Report Card: 2014 Active Healthy Kids Canada

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 09:15 -- admin
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This is the 10th anniversary edition of the most current and comprehensive annual assessment of the physica; activity of children and youth in Canada. Over the past decade, interest in the issue has increased, yet the global childhood physical inactivity crisis remains unresolved.

Motivated by the opportunity to share interests and challenges worldwide, Active Healthy Kids Canada led 14 other countries from across five continents to work together to compare how we are doing and to seek solutions. Research teams from each country have consolidated multiple data sources, based on the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card framework, to reveal the first-ever global matrix of grades on the physical activity of children and youth. For the first time, this Report Card reveals how Canada stacks up against 14 other countries, to show where we are leading and lagging internationally.

How The Report Card Can Be Used

Government: Use it to inform your briefing notes, policy development and investment strategies.

Non-government organizations: Use it as a tool to inform your planning, research, grant writing and capacity building among the communities you serve.

Teachers, coaches, public health promoters, recreation professionals or community development leaders: Use it to help develop your programs and communications for children and youth, parents and community members.

Researchers: Share it with students and use it to inform your own research grants and initiatives. A funder: Use it as a tool to help shape the next funding cycle.

Parents, caregivers or concerned citizens: Use it to inspire dialogue with your elected officials, political candidates, school and community organizations, and other community members to enhance physical activity opportunities for children and youth.

Publication Date: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014