Parks for All

An Action Plan for Canada’s Parks Community

About Parks for All

The parks community includes anyone and everyone who cares about Nature and parks in Canada. It is inclusive, open, and self-defined.

Parks for All means working together to realize shared goals through a variety of perspectives, resulting in distinct practices and individual responsibilities. As humans, our worldview shapes how we see, learn, speak, and hear – how we interact with each other, with other species, and with the land.

The parks community is built on the acceptance of this truth.

Though our perspectives in the community may vary, we are all Nature, and that connects us. We all benefit from healthy parks and natural areas and the quality of life they provide.

Delve deeper into Parks for All to learn more about the parks community’s shared vision and goals, and how to be a part of making them happen!

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Additional Background

Parks for All is the result of a collaboration involving people who care deeply about parks in Canada. It was initiated and supported through a partnership between the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) and the Canadian Parks Council (CPC).

Connecting Canadians with Nature: An Investment in the Well-Being of Our Citizens and A Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 – Pathways to Wellbeing are the two documents that motivated this work. Parks for All strategically aligns with, and complements, the five goals of the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 – primarily in relation to Goal 3 “Connecting People and Nature”.