A Creative Approach to Meeting Community Need. The Jerry McCaw Family Centre YMCA of Sarnia-Lambton

The article looks at the Community of Sarnia who banded together to fund for a new YMCA that would benefit the entire community.

A Vision for Recreation

The article covers the importance of vision in recreation and the resulting focus towards a number of initiatives. //

Active Living for Older Adults: Don't Sweat It!

The article focuses on what active living means for older adults and how it can maintain functional abilities and have fun. //

An Exercise in Re-Creation?

The article summarizes the impact the concept of active living has had in communities and provides some points as to what recreation...

Balancing Act - Boys Will Be Boys

The article discusses a legal case involving Kevin Bain, who was severely injured on a school field trip, versus the Calgary Board of...

Benefits in Action First Things First

The article looks at the roles of the community developer.

Benefits-based recreation... flavour of the week or a new way of doing business?

This article provides a discussion on benefits-based recreation.

Benefits-Based Recreation... The Locomotion of Change

The article discusses the different phases of creating the Catalogue of the Benefits of Parks and Recreation and the priorities left to...

Communities in Bloom

This article provides information on the Communities in Bloom competition. //

Delinquency Prevention Through Leisure Education: A Community Approach

The article analyzes the debate of recreation and leisure within correctional institutions and also goes through the benefits that occur...

Des programmes pour l'estime de soi

L'estime de soi est le sentiment de reconnaissance de notre propre importance que l'on peut observer dans les comportements. Ce sont ces...

Des programmes pour l'estime soi

Les enfants qui possèdent une excellente estime de soi adoptent génér-alement un comportement plus positif tandis que les enfants qui...

Determining Benefits and Outcomes in Recreation

The article discusses how recreational professionals can assess recreation benefits and outcomes. //

Fire and Ice

This article provides information on routine problems that are all too familiar to Canadian pool and aquatic recreation operators.

IAKS Helping develop sports facilities

This article provides information on the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities, a non-profit organization which...

Innovating Change: Applying the Stages of Change and Diffusion of Innovation Theories to Leisure and Recreation Programming PART II

In Part I, the Stages of Change theory (Prochaska and DiClemente, 1983) was described and applied to an example of leisure programming. In...

Joint Ventures: A Fundamental Approach for Developing New Public Recreation Facilities

The article discusses a new fundamental approach for developing recreation facilities dealing with the lack of funding and accommodating...

La Naturalisation à l'oeuvre

La naturalisation des parcs est le résultat des efforts visant à réduire les frais d'entretien des parcs et des espaces verts du Canada. Il...

Le centre commercial Dufferin

La philosophie adoptée au centre commercial Dufferin dans l'ouest de Toronto est très simple: plus la vie de quartier est agréable, plus c'...

Le développement communautaire: des pratiques prometteuses dans le domaine des parcs et des loisirs

Les auteures Peggy Hutchinson et Julie Campbell ont mené une étude auprès de dix municipalités qui utilisent l'approche du développement...

Le feu et la glace

Les responsables des piscines et des services de loisirs aquatiques du Canada doivent relever des défis uniques en raison des conditions...

Le World Wide Web et des services de loisirs

Plusiers professionnels des loisirs menent des expériences et essaient de trouver le moyen de profiter des avantages de la technologie de l...

Making a Difference For Youth at the Dufferin Mall

The article looks at how Dufferin Mall was able to make a difference for youth that live in the surrounding communities. //

Managing User Conflicts and Pathways

The article examines some conflicts that may arise with recreation parks, looks at how different municipalities address the challenges and...

Nature, Greenways and Open Space Planning

The article discusses the opportunities that exist to incorporate ecological planning into the development of an open space system.

Partenariats innovateurs

Le YMCA avait besoin de nouvelles installations pour offrir un plus grand nombre de programmes et remplacer l'édifice de 50 ans qui ne...

Patrolling the Playground

This article provides information on SAFE KIDS Canada.

Price Setting for Public Leisure Services

The article provides seven integrated steps to consider for price setting for public leisure services. //

Projets conjoints

La solution la plus logique pour l'aménagement d'un nouveau terrain de soccer intérieur a été la formation d'un partenariat unique entre le...

Public Sector Marketing: Improving Services or Compromising Values?

This article discusses the value of marketing and the number of recreation departments employing this tool to alter their leisure service...

Quelques mots sur...

C'est en participant au Forum national sur les jeunes, qui a eu lieu à Yellowknife cet été, que l'auteur s'est apercu que l'organisation qu...

Safety Standards for Pedestrian-Oriented Passive Recreation Facilities

The article looks at safety standards for pedestrian-oriented passive recreation facilities (walkways, footbridges, walking surfaces, rest...

Second Heaven Skateboard Park

The article summarizes the establishment of a skateboard park in Whitehouse, Yukon.

Slippery Business

The article covers two legal cases that result in minimal damage awards, but the comments made by the judges expand our understanding of...

Taking Stock at Milleniums End

This article provides information on taking stock out of the prospects for leisure and recreation in order to close the gap between...

The Economic Benefits of Greenways

This FactSheet explores the economic benefits of greenway developmen

The Law at Balance: Risky Business

This article provides a discussion theory of legal liability or risk management as about implementation and problems of financing...

The Leading Edge "Normal"

In the article, the author brings to attention of how we take on more than we can handle. //

The Naturalization of a Tableland Park

The article discusses the reduction in park maintenance budgets and the movement towards more environmentally-friendly, naturalized...

The Prudent Volunteer (I): Incorporation

The article looks at the issue of incorporating.

The World Wide Web and Leisure Services

The article covers the main features and capabilities of the Internet and how it can assist in the recreation field. //

We've Come A Long Way!

The article summarizes how the National Fitness Leadership Advisory Committee (NFLAC) was established and where the organization is heading.

Workshop Teaches Municipalities to Save Energy

The article discusses the Canadian Energy Management and Environmental Training (CEMET) created by Natural Resources Canada, which offers...

Youth at Risk Just Write About Something You Know

The article discusses the values and goals the professionals working at Boys and Girls Club need to emphasize continually, such as the...
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