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  2. Sports and character development
    2006 - USA

    Coaches can shape the climate of a sport team. To reduce morally problematic behaviors and/or to increase prosocial ones, coaches need to simultaneously increase task motivation and decrease ego...

  3. ‘The only place to go and be in the city’: Women talk about exercise, being outdoors, and the meanin
    2006 - USA

    Women interviewed often found the park to be a socially intimate place and their activities there to be enriched by the presence of others, because the park was a place for bringing family, meeting...

  4. Community Gardens in Upstate New York: Implications for Health Promotion and Community Development
    2000 - USA

    Community gardens provide participants with access to fresh foods and nature, and health benefits. They also help improve individual psychological well being and social relations. 

  5. People, land and sustainability: Community gardens
    2001 - USA

    Urban green spaces and community gardens can be very positively linked to the implementation of Local Agenda and sustainability policies and at the same time used to promote environmental equity.

  6. Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families in Ontario: The Health, Social and Economic Benefits of
    2007 - Canada

    A large body of scientific evidence substantiates the health, social and economic benefits of broad participation in recreation programs for low income families, such as:
    • Increased appropriate...

  7. The Wilderness Therapy Trail
    2005 - USA

    Research regarding the effects of wilderness therapy has generally found positive outcomes such as improved physical health, improved social skills, decreased antisocial behavior, and increased...

  8. Leisure and Traditional Culture in First Nations Communities
    1998 - USA

    Leisure provides an avenue for First Nations peoples to learn and play out their traditional lifestyle, thus reestablishing and preserving the traditions of the past. Some of the ‘old ways’ will...

  9. Intentionality and Youth Development Through Camp Experiences
    2005 - USA

    Statistically significant increases from pre to post testing were found in seven outcomes for campers: positive identity, independence, leadership, peer relationships, making friends, adventure and...

  10. The Social World of Birding: A Creation of Community
    2002 - Canada

    Based on the findings, this community of birders provided the opportunity for the creation of social bonds with other like-minded people. Older birders also attached a variety of meanings and...

  11. Healthy Aging in Canada: A New Vision, A Vital Investment. From Evidence to Action
    2006 - Canada

    "Social connectedness has a positive effect on health. People who remain actively engaged in life and connected to those around them are generally happier, in better physical and mental health, and...

  12. Singing alone? The contribution of cultural capital to social cohesion and sustainable communities
    2003 - Canada

    Cultural participation "helps to connect individuals to the social spaces occupied by others and encourages “buy in” to institutional rules and shared norms of behavior. Without this “buy in”,...

  13. Effect of a Structured Arts Program on the Psychosocial Functioning of Youth From Low-Income Communi
    2006 - Canada

    Students involved in school-based arts programs demonstrated increased creativity, lower dropout rates, increased social skills, and higher academic achievement. Students from low socioeconomic...

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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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