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5.08 Recreation, sport, arts, culture, and parks all build a sense of belonging within a community

  1. Found: 25-36 of 55 entries
  2. People’s Perceptions of Parks and Recreation
    2004 - USA

    When people perceive that the parks and playgrounds in their communities contribute to their health and well being, and when they are perceived as making a positive contribution to their quality of...

    2002 - England

    "The most compelling evidence of impact of museums, archives and libraries was found to be in the areas of personal development, such as:
    • Acquisition of skills;
    • Trying new experiences;

  4. The Well-being of Children: Are There “Neighbourhood Effects”?
    2003 - Canada

    Families and children who live in supportive communities, where they are respected and their contributions valued, will also do better than those in communities lacking cohesion, good services, and...

  5. Reggae to Rachmaninoff: How and why people participate in arts and culture
    2002 - USA

    Five factors merit the attention of arts and cultural leaders because they suggest new participation building strategies:

    1. Social and family connections lead to engagement in arts and culture...

  6. 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...

  7. From Creative Economy to Creative Society
    2008 - USA

    Community arts researchers have found direct connections between culture and revitalization. In a study of ten Chicago neighborhoods, social networks were identified as a key mechanism by which...

  8. Wheelchair Sports as Social Interaction
    1998 - USA

    In 1998,  New York HERO, Inc. reported that: ”  Social Benefits Which May Result from Wheelchair Sport Participation do exist. “” A majority of administrators in universities with wheelchair sports...

  9. Social Effects of Culture: Exploratory Statistical Evidence
    2008 - Canada

    Statistics show a relationship between some cultural activities and positive social engagement such volunteering, donating, doing favours for neighbours, sense of belonging to Canada and not...

  10. The Arctic Winter Games are Hot
    2003 - Canada

    Five distinct benefits of the games are listed: excitement and positive experiences, personal growth, healthy competitive opportunities for youth, community building, and promoting socialization...

  11. The role of arts in placemaking
    2003 - USA

    The arts play a vital role in serving as a change agent within communities by organizing cultural resources to increase community awareness of a variety of issues. Functioning as communities of...

  12. Primal hypotheses: The relationship between naturalness, solitude, and the wilderness experience ben
    2000 - USA

    Programs operating in wilderness or comparable settings may be effective in creating well functioning and integrative groups with problem solving abilities. Although the sample size was small,...

  13. Sport and recreation: It’s more than you think
    2005 - Australia

    The study found 20 ways that sport and recreation benefits people. The overwhelming responsefrom participants in the survey was that sport and recreation delivered substantial benefits for...

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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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