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

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  2. [English] Creative Cities Structured Policy Dialogue (Research Report F46, Family Network)
    2004 - Canada

    Creative cities express their uniqueness and authenticity in three principal settings: the arts, commerce, and community. “Further, it is the quality and intensity of the connections among the...

  3. [English] Improving the Health of Young Canadians
    2007 - Canada

    Positive relationships, opportunities competencies, values and self-perceptions help adolescents succeed....the more of these assets adolescents possess, the greater their likelihood of engaging in...

  4. [English] Enhancing Cultural Capital: The Arts and Community Development in Winnipeg
    2005 - Canada

    The wealth of artistic and cultural resources in Winnipeg's inner city make an enormous contribution to building community capacity, energizing community-based revitalization efforts, educating...

  5. [English] 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...

  6. [English] Culture and recreation : links to well-being
    2004 - Canada

    Culture and recreation contribute immeasurably to the health of individuals and of communities by keeping them alive and well.
    1.  Recreation and play are particularly important for healthy...

  7. [English] Exploring the role of arts and culture in urban sustainable development: Journey in progress
    2001 - Canada

    Quality of community life components:
    • economic vitality —a precondition to generate the wealth to create other services
    • a sense of place and strong public realm
    • cultural activities that...

  8. [English] Mingling, observing, and lingering: Everyday public spaces and their implications for well-being and
    2007 - England

    A wide range of everyday public open spaces were perceived as having a positive influence on both individual well-being and community life. Some people derived restorative benefits from the...

  9. [English] Impact of youth theatres on communities
    2005 - Canada

    "Participation in youth theatre has a positive and wide-ranging impact on the communities where the theatres are located. “

  10. [English] Exploring the role of arts and culture in urban sustainable development: A journey in progress
    2005 - Canada

    The indicators of benefits in quality of life and urban sustainability fall into 3 categories:

    • Cultural vitality
    • Spirituality and faith
    • Heritage and local character

     

  11. [English] Under Construction: The State of Cultural Infrastructure in Canada
    2008 - Canada

    A 2007 Federation of Canadian Municipalities report on the state of Canada’s municipal infrastructure estimated Canada’s municipal infrastructure deficit to be $123 billion dollars, which included...

  12. [English] Measure for measure: Evaluating the evidence of culture’s contribution to regeneration
    2004 - England

    ” The arts have generated interest in regeneration through their symbolic potential, such as heritage and identity, assisting in change processes and cultural expression, and in reaching the parts...

  13. [English] Strategies for creative spaces and cities: Lessons learned
    2006 - Canada

    Lesson 1: Creativity-enhancing instruction and cultural activity in public education system are vital to supporting the creative economy.

    Lesson 2: Cultural and creativity-based programs offer an...

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

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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