Joseph Levy - Author

Dr. Joseph Levy began his academic career at the University of Waterloo, Canada. After 14 years he moved to York University. He retired from there in 2005, and became the director of the undergraduate program in therapeutic recreational service education at Douglas College.

Dr. Levy is a leader in Canada in advocating for the establishment of a Canada Recreation, Leisure, and Sports Act. He was one of Canada’s leaders in the development of Preventive Health Promotion and Protection programs and services designed to mitigate the impact of chronic and social diseases. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Levy was invited to lecture and consult at universities, hospitals, spas, and other health-related programs in the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His final position was as an adjunct professor at Mount Royal University.

He authored four texts, 60 scientific peer-reviewed articles and hundreds of trade and professional articles as well as newspaper articles. He was a founding member of the World Leisure Organization. Dr. Levy was the recipient of prestigious awards for outstanding service.

Recreational Service in the New Millennium