Department of Community Services

Sport & Recreation

Active Living Yukon

Active living is a way of life in which physical activity is valued and integrated into daily life. It is an inclusive way of looking at physical activity that allows all people to work towards improving their own health at their own pace. Sport and Recreation branch works with many partners to implement the Yukon Active Living Strategy to improve the health and quality of life of Yukoners in our communities.

The Renewed Yukon Active Living Strategy is part of a national goal, set in 2009, to increase physical activity in Canada by 20% by 2015. This new strategy has a focus on increasing physical activity during the after school time period

The Yukon Active Living Strategy provides a framework for active living that is to be implemented in 4 key settings:

Active Yukoners: Families, Friends & Groups generates awareness, attitudes and behaviours related to active, healthy lifestyles amongst Yukoners' social networks. Support for less active populations or those facing barriers as a result of gender, socioeconomic status, physical ability, etc, is emphasized.

Active Yukon Communities focuses on infrastructure, parks, trails, volunteers, programs and special events which contribute to healthy community enviroments by making it easy for Yukoners to be physically active on a daily basis.

Active Yukon Workplaces promotes physical activity as an integral part of each day whether before or after work, while commuting to and from work, or at the workplace. Workplaces implement policies and offer opportunities which support employees to lead active, healthy lives because employers recognize that an active employee is a productive employee.

Active Yukon Schools makes daily physical activity a priority by including opportunites to be active, beyond Physical Education class, into every school day. Within a school environment, children and families learn to value the benefits of active living as a core component of lifelong health.

If you are interested in learning more, the full version of the Active Living Strategy is available online.