Why do we need intramurals?

Intramural programs, services, and resources are focused on one thing—getting children and youth to participate in physical activity. If we are going to make a difference in the future physical activity and lifestyle patterns of Canadians, we need to focus on our children and youth. Many of the fundamental life and coping skills that support healthy lifestyles are acquired in early life experiences.

Intramural programs have an impact on Canadian children and youth:

  • Intramurals are FUN!
  • Intramurals are INCLUSIVE - they provide something for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, size, shape, ability, culture or socio-economic status!
  • Intramurals reach traditionally inactive students – even students with low skill levels!
  • Intramurals can include a diverse range of activities that can be done daily
  • Intramurals provide opportunities for leadership development for children and youth

Intramurals get our kids active daily and help to increase their physical activity levels.