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5.04 Leisure activities build social skills and stimulate participation in community life. (recreation, sport, arts, culture, parks)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 135 entries
  2. [Australia] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  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. [Australia] Indigenous Cultural Festivals: Evaluating Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing
    2010 - Australia

    Whatever scale they operate at, festivals support communities in their efforts to maintain and renew themselves through the celebration of culture. Indigenous festivals are a leading space of...

  7. [Australia] Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
    2006 - Australia

    The arts and other forms of creativity can have diffuse and quite profound social outcomes in the contemporary world. They can generate a deeper sense of place that contextualizes a local sense of...

  8. [Australia] Community benefits of major sport facilities: The Darebin International Sports Centre
    2011 - Australia

    From a user perspective, DISC provides an extensive range of noneconomic benefits such as increased accessibility, exposure, participation and success. The majority of facility users stated that...

  9. [Australia] Neighborhood Physical Environment and Early Child Health and Development
    2015 - Australia

    The presence of child relevant neighborhood destinations and services were positively associated with early child development domains of physical health and wellbeing and social competence.

  10. [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...

  11. [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...

  12. [Canada] Cultural Symbiosis: Cultural participation and cohesive communities
    2000 - Canada

    Arts organizations and arts participation feed off one another. Economic and ethnic diversity are strongly associated with cultural participation, and this merging of diversity, institutions and...

  13. [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...

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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