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6.02 Leisure activities contribute to stronger families – reducing social service costs. (recreation, arts, culture)

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  2. [Canada] Physical Activity: Health benefits and costs to health care system
    2004 - Canada

    “Current estimates place the cost of physical inactivity in Canada at 5.3 billion and the cost of obesity in Canada at $4.3 billion in health care expenditures." " If Canadians were to become more...

  3. [Canada] 1998 Arctic Winter Games - Economic Impact
    1998 - Canada

    The 1998 AWG resulted in ‘autonomous spending’ of approximately $3.385 million in the Territorial economy and "direct autonomous spending’ in the Yellowknife economy of approximately $3.679...

  4. [Canada] Economic Benefits of British Columbia’s Provincial Parks
    2002 - Canada

    British Columbia’s protected areas system continues to be a major source of economic activity for the province. These economic benefits are in addition to the primary value of the protected areas...

  5. [Canada] Moving Ahead: The Economic Impact of Reducing Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour
    2014 - Canada

    By meeting the official physical activity and sedentary guidelines, Canadians can live a longer and healthier life, which has positive implications for the economy, government finances, and labour...

  6. [Canada] $4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure in Ontario
    2016 - Canada

    A considerable reduction in health care expenditure over a 10-year period has been achieved through changes in health behaviours (smoking, alcohol, diet and physical activity). 

  7. [Denmark] Inactivity Time Bomb
    2015 - Denmark

    Inactivity is costing Europe's economy over 80 billion euros per year, costs that could be avoided with 20 minutes per day of inexpensive activities like walking or running. 

  8. [England] Measuring the economic and social impact of the arts: a review
    2002 - England

    In the U.K. creative industries now account for over 5% of the Gross Domestic Product and employ around 1.3 million people.

  9. [England] Can Green Space and Biodiversity Increase Levels of Physical Activity?
    2004 - England

    It is possible to estimate the potential economic benefits that green space can provide through provision of physical activity. The estimations are based on an urban park providing 20% of total...

  10. [England] Effect of exposure to natural environment on health inequalities: an observational population study
    2008 - England

    Populations that are exposed to the greenest environments also have lowest levels of health inequality related to income deprivation. Physical environments that promote good health might be...

  11. [England] Making the case for investment in the walking environment
    2011 - England

    Investments in the walking environment are good value for money compared with other transport investments, due to its many benefits (physical and mental health, lower societal and economic costs,...

  12. [England] 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...

  13. [England] Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

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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