2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth: The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors

The ParticipACTION Report Card (formerly the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card) provides a comprehensive assessment of the current status of physical activity for children and youth in Canada.

For the first time, the Report Card takes a stand on play in nature and the outdoors—with its risks—and includes a Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play. The statement was developed by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (HALO-CHEO), ParticipACTION and a group of 12 other organizations, and was supported by over 1,600 stakeholders from across Canada and around the world.

The following materials are available on the ParticipACTION website:

  • Highlight Report which summarizes the 2015 cover story, indicators and grades.
  • Full Report which includes background on our methodology and process, in-depth analyses, summaries of key research, charts and figures and complete references.
  • Communications tools to support the dissemination of the Report Card findings in presentations, social media, on websites and in newsletters.
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