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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. [Australia] 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...

  3. [Australia] 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. [Canada] 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...

  5. [Canada] 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...

  6. [Canada] 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...

  7. [Canada] 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...

  8. [Canada] 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.“

  9. [Canada] 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...

  10. [Canada] Strengthening Canada: The Socio-economic benefits of sport participation in Canada
    2005 - Canada

    Survey respondents rated seven major types of benefits of sport: physical fitness and health gains; fun, recreation and relaxation; sense of achievement; opportunities for family or household...

  11. [Canada] 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...

  12. [Canada] 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...

  13. [Canada] Scientific Research Supports Recreation for Children Living in Poverty
    2000 - Canada

    Offering recreational services helps psychologically disordered children on welfare maintain their social, physical and academic competence at a level equal to that of a non-disordered child....

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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