17 record(s) found with the tag "recreation" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Cultural safety and physical activity in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The research question for this research is, “what enables and/or inhibits female and male Aboriginal peoples in the Northwest Territories to experience cultural safety in group Physical Activity (PA) programs?” This qualitative, participatory research has three main objectives: i) identify the characteristics that enable/inhibit Aboriginal participants’ experience of PA program as culturally safe;...


Physical Activity Monitor (PAM)
Principal Investigator: Cameron, Christine
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The Physical Activity Monitor (PAM) will collect data to examine factors or correlates of physical activity that may enhance or detract from participation in physical activity or sport among Canadian adults 18 years and older, determine current activity levels of Canadians, as well as time spent in sedentary behaviors, and participation in sport. Data collected will provide trend data related to a...


Cultural Safety of Physical Activity Programming for Aboriginal Elders
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: This project seeks to understand the impact of the Elders in Motion (EIM) program, which is a physical activity program developed by the Northwest Territories Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA), on past and current participants. It also seeks to understand the challenges that program facilitators and communities have faced in regards to implementing the program and how they have dealt with ...


Exploring Social Support, Sport Participation, and Rural Womens Health Using Photovoice
Principal Investigator: Mair, Heather L
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The purpose of this study is to: 1) explore roles that sport and recreation clubs play as community places for rural women; 2) examine the influence of curling and curling clubs on the social lives and health of rural women; 3) utilize Photovoice, a participatory qualitative research method, to work with rural women in photographing, documenting, and expressing their perspectives on their local cl...


Collaboration: NWT Sport and Recreation Sector
Principal Investigator: Wood, Mellissa L
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: This research project will identify positive factors that exist within collaborative partnerships between the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Division of Sport, Recreation and Youth (SRY) and the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA). The research methods will include interviews with no more than 6 staff within NWTRPA and SRY. Questions will be open-ended and will follow...


"Developing" Aboriginal Youth?: An Examination of the NWT Aquatics Program
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: This research project engages with the GNWT and the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, and thus members of the NWT public. The researchers will be conducting archival research of publically-available documents held by each organization. The goal of the research project is to better understand the ways in which sport and recreation programming can better meet northerners' (and especially Aborig...


Swimming against the mainstream: Shallow water pool certification
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: Since 1967 the NWT Aquatics Program has brought aquatic leaders from southern Canada to the North to teach northern residents water safety in an effort to decrease high drowning rates. The NWT Recreation and Parks Association in conjunction with the Lifesaving Society of Canada will be piloting the Shallow Water Pool Lifeguard certification to address the problem of having very few northern reside...


Swimming Against the Mainstream: The NWT Aquatics Program in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: The objectives of this study are to (a) document the history of the NWT Aquatics Program in Tuktoyaktuk (b) expand understandings of Inuvialuit practices concerning water, (c) examine whether a Shallow Water Pool Lifeguard certification is viable (d) the creation of both documents and presentations that can provide decrease water-related fatalities and physical inactivity. Since its inception i...


Sports Volunteerism in Small Communities in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Daitch, Richard
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: This study is important because it will provide a detailed picture of sports volunteerism in four small NWT communities. It should provide an answer to the question of whether there are currently enough volunteers for sports activities. The researcher will examine why some people volunteer, while looking at what prevents others from participating. He will make recommendations to help increase spo...


A Critical Analysis of the Potential for the Development of Recreational Trails in the N.W.T. and Yukon
Principal Investigator: McClelland, Brenda
Licenced Year(s): 1990
Summary: The Researcher will conduct a case study of the planning and management of a recreational trail. General information on trails in Iqaluit will be gathered from agencies, outfitters, guides and trail users....


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