Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) Conference Papers 2013

Navigating the Water in Changing Times

 

Papers from the Annual Education Forum
Hosted by 
Parks and Recreation Ontario

Blue Mountain Ontario

April 16 - 19, 2013

25 Creative Ways to Wow Seniors

Looks at various ways to wow seniors, such as with Special Events, Clubs and Classes, Fitness, sports and health, and other extras. A...

25 More Creative Ways to Wow Seniors

Looks at various ways to wow seniors in the categories of: Low Fee/No Fee Programs; Fee-Based Programs and Classes; Community Services;...

30 Days to Better Branding in 30 Minutes or Less

Defines branding and why it is important, describes branding basics, types of brands, taglines, and keys to creating a branding plan. A...

Art: Small World, Big Impact

This presentation is intended: 1) to show participants how to identify the fine arts needs of the community; 2) provide programming ideas,...

Building an Inclusive Community

Looks at the changing nature of neighbourhoods and the benefits of neighbourhood associations, and more. A presentation from the 2013 Parks...

Cultural Resource Mapping A Guide for Municipalities

Defines Cultural Mapping as "A place based framework that tells how cultural resources can be strengthened and leveraged to achieve...

Customer Care Centres - Providing Ordinary Services at Extraordinarily Convenient Locations

Defines a Customer Care Centre, looks at how it was introduced and how it works, operating structure, services offered, and measuring...

Designing Sustainable Splashpads

This presentation helps participants Identify the factors influencing the overall sustainability of a splash pad installation...

Digital Marketing that Works

Co-Presenters: David Ferreira. Business Development Manager; Arlene Almeida and Jay Esteron, Web Specialists, Mississauga. Topics...

Driving Change Through Sustainable Turf Management

Co-Presenters: Susan Penstone and Tim Penstone, Enviroperfect Solutions. Looks at a paradigm shift from traditional turf management to...

Elevating Parks, Trails and Recreation in Official Plans

Authors: Mary Catherine Mehak, Mehak, Kelly...

Emerging Opportunities in Sport -Trends and Councils

Co-Presenters: Scott McRoberts and Clay Melnike, Community Sports Council Ontario. Looks at trends in community sport and recreation,...

Enough Procrastination! Make and Take That Marketing Plan

Notes that marketing must align with mission, and looks at five Ps of Planning: Product, Price, Planning, Promotion, and People, and more....

Health + Education + Recreation = Partnering for Healthy Kids (three parts)

Co-Presenters: Margaret Good; Deb Clinton, City of Hamilton, Recreation Division; Shelley Taylor, Thunder Bay Catholic School Board;...

How to Shape Up Your Fitness Program

Co-Presenters: Jill Laskey; Sharon Caruana, City of Brampton. This presentation covers the following topics: What is fitness? What...

Inside Public Policy

Looks at Parks and Recreation Ontario's (PRO) approach to public policy, including key initiatives, updates on various policies such as...

Jump Start Your Older Adults' Program from the Ground Up!!!

Describes the older adult demographic, considerations in serving them, marketing, and offers program suggestions. A presentation from the...

Municipal Cultural Planning - an Evaluation Guide

Co-Presenters: Jeff Evenson; Catherine Campbell, Regional Advisor; Colin Wiginton, Cultural Services, Kingston. This presentation...

Municipal Sponsorship Lessons from the Trenches

Looks at five real-life challenges with respect to sponsorship: Perceptions about Sponsorship; Municipal culture;...

Pricing Services - Stopping the Race to the Bottom

Looks at the five Cs of pricing: Constraints, Competitors, Costs, Corporate, and Customers and three approaches to pricing. A presentation...

Recreation Service Plan in Toronto

Co-Presenters: Jamie Romoff; Jim Hart. Looks at the various aspects of Toronto's Recreation Service Plan 2013-2017. A presentation...

Reducing Barriers to Affordable Recreation in Toronto

Co-Presenters: Jamie Romoff; Matt Bentley, City of Toronto. This provides an overview of the City of Toronto’s approach to improving...

Share the Road: Safety for Cyclists, and Everyone Else

Co-Presenters: Shawn Everitt; Eleanor McMahon, Share the Road Cycling Coalition. This presentation looks at the Share the Road program,...

Team Relations - From Judgements to Understanding

Co-Presenters: Graeme Hay and Juanita Bueschleb. All too often the roles and responsibilities of staff members in different positions...

The Role of Recreation in Delivering Sport - Strengthening the Connection

Looks at the role of the partnership between recreation and sport, sports systems in Canada, the CS4L LTAD Model, and more. A...

Using KidSport and Ontario Games to Build Community

Co-Presenters: Blair McIntosh; Michelle Cundari, KidSport North Bay; Dave Carr-Harris, KidSport Ontario; Peter Dunbar, Past Game Organizing...

What Happened to My Budget?

Looks at problems with staying on budget, budget components, factors, cost to time to quality relationship, establishing a budget, and more...

Yardstick Parkcheck - Measure, Compare, Perform

Looks at Yardstick, which is an industry owned and driven project that uses benchmarking to measure, compare and improve service. It uses...

You Design, I Manage? Integrating Parks and Trails Planning and Use

CO-Presenters: Laura Piette, City of Mississauga; John McMullen, PLANbyDESIGN. Looks at the Parks and Forestry remodelling and...

Your Name Here! The Politics and Process of Naming Rights

Looks at various aspects of naming rights: Why companies invest in them, pros and cons, process, and more. A presentation from the 2013...
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