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

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  2. [Australia] Heartwork: great arts stories from regional Australia
    2004 - Australia

    The benefits of Arts in Regional Australia include:

    •” Artists and communities: working together to develop and present quality art
    • A springboard for young people: providing new skills, life...

  3. [Australia] 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....

  4. [Australia] 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...

  5. [Australia] Sport and recreation: It’s more than you think
    2005 - Australia

    The study found 20 ways that sport and recreation benefits people. The overwhelming responsefrom participants in the survey was that sport and recreation delivered substantial benefits for...

  6. [Canada] Creative Cities Structured Policy Dialogue (Research Report F46, Family Network)
    2004 - Canada

    Creative cities express their uniqueness and authenticity in three principal settings: the arts, commerce, and community. “Further, it is the quality and intensity of the connections among the...

  7. [Canada] Compendium of Research Papers: the International Forum on the Creative Economy [Recueil des Textes:
    2008 - Canada

    Canada’s culture sector, encompassing arts and culture industries, generates a wealth of contributions to Canada’s cultural, social, and economic fabric and contributes to our national...

  8. [Canada] 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...

  9. [Canada] 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...

  10. [Canada] 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...

  11. [Canada] 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...

  12. [Canada] Exploring the role of arts and culture in urban sustainable development: Journey in progress
    2001 - Canada

    Quality of community life components:
    • economic vitality —a precondition to generate the wealth to create other services
    • a sense of place and strong public realm
    • cultural activities that...

  13. [Canada] Culture as a Key Dimension of Sustainability: Exploring Concepts, Themes, and Models
    2007 - Canada

    Cultural Community Development (CCD) is a community-building tool that promotes a sense of place, empowerment, and public participation—all key components in the sustainable community development...

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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