Recreation provides multiple pathways to wellbeing for individuals, communities, and for our built and natural environments. This paper and the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 which it describes allows for a timely re-visioning of recreation’s capacity for achieving wellbeing.

The first part of the paper presents a renewed definition of recreation and explores the challenges and benefits of recreation today. It provides the rationale for investing in an evolved recreation strategy and describes the need for collaboration with other initiatives in a variety of sectors.

The second part of this paper describes a Framework for Recreation in Canada. The Framework provides a new vision, and suggests some common ways of thinking about the renewal of recreation, based on clear goals and underlying values and principles.

Published By: Canadian Parks and Recreation Association/Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council

Publication Date: 2015

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