Check out what’s changed over the summer!

Next time you visit our Learning Space, you will notice a few changes in the way things look. We are excited about the changes that will make admin stuff a little easier on us all.

The biggest change impacts how new users register for an account, how current users manage their account, and how our community of learners enrolls for training. Read on for more information.

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Thorsten Gohl Graduate Profile – Bringing Programming into Communities

Thorsten (left) playing table tennis on the Arctic Ocean.

For the past few years, Thorsten Gohl, who lives in Zhatıé Kų́ę́ (Fort Providence), NT, has been enrolled in the Recreation North Training Program. He completed 20 Learning Events in that time. In May 2022, Thorsten graduated with a Certificate in Northern Recreation Management, having already completed his Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. Below, Thorsten shared some of his thoughts on the Program.

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Sharing our learning about technology nationally

At the beginning of March, I was honoured to have the opportunity to share nationally a little bit about the Recreation North Training Program. Technology for Training: Lessons from rural, remote and Northern communities was part of a ReImagine RREC workshop.

ReImagine RREC – Renew, Retool, Engage and Contribute – is a national COVID-19 recovery initiative for parks, recreation and community sport leaders delivered by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA). It is intended to help leaders working in parks, recreation and community sport to improve planning, operations and delivery of programs and services in a pandemic and post-pandemic environment, as well as to contribute to community recovery more broadly. Technology: The New Frontier in Recreation and Community Sport was the last of five interactive workshops.

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Thank you, BCcampus

In September, the Recreation North Training Program offered the FLO North course, adapted with permission from BCcampus. Taking FLO Up North: An Adoption Story describes the way in which FLO (Facilitating Learning Online) was adjusted for delivery in Northern community contexts.

The Recreation North partnership appreciates the support of BCcampus. For the full story and for more information about FLO courses or BCcampus, please go to: https://bccampus.ca/.

Arthur Glen Guevara Graduate Profile – Becoming a better and more confident recreational leader

For the past two years, Glen Guevara, from Inuvik, NT, has been enrolled in the Recreation North Training Program. He completed 20 Learning Events in that time. In May 2021, Glen graduated with a Certificate in Northern Recreation Management, having already completed his Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. Below, Glen shared some of his thoughts on the Program..

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Chistina Moore Graduate Profile – Develop Both Knowledge and Skills

For the past two years, Christina Moore, from Sǫ̀mba K’è (Yellowknife), NT, has been enrolled in the Recreation North Training Program. She completed 20 Learning Events in that time. In May 2021, Christina graduated with a Certificate in Northern Recreation Management, having already completed her Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. Below, Christina shared some of her thoughts on the Program.

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Kayleen Alexie Graduate Profile – Sets you up for success

For the past two years, Kayleen Alexie, from Inuvik, NT, has been enrolled in the Recreation North Training Program. She completed 20 Learning Events in that time. In May 2021, Kayleen graduated with a Certificate in Northern Recreation Management, having already completed her Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. Below, Kayleen shared some of her thoughts on the Program.

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

As of May 2021, the Recreation North Training Program has reached more than 45 communities across the North, from Pond Inlet (NU) to Burwash Landing (YT). More than 200 individuals have taken learning events to strengthen their recreation leadership competencies. Thirty-four of these participants 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 participants from 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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