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

  1. Found: 1-12 of 69 entries
  2. [2015] Measuring the Benefits of Community Forestry
    2015 - Canada

    The report identified the most compelling indicators that demonstrate the tangible social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits that community forests bring to their communities. 

  3. [2013] Creative Economy Report 2013: Widening Local Development Pathways
    2013 - USA

    In addition to economic benefits, the creative economy also contributes significantly to inclusive social development, dialogue and understanding between people.

  4. [2013] Enacting Cultural Interests: How Intergroup Contact Reduces Prejudice
    2013 - USA

    A small cue of social connection to someone from another group—such as a shared interest—can help reduce prejudice immediately and up to six months later.

  5. [2010] Well Into Older Age - Age & Opportunity and the Evidence
    2010 - Ireland
    • Promoting increased physical activity among older people leads to physical and psychological health benefits, and this can lead to substantial savings in health and long-term care costs;
    • ...
  6. [2008] Youth Sport vs. Youth Crime - Evidence that youth engaged in organized sport are not likely to parti
    2008 - Canada

    According to many criminology experts, the most effective approach to reducing youth crime is to steer young people away from negative social activities before they become involved in criminal...

  7. [2008] The changing face of youth recreation opportunities:  The story behind the success of the youth volu
    2008 - Canada

    The program has worked to encourage and empower youth to take on larger and more complex leadership roles within municipal departments, to develop positive relationships with people from various...

  8. [2008] The social benefits of intramural sports
    2008 - Iran

    The social benefits of intramural sports include: improved self-confidence, improved social relation, allows my ability to socially interact, and increases ability to socially interact, and...

  9. [2008] Community views of ecotourism
    2008 - England

    Ecotourism’s real connection to conservation comes through participation in ownership and management of ecotourism ventures by the community, rather than through economic benefits alone.

  10. [2008] Social Effects of Culture: Exploratory Statistical Evidence
    2008 - Canada

    Statistics show a relationship between some cultural activities and positive social engagement such volunteering, donating, doing favours for neighbours, sense of belonging to Canada and not...

  11. [2008] 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...

  12. [2008] 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.

  13. [2007] Choreographing community sustainability: The importance of cultural planning to community viability
    2007 - Canada

    Culture is equal to the environment, economic, and social sectors in contributing to community sustainability, and all four dimensions of sustainability should be integrated in government planning...

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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