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.
Bulletin 02: Participation in organized physical activity and sport
May 6, 2016