About the Framework

The Framework for Recreation in Canada, updated for 2024, is the guiding document for public recreation providers in Canada.

The Framework emphasizes the vital role of the recreation and parks sector in enhancing the health, wellbeing, and resilience of Canadians and their communities.

By providing accessible recreation activities, conserving natural environments, and fostering spaces for physical and social interactions, the sector significantly contributes to the quality of life across the country.

The updated Framework addresses current challenges, including climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and demographic shifts, while highlighting the need for inclusivity, sustainability, and community engagement. It offers guidelines and strategies to help practitioners navigate contemporary complexities and promote growth within the sector, ensuring recreation and parks remain integral to the fabric of Canadian life.

Click here to download the 2024 Framework Update, or continue below to learn more.

Click here to download the 2024 Framework Update, or continue below to learn more.