The Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation responsibility centre provides leadership by developing healthy policy, supporting the sport and recreation delivery system at all levels and building and maintaining effective collaborations amongst partners. With the help of the many resources available, we support the development of physical activity, sport and recreation opportunities in the province.
Some of our responsibilities include:
Over half of Nova Scotians are not active enough to achieve health benefits. More than ever, Canadians are spending increased time in cars and in front of TVs, computers and video games. Fewer children walk to school and labour-saving devices such as snow blowers and escalators further limit physical activity.
Our most compelling goal is to achieve a ten per cent increase in the number of Nova Scotians who are active enough to achieve health benefits by 2010, a target that has been set by the Ministers responsible for sport and recreation across the country.