Training Program

Recreation North has designed a training program based on thirteen competencies that are essential for leading in community recreation. If you live in Yukon, NWT or Nunavut, and work or would like to work or volunteer in recreation, this Program is designed for you.

You now have the option of registering for one or more learning events. Those taking learning events have the option of working towards a Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. To receive your certificate you need to complete the following  12 learning events.

Other learning events available are:
BF 102 – Proposal Writing
BF 103 – Report Writing
PM 101 – Promote Your Programs and Events
RM 102 – Use Documentation in Rural and Remote Recreation
RM 103 – Understand Legal Risk in Recreation
SV 101 – Find and Keep Volunteers

Each learning event will have 2 one-hour conference calls on Thursday’s.

Learning events cost $45/learning event for RPA Members. Learning events cost $55/learning event for NON-RPA Members.

Learning events are generally delivered on a one-year cycle. If your organization would like to request a learning event(s) specific for your group of people please contact our Program Manager.

Check out our interactive map to see where learners have participated from. Those in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario partook in our Provincial Pilot that wrapped up in May 2020. 

Certificate in Northern Youth Recreation Leadership

The Northern Youth Recreation Leaders Certificate prepares youth for entry and assistant leader roles in community recreation. This certificate is recognized in Nunavut, NWT and Yukon and is based on the competency model used by the Recreation North Training Program.

The training that leads to certification is offered in-person, in each territory, and is facilitated by a local trainer who helps young people to:

  • Develop essential knowledge and skills for working in the recreation field.
  • Gain experience and build their confidence as a recreation leader.
  • Become certified to improve their employment opportunities.
  • Make a difference in their communities.

Contact your territorial Recreation and Parks Association about the Youth Certificate. 

Hall Beach, NU Youth Certificate Graduates

For more information about the Program, please check out our News updates or connect with us on Facebook.

Thank you to the Arctic Inspiration Prize for funding the Program development.