After School Recreation Initiatives: Final Report

This study examines the state of afterschool recreation programming and identifies opportunities for engaging recreation practitioners and allied stakeholders in developing a provincial strategy for action to create quality afterschool programs as a way to use those hours for constructive, healthy activities.

Review of relevant research;

  • Interviews with recreation practitioners and others providing afterschool programs at local and provincial levels; 
  • An online survey sent to 120 municipal recreation departments; 
  • A macro analysis of community/school joint use agreements in Alberta; 
  • Review of promising cases and extrapolation of best practices; 
  • A discussion forum to review the research and consult on next steps for the sector, and specifically for ARPA.
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Alberta Recreation and Parks Association