Average percentage of time spent on the previous day in social leisure activities

What it measures

Dimension: Participation

This indicator shows the amount of time that people spend in social leisure activities (e.g., going out for coffee with a friend or visiting someone at their home). In 2014, Canadians reported that about 13% of their time was spent in social leisure – down from a high of 16% reported in 1998.

Why this matters

Spending time with others by participating in social leisure activities is linked to social inclusion and a stronger sense of belonging. These especially relevant for better mental health.

Data sources 

Statistics Canada General Social Survey, Time Use cycles
Further information:

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