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How to Use the Benefits Hub

The Benefits Hub is a valuable resource for people who work and or volunteer in the fields of recreation, arts, culture, heritage, environment, parks and sports offering the opportunity to both discover evidenced-based research and to share new findings and reports with colleagues.

What follows is a brief guide to maximizing your search results on the Hub.

First Glance

On the homepage you will find category boxes offering you a quick glimpse of the latest related research that’s been added to the database. Select the Read More feature to be taken directly to the record.

Benefits Hub Sections

Conducting a Search

The Benefits Hub offers a comprehensive keyword search found on the top of all site pages as well as category search in the left navigation panel.

To expand category options please select the “+” icons beside the 4 main category navigation titles.

There is also an Advanced Search feature which allows you to combine, categories, topics and keywords which can narrow the search results to be very precise.

Finding Results


When you have retrieved the results list there are several options for sorting. You can print out a maximum of 25 records in the list format.
Once a specific record has been selected you will see a records page offering the title, author and publishing information and a brief summary of the document contents. You may not need to refer to the original document, but if you wish to do so, select the “Link to Document” button at the top of the record to proceed.

NOTE: The Benefits Hub is a directory and repository but does not house all information, you may be brought to a new website to access the information and for some journal research you may require a login or to submit a payment.

Success Stories

Program Success Stories →

Along with evidenced-based research the Benefits Hub also provides access to LIN’s collection of Success Stories – information on innovative programs related to your topic search.  To access the Success Stories select the Read Success Stories button found on the results pages.

Sharing Research

To share research is a simple process. To begin select the “Share My Research” button found on the top of all site pages, then fill in some basic contact information and attach the proposed research. We will then follow up with you.

If you require any further assistance in using the site please contact

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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