Canadian Active After School Partnership
The Canadian Active After School Partnership (CAASP) is a collaborative initiative to support the delivery of quality after-school programs that involve increased access and opportunity to engage in physical activity, and healthy living and nutrition practices - with the ultimate goal of increasing physical activity levels and healthy eating among Canada’s children and youth.
CPRA is one of nine national partners involved in this initiative. One of the main elements of this partnership has been the development of the Active After School Community Hub; an online resource for practitioners, parents and the community to find useful information for the after school time period.
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association and Leisure Information Network Re-Launch the Northern Links Website
The Northern Links web site (www.northernlinks.org), supporting recreation practitioners in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in making positive changes through recreation, is being re-launched today. The new design is visually striking, easier to navigate and highlights the First Nations, Inuit and Métis supplement to the Everybody Gets to Play™ program.
Visitors to the site will find:
Current news and professional events
A database of practical resources such as training materials, toolkits, checklists, waiver forms, policies and procedures
Program success stories that could be replicated in other communities
Downloadable ‘Community Mobilization Toolkits’ from the Everybody Gets to Play™ program
A listing of funding opportunities from across Canada
Site users will be encouraged to subscribe to the Sharing Circle listserv to network with colleagues across the country, and to submit their own resources and successful programs for inclusion on the site. The National Recreation Database is the platform used to provide all content to the site.
The project is a collaboration between the Leisure Information Network (LIN) and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) through a contract with Native Way Training Services. It has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. As part of the project, a series of free webinars on the Everybody Gets to Play Supplement™ is being offered, which are listed on the Northern Links website. An evaluation of the project will be done by Queen's University, specifically on the effectiveness of the webinar training format.
Special thanks to Bert Crowfoot Photography (http://www.bertcrowfootphotography.com/), for providing the images used on the site.