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4.03 Leisure activities can reduce isolation, loneliness, and alienation. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

  1. Found: 85-93 of 93 entries
  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Aboriginal Children’s Sport Participation in Canada: Health Analysis and Measurement Group
    2006 - Canada

    "Research with both Aboriginal adults and children has shown a positive effect of physical activity on obesity, which in turn has an effect on other health conditions such as diabetes and...

  5. The arts and culture as new engines of economic and social development
    2005 - Canada

    Arts and culture appear as the key to three basic skills: learning to be, learning to know and learning to live together. “Culture’s contributions to identity, to a sense of belonging, to social...

  6. 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...

  7. Benefits of Investing in Sport
    2003 - Canada

    Participation in sport and active recreation can bring diverse social groups together and improve the social cohesion and inclusion of minority groups in other settings. Sport is valuable in...

  8. The Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services for Albertans Living in Pover
    2009 - Canada

    Living in poverty limits leisure choices and the subsequent benefits in Alberta. In addition to the financial constraints that low income residents experieince, they also must deal with issues...

  9. Helping Rural Youth Live Healthier
    2008 - Canada

    This survey found significant relationships between how rural youth assess their own health and how much they engage in healthy or risky behaviours.

  10. 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...

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

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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