CPRA is monitoring and working closely with Health Canada officials on the regulations that will support Bill S-228 - restricting the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children. Attached is a briefing note on the Bill and the potential implications it will have on the recreation sector in Canada.
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA), on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), will administer wage subsidies (up to 50%) to support the creation of new green jobs for youth in the fall of 2018 and winter of 2019. The maximum wage subsidy offered through this program will be $5,712.00 for each youth/job.
On Wednesday July 18, 2018 CPRA, represented by Cathy Denyer, CEO of Parks and Recreation Ontario, attended a celebration of the Green Jobs Initiative at the Thunder Bay Centennial Botanical Conservatory. In attendance was the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment Services and Development Canada and other partner organizations delivering this important youth employment initiative across Canada.
The Common Vision was developed by federal-provincial-territorial governments as a guide to addressing physical inactivity and sedentary behavior among Canadians of all ages and abilities. The Common Vision was developed in close consultation with the sector including CPRA.