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"That was our sport back then": An exploration of the holistic benefits of participating in northern gamesDownload
SSHRC IG awarded 2018: This Aboriginal and community-based, participatory research project aims to co-create knowledge about the holistic (emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual) benefits to Indigenous youth of participating in northern games, and to identify factors that might be modified to...
SSHRC awarded in 2015: An estimated 51% of Canadian children aged 5-14 years regularly participate in youth sport , making it a fundamental feature in the lives of almost two million children and their families. Parents invest substantial amounts of time and money to support their children's...
SSHRC PDG awarded 2014: Merely participating in youth sport does not systematically lead to positive developmental outcomes. Research shows it is necessary to intentionally target social contextual factors --such as organizational structure, coaches, parents, and peer interactions-- to promote...