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.
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.(more…)