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Is your community reaching everyone everyday? Exploring the experiences and perspectives of Active Communities practitioners in serving low income citizens.

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dc.contributor.author Scott, Jennifer E
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-22T21:28:03Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-22T21:28:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-12-22T21:28:03Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1306
dc.description.abstract This project explored the experiences of recreation providers in offering initiatives to low income citizens through a government initiative entitled Active Communities. Using social marketing as a theoretical framework, this qualitative inquiry used interviews and a focus group to gather information from nine recreation providers working in public recreation facilities across Vancouver Island. Understanding the perspectives of recreation providers and furthering our knowledge of the benefits and costs associated with offering initiatives to low income citizens was central to this inquiry. As well, the project sought to understand the role of public recreation in communities and how that may influence the provision of services. The findings showed that offering initiatives to low income citizens is important and rewarding to participants. The lack of resources and policies, however, and the shifting philosophy of public recreation pose various barriers to the ability to be successful in providing initiatives for low income citizens. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject recreation en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject low income en_US
dc.subject access en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Is your community reaching everyone everyday? Exploring the experiences and perspectives of Active Communities practitioners in serving low income citizens. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Wharf Higgins, Joan
dc.degree.department School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US


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