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

  1. Found: 1-12 of 47 entries
  2. [English] 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...

  3. [English] 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...

  4. [English] 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...

  5. [English] 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...

  6. [English] 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...

  7. [English] 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...

  8. [English] 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...

  9. [English] 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.

  10. [English] 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...

  11. [English] 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...

  12. [English] 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...

  13. [English] 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...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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