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Who We Are

We are a VOICE

CPRA is the national voice for recreation and parks, advancing the collective interests of our members through leadership in advocacy, policy and research.


CPRA is a national network dedicated to the wellbeing of people, communities and the natural and built environments.


CPRA is a contributor of knowledge and opportunities that enhance and grow the sector.

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June is Recreation and Parks Month

What is JRPM?

At the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA), we celebrate the month of June as "June is Recreation & Parks Month" (JRPM) nationwide. JRPM serves as a platform to showcase the various benefits that recreation and parks bring to our communities, recognizing the vital role they play in enhancing the wellbeing of Canadians from coast to coast.

Throughout the month of June, we encourage all Canadians to embrace the opportunities for physical activity, exploration, and community connection that our parks and recreation facilities and programs offer. Join us this June as we #CelebrateJRPM and experience firsthand the countless benefits that Recreation & Parks contribute to our lives and communities. We are excited to celebrate with you!

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Our Programs & Initiatives

National Safe Swimming Recovery Program

National Safe Swimming Recovery Program

In partnership with the Government of Canada, CPRA is working to address the widespread shortage of lifeguards throughout the country.

CPRA on the Hill

CPRA on the Hill

Investments in recreation and parks from the federal government can transform our country for a generation. Learn more about our work in Ottawa.

Healthy Eating Environments

Healthy Eating Environments

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is collaborating with Health Canada to help support healthy food environments in the recreation sector.

Measuring Impact

Measuring Impact

Discover how strategic investments in the sport, physical activity and recreation (“SPAR”) sector can significantly uplift our communities and help Canada achieve its national goals.

Parks for All

Parks for All

An Action Plan for Canada’s Parks Community

Reimagine RREC

Reimagine RREC

ReImagine RREC – Renew, Retool, Engage and Contribute – is a multi-phase COVID-19 recovery initiative for recreation, parks and community sport leaders supported by the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) and delivered by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association.

CPRA Connect

CPRA Connect

CPRA Connect is a space for recreation and parks professionals to meet, work, and grow together. Sign up today!

Latest News

Green Job Helps Preserve Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Green Job Helps Preserve Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Youth manages invasive plants through Green Jobs opportunity.
Canadian Parks & Recreation Association
/April 18, 2024

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CPRA Connect is a space for Parks & Recreation professionals to meet, work and grow together. CPRA Connect includes a community forum, job postings, events, resources, and more. It’s free and open to all parks and recreation professionals and practitioners. Join today!

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