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5.09 Recreation opportunities allow residents to understand and build upon cultural differences (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

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  2. Singing alone? The contribution of cultural capital to social cohesion and sustainable communities
    2003 - Canada

    Cultural participation "helps to connect individuals to the social spaces occupied by others and encourages “buy in” to institutional rules and shared norms of behavior. Without this “buy in”,...

  3. A confluence of cultures: Wilderness adventure therapy practice in Australia and New Zealand,  In Bo
    2004 - Australia

    Wilderness and Adventure programs are gaining worldwide recognition as an effective approach to engaging people struggling with a variety of difficult life circumstances, in a participatory process...

  4. Creating community. Celebrations, arts and wellbeing within and across local communities
    2006 - Australia

    "In all four communities, the most effective local events and activities took account of the specificity’s of place and of the importance of a sense of place for effective community arts practice....

  5. The effects of wilderness settings on organized groups: A state-of-knowledge paper
    2000 - USA

    ” ... wilderness seems to intensify and focus personal efforts, which produces a positive impact on group development and increases the social integration ......helping participants come together...

  6. Arts Research Monitor
    2008 - Canada

    Performing arts attendees have positive indicators of social engagement:

    • They volunteer for non‐profit organizations at almost twice the rate of non-attendees
    • They donate money or goods to...

  7. The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy
    2006 - USA

    Exposure to nature in parks, gardens, and natural area can improve individual and social health. 

  8. 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....

  9. Are urban green spaces optimally distributed to act as places for social integration? Results of a g
    2004 - Switzerland

    Geneva shows a socially balanced distribution of green areas. Comparing the situation of Geneva with that in the other two cities, it is evident that Geneva has the best opportunity to make the...

  10. Demonstration Project to Test Benefits Based Programming Principles on Recreation Delivery Systems
    2000 - USA

    Overall, the demonstration programs in the five cities revealed very strong and positive results suggesting that the Benefits Based Programming approach to recreation programming has a significant...

  11. Forest School and its impact on young children – Case studies in Britain
    2007 - England

    Forest School: • Increases the self-esteem and confidence of those individuals who take part. • Improves an individual’s ability to work co-operatively and increases their awareness of others. •...

  12. Teens and sports: The perfect combination?
    2001 - USA

    Teen athletes are less likely to use illicit drugs, smoke or to be suicidal. Female athletes have more positive body images. and are more likely to wear seatbelts.

  13. Immigrant participatory arts: An insight into community-building in Silicon Valley
    2004 - USA

    Participatory community arts are one of the strongest channels that immigrants have for self-assertion as authoritative adults, teachers of their children, and allies to their new friends and...

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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