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

  1. Found: 1-12 of 55 entries
  2. [Jul 11 2016] Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling
    2016 - England

    Outdoor learning has a positive impact on children's behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place.

  3. [Apr 05 2016] Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  4. [May 19 2015] Nature is There and it’s Free
    2015 - Canada

    Activities in the natural environment serve as a protective factor in the health and well-being of immigrant families, providing emotional and physical nourishment in the face of adversity.

  5. [Apr 21 2015] Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
    2015 - England

      The review concludes that existing evidence demonstrates a diverse range of social benefits are derived from engagement with sport and culture, both for society generally and when used within...

  6. [Feb 05 2015] Sport is Community
    2015 - Canada

    Urban Aboriginal youth and adults in Edmonton consider sport as one of the five defining factors of their community. 

  7. [Sep 28 2014] 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.

  8. [Sep 04 2012] Singing and Health: A Systematic Mapping and Review of Non-Clinical Research
    2008 - England

    Group singing can be a powerful and moving experience and could contribute to quality of life, wellbeing and even health.

  9. [Aug 14 2012] Creating sense of community: The role of public space
    2012 - Australia

    High quality public space can enhance the sense of community in new neighbourhoods.

  10. [Jan 24 2012] Well Into Older Age - Age & Opportunity and the Evidence
    2010 - Ireland
    • Promoting increased physical activity among older people leads to physical and psychological health benefits, and this can lead to substantial savings in health and long-term care costs;
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  11. [Nov 09 2011] Knight Soul of the Community 2010
    2010 - USA

    This study provides empirical evidence that the drivers that create emotional bonds between people and their community are consistent in virtually every city and can be reduced to just a few...

  12. [Sep 19 2011] Neighborhood green, social support, physical activity, and stress: Assessing the cumulative impact
    2011 - USA

    Different components of neighborhood green play distinct roles in influencing health and well-being. Park spaces are found to indirectly mitigate stress by fostering social support.  Neighborhood...

  13. [Apr 15 2011] Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
    2006 - Australia

    The arts and other forms of creativity can have diffuse and quite profound social outcomes in the contemporary world. They can generate a deeper sense of place that contextualizes a local sense of...

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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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