Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) Conference Papers 2009

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Parks and Recreation Ontario

Annual Education Forum

March 29 - April 1, 2009

Niagara Falls, Ontario

 

101 Things You Need to Know if You Work with Youth

This presentation from the 2009 Parks and Recreation Ontario Education Forum provides tools to for youth centre or program success. It...

A Taste of HIGH FIVE

Users of recreation services are increasingly seeking quality assurance. This is even more evident in children’s programming. HIGH...

Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disability

This presentation from the 2009 Parks and Recreation Ontario Education Forum provides Variety Village Inclusion Training, characteristics...

Beyond the Large Print Edition: Communication in a Middle-Aged World

Many information vehicles, from magazines to signage to websites, are often designed by 20-somethings, but mainly used by middle-aged...

Bringing Passion to Life: Creating Passionate Leaders and Teams

This presentation from the Parks and Recreation Ontario 2009 Education Forum session eplains how to explore your own passion potential and...

Competing with the For-Profit Fitness Industry

Information is presented on how parks and recreation facilities can compete head-to-head with the for-profit fitness industry - for-...

Creating Age Friendly Communities

This presentation from the Parks and Recreation Ontario 2009 Education Forum explores a new vision of healthy aging, recognizing the...

Culture as an Economic Driver

Creativity and culture build local economies. Across Ontario,municipalities are turning to municipal cultural planning (MCP) to support...

Design of the Lifestyle Pool

Formerly known as the leisure pool, the lifestyle pool responds to a wide variety of programming needs and can offer operators and...

Developing Effective Presentation Skills

This presentation from the 2009 Parks and Recreation Ontario Education Forum explains how to “hook” the interest of your audience, get to...

From Inspiration to Application: Practical Moose Hunting Tips and Techniques

This presentation from the 2009 Parks and Recreation Ontario Education Forum provides practical, hands-on tools, techniques and approaches...

Healthy Eating in Community Centres

It’s a reality that concessions and vending machines can make lots of money – especially when they offer snack food and drinks filled with...

HIGH FIVE Accreditation: Tips, Strategies and Benefits- Panel Discussion

A panel of representatives from Accredited Organizations provides insight about what it means to be Accredited and how they went about...

Legislative Requirements: Where Do You Stand?

A vast array of legislative requirements affect how recreation and parks volunteers and professionals operate facilities and deliver...

Navigating the Political Landscape

Politics speaks to both people and processes. The ‘people’ politics can revolve around  interaction with senior staff and elected...

Operating in a Public Private Partnership Environment

P3s can be a great way to meet recreational infrastructure needs, but the approach must be well thought out. This presentation from the...

P3: The New World of Project Delivery

Public-private partnerships (PPP) have been used successfully by many governments as a way of delivering much needed capital infrastructure...

Parks and Recreation in Ontario: A Provincial Perspective

From access and affordability policies, to child and youth engagement strategies, to positioning the value and benefits of parks and...

Priority Setting in Service Delivery

This presentation from the 2009 Parks and Recreation Ontario Education Forum discusses the principles of priority setting, priority...

Recreation and Community Partnerships

This presentation from the 2009 Parks and Recreation Ontario Education Forum highlights a variety of partnership approaches including a...

Recreational Sport Programming for Adults (18 - 55 Year Olds)

This presentation from the 2009 Parks and Recreation Ontario Education forum describes how The City of Waterloo has found a way to provide...

SPARK: Tackling Obesity: Together for Healthy Kids

The Together for Healthy Kids initiative is a new public awareness campaign created by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario to...

Sport as a Vehicle for Social Change for Persons with Disabilities

The City of Kitchener has comprehensive policies and programs to provide access for persons with disabilities. In this presentation from...

Summer Severe Weather and Weatherradio - Safety, Security and Planning

From playgrounds to beaches and golf courses to marinas, weather is becoming an increasing concern for participant safety and risk...

Top 10 Ways to Stay Financially Afloat

In this day of decentralization, downsizing and fiscal accountability recreation leaders need to understand how to build stronger...

Trails and Pathways: Ontario's Green Treasure

These presentations from the Parks and Recreation Ontario 2009 Education Forum, provides an update on the Ontario Trails Strategy and a...

Understanding the People Who Use Your Facility

Quickly profiling users with easy-to-understand techniques allows connection and communication at a level most facilities will be unable to...

Using Business Intelligence as a Planning Tool

Business Intelligence (BI) is the use of data to improve and develop program and facility planning. BI helps to forecast program and...

Zoomers and the Funk Perspective

Today’s older adult is not ready to sit on the sidelines while others play – they want to be “in the This presentation from the 2009 Parks...
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