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  2. The economic benefits of Plano’s park and recreation system
    2017 - USA

    This study illustrates that parks, trails, recreation centers, and sports fields in Plano are key economic drivers that contribute millions in economic benefits annually to the city as a whole.

  3. Gardens and Health
    2016 - England

    Gardens are intimately connected to our health and wellbeing across the life-course. 

  4. Leading from Beside : Community-Engaged Arts
    2016 - Canada

    Our understanding of community cultural development—literally building community by making art together—is rapidly changing as more and more professional artists look for opportunities to work in...

  5. Hearts Beat Back
    2016 - USA

    Population health program significantly decreases heart disease risk factors across an entire community. 

  6. 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.

  7. Refuges of Local Resilience: Community Gardens
    2015 - USA

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy community gardens functioned as multi-purpose community refuges which hosted meaningful and restorative greening practices, and developed supportive communities. ...

  8. Connecting Canadians with Nature
    2014 - Canada

    Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.

  9. Walking Works
    2015 - England

    Walking makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy and can even save your life.

  10. Cooperation is in our Nature
    2015 - Canada

    Exposure to nature increases cooperation, and, when considering environmental problems as social dilemmas, sustainable intentions and behavior.

  11. Social Impacts of Culture and Sport
    2015 - England

      The review concludes that existing evidence demonstrates a diverse range of social benefits are derived from engagement with sport and culture, both for society generally and when used within...

  12. The Role of Sport in Community Capacity Building
    2015 - USA

    Sport has demonstrated efficacy in building local skills, knowledge, and resources, increasing social cohesion, facilitating community dialog, leadership development, and encouraging civic...

  13. Sport is Community
    2015 - Canada

    Urban Aboriginal youth and adults in Edmonton consider sport as one of the five defining factors of their community. 

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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