Increase access to affordable opportunities for physical activity
How to implement
High impact: Create affordable opportunities for physical activity to ensure that all community members can participate, regardless of income level.1-3
Try this: Further encourage participation in physical activity by ensuring safe and affordable transportation is available to and from venues and provide free or low-cost childcare or family activities during physical activity programming.
Example in Action: The City of Fort Saskatchewan offers discounts on recreation facility passes and programs for low-income residents through its 'Everyone Plays' initiative.
- MacArthur Group Inc. Physical activity strategy for Prince Edward Island 2004-2009. Charlottetown (PE): MacArthur Group; 2004. Available from: http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/doh_actstrat.pdf.
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Physical activity for children and young people. NICE guideline. London (UK): National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; 2009. Available from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph17.
- BC Ministry of Health. Evidence review: healthy living – physical activity and healthy eating. CORE public health functions for BC. Victoria (BC): BC Ministry of Health; 2006. Available from: https://www.health.gov.bc.ca/public-health/pdf/Healthy_Living_Physical_Activity_Healthy_Eating_Evidence_Review.pdf.