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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. Edmonton Arts & Youth Feasibility Study. Final Report
    2005 - Canada

    Improvements identified by youth and staff as part of the youth arts engagement study: improved art skills, problem-solving capacity, ability to work with others, cooperation and respect for other...

  3. Public Perceptions on Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services: SUMMARY RE
    2008 - Canada

    Whether they use recreation/parks services or not, 98% of Albertans believe the community would be significantly worse off without them.

    92% of survey respondents agreed that recreation and parks...

  4. Unstructured youth recreation centre participation and antisocial behaviour development: Selection i
    2004 - Sweden

    “The frequency of youth centre participation was associated with a significant increase in antisocial behaviour over time for boys and girls. Youth centres that aggregated many antisocial peers...

  5. The Art in Peacemaking : A Guide to Integrating Conflict Resolution Education Into Youth Arts Progra
    2002 - USA

    Arts-based education programs can provide young people with skills that enable them to address conflicts while also encouraging them to express themselves creatively, work with positive role...

  6. Arts Facts . . . Improved Academic Performance
    2006 - USA

    Students who participate in the arts, both in school and after school, demonstrate improved academic performance and lower dropout rates as well as increased pro-social behavior.

  7. Playing with confidence: The relationship between imagery use and self-confidence and self-efficacy
    2008 - Canada

    "If a youth athlete, regardless of competitive level, wants to increase his/her self-confidence or self-efficacy through the use of imagery, the MG-M function should be emphasized.“

  8. The built environment and collective efficacy
    2008 - USA

    Certain environmental features such as parks may set the stage for neighborhood social interactions, thus serving as a foundation for underlying health and well-being. Altering these environmental...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Helping Rural Youth Live Healthier
    2008 - Canada

    This survey found significant relationships between how rural youth assess their own health and how much they engage in healthy or risky behaviours.

  12. 2002 Canadian Public Opinion Survey on Youth and Sport
    2002 - Canada

    Canadians highly value the contribution of community-level sports to the development of youth and also to the broader community.  Canadians see community-level sports as benefitting their local...

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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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