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5.03 Leisure activities develop community leaders. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

  1. Found: 13-24 of 71 entries
  2. Does cultural activity make a difference to community capacity? A key question addressed by the smal
    2003 - Australia

    "... a community’s capacity to act requires knowledge, skills, trust, cooperation and motivation." "It has clearly been the involvement of artists which has unleashed community aspirations and...

  3. Intentionality and Youth Development Through Camp Experiences
    2005 - USA

    Statistically significant increases from pre to post testing were found in seven outcomes for campers: positive identity, independence, leadership, peer relationships, making friends, adventure and...

  4. Healthy Aging in Canada: A New Vision, A Vital Investment. From Evidence to Action
    2006 - Canada

    "Social connectedness has a positive effect on health. People who remain actively engaged in life and connected to those around them are generally happier, in better physical and mental health, and...

  5. Singing alone? The contribution of cultural capital to social cohesion and sustainable communities
    2003 - Canada

    Cultural participation "helps to connect individuals to the social spaces occupied by others and encourages “buy in” to institutional rules and shared norms of behavior. Without this “buy in”,...

  6. Effect of a Structured Arts Program on the Psychosocial Functioning of Youth From Low-Income Communi
    2006 - Canada

    Students involved in school-based arts programs demonstrated increased creativity, lower dropout rates, increased social skills, and higher academic achievement. Students from low socioeconomic...

  7. Creating community. Celebrations, arts and wellbeing within and across local communities
    2006 - Australia

    "In all four communities, the most effective local events and activities took account of the specificity’s of place and of the importance of a sense of place for effective community arts practice....

  8. The effects of wilderness settings on organized groups: A state-of-knowledge paper
    2000 - USA

    ” ... wilderness seems to intensify and focus personal efforts, which produces a positive impact on group development and increases the social integration ......helping participants come together...

  9. 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...

  10. The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy
    2006 - USA

    Exposure to nature in parks, gardens, and natural area can improve individual and social health. 

  11. Vancouver 2010: The volunteer effect.
    2010 - Canada

    25% of volunteers at the Vancouver Olympics said they plan to volunteer more in the future.

  12. Social Change Through Leisure Recreation can challenge social standards and result in empowerment or
    2007 - Canada

    Leisure activities can facilitate acts that challenge constraints and constraining belief systems.  Typically there is more freedom of choice, fewer formal controls on behaviors and less...

  13. Forest School and its impact on young children – Case studies in Britain
    2007 - England

    Forest School: • Increases the self-esteem and confidence of those individuals who take part. • Improves an individual’s ability to work co-operatively and increases their awareness of others. •...

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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