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

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  2. $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). 

  3. 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. 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...

  5. Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions
    2008 - USA

    ” Researchers found that community-based physical activity programs appeared to reduce new cases of disease by: 5-15 cases per 100,000 people for colon cancer; 15-58 cases per 100,000 for breast...

  6. 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...

  7. Economic Values of Metro Nature Health Benefits
    2015 - USA

    This article estimates the potential annual economic values of a set of urban nature benefits associated with epidemiology and public health  to range between $2.7 and $6.8 billion annually (USA). ...

  8. 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...

  9. Gardens and Health
    2016 - England

    Gardens are intimately connected to our health and wellbeing across the life-course. 

  10. 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. 

  11. 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. Mapping the Public Life of the Arts in America
    1999 - USA

    In America the nonprofit arts industry generates $36.8 billion in economic activity annually, support 1.3 million jobs and return $3.4 billion in federal income taxes.

  13. Mapping the public life of the arts in America
    1999 - USA

     The nonprofit arts industry in the United States generates $36.8 billion in economic activity annually, supports 1.3 million jobs and returns $3.4 billion in federal income taxes.
     

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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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