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

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  2. [English] Improving the Health of Young Canadians
    2007 - Canada

    Positive relationships, opportunities competencies, values and self-perceptions help adolescents succeed....the more of these assets adolescents possess, the greater their likelihood of engaging in...

  3. [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...

  4. [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...

  5. [English] Culture and recreation : links to well-being
    2004 - Canada

    Culture and recreation contribute immeasurably to the health of individuals and of communities by keeping them alive and well.
    1.  Recreation and play are particularly important for healthy...

  6. [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...

  7. [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...

  8. [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...

  9. [English] 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...

  10. [English] Health, environment and quality of life: an epidemiological perspective on urban development
    2003 - Netherlands

    Government and associations should define minimal standards for a healthy and safe environment. The major challenge noted is how to combine and weigh physical, social and spatial aspects in order...

  11. [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...

  12. [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.

  13. [English] Outcome-Based Evaluation of a Social Skills Program Using Art Therapy and Group Therapy for Children
    2008 - USA

    Participation in the program resulted in significant improvement in assertion scores, coupled with decreased internalizing behaviors, hyperactivity scores, and problem behavior scores in the...

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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