Canada’s 2008 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Canada’s 2008 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, published by Active Healthy Kids Canada, is the fourth annual overview of the physical activity levels of Canada’s young people. Each year, the goal is to further evolve the Report Card in providing an annual, comprehensive assessment of indicators that contribute to the physical activity behaviours of children and youth.The 2008 Report Card examines indicators that involve objective assessment of physical activity levels, and the health and wellbeing variables associated with those physical activity levels, among Canadian children and youth. It also looks at the role of societal influences that can facilitate or inhibit physical activity, including family, school, community, and government.
Recognizing that the responsibility to improve the grades of the Report Card indicators cannot be accomplished by one organization, community or individual alone, Active Healthy Kids Canada is committed to working in partnership with all levels of government, non-government organizations, researchers, corporations and foundations in a collaborative effort to keep Canada’s kids active, healthy and happy.
The knowledge and insight gained from each annual Report Card is disseminated nationwide through the media, stakeholder networks and direct mail to practitioners, policy-makers and researchers. Our hope is that the findings in the Report Card will support effective program and message development and enhanced policy creation and implementation, and also identify areas that require further research and monitoring.
Download Canada’s 2008 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.