Working across the North for more than 30 years on a variety of different projects with many different clients and communities has been an honour.
It has been rewarding to work with the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY) since 2003 on many projects including strategic planning, evaluation, work planning, reporting, training, leadership development, and research.
- RPAY’s Strategic Plan and Annual Reports
- Yukon Community Recreation Leaders Guide
- Yukon Healthy Living Study (2009, 2016 and 2021) and Pandemic Impacts on Rural Recreation (in partnership with Vancouver Island University)
- A Strategic Response to Diabetes (Yukon 2009 – 2012)
Through a partnership of the three territorial recreation and parks associations (RPAY, NWTRPA and RPAN), and with support from the Arctic Inspiration Prize in 2015, we designed and are delivering the Recreation North Training Program. To date, more than 250 leaders from the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut and beyond have participated. More than 55 of these have earned a Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership and/or in Northern Recreation Management. These graduates speak highly of the flexible and applicable training that they can do from home or work.
It has been a privilege to work with the Government of Yukon Sport and Recreation Branch on projects over the past 18 years such as:
- Celebrating 20 years of the Yukon Active Living Strategy
- Renewed Yukon Active Living Strategy
- Yukon Sport Action Plan 2015-2022 and the Canadian Sport Policy Renewal: Yukon Report
It has been an honour to work with the Government of Nunavut Sport and Recreation Division on projects such as:
- Nunaliit Aulajut; Nunavut’s Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation Framework and an Action Plan for its implementation
- Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program Overview and Training Guide
- REC Planning Guide (Community Recreation Planning Support)
A number of projects focused on the creation and transformation of knowledge in order to support the work of others.
- Yukon Community Recreation Planning Toolkit
- Building Community: Recreation Development Challenges for Isolated Communities
- Celebrating Our Stories; Building a Healthier Yukon Together
- Northern Everybody gets to playTM Supplement
- Learning for Life Yukon
Over 30 years, we have been fortunate to work with many other clients such as: the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, the Canadian Red Cross, Council of Yukon First Nations, Daylu Dena Council, ElderActive Recreation Association, First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Liard First Nation, Lotteries Yukon, Sport Yukon, Town of Watson Lake, Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, Village of Haines Junction, Whitehorse General Hospital & Diabetes Education Centre, Yukon College (now Yukon University), Yukon Council on Aging, Yukon Government Community Development Fund, Yukon Government Department of Justice, and Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society.