The COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on the mental, physical and social well-being of Canadians. Across many jurisdictions, public health measures were imposed (e.g., capacity limits, lockdowns, social distancing) with the purpose of reducing the risk of infection and/or severe illness from COVID-19. Despite the known benefits of physical activity and sport for physical, mental and emotional health, there is limited information available on how these restrictions have impacted movement behaviours and physical activity and sport opportunities in key settings. The CFLRI has conducted a number of studies that aim to look at how the pandemic affected the ability of schools, communities, workplaces, and sport organizations (national, provincial/territorial and local) to provide quality physical activity and sport programming. The CFLRI has also collected data at the population level to examine changes in behaviours at an individual level.  Click on the buttons below for a more in depth look into the impact of COVID-19: 


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