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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. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. A Review of Out-of-School Time Program Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Evaluation Results
    2003 - USA

    Evaluations of out-of-school-time (OST) programs link participation in programs to improvements in academic achievement, anti-social behaviour and positive youth development.

  5. 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...

  6. 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. After-School Programs Alter Lives of At-Risk Youth. Park and recreation department-sponsored program
    2005 - USA

    After-school programs have been proven in a variety of research studies to decrease juvenile crime and violence, reduce drug use, cut smoking and alcohol abuse, and decrease teen pregnancy....

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Designing communities that support physical activity is likely to produce a wide variety of additional benefits, ranging from mental health to environmental sustainability and economics.

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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