Exploring the Process and Outcomes of Partnering with Urban Aboriginal Partners to Promote Physical Activity for Young Children
Research Start-up Summary and Abstract:
Experiences in early childhood impact a lifetime. Sound motor and physical development are important aspects of total well-being and are key factors in the development of young children. Collaborating with urban Aboriginal organizations and with urban Aboriginals working in the local school districts, we will implement community-based, participatory action research methods to explore the process and outcomes of developing and implementing culturally sensitive physical activity resources for young urban Aboriginal children (ages 3-8).
An authentic partnership has come together and includes researchers from the Centre for Early Childhood Research and Development at the University of Victoria, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, the WSANEC school board, the Aboriginal principals of Aboriginal Education in the Victoria, Sooke and Saanich school districts, the Island Métis Family & Community Services Society and others.