From November 2019 to May 2020, 32 recreation leaders from northern and remote communities in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario will participate in a selection of Recreation North’s learning events.
Provincial Pilot participants commit to completing four learning events. Each learning event runs over 2 weeks, has 2 conference calls, and has 2 required learning activities. Three are required and the fourth is one of two options.
Conference calls are on Thursdays at 11 AM (ET) for Ontario participants, 10 AM (CT) for Manitoba participants AND 1:00 PM (MT) for Alberta participants and Noon (PT) for British Columbia participants.
1. Intro to Recreation Foundations (RF101) introduces the basics of recreation and explores how it benefits individual, community and environmental well-being. A solid understanding of the field helps promote recreation as an essential community service. November 11- 24, 2019.
2. Get to Know Your Community (RS102) encourages leaders to get to know their communities well. Knowing how the system works, and understanding local people, context and culture, helps ensure meaningful, inclusive and accessible community recreation. January 20 – February 2, 2020.
3. Deliver Recreation Programs and Events (PE101) introduces six steps recreation leaders can use to design and deliver a recreation program or a special event. Effective design and delivery of each activity results in successful, safe and enjoyable recreation experiences. February 10 – 23, 2020.
4.a Handle Recreation Finances (BF101) develops a basic understanding of how to responsibly handle recreation finances. Learn to use a system to track, control and report on money coming in and money being spent on projects, programs and events. February 24 – March 8, 2020.
4.b Manage Risk in Rural and Remote Communities (RM101) explores how risk influences recreation opportunities and experiences. Learn basic ways to manage risk and reduce the chance of something bad happening to a participant, a leader, or a facility. March 23 – April 5, 2020.
Contact Recreation North to be put in touch with your Provincial contact.