Thank you to ParticipACTION for providing this post.
The 2022 ParticipACTION Children and Youth Report Card has arrived!
The 15th edition of the Report Card contains grades based on data collected during the pandemic to better assess its impact on kids’ movement behaviours. The pandemic drove a sudden and drastic shift in how kids could access physical activity opportunities. Most families understood the urgent need to protect public health but still felt that kids lost essential opportunities to get active. This year’s “D” grade for Overall Physical Activity is a decrease from the previous report and reflects a major drop in kids’ movement.
However a silver lining of the pandemic is that the introduction of car-free urban spaces, rural trails & paths let kids walk, roll, ride and play more, leading to an increase in this year’s active play grade from an F to a D-. Though this is a move in the right direction, there is clearly more work to be done to support children and youth’s active play.
Let’s work together towards an active future! Let’s speak up for all children and youth, especially those who feel excluded from equal access to physical activity, play and sport. The 2022 Report Card features key findings specific to children and youth with disabilities, girls as well as Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomer, and racialized children and youth.
Read the Report Card at www.ParticipACTION.com