Children live within the context of their communities, and many spend time participating in community activities and benefiting from community resources. A healthy community offers a variety of resources, including opportunities and physical spaces for recreation, child care, education, social clubs, family supports, and so on. Essentially, each of these resources helps provide a beneficial service or activity for children and youth in their own neighbourhoods or communities.
Data in this section of Progress show that not all children have equal access to community resources. Those in lower-income families and children with disabilities may face barriers – financial or physical – that exclude them from full participation.