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Children Sports Participation on the Decline

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

sportaholik.com connects recreational sport playing adults, however it’s always interesting to see what is going on with Canadian kids and their participation in organized sports.

Canadian children are getting lazier, as participation in organized sports declined significantly among the elementary-school-aged set over a 13-year period, suggests a Statistics Canada study.

New data suggests that only 47% of children in Toronto and Vancouver are sport participants. Also, those of higher income families were more likely to be playing organized sports than those of lower incomes. The top three sports across Canada, for children between 5 and 14 years of age, were soccer, swimming and hockey. More at cbc.ca.