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CPRA Webinars

CPRA presents webinars throughout the year which provide tools, resources, programming ideas, and best practices to parks and recreation practitioners across Canada.  See a listing below of the webinars held to date and check back for upcoming presentations. 


Canadian Parks and Recreation Association presents a Webinar

Parks for All – Let’s act to ignite a Vision for Canada’s network of parks,
from local community to national parks!

Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017

Presenters: Murray Kopp, Chair of CPRA Parks Task Group

Dawn Carr, Executive Director, Canadian Parks Council






CPRA Presented a webinar on:  

Supporting Wellness in Recreation through Healthy Food Environments
 Thursday June 16, 2016


Lisa McLaughlin - Program Manager, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association’s Communities ChooseWell program 

Kayla Atkey - Policy Analyst, Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) and CLASP team

Ashley Hughes - Project Assistant, Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) and POWER UP! team




National Health and Fitness Day
Wednesday January 27, 2016


Senator Nancy Greene Raine - link to video message 
Marilyn McIvor, NHFD Project Coordinator
Marta Gregor,  Community Coordinator, City of Prince George, BC
Michelle Kusiar, Supervisor, Community Recreation, Collingwood, ON
Steve Burns, General Manager, Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool, NS



CPRA Professional Development Certification
Wednesday October 14th, 2015 

Presenter: Dr. Craig Cameron, Director CPRA PDC


The Framework for Recreation in Canada
Thursday June 18, 2015

 Presenter: CJ Noble, Executive Director, CPRA

Download a copy of the Framework for Recreation PowerPoint Presentation to share with colleagues. 


 For more information contact info@cpra.ca


The Canadian Physical Literacy Puzzle
Thursday February 19, 2015 

Richard Way, Project Leader of the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) movement
Philip Hochman, Member of the CS4L Community Connections Team


Take it Outside - Helping You Connect to Nature
Tuesday October 21, 2014


Gillian Petriani, Child and Nature Alliance of Canada
Heather MacLeod Williams, BC Recreation & Parks Association
Chris Filler, Educating Children Outside (E.C.O), District of Saanich
Meg Sullivan, University of Victoria



Children's Mental Health – Defusing the Time Bomb
Wednesday February 12, 2014


LJ Bartle, Director of the HIGH FIVE National Standard at Parks and Recreation Ontario



Recreation Programming in the After School Time-Period
 Tuesday November 12, 2013

Heidi Carl, Director of Programs, Boys and Girls Club of Saskatoon
Sydney Millar, National Program Director, Canadian Association for the Advancement
of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and
Jenyfer Neumann, Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY)




CPRA and the Leisure Information Network (LIN) have partnered to present a series of webinars geared towards anyone who works with First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations to provide support and on various recreation topics.

For more information or to the view the webinars in the series - please visit - northernlinks.org/

Online for Real-time: Websites to support your recreation operations 
June 26, 2013.

Presenter: Agnes Croxford, Manager, National Recreation Database



Building Enhanced Collaboration Between Recreation and Sport 
March 27, 2013.

Philip Hochman, CPRA Board Member
Richard Way, Project Leader of the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) movement



Healthy Parks, Healthy People
(Policy implications of visitor expectations of health benefits from park visitation)

December 6th, 2012

Presenters were: Dr. Paul Eagles and Christopher Lemieux   
Moderator: John Lohuis, Chair of the CPRA Parks Task Force

 To view the webinar  - click here

To view the presentation in poster form  - click here

To view the research paper  - click here



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