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

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  2. 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...

  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. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families in Ontario: The Health, Social and Economic Benefits of
    2007 - Canada

    A large body of scientific evidence substantiates the health, social and economic benefits of broad participation in recreation programs for low income families, such as:
    • Increased appropriate...

  7. 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....

  8. 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...

  9. Arts Policy Research Findings
    2003 - Canada

    "There is biology of music…. Many of the same neurons that are used in music are also used in math, language, and thinking. Scientists believe that learning how to play an instrument like the piano...

  10. Associations between sport and screen-entertainment with mental health problems in 5-year-old childr
    2010 - England

    Findings suggest an association between sport and better mental health in young children.

  11. 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...

  12. Children in the Outdoors A literature review
    2009 - Scotland

    This review takes an in-depth look at the current themes within health, outdoors and children’s research and highlights how these relate to understanding the links between children’s use of...

  13. 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...

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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