This revised edition of Leisure and Recreation in Canadian Society includes a new chapter on parks in Canada, updated statistics and research, and new features throughout focusing on leisure and recreation issues and trends. It provides an historical overview, describes the current situation, and explores future developments in leisure and recreation.
With the major demographic shifts of recent years in mind, Leisure and Recreation in Canadian Society addresses the distinct leisure needs of specific groups within our society, including new immigrants, Aboriginal peoples, and the elderly. The effect of multiculturalism and ethnic diversity on the provision of leisure services is highlighted as a major theme throughout.
Using empirical research and a wide range of examples, this updated second edition offers an in-depth exploration of leisure and recreation from a truly Canadian perspective.