Revised and updated, this in-depth assessment of the unique history, background and issues of Canada and its citizens that concern leisure services is the introductory textbook for recreation and leisure studies students who intend to pursue their careers in Canada. Unit I covers the history of leisure and leisure services, the important concepts and related issues, the philosophical foundations, and dimensions of leisure behaviour prevalent in Canadian society. Unit II explains the public, voluntary (private) and commercial subsystems of the leisure service delivery system in Canada. Unit III addresses a range of topics that are important to the leisure service delivery system in Canada including travel and tourism, providing services for people with special needs, outdoor recreation, the significance of leisure across the life span, and programming issues. The final unit, Unit IV, examines the development of the leisure professions, and the challenges and changes that might affect, or be affected by, leisure services.Searle, Mark S. is the author of 'Leisure Services in Canada An Introduction', published 2000 under ISBN 9781892132116 and ISBN 1892132117.