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ID #:   39270145
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Description:   Survey of GTA parents of children ages 6 to 12 on summer vacation childcare arrangements. Includes: % had completed summer activity arrangements for their children by May 2010, Biggest challenges for GTA parents in making summer arrangements for their kids: % report Affordability, Fits into parents'/families' schedule, Knowing what programs are available, Safety, Easy to get to (accessible), Spaces are still available, Beneficial for the child, Child will be active

When asked where their children will be spending most of their time this summer - % reported with the parent or parents, at day camps, with grandparents, % of children who spend most of their time in a day camp will be vigorously active (vs. with parents, grandparents)

% of parents indicate their children will be vigorously active this summer, % of parents anticipated they will be spending over $500 per child this summer, % over $1000. [out-of-school activities]

 
Publication Date:   6/21/2010
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Toronto (GTA)
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/22/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39270080
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Description:   Details report on time use in Canada and its effect on wellbeing. Includes: The proportion of employed Canadians aged 20-64 years who worked 50 hours or more per week, by gender, 1989-2009, % who do not work a regular day schedule, Proportion of full-time employed Canadians aged 20-64 years, by type of work arrangement (regular daytime, regular evening, regulate night shift, rotating shift, split shift, compressed work, on call or casual)

% report high levels of time pressure, %of children and youth (6-15 yrs old) who participate at least weekly in an organized, extracurricular activity [after school activities, out-of-school activities], % of youth (12-17 years) spending 2 hours or more a day on TV & video games, % of 15-17 year olds eating at home with their parents.

% of retired seniors engaged in active leisure, Average time spent by retired seniors in active leisure, % of retired seniors (65 yrs and over) who reported volunteering and mean number of hours per day.

Most results by gender.

 
Publication Date:   6/14/2010
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/15/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269819
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Description:   % say they have or will claim the Home Renovation Tax Credit [HRTC] for the 2009 tax year by metropolitan area, % will claim the Children's Fitness Tax Credit in 2009 by metropolitan area [out-of-school activities], % claiming tuition tax credit for post-secondary education.
 
Publication Date:   4/19/2010
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Metropolitan Areas
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/19/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269273
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Description:   This article identifies factors that influence the social engagement of children with disabilities aged 5 to 14. The emphasis is put on participation in social activities outside the family home and normal school hours. [out-of-school activities]

(Organized sports and physical activities, Organized non-sports activities, Virtual peer network)

 
Publication Date:   12/11/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   12/12/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39268781
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Description:   % of feel that they don't have a lot of places in their community where supervised activities and recreation options are available for children and teens outside of school, % of Canadians agree that there should be some organized activity or safe place for children and teens to go to after school.

% of the after school programs report increased academic performance and improved social skills of their participants. [out-of-school activities]

 
Publication Date:   9/8/2009
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   9/9/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39267954
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Description:   Survey of Canadian attitudes towards education. Covers: Early childhood learning and child care: What kinds of child-care arrangements do Canadian parents make? (e.g. daycare, relative other than parent) How often do parents engage in learning activities with their young children? How often do parents encourage or allow children to engage in unstructured play? How much "screen time" do parents allow their young children? (e.g. DVDs/TV, video games) Do parents try to teach their young children new skills?

Schools: quality, access and mobility: Are schools meeting Canadians’ expectations? How important are high-school programs that include work experience? Which subjects should be included in the compulsory curriculum? What kinds of extracurricular activities [out-of-school activities] do Canadian children participate in? (e.g. Sports, Art, Science, Social club) How well are Canada’s post-secondary institutions doing? Do all qualified students have the same opportunity to get a post-secondary education? How affordable is post-secondary education in Canada? How mobile are post-secondary students?

Work-related adult learning: How important is adult learning? How many Canadians take formal work-related training? What forms of employer support do Canadians receive for their formal work-related training? What factors prevent Canadians from taking formal work-related training? What factors would foster greater participation in formal work-related training? What forms of non-formal work-related learning do Canadians engage in? (e.g. E-learning, Reading or researching, Help from colleague)

Health and learning: What resources do Canadians use to learn about health issues? (e.g. Alternative practitioner [Alternative medicine], Call-in health line, Internet, Newspapers or magazines, Friends or family, Family doctor) What prevents Canadians from using various sources of health-related information? How strong are Canadians’ health-literacy skills?

