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

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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. 3 Big Questions
    2005 - Canada

    Cultural activities present opportunities for reinforcing diverse identities, for creating a sense of shared purpose, and for motivating people to become involved thus developing social capital and...

  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. A Miracle in the Outfield: The Benefits of Participation in Organized Baseball Leagues for Children
    2009 - USA

    Parents of children with disabilities believe participation in sport activities enhances motor and psychosocial skills and that participation has a positive impact on the entire family unit.

  6. 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.

  7. Active Community Environments and Health: The Relationship of Walkable and Safe Communities to Indiv
    2006 - USA

    The ACES literature suggests that individuals will be healthier if they live in communities that promote exercise and activity. Two key elements of such active environments are walkability and...

  8. Active music classes in infancy enhance musical, communicative and social development
    USA

    Active musical participation in infancy impacts social and communication development.

  9. 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...

  10. 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)

  11. Artful business: Using the arts for community economic development
    2004 - USA

    'Four typologies of arts-based community development approaches have been identified: business incubator programs, cooperatives, tourist venues, and comprehensive approaches.  Regardless of the...

  12. 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...

  13. ARTS AND CULTURE IN NORTHERN IRELAND: 2004 Baseline Survey
    2004 - Ireland

    "Seventy nine per cent of respondents agree that Arts and cultural activity helps to enrich the quality of our lives .

     

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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