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.


Canadian Recreation Facilities Council

The Canadian Recreation Facilities Council is the national leader for the recreation facilities profession.


Sport Matters

Your Sport 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.