Examples of Community Outcomes

    • communities are stronger - capacity is increased
    • people live longer
    • people know and help their neighbours
    • independent living is prolonged
    • residents express pride in their community
    • reduced risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
    • lowered healthcare costs
    • enhanced overall well-being
    • reduction in costs of social service intervention
    • contribution to child and youth development are increased
    • reduced police, justice, and incarceration costs
    • adults helped to develop full potential
    • improved work performance
    • life-long learning promoted
    • community viewed as attractive to businesses
    • spirituality explored
    • tourism increased i
    • individual self esteem and positive self image improved
    • improved employment generated satisfaction levels
    • enhanced perceived quality of life improved
    • property values increased
    • reducition in self-destructive behaviour
    • ecological integrity protected
    • reduction in crime
    • air quality improved
    • racism reduced
    • environmental education embraced
    • reduction in isolation and loneliness
    • protection against environmental disaster
    • families are strengthened and energy is saved
    • more leaders are produced
    • environmental stewardship is encouraged
    • social skills are improved

 

Create Outcomes that:

 

    • Are realistic, yet inspiriing 
    • Will indicate a catalytic change 
    • Show a noticeable impact in the strategic area
    • Work towards inspiring commitment and action
    • Require action at the cross-sectoral or cross-agency level (involves many aspects and organizations)

 

16 Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (1997). The Benefits Catalogue. Gloucester, ON.


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