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5.05 Leisure activities and parks are often catalysts that build strong, self-sufficient, and sustainable communities. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 101 entries
  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 case for investing in arts, culture and heritage infrastructure. Prepared for British Columbia Min
    2007 - Canada

    A national survey on children and youth found that children who participate in organized activities outside of school, e.g., music, the arts or clubs, tend to have higher self esteem, interact...

  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 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.

  6. A Sport Plan for New Brunswick
    2008 - Canada

    There are major personal, social and economic benefits of sport investment, and current best estimates of the return on investment from governmental spending on sport range upward from an...

  7. An integrated methodology to assess the benefits of urban green space
    2004 - Belgium

    “Benefits of Urban Green Space (BUGS) is a methodology to assess the impact of green space and settlement patterns on urban environmental quality and social well-being and to formulate...

  8. Are urban green spaces optimally distributed to act as places for social integration? Results of a g
    2004 - Switzerland

    Geneva shows a socially balanced distribution of green areas. Comparing the situation of Geneva with that in the other two cities, it is evident that Geneva has the best opportunity to make the...

  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. 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...

  11. Artists’ Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies
    2006 - USA

    “Artists’ centers make important contributions to regional economies and to the social, cultural, and commercial lives of their neighbors. “

  12. Arts & Culture: Community Connections
    2002 - USA

    For people who participate in arts and culture, the experience involves community connections – with particular people; through community organizations; or at places that are familiar, friendly and...

  13. 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...

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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