June 6, 2017
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) acknowledges the significance of today’s announcement by the Leisure Information Network (LIN) that confirms LIN will wind down its operations ending September 30, 2017.
CPRA worked along-side LIN and the Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council (IRSC) to find potential solutions to the funding challenges but unfortunately without success.
On behalf of the recreation sector, CPRA commends the incredible dedication of the LIN staff and Board in serving the sector with excellence for over 20 years. And, CPRA appreciates the significant efforts of many to find means by which to financially sustain its services.
CPRA continues to co-lead with IRSC implementation efforts on all elements of the Framework for Recreation in Canada and remains committed to the priorities within the Framework on knowledge development. Despite the loss of LIN, CPRA will work with sector leaders throughout Canada – including many who once served LIN - to evolve and expand knowledge development for the recreation sector.
CPRA has offered its full support to LIN to assist as much as possible in ensuring the valuable historical data found on LIN is preserved.
Any questions, concerns or ideas are welcomed by Cathy Jo Noble, Executive Director of CPRA at firstname.lastname@example.org