Sector Partnerships

CPRA as a national leader in parks and recreation in Canada collaborates with a host of other national organizations operating in the recreation, parks, physical activity, sport, facilities, public health and social service arenas.


Canadian Playground Safety Institute

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) currently offers a CPRA Canadian Certified Playground Inspector Certification program to individuals who successfully complete the Theory and Practical training courses through the Canadian Playground Safety Institute (CPSI).


Canadian Parks Council

Federal, provincial and territorial parks agencies working together since 1962 to:  promote excellence in park planning and management; advance park and protected areas values; facilitate cooperation among and provide support to member agencies.


Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD)

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a disability (ALACD) develops and disseminates resources and tools to help organizations to create inclusive opportunities and welcoming environments. Working in partnership with our member organizations, we assist them to fulfill their commitment to inclusion of people with disabilities.


Sport Matters GrouP

Your Sports Matters Group (SMG) is a voluntary group of leaders who have come together to talk about the important contribution that sport makes to society and to collaborate in advancing sport, physical activity, recreation and public policy.




ParticipACTION is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to help Canadians sit less and move more. Originally established in 1971, ParticipACTION works with its partners, which include sport, physical activity, recreation organizations, government and corporate sponsors, to make physical activity a vital part of everyday life.


Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association

The Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association is a national association of practitioners in the field of Therapeutic Recreation – Incorporated in 1996. CTRA aspires to be a national professional association of practitioners in the field of therapeutic recreation.


National Health and Fitness Day 

National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is an initiative to mark one day, the first Saturday in June, as the day when Canadians get out and get active in any way they wish. Springboarding off the spirit of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, f  Former MP John Weston and Senator Nancy Greene Raine have worked to involve the 338 MPs and 100 Senators to encourage their local communities to proclaim the day and mark it with local events. 


Canadian Association for Leisure Studies

CALS is an organization of Canadian and international scholars and practitioners who share an interest in recreation and leisure research and the delivery of leisure services, and who meet once every three years at the Canadian Congress on Leisure Research.

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Aboriginal Sport Circle

The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) is Canada’s national voice for Aboriginal sport, which brings together the interests of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.