Recreation leadership training program opens seats for provincial participants from rural and remote communities

By May 2021, the Recreation North Training Program had reached more than 45 communities across the North. More than 200 individuals from Pond Inlet (NU) to Burwash Landing (YT) have taken learning events to strengthen their recreation leadership competencies. Among these, 34 have earned a Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership and 9 have earned a Certificate in Northern Recreation Management. The training is accessible because it is delivered remotely allowing participants to learn “in place” from their home communities.

Angela Storr (Inuvik, NT) is completing her second certificate through the Recreation North Training Program.

Following a successful pilot with four provinces, a small number of seats have been opened to participants outside the North. Although there are big differences between communities like New Hazelton (BC), Ignace (ON), Faro (YT), and Sanikiluaq (NU), participants always comment on how the Training Program enables them to share ideas and to learn from others involved in recreation delivery in small, rural, remote, and/or Indigenous communities.

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Develop your skills to facilitate learning online

Facilitating Learning Online in the North (FLO North)

FLO North training develops the skills needed to confidently and effectively facilitate online training and learning in Northern, rural, and remote communities. Through a safe and inclusive online environment, participants gain an understanding of teaching and learning in online and blended formats and develop basic technical and facilitation skills through individual and group activities.

This course has been adapted to be relevant to trainers and educators across the North. Built on an open educational resource (OER) shared by BCcampus, the FLO Fundamentals course began in 2013 as a partnership between Royal Roads University and BCcampus. Taking part in FLO North requires some experience in facilitating or instructing, the ability to navigate and use web-based environments, and familiarity with the North.

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2020-2021 Year in Review

Recreation North Vision
Across the North, the power and potential impact of recreation is embraced and valued as an essential service.

Recreation enhances personal, social, and environmental health and wellbeing and contributes to greater balance between quality of life and economic development. There is no doubt that recreation has become essential during this period of COVID-19.

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