Report Card Overview
The Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is an evidence-informed communications and advocacy piece that provides a comprehensive assessment of Canada’s “state of the nation” each year on how, as a country, we are being responsible in providing physical activity opportunities for children and youth.
Each year, the Report Card communicates a “cover story” reflective of emerging research and trends with respect to physical activity for children and youth. The 2012 Report Card focused on the issue of “active play”. Previous cover stories have included: screen time, early years, and after-school. View Archived Report Cards.
Teachers/professors use it as an educational tool in order to promote awareness of the physical activity issue and keep up with current research.
Community organizations use it to draw attention to their programs as a method to increase physical activity and improve the grades.
Non-government organizations use it as a tool to help guide strategic planning and areas of focus as well as key supporting evidence in sponsorship and funding proposals.
Government officials use it to guide policy development.
The Report Card results are communicated through a number of materials including:
- a Short Form which highlights the cover story and key findings
- a Long Form which includes a comprehensive set of references and a variety of specific recommendations
- an article which can be included in newsletters and other communication materials
- a Power Point Presentation which can be used to communicate results and mobilize solutions within various organizations and groups