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5.03 Leisure activities develop community leaders. (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 Review of Out-of-School Time Program Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Evaluation Results
    2003 - USA

    Evaluations of out-of-school-time (OST) programs link participation in programs to improvements in academic achievement, anti-social behaviour and positive youth development.

  4. Art-Goers in Their Communities: Patterns of Civic and Social Engagement
    2009 - USA

    "American adults who attend art museums, art galleries, or live arts performances are far more likely than non-attendees to vote, volunteer, or take part in community events." (p.1)

  5. Arts Research Monitor
    2004 - Canada

    In 2004, Hill Strategies Research noted that:

    “creative cities have the power to engage different kinds of people and different kinds of knowledge in developing imaginative and innovative...

  6. 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...

  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. Building future leaders using youth educational camping programs:  The positive impact of Ohio 4-H c
    2008 - USA

    Youth gain multiple benefits from the residential camp experience by building leadership skills, character, self-esteem, decision making skills, independent living skills, and citizenship....

  9. 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...

  10. Choreographing community sustainability: The importance of cultural planning to community viability
    2007 - Canada

    Culture is equal to the environment, economic, and social sectors in contributing to community sustainability, and all four dimensions of sustainability should be integrated in government planning...

  11. Cities and communities that work: Innovative practices, enabling policies
    2003 - Canada

    Investments of money and time must be made in the infrastructure for collaboration: civic leadership in relationship building, and professionalism in network management . Local capacity building...

  12. Civic Sport Policy Report on the Social and Cultural Benefits of Sport in Calgary
    2005 - Canada

    Sport provides experiences that bring people together in new and interesting social configurations. Sport allows individuals to define their roles in nonlinear patterns. Children learn the values...

  13. Community Change for Youth Development in KANSAS CITY:A Case Study of How a Traditional Youth-Servin
    2001 - USA

    A traditional youth serving agency can successfully lead a youth-focused, community-change effort.

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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