A story of building recreation capacity in remote communities

We know that recreation touches many aspects of our lives. It helps people grow and be healthy; builds strong families and communities; provides opportunities for those who are disadvantaged; protects the environment; stimulates the economy; and adds overall to the quality of life in our communities.

We recognize that community recreation requires capacity at the local level. Capacity requires competent leaders who have the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary to lead, manage and volunteer.

As a team, we set out on a journey to strengthen the capacity of recreation leaders across Canada’s North through the delivery of a sustainable training program. Read our story to find out where we began and why, who was part of it, where we got to, and what we learned along the way.

Recreation North is a partnership of the three territorial recreation and parks associations. Click here to read our story.