Monthly Archives: October 2017

Appetite to Play

Supporting Physical Activities and Healthy Eating in the Early Years What is Appetite to Play? Physical activity and healthy eating in early childhood (0-5) is important for healthy child development and setting the stage for lifelong healthy behaviours. Appetite to Play is designed to support early years providers promote and encourage physical activity and healthy…
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People with Disabilities

The situation in Canada Approximately 14% of Canadians have a sensory, intellectual or physical disability, and some of these persons may have more than one disability. Canada has been recognized for achieving outstanding success in Paralympic sport, Special Olympics, Deaflympics, and other sports for athletes with disabilities, but there are concerns that systemic factors continue…
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Indigenous Peoples

The Situation in Canada Sport means different things to different Indigenous people and groups. For many Indigenous people, the primary purpose of sport is to build self-esteem among youth. Sport and physical activity gives youth a sense of purpose and direction, and in some cases, helps them to engage in more appropriate activities during their…
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Parents

The situation in Canada Kids who have fun playing a sport or taking part in physical activity are more likely to stay active and healthy for their entire lifetime. They are likely to develop a higher level of physical literacy and also have a better chance to pursue excellence in sport. Designed properly, children’s sport…
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