On Oct 3, 2017 , Recreation North will launch the pilot of the Community Recreation Leadership Program, a new and innovative training program for emerging recreation leaders from rural and remote communities in Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. Recreation North, a partnership of the three territorial recreation and parks associations, created the program with the $600,000 Arctic Inspiration Prize, awarded to the project team in 2015. Supported by the three territorial governments and local community, this new training program is designed to enhance individual, community, and environmental wellbeing by strengthening local capacity for recreation in the North.
Wage subsidies (50%) will be available for 2018 and 2019 summer for municipalities and other organizations to hire Youth for Green Jobs
In the federal budget 2017, the government announced additional investments to expand employment opportunities for young Canadians. Part of this commitment was to create 15,000 new ‘green’ jobs for young Canadians.
CPRA is finalizing an agreement with the federal government to administer the program amongst municipalities and other sector partners (non-profit parks organizations, conservation authorities)
You are invited to Regina in May, 2018 for Gathering Strength/Rassembler nos forces: Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum 2018. This national event is focused on building relationships, continuing dialog and working in cooperation towards achieving the values, goals and priorities identified in the Framework for Recreation in Canada: Pathways to Wellbeing.
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) applauds the federal government’s leadership in ensuring Canadians have access to the benefits of parks and recreation. Multiple commitments outlined in the federal budget today demonstrate a government that values parks and recreation and the health and wellness it provides Canadians.