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  2. Green Schoolyards as Havens from Stress and Resources for Resilience in Childhood and Adolescence
    2014 - USA

    This paper describes how natural areas enabled elementary and high school students to escape stress, focus, build competence, and form supportive social groups.

  3. Connecting Recreation and Resiliency in Children
    2014 - Canada

    The study showed improvement in core character traits such as adaptability and social connectedness in children participating in recreation programs across Canada.

  4. The Value of Countryside and Visitor Management Services
    2013 - Scotland

    The social return from investing in providing countryside and visitor management services in the Pentland Hills Regional Park is about £9 for every £1 invested.

  5. 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.

  6. Subpopulation differences: neighborhood urban form and neighborhood physical activity.
    2014 - Canada

    People living in highly walkable neighbourhoods undertake more neighbourhood-based physical activity regardless of most sociodemographic and health-related characteristics.

  7. The Social Benefits of Sport
    2013 - Scotland

    Sport improves physical and mental health and reduces health care costs. It also reduces anti-social behaviour.

  8. The value of arts and culture to people and society: An evidence review
    2014 - England

    The arts and culture sector provides economic, social, health and wellbeing, and education benefits to society.

  9. Neighborhood Park Use by Children: Use of Accelerometry and Global Positioning Systems
    2014 - USA

    Children’s use of neighborhood parks increased substantially when parks were closer to their homes and had greater vegetation density.

  10. Creative Economy Report 2013: Widening Local Development Pathways
    2013 - USA

    In addition to economic benefits, the creative economy also contributes significantly to inclusive social development, dialogue and understanding between people.

  11. So Much More: The Economic Impact of the Toronto Public Library System on the City of Toronto
    2013 - Canada

    The Toronto Public Library services deliver a strong return on investment, enhancing Toronto’s overall quality of life.

  12. Enacting Cultural Interests: How Intergroup Contact Reduces Prejudice
    2013 - USA

    A small cue of social connection to someone from another group—such as a shared interest—can help reduce prejudice immediately and up to six months later.

  13. Exploring the Benefits of Outdoor Experiences on Veterans
    2013 - USA

    Veterans participating in extended outdoor group recreation show signs of improved mental health, suggesting a link between the activities and long-term psychological well-being.

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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