Taking the time to share the results of my research projects is important to me. Below are a series of articles I've published from various research projects I've been involved in. I've written on topics related to community development, community resilience, community recreation, and leisure education.
Poverty & Recreation
Fortune, M., Oncescu, J., Fisher, L, & Sweatman, M. (2022). COVID-19’s Impact on rural low income mothers, Leisure/Loisir
Oncescu, J., & Fortune, M. (2022). Neoliberalism’s influence on recreation access provisions: Municipal recreation practitioners’ perspectives. Journal of Leisure Research.
Oncescu, J., & Fortune, M. (2022). Keeping citizens living with low incomes an arm’s length away: The responsibilization of municipal recreation provisions. Leisure/Loisir.
Oncescu, J. (2021) Low-income families and the community sport and leisure delivery systems. In. Dawn. E. Trussell & Ruth Jeanes (Ed) Families, Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. Routledge.
Oncescu, J., Froese, J , Fortune, M., Green, L., & Jenkins, J., (2021). Faciliting recreation programs and services for low-incopme citizens: Practitioners’ perspectives. Journal of Managing Sport and Leisure.
Oncescu, J. Green, L., & Jenkins, J. (2021). Excluding low-income families: Neoliberalism’s effect on community leisure provisions. Leisure Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2021.1987359
Oncescu, J. (2020). Addressing the funding gaps in recreation access provisions: The role of leisure education. Managing Sport & Leisure
Oncescu, J. & Loewen,M. (2020) Community recreation provisions that support low-income families' access to recreation. Leisure/Loisir
Oncescu, J. & Neufeld, C. (2020) Bridging low-income families to community leisure provisions: The role of leisure education. Leisure/Loisir, DOI: 10.1080/14927713.2020.1780931
Oncescu, J., & Neufeld, C. (2019): Low-income families and the positive outcomes associated with participation in a community-based leisure education program, Annals of Leisure Research, DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2019.1624586
Shannon, C., Oncescu, J., & Hutchinson, S. (2016). The potential for leisure education to address the ‘wicked problems’ prioritized in a framework for recreation in Canada. Leisure/Loisir, 40(3)
Heibert, C., & Oncescu, J. (2015). Leisure education, poverty and recreation participation: A case study of a community-based leisure education delivery system. In N. Vaugeois, P. Parker, & A. Weighill (Eds) Innovative Leisure Practices: Cases As Conduits Between Theory and Practice. World Leisure Centre of Excellent: Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC.
Oncescu, J. (2014). Creating constraints to community resiliency: The event of a rural school’s closure. Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy, 9(2), 1-30.
Oncescu, J. (2014). The impact of a rural school’s closure on community resiliency. Leisure/Loisir,38(1), 35-52.
Oncescu, J. (2016). Rural restructuring: The impact of a pulp and paper mill’s closure on rural community recreation services and amenities. World Leisure Journal, DOI: 10.1080/16078055.2016.1161662
Oncescu, J. (2014). Rural restructuring and its impact on community recreation opportunities. Annals of Leisure Research. DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2014.980834
Oncescu, J., & Robertson, B. (2010). Recreation in remote communities: A case study of Newport.Journal of Rural and Community Development, 5(1/2), 221-237.
Oncescu, J. (2015) Rural restructuring: Community stakeholders’ perspectives of the impact of a pulp and paper mill closure on community relationships. Journal of Rural Society, 24(2), 177-199, DOI: 10.1080/10371656.2015.1060719
Oncescu, J. & Giles, A. (2014) Rebuilding a sense of community through reconnection: The impact of a rural school’s closure on individuals without school-aged children. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 9(3), 296-319.
Ensign, S., Giles, A.R., & Oncescu, J. (2014). Natural resource exploration and extraction in Northern Canada: Intersections with community cohesion and social welfare. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 8(4), 81-102.
Oncescu, J. & Giles, A. (2013). A rural school’s closure: Impacts on volunteers’ gender roles. Journal of Rural Society, 23(1), 2-19.
Oncescu, J., & Giles, A. (2012). Changing relationships: The impact of a rural school closure on families with school-aged children. Leisure/Loisir, 36(2), 107-126.
Oncescu, J., Gravelle, F., & Karlis, G. (2009). Rural youth and technology: Counteracting youth cocooning with the great outdoors. The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 22(1), 24-28.
Kriemadis, T., Leivadi, S., Mavromatis, C., Kartakoullis, N., Karlis, G. & Oncescu, J. (2008). Organizational culture in middle and top-level hotel units in Greece. International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation, & Tourism,1(1), 32-35.