Diverse populations

Recreation and Health Promotion for Immigrants and Visible Minorities

Resources to promote recreation and health support and opportunities for immigrants and ethnic minorities.

Collection of various of the resources prior to 2010 was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion under the Communities in Action Fund Program, which was part of Ontario's ACTIVE2010 strategy to increase physical activity and sport participation throughout Ontario.

Involving migrant and refugee young people in social and recreational activities: Information Sheet

This Good Practice Guide is designed to assist those running events and activities for migrant and refugee young people, to increase...

Leadership in Diversity: Dare to Dream

Describes initiatives addressing systemic discrimination in Calgary. This presentation was originally presented at the Alberta Recreation...

Leisure and Majority-Minority Relations: Bridging the Gap or Widening the Divide

The purpose of this paper is to present two studies of leisure and race and directions for future research in the area of leisure and race...

Leisure and The Good Life: The Perspectives of Chinese Canadian Older Adults Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities

The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the meaning of quality of life for Chinese Canadian older adults living in long-term...

Leisure Apartheid

"If a family that plays together stays together, would a community? It seems to be getting harder and harder to tell. Even if the family...

Living in balance: Gender, structural inequalities, and health promoting behaviours in Manitoba First Nation communities

The intent of this report (2000) is to describe health promoting behaviours, such as engaging in more physical activity, positive dietary...

Making Healthy Connections with Racialized Communities: Girls and Young Women’s Experiences with Sport, Physical Activity and Healthy Living

This report discusses the sport and physical activity needs, interests and experiences of girls and young women from ethnic communities,...

Migration, Leisure and Male Gender Identities

This paper reports on an empirical study of the effects of migration on constructions of masculinities among forty Chinese male migrants to...

Minority Recruitment and Retention

The information provided in this 2001 handout was compiled from a variety of resources and 20 years of experience in the field of parks,...

Nature as a Second Language

This program supports the full participation of new Canadians through experiences, knowledge and skill development, and mentorship programs...

Nature for Newcomers program

Nature for Newcomers is a program to provide New Canadians, Newcomers and English as a second language residents and visitors with...

Navigating The Divide: Muslim Perspectives On The Municipal Delivery of Leisure Services in Calgary

There are generally two predominant conceptualisations of leisure that exist in Western vernacular. The first, the philosophic...

Newcomer Youth Access to Recreation in Toronto: Relationships, Resources and Relevance

Executive Summary: Toronto is one of the top immigrant-receiving cities in the world and home to more than 65,000 newcomer youth. Supports...

Older Adult Perspectives on Physical Activity and Exercise: Voices From Multiple Cultures

The purpose of this study was to examine barriers and facilitators to physical activity and exercise among underserved, ethnically diverse...

On the Move: Increasing Participation of Girls and Women in PA and Sport / After School / Newcomers / Aboriginal / Ethnic

On the Move is an innovative programming concept to help service providers increase girls’ and young women’s participation in sport and...

On Thin Ice: the Changing Face of Arena Use

Co-presenters: Eric Beresford, Town of Oakville; Howie Dayton, City of Mississauga; Jim McCormack, Municipality of Port Hope...

Ontario Aboriginal Recreation Discussion Paper

This 1994 project was co-ordinated by the Ontario Aboriginal Recreation Council (OARC) and the Recreation Policy Branch within the Ontario...

Ontario Human Rights Code - Racism and Racial Discrimination

This website looks at the Ontario Human Rights Code, Racism and racial discrimination, Systemic racial discrimination, and ...

Parks for All New Yorkers: Immigrants, Culture, and NYC Parks

The first section of this report offers a review of academic and other literature regarding culture and park use and specifically ...

Physical Activity for Newcomers

Brochure encouraging newcomers to be physically active, suggesting potential activities and providing contact information on where to be...

Planning Activities with and for Multicultural Groups

The presentation focuses on improving activities for communities with diverse ethnic groups. It provides a list of recreation centres that...

Playing Together - new citizens, sports, and belonging

Playing together - new citizens, sports & belonging is a national study that explores how new citizens participate in Canada’s sporting...

Population-based Interventions: Engaging Communities of Color in Healthy Eating and Active Living: A Review

This article reviews studies of population-based interventions targeting communities of color or including sufficient samples to permit...