 
Publication Date:   2/23/2009
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   2/23/2009
 
 
 
ID #:   39267182
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Description:   This article examines children’s participation in organized extracurricular activities. Includes: Percentage who participated in organized extracurricular activity, by age group and type of activity, household population aged 6 to 17 (Sports, Non-sport activities, Clubs or community groups) by Family structure, Income, Region/province. [out-of-school activities, amateur sport]
 
Publication Date:   9/17/2008
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Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   9/18/2008
 
 
 
ID #:   39266016
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Description:   Survey of Canadians parents on their opinions and attitudes towards their children's homework. Includes: Time spent on homework by grade level, by gender by school type (public school, private school, separate school), % of homework is: Completion of work not done in class, Drill and practice, Projects, Studying for tests

Parent's comparison of amount of homework now to when they were children (by gender, income level), Frequency that parent, friend, sibling helps child with homework, Frequency tutor helps child with homework [tutoring]

Resources used by child for homework (School resources, Internet, Public library, Materials at home) by income level, school type, gender, Child's attitude towards homework, Parent attitude toward homework and amount of homework, Parental sense of competence to help with homework, Perceived effect of homework on child's achievement

Other activities for child (Music lessons [e.g. piano lessons) [out-of-school activities], dance, swim, sports, religious, chores, paid job) by gender, income, Average amount of time spent: Watching TV, watching DVDs / Videos, Playing video games, Playing with toys, Playing outdoors, Listening to music, Self-initiated activities - by gender, grade level, income level. [time use, out-of-school activities]

 
Publication Date:   2/1/2008
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, Ontario
 
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ID #:   39264349
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Description:   Article examines the effect of household income on school-readiness of 5 year olds. Includes: % of 5 year-old children at four household income levels who were read to daily and who were encouraged to use numbers on a daily basis, 2002, % of 5 year-old children at four household income levels who participated in unorganized sports, organized sports, and lessons in physical activities on a weekly basis, % of five-year olds participated weekly in arts-related lessons (e.g. music lessons, piano lessons) [out-of-school activities]

Receptive vocabulary scores of 5-year-old children at four household income levels who were or were not read to daily, Communication skill score at ages 3 and 5, by household income level, 2002.

 
Publication Date:   5/1/2007
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Geography:   Canada
 
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ID #:   39263470
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Description:   This report provides an overview of Canadian children as they enter school as 5-year-olds. It looks at the collection of abilities, behaviours and attitudes that they bring with them (Communication skill, Attention, Work effort, Curiosity, Self-control of behaviour, Cooperative play, Independence in dressing, Independence in cleanliness) and how they related to a child's home environment. [Level of positive interaction with parent, Frequency of reading to child, Frequency of number use]

Includes % and number of children in the population by child and family characteristics (income level - low income, education of parents, immigrant status, urban/rural, province), Differences in readiness to learn measures between girls and boys at age 3 and age 5, and change in the differences, Differences in readiness to learn measures between children from lower income households and children from more affluent households at age 3 and age 5, and change in the differences

% of children who were encouraged to use numbers daily by child and family characteristics at age 5, % of children who participated in organized & unorganized sports at least weekly, who participated in lessons in the arts (e.g. piano lessons / music lessons), lessons in physical activity by child and family characteristics at age 5 [Out-of-school activities]

% of children participating in one or more early childhood education activities at age 3 by sex of child and household income level.

 
Publication Date:   11/27/2006
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Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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ID #:   39263024
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Description:   Collection of facts and figures relating to education in Canada. Includes: The proportion of children six months to five years old in non-parental child care has risen since 1994-1995 (daycare), Children's participation in out-of-school activities, 4- and 5-year olds, 2002-2003 (Sports that are coach, Athletic instruction - e.g. martial arts, gymnastics, dance, Non sport activities - e.g. music, art, Clubs, community groups with leadership)

% students aged 15 in English school systems had ever been enrolled in a French immersion program, Amount of homework 15 year olds do, % of teens working at part-time jobs during the school year, Reasons for not working during school year, High school drop-outs as a percentage of all 20-24-year-olds, Canada and provinces, average of 1990-1991 to 1992-1993 and 2002-2003 to 2004-2005 school years

What influences the decision to pursue a college or university education? How many young people go on to postsecondary education?

Postsecondary aspirations and savings behaviour, Median amounts saved by parents for their children’s postsecondary education as of October 2002, by child’s age, Average undergraduate university tuition fees, Canada and provinces, 1994-1995 and 2004-2005, Percentage of current students aged 18-24 using source of funding

What is the first year of college or university like? What fields of study are students graduating from? Average employment income, by age group and education level, Canada, 2000

 
Publication Date:   9/28/2006
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Geography:   Canada
 
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ID #:   8495
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Description:   Survey asked Canadian parents living in urban centers about what their children do after the school day ends. Responses include swimming, piano lessons, soccer, hockey, basketball, football, dancing, volleyball, track and field, martial arts, art classes, band, Scouts/ Girl Guides [out-of-school activities]
 
Publication Date:   1/7/2003
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Location Type:   Archive
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/1/2006
 
 
 
ID #:   8112
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Description:   Activities that children age 6 to 17 years do between the end of the school day and dinnertime (e.g. Martial Arts, Piano lessons, Church, Scouts/ Guides, Drama/ theatre), How often? Who operates the formal after school program? Why were children enrolled? Informal custodial care. [out-of-school activities]
 
Publication Date:   12/5/2002
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Geography:   Canada
 
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