Aboriginal Sport and Recreation: Ready to Learn and Lend: Proceedings

The National Parks and Recreation Conference and Trade Show along with four affiliated national symposia were held in Edmonton in October...

Air Quality Effects of Urban Parks and Trees

This paper explores how trees in cities, particularly in park settings, can improve air quality. It will discuss the current tree resources...

Canada actif 20/20, une stratégie et un plan de changement pour accroître l’activité physique au Canada

Canada actif 20/20 présente une vision claire et un plan de changement pour décrire ce que doit faire le Canada pour accroître le niveau d’...

Canadian Index of Wellbeing: Technical Paper

The aim of this paper is to describe an approach to the construction of a single composite index worthy of the name “Canadian Index of...

Charter for Recreation and Parks in Ontario

The Charter for Recreation and Parks in Ontario was created to help all communities ensure that all of their citizens are able to enjoy the...

Community Recreation Policy Statement

Enunciates the Ministry's concept of recreation, its role in the development and provision of community recreation and its goals and...

Creating a Healthier Canada: A Declaration on Prevention and Promotion

A Declaration from the Ministers of Health and of Health Promotion/Healthy Living of Canada that the promotion of health and the prevention...

Culture and recreation : links to well-being

This paper explores the importance of culture and recreation for the health and well-being of individuals and communities. It is the eighth...

Curbing Childhood Obesity: A Federal, Provincial and Territorial Framework for Action to Promote Healthy Weights

"Between 1978/79 and 2004, the combined prevalence of overweight and obesity among those aged two to 17 increased from 15 per cent to 26...

Declaration nationale sur les loisirs

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

Elora prescription: a future for recreation

This document is an interpretation of the proceedings of a retreat sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation in March,...

Foundations for Action: Enhancing Quality of Life in Alberta - Report& Bulletin Series

This report, created as part of Vision 2015, stemmed from extensive (2+ years) interagency/sectoral consultation and represents common...

Freiner l’obésité juvénile : Cadre d’action fédéral, provincial et territorial pour la promotion du poids santé

"Le surpoids et l’obésité chez les enfants n’ont cessé d’augmenter au Canada au cours des dernières décennies. De 1978-1979 à 2004, la...

Historical Overview of Government Involvement in Aboriginal Sport and Recreation

There have been Aboriginal sport and recreation development and policy initiatives undertaken by various levels of government since the...

Illuminating Our Future: Parks and Recreation in Canada

Canadian Parks Recreation Association 'think tank' proceedings. Examines trends in Canadian citizens, their implications for recreation...

Initial National Recreation Summit Synopsis

Initial synopsis of the 2011 National Recreation Summit, summarizes presentations, key quotables that reflect the dynamic thought...

Intersectoral Action on Children and Youth Physical Activity: Joint Policy Statement

Identifies action areas to be taken by federal, provincial and territorial governments for intersectoral action on physical activity for...

Leisure and Culture: A Report of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing

The purpose of the Leisure and Culture Domain Final Report is to provide a guiding document describing the creation and inclusion of a set...

Maskwachees Declaration (Advisory Committee on Fitness and Recreation 2000)

A 2000 declaraion committing to the "health, wellness, cultural survival and quality of life of Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples, through...

Measuring the Economic Impact of Park and Recreation Services

This monograph provides a hands-on guide for professionals so they can do economic impact studies that measure the economic return...

National Recreation Statement

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

Parks and Other Green Environments: Essential Components of a Healthy Human Habitat

This monograph presents an overview of what scientists have discovered about the relationship between nature and human health, focusing on...

Pour un Canada plus sain : faire de la prévention une priorité

Déclaration sur la prévention et la promotion, nous [les ministres canadiens de la Santé, de la Promotion de la santé et du Mode de vie...

Quebec Declaration / Déclaration de Québec - World Leisure Congress 2008

The 2008 World Leisure Congress Québec Declaration affirming that leisure has a positive and essential impact on the quality of life of...

Recreation and Resilience

Several factors that comprise the magnets of a community – notably its social and cultural infrastructure – also comprise its glue that...

Repositioning Parks and Recreation: Video

This video presents John Crompton's recommendations on repositioning the sector to demonstrate its value to health promotion and justice...

Saskatchewan Recreation Strategy Environmental Scan

As background to the development of a Provincial Recreation Strategy, this executive summary was created of the key issues and trends...

Synopsis of 2010 Research Papers THE KEY BENEFITS

The Synopsis of 2010 Research Papers summarizes the key categories in which parks and recreation contribute to building of healthy, vibrant...

The Benefits of Physical Activity: The Scientific Evidence

In an era in which health costs have become the biggest single expenditure in U.S. society, the central importance of physical activity in...

The Challenge In Designing Government Programs For CED

Looks at why it is difficult for even the best-motivated and -administered government programs to have an impact in distressed communities...

The Health-Recreation Interface: Report on a Conversation led by Bob Yates, Dr Trevor Hancock, Dr Susan Hutchinson Final Report - March 2013

The impetus for this report was the National Recreation Summit (NRS), which was held in October 2011. The need to improve the interface...

The Power and The Potential: The Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation Framework for Action

The Framework for Action gives direction and sets up several processes to strengthen work in the fields of physical activity, sport, and...

The Rationale for Recreation Services for Youth: An Evidence Based Approach

A 2006 survey of more than 600 California 12- to 17-year-olds found that those left unsupervised three or more days per week were twice as...

The Way Forward - A Strategic Plan for the Parks, Recreation and Culture Sector of BC

In 2006, the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) commissioned a strategic planning process to assist the parks,...
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