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7.04 Recreation, fitness, sport, arts, culture, parks, and open spaces are significant employment generators

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  2. [English] The Economic Significance of Amateur Sport and Active Recreation in Edmonton in 2000 (Final Report)
    2001 - Canada

    The City of Edmonton’s expenditures on amateur sport and active recreation in the year 2000 are estimated to have contributed to a total economic output for the region of approximately 22.67 times...

  3. [English] 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.

  4. [English] Economic Restructuring through Culture in Small Towns and Rural Areas: Building Creative Rural Econo
    2008 - Canada

    The professionalization of urban planning which occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, and its institutionalization as a function of local government, undermined the more holistic views. The primary...

  5. [English] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  6. [English] A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  7. [English] Thriving Arts : Thriving Small Communities
    2006 - USA

    The arts help to instill self-discipline, teamwork, improved mental and physical health, as well as greater civic engagement. In addition to supporting basic academic skills, the arts contribute...

  8. [English] Artists in Large Canadian Cities
    2006 - Canada

    The 92,000 artists in the 92 large Canadian cities represent 70% of the 130,700 artists in Canada. Artists comprise 1.0% of the combined labour force of these 92 cities. A strong artistic community...

  9. [English] Prince George Heritage Strategic Plan
    2006 - Canada

    “The conservation of heritage can increase property values and provide opportunities for business, property owners and tourism. A coordinated approach to heritage programming can take advantage of...

  10. [English] Valuing Culture: Measuring and Understanding Canada’s Creative Economy
    2008 - Canada

    “The Conference Board estimates that the economic footprint of Canada’s culture sector was $84.6 billion in 2007, or 7.4 per cent of Canada’s total real GDP, including direct, indirect, and induced...

  11. [English] Arts & Economic Prosperity III: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and
    2008 - USA

    Arts-centric businesses are contributing significantly to state and local economies across the country—representing 4.3 percent of all businesses and 2.2 percent of all jobs in the United States....

  12. [English] The Arts: A Competitive Advantage for California II: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Cultu
    2004 - USA

    “Since 1994, the impact of nonprofit arts and culture on California’s economy increased by 152 percent to $5.4 billion.... Education, cultural tourism, and California’s creative industries are all...

  13. [English] Strengthening Rural Economies through the Arts
    2005 - USA

    The arts are a key contributor to the job opportunities and quality of place that are crucial to attracting young knowledge workers to support leading-edge technology firms, which further stimulate...

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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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