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Engaging Marginalized Members of the Community in the Axworthy Health & RecPlex

Community Engagement Research


By David Telles-Langdon and Nathan Hall

Children and youth in Winnipeg’s inner city are differentially affected by poverty, racism, and diminished life opportunities. The untapped resources of a university provide a cornucopia of engagement opportunities for children, youth, and other community members to be physically active, to join sport teams, and to take advantage of the university sport and physical activity resources. This study was an exploration of how successful the RecPlex and Community Charter has been in providing these opportunities.

RecPlex initiatives poster

**The report on initiatives to engage the community through the Axworthy Health & RecPlex is still in development. It will be posted here when completed.**