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Social Capital

Social capital is the value that comes from social networks, or groupings of people, which allow individuals to achieve things they couldn't on their own (University of Minnesota). 

For more information, try Robert Putnam's Social Capital Primer.

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health refer to a range of social and economic factors that positively and negatively influence people’s health (e.g. family income, race, employment, education, housing, etc.).

Social Marketing

Social Marketing is about trying to change people's attitudes and behaviors for their benefit.


Societies are nonprofit organizations registered under an Act either territorially or federally.


Spaces refer to areas designed and built with the purpose of encouraging people to interact and recreate outdoors. For example, playgrounds, gardens, and parks. 

Special Event

A Special Event is a one-time occurrence of an occasional recreation activity or celebration (e.g. Kiki Karnival). Special events are often associated with holidays, seasons or sporting events.


Sport is a type of physical activity with rules and is often considered a contest to determine a winner. In recreational sport, the emphasis is more on participation and the development of fundamental movement and sport skills.