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  2. The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project
    2011 - Canada

    Camp programs help kids in five key areas of development, including social integration and citizenship, environmental awareness, attitudes towards physical activity, emotional intelligence, and...

  3. 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.

  4. The Psychosocial Benefits of Participation in Sport for Adults
    2013 - Australia

    Club-based and team-based sport participation, when compared to other individual forms of PA, is associated with better psychological and social health outcomes. It is generally concluded that it...

  5. What is the Best Dose of Nature and Green Exercise for Improving Mental Health?
    2010 - England

    This study shows positive returns from short engagements in green exercise and confirms that the environment provides an important health service.

  6. Healthy Attendance: The Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfa
    2013 - Scotland

    People who participate in culture and sport or attend cultural places or events are more likely to report that their health is good and they are satisfied with their life than those who do not...

  7. 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.

  8. The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada
    2013 - Canada

    A broad range of public benefits are associated with performing arts presentation, including better health and well-being, greater energy and vitality in communities, and a more caring and cohesive...

  9. Psychosocial Outcomes of Sport Participation in Young Adult Cancer Survivors
    2012 - Canada

    Young adult cancer survivors that participated in sports had better psychosocial outcomes including improved physical and mental quality of life, higher self-esteem, lower depression and stress...

  10. The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Psychosocial Functioning of Adolescents Who Are Overweight or Obe
    2012 - Canada

    Teens who exercise even a little report higher self-esteem: improvements in body image, perceived academic performance and social competence.

  11. A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for ol
    2011 - England
    • Measures of health were consistently higher among the singing group following the singing programme than among the non-singing group
    • Three months after the singing groups stopped the...
  12. 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.

  13. Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study
    2012 - USA

    Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than women who were not, including sense of self, community service, civic engagement, education and income....

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  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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