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Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage

Community, Sport and Recreation

Record #: RNS0054
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2020
Last Full Update: 26 Jun 2017


Located In Halifax Regional Municipality
Where To Find Us
Homburg Building
1741 Brunswick St, 3rd floor
Halifax, NS B3J 3X8
Areas Served Nova Scotia


Phone 902-424-5818 
1-800-387-6665 (toll-free in Nova Scotia)
Mailing Address c/o NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage 
Homburg Building 
1741 Brunswick St, 3rd floor 
Halifax, NS B3J 3X8

Description & Services

Information The Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation responsibility centre provides leadership by developing healthy policy, supporting the sport and recreation delivery system at all levels and building and maintaining effective collaborations amongst partners. With the help of the many resources available, we support the development of physical activity, sport and recreation opportunities in the province. 
Some of our responsibilities include: 
- Developing policies and strategies to provide overall direction in key areas 
- Providing financial investments through a variety of grant programs to municipalities, community groups, provincial organizations, schools and others 
- Providing leadership to community and organizational development initiatives 
- Contributing to multi-sectoral, inter-departmental and inter-governmental initiatives with partners at the provincial/territorial and federal levels 
- Undertaking research and monitoring to keep track of our progress towards achieving goals 
Over half of Nova Scotians are not active enough to achieve health benefits. More than ever, Canadians are spending increased time in cars and in front of TVs, computers and video games. Fewer children walk to school and labour-saving devices such as snow blowers and escalators further limit physical activity. 
Our most compelling goal is to achieve a ten per cent increase in the number of Nova Scotians who are active enough to achieve health benefits by 2010, a target that has been set by the Ministers responsible for sport and recreation across the country.