Recreation and Sports 2017

  1. Recreation and Sports – Introduction

    Having access to recreation and sport facilities and participation opportunities enriches the lives of residents of all ages, and helps to attract visitors to Niagara. There are strong links between this Sector and many others, most notably Health and Wellness, Community Belonging and Economic Prosperity. National Context: Since 1994, Canadians’...
  2. Facilities and Participation

    National Context: The Canadian Index of Wellbeing 2016 National Report – How Are Canadians Really Doing? Shows that, between 1994 and 2014 in Canada: Overall participation in at least 15 minutes of physical activity such as walking, cycling, exercise, sports, gardening and dancing has risen steadily, from 21 to 28...
  3. Economic Impact

    GDP of Sport and Sport Industries in Ontario Statistics Canada reports the GDP of each province and industry. The following table shows the sport GDP and number of sport jobs in Ontario between 2010 and 2014. The difference between Sport GDP and GDP of Sport Industries is that Sport GDP...
  4. Coordinated Planning

    The Niagara Sport Commission (NSC) operated from June, 2009 to October, 2017 as a regional development agency using sport as a catalyst for economic (sport tourism) and community (active healthy lifestyle programs) development within the Niagara Region. NSC was dedicated to using sport in building partnerships among business, government, and community...