7 Cs: Designing Young Children's Outdoor Play Spaces to Maximize Creativity by Susan Herrington

Discusses the Seven Cs (character, context, connectivity, change, chance, clarity, and challenge) guide for early childhood educators,...

Active 20/20: A Physical Activity Strategy and Agenda for Canada by Christa Costas-Bradstreet

Examines four pillars in Active Canada 20/20's change agenda: Policy Development, Change and Implementation; Target Information and Public...

Examining Healthy Active Communities Initiatives: Major Learnings and Promising Practices by Troy Glover

Examines active living in the 20th century, and interactions of economy, community, and environment in building a healthy community,...

Healthy People Need Healthy Settings: The Contribution of Recreation and Parks in Confronting Canada's Public Health Challenges

Looks at Canada’s public health challenges (the case of obesity), what recreation and parks have to offer, the healthy settings approach (...

Leading Public Sector Innovation: Co-Creating for Better Results by Christian Bason

Discusses using c-creation, defined as the systematic process of creating new policy or service with people, not for them, to tackle "...

Leisure Education and Physical Literacy: Fostering Vital Skills for Healthy Lifestyles

Presents a Leisure Behaviour Model, from need arising, through activity repertoire (intended behaviour), to action and measure of...

Measuring Wellbeing Returns on Investment (WROI) in Recreation and Parks Development by Mark Anielski

Looks at four attributes of wellbeing - mental, physical, spiritual, emotional. Discusses the determinants of wellbeing in Canada: Sense of...

Partnering Recreation and Sport: In Search of Common Ground and Synergy ... Towards Better Results by Don Hunter

Examines the sport system (amateur and educational), and the recreation system, and shifts in the two systems. Looks at municipal roles in...

POVERTY, RECREATION & PUBLIC HEALTH Inter-sectoral Agendas, Policies, Strategies … A Way Forward by Mark Cabaj

Defines "Recreation" and "Public Health," and looks at the interdependence of poverty, health, and recreation. Looks at starting points:...

Public and Civic Leisure and Social Policy in Quebec: Challenges and Promising Practices by Andre Thibault

Examines how public and civil leisure build community in Quebec. Presentation from the National Recreation Summit

Recreation's Calling: Examining Our Core and Exploring Our Edges by Rick Gilbert

Looks at the inside circle around recreation, including creating inclusive opportunities, developing healthy, engaged citizens, building...

Repositioning Recreation - Building a National Recreation Agenda by John Crompton

This presentation discusses the concept of "marketing" in recreation as it has moved from enhancing user satisfaction, to user benefits, to...

Student Address to National Recreation Summit by Maria Lynn

This address shares some of the insights and observations of the student recorders at the National Recreation Summit.

The Built Environment and Public Health: Critical Public Policy Considerations and the Role of Recreation and Parks by Candace Nykiforuk

Overview: 1) Considering built and social environments, including features of each, 2) Introduction to research projects in Alberta, 3)...

The Communities Agenda: Shared Space and Community Recreation ... Creative Opportunities by Sherri Torjman

Examines the core themes of 1) importance of place (community design, social infrastructure, etc., 2) resilience framework (sustenance,...

Where do the Children Play? The Significance of Natural Environments

This presentation, from the 2011 National Recreation Summit, defines play, looks at it from a child's perspective, and discusses the...
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