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.  There is also the option to work towards 2 different Certificates: Northern Recreation Leadership and Northern Recreation Management. (Most will complete the Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership and then Certificate in Northern Recreation Management.)

Each learning event will have 2 one-hour conference calls. Calls for learning events in Northern Recreation Leadership happens on Thursdays. Calls for learning events in Northern Recreation Management happens on Wednesdays. 

Learning events cost $55/learning event for RPA Members. Learning events cost $75/learning event for NON-RPA Members. Learning events that are 4 weeks long (BF 102 and RP 102) are $100/learning event. There is a discount if you register for the full certificate at once. 

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.