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CPRA Webinar - CPRA Professional Development Certification (PDC)

Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) presents a webinar on CPRA Professional Development Certification (PDC)

Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST - English event


Craig Cameron - Manager CPRA Professional Development Certification Program
Karen House - Consultant, Leadership and Evaluation, Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
Lori Mambella - Manager of Programs and Cultural Services, City of St. Catharines
Deb Comfort - Supervisor, Neighbourhood Facilities & Sport, City of Red Deer

CPRA PDC is Canada’s only professional development certification program for recreation and parks practitioners.   

Join us for a free 1 hour webinar to learn about the program, who qualifies and what skills and knowledge can be further developed to further enhance your career in the parks and recreation sector.

This webinar will provide opportunity to:

·         Hear first-hand from colleagues who are taking courses and supporting the CPRA Professional Development Certification Program.

·         Learn how the CPRA Professional Development Certification Program works.

·         Discover the benefits that individuals, organizations and CPRA members gain from the CPRA Professional Development Certification Program.

·         Learn about the different roles individuals, organizations and CPRA members play in support the CPRA Professional Development Certification Program.

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Craig Cameron –Community development through recreation has been a central theme in Craig's personal and professional trajectory.  As a student (PhD - Sport for Development from the University of Regina) and soccer aficionado he has worked, studied, volunteered and played across Canada, West Africa and the Caribbean. He and his family moved to Edmonton in 2012, where he works to help identify and advance recreation focused synergies between the University of Alberta, the Government of Alberta, and the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association.

Karen House has worked for the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association in Regina since 2009. Her experiences within the organization are broad, and include provincial administration of HIGH FIVE®, evaluating the impacts the organizations programs and services, as well as providing a level of strategic thinking and direction. Karen is currently involved as a participant in the CPRA PDC program and also provincially administers the initiative. Karen received her Bachelor of Kinesiology, Majoring in Sport and Recreation Administration from the University of Regina.

Lori Mambella’s career in sport and recreation started as a high performance athlete representing Canada on the international stage in rhythmic gymnastics for 5 years. She is currently the Manger of Programs and Cultural Services at the City of St. Catharines and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Niagara Sport Commission, Steering Committee for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge for the Region of Niagara and is the Chair of the Meridian Centre Community Suites Allocation Committee. Lori is proud to be a HIGH FIVE® instructor and enjoys guest instructing periodically at both Niagara College and Brock University.

Deb Comfort has been working and volunteering in the Recreation and Parks field for over 28 years in both not-for-profit and municipal settings.  Her experience in program delivery, community development, outcomes-based planning, facility operation and capital project development provides her with a strong foundation and broad understanding of the field.  She has been an active volunteer with the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) and CPRA, and she is currently the chair of the ARPA Professional Development Committee and a member of the CPRA Professional Development Committee supporting the development of the PDC Program.