2014-2016 kids CANPLAY (Pedometer study),

July 7, 2020

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. The study also examines other factors associated with activity levels, including the use of active modes of transportation.


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This 2015 study examines municipal perspectives on programs, facilities, policies and opportunities for physical activity.


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The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute has studied the physical activity levels of children and youth through a study called CANPLAY (the Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Study). CANPLAY uses pedometers to measure daily steps. Results from this study are based on data collected during the two time period from 2014-2016, 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).


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The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s 2016-2018 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadian adults (18 years and older) specifically about a range of facilities in their community where they may participate in physical activity and sport.


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This study explores individual factors in their relation to physical activity and sport, including awareness of messages, knowledge, beliefs about the benefits, attitudes, self-efficacy, behavioural control, intention, and initial steps to becoming active.


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This study reports on data collected in 2010-2011 which examines factors influencing participation in physical activity among children and youth. It also explores sport participation among children and youth. Topics include active transportation, use of time after school, local opportunities to be active, parental involvement, and activity preferences.


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2016-2018 Physical Activity Monitor (Adult focus),

October 30, 2018

This research bulletin explores the availability of places to safely bicycle, satisfaction levels with the amount of places to safely bicycle, and usage of such places.


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Key Research Area(s)

Active Transportation

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Adults

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Reports and Publications

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Self-Report Population Data

2016-2018 Physical Activity Monitor (Adult focus),

October 30, 2018

This particular research bulletin examines Canadians’ perspectives about the amount of places to safely walk in their community, the level of satisfaction with the amount of places to safely walk, and finally, their usage of such places. Each of these factors are explored in relation to key socio-demographic factors such as gender, age, education level, household income level, employment and marital status, region, and community characteristics.


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Key Research Area(s)

Active Transportation

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Adults

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Reports and Publications

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Self-Report Population Data

2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor (Adult focus),

January 30, 2018

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor explores physical activity behaviours among adults (18 years and older). In addition, the study examines factors associated with activity levels such as the use of active modes of transportation.


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Key Research Area(s)

Active Transportation

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Adults

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Reports and Publications

Data Collection Method(s)

Self-Report Population Data

2015 Survey of Physical Activity Opportunities in Canadian Communities,

January 5, 2018

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute conducted a study entitled the 2015 Survey of Physical Activity Opportunities in Canadian Communities which examines factors associated with physical activity and sport at the local or community level.This research bulletin further asks municipal administrators about the availability of formal plans associated with transportation and the priority associated with different types of transportation contained within. This bulletin summarizes these findings with respect to community characteristics.


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