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We Belong

We Belong: How-To GuideAfter school physical activity programs should create welcoming environments, encourage cultural respect, and promote the benefits of physical activity and positive social cohesion for newcomer Canadian children and youth.

We Belong uses an Asset-Based Community Development approach to support facilitators of after school physical activity programs to engage newcomer Canadian children and youth and foster belonging and community.

Youth who immigrate to Canada are 40% less likely to meet physical activity guidelines within the first 1–2 years of immigration (Kukaswadia, Pickett, & Janssen, 2014).

We Belong offers a variety of support tools to encourage facilitators to develop and deliver quality physical activity programming for newcomer Canadian children and youth:  


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