Effective June 2017, the partnership of the three territorial recreation and parks associations will be formally recognized as Recreation North. Through their commitment to strengthening recreation capacity and leadership, the associations will foster personal health and community well-being across the North.
Recreation North is led by the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY), the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA), and the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN). The partnership, formerly known as the Tri-Territorial Recreation Training (TRT) Project, was honoured to receive $600,000 from the Arctic Inspiration Prize in January 2016.
Working with government and community in all three territories, Recreation North is using the Prize to develop a relevant, meaningful training program for Northern recreation leaders. The Community Recreation Leadership Program, based on 13 foundational competencies, will be piloted beginning in the Fall of 2017.
Developed for the North by the North, the Pilot:
- Targets ‘emerging’ leaders in rural and remote communities in Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.
- Provides leaders an opportunity to gain an entry-level certificate in recreation leadership.
- Offers a selection of Learning Events, each of which take 3 to 5 hours to complete.
- Will be delivered remotely and in-person from October 2017 to May 2018.
Evaluating the Pilot will ensure relevancy across the North when the full program is launched in the Fall of 2018.
For more information, please contact your local recreation and parks association.