER PROVINCIAL SUR LES LOISIRS

Ce document, mandaté par les ministres provinciaux des loisirs, trouve son origine dans la reconnaissance de l'importance de la récréation.

Recent Recreation and Leisure Surveys in Alberta

This presentation describes and compares some recent surveys done in the province, with particular reference participation rates, barriers...

Recreation and Child Poverty: Joining the National Discussion

This discussion paper presents some of the current discussion and facts about Canada's children and youth.

Recreation and Physical Activity: Providing Opportunities for Children and Youth Living in Poverty - Literature Review

The intent of this literature review to complement existing documentation with literature, best practices, models and resources that will...

Recreation Leadership in Canada

This is an overview prepared for the First World Conference of Experts on Leadership for Leisure. It deals with "the assessment of present...

Recreation Participation for the Disabled: Guidelines

The ISRC has developed this statement of guidelines to ensure that initiatives continue in recreational programming for people with...

Recreation: A Leisure Utility - Address by Horst A. Schmid - 1974

Address to the Second National Conference of Ministers Responsible for Recreation on recreation as a social service.

Recreation: A Major Vehicle for the Promotion of Health - Technical Report and Technical Summary Report

Describes a number of issues which could impede the efforts of the recreation delivery system to develop and implement a stratified program...

The National Recreation Council and the National Recreation Forum

This is a historical document on the National Recreation Statement looking at the Council's goals and objectives, and more.

The National Recreation Statement Session

This is a synopsis of the information shared at the session organized by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association during the Federal-...
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