2015 Kids CANPLAY

Results from this study are based on data collected in Year 9 (2014-2015) and describes physical activity levels among children and youth ages 5-19 years using objective measures (using pedometers to measure the number of steps taken daily). This study also explores parental perceptions of factors influencing their child’s participation.

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Bulletin 11: Preference for the intensity of physical activity or sport

2015 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 11: Preference for the intensity of physical activity or sport

Summary

In the CANPLAY (Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth) study, the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute examines the physical activity levels of children and
youth using pedometers to measure daily steps. In addition, the study explores factors associated with physical activity, including asking a sub-sample of parents about their children’s preferences for the intensity associated with various physical activities or sports. This bulletin summarizes these findings with respect to child, parent, and household characteristics.

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Publication Date: March 31, 2017

Bulletin 10: Preferences for unorganized versus organized physical activity or sport

2015 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 10: Preferences for unorganized versus organized physical activity or sport

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute has conducted a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study). The study examines physical activity levels of children and youth using pedometers to measure daily steps and factors associated with physical activity, including children’s preferences for unorganized versus organized physical activity or sport.

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Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Bulletin 09: Children’s preferences for active versus quiet pursuits

2015 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 09: Children’s preferences for active versus quiet pursuits

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute studies the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels
Among Youth Study) using pedometers to measure daily steps. The study also explores factors associated with physical activity, including asking a subsample of parents about their children’s preferences for the types of activities that they like to participate in (such as a preference for being active, a preference for quiet, non-active pursuits, or liking both types of activities equally well).

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Publication Date: January 31, 2017

Bulletin 08: Purpose of after school programming

2015 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 08: Purpose of after school programming

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute studies the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels
Among Youth Study) using pedometers to measure daily steps. In addition to the measurement of physical activity levels, factors associated with physical activity are also assessed in
the study.

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Publication Date: December 23, 2016

Bulletin 07: Primary location and fees for after school programming

2015 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 07: Primary location and fees for after school programming

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute studies physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study) using pedometers to measure daily steps. The CANPLAY study also asked a subsample of Canadian parents about access to a supervised after school program for children and youth, and described these findings in an earlier bulletin in this series (Bulletin 6). Among the 52% of parents who indicated that their child had access to a supervised after school program, questions were also asked about the primary location of this programming. This current bulletin summarizes the study’s findings in this regard.

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Publication Date: October 31, 2016

Bulletin 06: Parents’ perspectives about the availability of after school programs

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Bulletin 06: Parents’ perspectives about the availability of after school programs

Summary

The CANPLAY study asked a subsample of Canadian parents about access to a supervised after school program for children and youth and the amount of days attending such a program. This bulletin summarizes the findings in this regard. Subsequent bulletins in this series also explore the primary purpose and location of the programming and if there is an associated programming fee.

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Publication Date: September 6, 2016

Bulletin 05: Location of, and satisfaction with, organized physical activity and sport opportunities

2015 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 05: Location of, and satisfaction with, organized physical activity and sport opportunities

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute explores the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study), which uses pedometers to measure daily steps. Associated factors with the physical activity levels of children and youth are also studied in the CANPLAY study.

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Publication Date: August 4, 2016

Bulletin 04: Sedentary pursuits after school

2015 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 04: Sedentary pursuits after school

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute explores physical activity levels of children and youth within a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study), which uses pedometers to measure daily steps.

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Publication Date: July 4, 2016

Bulletin 03: Active pursuits after school

2015 Kids CANPLAY

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Bulletin 03: Active pursuits after school

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute studies the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study), which uses pedometers to measure daily steps. CANPLAY also examines other factors associated with physical activity levels of children and youth, including time spent in activities during the period that school ends and dinner.

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Publication Date: May 31, 2016

Bulletin 02: Participation in organized physical activity and sport

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Bulletin 02: Participation in organized physical activity and sport

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute studies the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study), which uses pedometers to measure daily steps. CANPLAY also examines other factors associated with physical activity levels of children and youth. Using data collected in 2014-2015, CANPLAY data shows that 77% of Canadian children, aged 5 to 19 participate in organized physical activity and sport.

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Publication Date: May 6, 2016

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