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4.02 Leisure activities help reduce incidence of crime – particularly among youth. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

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  2. Benefits and Trends in Sports Participation
    2000 - USA

    Fewer children reported involvement in organized sports than in free-time physical activity especially among African American and Hispanic children, children from low income families or those with...

  3. Sport and recreation: It’s more than you think
    2005 - Australia

    The study found 20 ways that sport and recreation benefits people. The overwhelming responsefrom participants in the survey was that sport and recreation delivered substantial benefits for...

  4. Civic Sport Policy Report on the Social and Cultural Benefits of Sport in Calgary
    2005 - Canada

    Sport provides experiences that bring people together in new and interesting social configurations. Sport allows individuals to define their roles in nonlinear patterns. Children learn the values...

  5. Youth Sport vs. Youth Crime - Evidence that youth engaged in organized sport are not likely to parti
    2008 - Canada

    According to many criminology experts, the most effective approach to reducing youth crime is to steer young people away from negative social activities before they become involved in criminal...

  6. Youth at Risk: Recreation and Prevention
    2005 - USA

    Most of the programs that were evaluated were prevention programs and overall, they had positive outcomes. They acted as a buffer for the youth by providing positive role models that helped them...

  7. Studies of the use of wilderness for personal growth, therapy, education, and leadership development
    1995 - USA

    In 1995, the University of Idaho findings tend to support the notion that : ” participation in wilderness experience programs results in positive benefits, such as enhanced self esteem and sense of...

  8. Measuring the economic and social impact of the arts: a review
    2002 - England

    "Arts, sports, cultural and recreational activity ‘can contribute to neighbourhood renewal and make a real difference to health, crime, employment and education in deprived communities’ .”...

  9. Quality of life and well-being: Measuring the benefits of culture and sport: Literature review and t
    2006 - Scotland

    In 2006, Scottish Executive Social Research about what is QOL, what contributes to QOL, and what are the outcomes of QOL states: “... the New Zealand government uses the concept of “cultural...

  10. Out of the hopeless box: Creative Neighbourhoods: an evaluation
    2003 - England

    “Creative Neighbourhoods helped put in place some of the conditions to promote cohesive communities.
    -the diversity of people’s different backgrounds and circumstances were appreciated and...

  11. Improving the Health of Young Canadians
    2007 - Canada

    Positive relationships, opportunities competencies, values and self-perceptions help adolescents succeed....the more of these assets adolescents possess, the greater their likelihood of engaging in...

  12. Arts and culture in medicine and health: A survey research paper
    2005 - Canada

    Arts and culture have important contributions to make to at least seven of the twelve determinants of health defined by Health Canada. Research in the United Kingdom and the United States is...

  13. Active Community Environments and Health: The Relationship of Walkable and Safe Communities to Indiv
    2006 - USA

    The ACES literature suggests that individuals will be healthier if they live in communities that promote exercise and activity. Two key elements of such active environments are walkability and...

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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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