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Equitable Access to Physical Activity

Ever Active Schools, in partnership with KidSport, developed a project to build active coordination between the sport, recreation and active living sectors to address barriers to sport and physical activity participation. More specifically, the overall project focussed on developing strategies for all participating organizations to support families in poverty or low-income to become physically active.

As one piece of the project, in July 2016 a diverse group of individuals from sport, active living and recreation sectors came together in the Action Lab — facilitated by Ben Weinlick of Think Jar Collective — to explore how a collective, community-informed approach could make sport more accessible to marginalized populations.

As a second piece of the project, in August 2016 the Alberta Centre for Active Living was contracted to lead a scan of the current landscape of sport and active living organizations that provide equitable access to physical activity opportunities. This evaluation sought to understand current programs/strategies, barriers, and needs of organizations to implement equitable access to sport and physical activity opportunities.

Read the report below for more information on the project, including the history and outcomes.

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Empathy Mapping and Service Design Prototyping Report

On July 19, 2016 with support from the Recreation and Physical Activity Division of Alberta Culture and Tourism, Ever Active Schools and KidSport brought together diverse voices from provincial sport, active living and social support organizations to explore needs, aspirations and motivations of people in community who are left out of sport and recreation.

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