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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. [English] Enhancing Cultural Capital: The Arts and Community Development in Winnipeg
    2005 - Canada

    The wealth of artistic and cultural resources in Winnipeg's inner city make an enormous contribution to building community capacity, energizing community-based revitalization efforts, educating...

  3. [English] Choreographing community sustainability: The importance of cultural planning to community viability
    2007 - Canada

    Festivals and celebrations are pivotal to community engagement, identity, and cohesiveness. Museums, heritage districts, galleries, performing arts centres, visual arts spaces, libraries, and...

  4. [English] Exploring the role of arts and culture in urban sustainable development: Journey in progress
    2001 - Canada

    Quality of community life components:
    • economic vitality —a precondition to generate the wealth to create other services
    • a sense of place and strong public realm
    • cultural activities that...

  5. [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...

  6. [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...

  7. [English] Mingling, observing, and lingering: Everyday public spaces and their implications for well-being and
    2007 - England

    A wide range of everyday public open spaces were perceived as having a positive influence on both individual well-being and community life. Some people derived restorative benefits from the...

  8. [English] Status of some common misunderstandings of the net benefits approach to leisure
    2001 - USA

    Net Benefits Approach To Leisure promotes greater public understanding and appreciation of the social significance of leisure, justifies allocations of public funds to leisure in the policy arena,...

  9. [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...

  10. [English] Social and Economic Value of Public Libraries, Museums, Arts and Sport in Northern Ireland Phase I:
    2008 - Ireland

    Arts can help combat crime, and anti-social behaviour as well as foster social cohesion and integration.

  11. [English] Thriving Arts : Thriving Small Communities
    2006 - USA

    The arts help to instill self-discipline, teamwork, improved mental and physical health, as well as greater civic engagement. In addition to supporting basic academic skills, the arts contribute...

  12. [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...

  13. [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...

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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