Preparing Staff to Work with Immigrant Youth

What does it take to work effectively with immigrant youth? The first and most basic requirement applies to all youth work – the staff...

Promoting Healthy Living in BC’s Multicultural Communities

The overall Goal of this Project was to support effective intercultural communication in the area of public health. This includes access to...

Promoting Social Inclusion of Newcomers Through Recreation & Sport

The increase in immigrant residents in Saskatchewan has also resulted in greater demand being placed on recreation service providers to...

Re-Imaging Multicultural Cityscapes For Leisure Consumption: Approaches To Revitalization in The UK and Canada

This paper examines revitalization initiatives that trade upon ethnic and cultural identity as a backdrop for leisure consumption. The...

Recreation Access for Children and Youth of Hamilton’s Diverse Communities: Opening Doors, Expanding Opportunities

Provides the results of a research project to better understand the barriers and needs of children and youth from diverse cultural and...

Refugee Young People and Resettlement

This information sheet provides workers with an overview of some of the common experiences refugee young people face in resettling in...

Richmond Guide for Newcomers

Welcomes newcomers and provides information to help them learn more about the city and the services available. Provides a checklist, and...

Saskatoon Immigration Project Update Report

This update on activities undertaken from April 2009 to May 2010 focuses on four categories: i) Access to Services, ii) Program Development...

Sisters Together Program Guide: Move More, Eat Better

Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a health awareness program that encourages black women 18 years and older to maintain a...

Sleeping bags, S’mores, and the Great Outdoors: Impact of Nature-Based Leisure on Refugee Integration in Canada

This study investigated the potential impact of nature-based leisure on the acculturative strategies of refugees in Canada, with a focus on...

Social Justice and Diversity Policy

This is a brief statement of policy on human rights.

Socioeconomic Services & Sociocultural Connections: Standpoints of Low-Income Mothers & Indo-Canadian Mothers on Healthy Eating & Active Living

The primary purpose of this study was two-fold: first, to explore mothers’ access to, and awareness of, community support services; second...

Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Pamphlet Series - available for purchase

A series of seven pamphlets with a holding box. These pamphlets use the teaching of our brothers the animals to help convey the message of...

Sport and Recreation: Access for All / Design for Everyone Guide (includes video)

This is a guide to the design of accessible indoor and outdoor recreation and sporting facilities. It is a practical resource containing...

Sport Participation in Canada 2005 / Sport Participation 2010

Sport Participation 2010 is the fourth in a series of research reports that use the General Social Survey data to provide an overview of...

Sport4All Advocacy Toolkit: Diversity in Sport

This toolkit has been designed to help Ontario sport and recreation providers plan, implement, promote and advocate for policies and...

The Health Behaviours of Immigrants and Native-Born People in Canada

This paper analyzes the incidence of participation in various activities generally expected to have an impact on current and future...

The Hispanic Community and Outdoor Recreation

The Hispanic population in the United States is growing very rapidly and is projected to represent 25% of the U.S. population by 2050....

Using Recreation to Build Connections for Alberta's Newcomers

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Panel moderated by Jacqueline Biollo This presentation looks at how can municipalities can...

Welcome Policy: Financial Assistance for Low Income Families

This policy explains the purpose of the policy to assist families who cannot afford the cost of recreation programs, and how to apply. It...

Welcome Poster/Multilingual Postcard/Multicultural Activity Guide/Cross Cultural Connections Directory

Various resources from the City of Calgary such as the the Multilingual Postcard, which contains the phrase, "This notice contains...

Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood?

Describes a project of CPRA which consulted with recreation practitioners, non-governmental organizations, and representatives from...

Why does weight matter? Multiple language resource

This resource outlines the health effects of being overweight and provides weight loss advice. It is also available in Arabic, Chinese,...

Working with People from Different Cultures / Cultural Competence for Practitioners

Offers insights on how to work with immigrants from various regions of the world when exposing them to physical activities.

Working, living and playing together: A Guide to Building Relationships Between Cultures through Sport and Recreation

Working Living and Playing Together (WLPT) is a provincial initiative sponsored by the Saskatchewan Committee for the Elimination of Racism...

Your Health is Golden! Heart Health Promotion Activities for Vietnamese Communities

This activity guide is designed for community health educators to organize discussion-based activities for adults and seniors. These...

Youth Opportunities Fund - Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) provides grants and capacity building supports to grassroots, youth-led initiatives and community-based...

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