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.

 ~The Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015

This Policy sets direction for the period 2012–2022 for all governments, institutions and organizations that are committed to realizing the positive impacts of sport on individuals, communities and society.

Well Being

Wellbeing as the Overarching Goal

The Government of New Brunswick, and provincial partners, joined with federal, provincial and territorial governments and organizations across the country to develop and endorse two milestone documents: The Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 (FRC) and the Canadian Sport Policy 2012 (CSP). 

Together, they provide a comprehensive statement of the goals and principles of recreation and sport in our country and therefore also our province. 

In the consultations that produced these documents, Canadians spoke about the benefits recreation and sport bring to them and their communities. They talked about managing healthy weights, challenging sedentary lifestyles, promoting community engagement, fostering leadership development, building self-esteem, steering individuals away from high-risk behaviours, connecting with nature, and much more. 

Recreation and sport, they said, not only embody core Canadian values, they provide tools to help us realize our aspirations for the future. The FRC and CSP reflect this vision through an inclusive approach to recreation and sport.

While wellbeing is the overarching goal of the recreation and sport delivery system, it is also the overarching goal for many other policy fields. Sharing this goal links these policy fields to the recreation and sport delivery system in a unique and promising way.

 

The system* exists, in effect, so that a wide variety of policy fields can use it as a tool to help promote wellbeing in their respective domains.

While wellbeing is the overarching goal of the recreation and sport delivery system, it is also the overarching goal for many other policy fields. Sharing this goal links these policy fields to the recreation and sport delivery system in a unique and promising way. 

The system* exists, in effect, so that a wide variety of policy fields can use it as a tool to help promote wellbeing in their respective domains.

Wellbeing as a Shared Goal

*The recreation and sport delivery system consists of partners from the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. The system, as it relates to this policy framework refers to the public system. Public recreation and sport is the provision of programs and services by governments and not-for-profit organizations for the benefit of individuals and communities.

The recreation and sport delivery system exists so that a wide variety of policy fields can use it as a tool to help promote wellbeing in their respective domains.

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