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5.07 Recreation, parks, sport, arts, and culture build pride in a community, province or country

  1. Found: 1-12 of 54 entries
  2. 2002 Canadian Public Opinion Survey on Youth and Sport
    2002 - Canada

    Canadians highly value the contribution of community-level sports to the development of youth and also to the broader community.  Canadians see community-level sports as benefitting their local...

  3. A case for investing in arts, culture and heritage infrastructure. Prepared for British Columbia Min
    2007 - Canada

    A national survey on children and youth found that children who participate in organized activities outside of school, e.g., music, the arts or clubs, tend to have higher self esteem, interact...

  4. A question of value: What do trees and forests mean to people in Vermont?
    2006 - USA

    Forests are important to quality of life which, in some cases, can outweigh monetary considerations.

  5. Artful business: Using the arts for community economic development
    2004 - USA

    'Four typologies of arts-based community development approaches have been identified: business incubator programs, cooperatives, tourist venues, and comprehensive approaches.  Regardless of the...

  6. Artists in Small and Rural Municipalities in Canada
    2006 - Canada

    Particularly in small and rural municipalities, a strong artistic community can lead to “pride of place” and can therefore enhance the whole community’s well-being. A strong artistic presence can...

  7. Artists’ Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies
    2006 - USA

    “Artists’ centers make important contributions to regional economies and to the social, cultural, and commercial lives of their neighbors. “

  8. Arts and culture in medicine and health: A survey research paper
    2005 - Canada

    Arts and culture have important contributions to make to at least seven of the twelve determinants of health defined by Health Canada. Research in the United Kingdom and the United States is...

  9. Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  10. Can the Arts Change the World? The Transformative Power of Community Arts
    2007 - USA

    Community arts can create a safe space that allows us to trust and be open to change and make us comfortable with the role shifting that is part of community transformation.

  11. Choreographing community sustainability: The importance of cultural planning to community viability
    2007 - Canada

    Festivals and celebrations are pivotal to community engagement, identity, and cohesiveness. Museums, heritage districts, galleries, performing arts centres, visual arts spaces, libraries, and...

  12. Choreographing community sustainability: The importance of cultural planning to community viability
    2007 - Canada

    Culture is equal to the environment, economic, and social sectors in contributing to community sustainability, and all four dimensions of sustainability should be integrated in government planning...

  13. Cities and communities that work: Innovative practices, enabling policies
    2003 - Canada

    Investments of money and time must be made in the infrastructure for collaboration: civic leadership in relationship building, and professionalism in network management . Local capacity building...

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

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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