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ARPA 2016 Conference Presentations / Aquatics Forum / YDRS Symposium

2016 Conference & Energize Workshop : Charting the Course
Jasper, Alberta - October 20-22, 2016

This annual conference provides delegates from across Alberta with opportunities to discuss their work, ideas, beliefs and current trends in recreation and parks.

2016 Alberta Aquatics Forum - (Papers prefixed as AAF)
Jasper, Alberta - October 19-20, 2016

This first-ever Forum is an opportunity for those in the aquatics sector to access high quality professional development and network with their peers.

2016 Youth Development Through Recreation Services (YDRS) Symposium: Strengthening Mental Health through Recreation - (Papers prefixed as YDRS)
Red Deer College - November 3-5, 2016

The Youth Development Through Recreation Services (YDRS) Symposium is a bi-annual forum for advancing the knowledge about the contributions of recreation programs and services.

AAF: Human Resources - Aquatics

Co-Presenters: Derrick German and Amanda Stephenson This session looks at how to utilize strengths-based group interviews to select...

AAF: Public Swimming Pool Regulation and Pool Standards 2014

This presentation provides an overview of the changes introduced to the Alberta Pool Standards in 2016. Topics include bather load, water...

AAF: Recreation for Resilient Communities: Immunize Against Drowning

This presentation outlines the challenges and the options for engagement in a public health approach, with a focus on drowning prevention,...

AAF: Who’s in the Bathroom? Diversity and Inclusion in Aquatics

In the past 20 years aquatics has evolved from discussions about how to include a patron with a physical disability to a wide ranging...

Aging Actively

Co-Presenters: AJ Matsune and Bruce Furlong The OECD’s 2015 report, Ageing in Cities, highlights the need for health promotion at all ages...

Attending to the Personal in Recreation Programming: Exploration of recreation workers’ lives - relation to Indigenous peoples

This presentation explores how recreation practitioners negotiate their personal practical knowledge as they facilitate programs for...

Building an Inclusive Community through Recreation

This session examines ways through recreation to assess inclusion in your community; relates stories about community initiatives that...

Building Stronger Individuals, Families and Communities through Recreation – City of Brooks Case Study

Co-Presenters: Judi Frank, Russ Tanner and Randi McPhillips Community resilience is defined as the ability of a community to deal with...

Calgary – Leading the Ways to Play

Co-Presenters: Graham Jones, Julie Guimond and Michelle Wong The City of Calgary is embarking on a new play initiative - one that...

Challenges and Opportunities in First Nation Communities and the National Recreation Vision

Co-Presenters: Ted Hodgson, Wayne Page and Janet Naclia The Indigenous Sport Council (Alberta) is the recognized provincial sport...

Charting the Course for Future Greatness

This session looks at how to discover and map out important steps and skills for your future career. Several related resource sheets are...

Charting the Course to Workplace Wellness

Co-Presenters: Alberta Centre for Active Living and Trevor Irwin and Dana Duke from AppleFitness The Alberta Centre for Active Living...

Climate Change and Energy Efficiencies

Co-Presenters: Kate Rich and Bill Wells This presentation provides an update on both the 2015 Alberta government's climate leadership...

Cochrane’s Natural Playground

Cochrane recently completed a redevelopment of the riverfront park system that included the installation of a natural playground. This...

Collaboration is the Key to Inclusive and Adapted Programming: Why Community Programming Needs to be Inclusive AND Exclusive

Co-Presenters: Brandi Heather (Red Deer College), Rob Meckling (City of Red Deer) and Robyn Bagley (Athletic Therapist) Sport...

Considering the Practicalities and Possibilities of Intersectoral Collaborations: Reflections on an Academic/ Practitioner Research Project

Co-Presenters: Dr. William Bridel, Simon Barrick and Joan Bard MillerSport is popularly promoted as a way for immigrants to...

Creating Complete Communities: Opportunities & Challenges for Municipalities Providing Recreation, Parks and Open Spaces under the New Municipal Government Act

Presenters: Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Representatives This session provides an overview of the outcomes of the...

Creating Supportive Environments in Recreation Settings through Healthy Food Choices

Co-Presenters: Lisa McLaughlin, Kayla Atkey and Community Champions This session looks at the current landscape of food-related practices...

Customer Service is Everyone’s Business

This presentation shares Health Systems Group's award winning customer service framework to create a culture of service excellence. It...

Experiential Community Building: Business Revitalization Zones and Intentional Design

Co-Presenters: Lorelei Higgins, City of Calgary, and Annie MacInnis, Kensington Business Revitalization Zone This session explores...

Exploring Opportunities for the Establishment of Outdoor Recreation on Public Lands

Co-Presenters: Howie Harshaw (University of Alberta) and Adam Esch (MD)  This panel explores unique opportunities and...

Exploring Teachers’ Views on Nature Based Field Trips: A Study from an Alberta Conservation Area

This presentation focuses on teachers’ environmental attitudes, their perception of the benefits associated with outdoor education, and...

Facilitation for Healthy Communities Toolkit

This toolkit is meant to provide a quick and easy reference guide to facilitation using a handful of techniques, rather than a...

Facilitation Skills to Build Community through Meaningful Conversations and Public Engagement

Co-Presenters: Barbara Pedersen and Communities ChooseWell Staff This interactive workshop provides an introduction to some popular and...

Getting the Good Back in the Operation of Public Recreation Facilities

The fees charged by not-for-profit organizations operating major recreation facilities are typically equal to or higher than the...

Healing Forest

Co-Presenters: Angela Lightning, Charlene Bearhead and Janet Naclia Based on the vision of settler geologists Peter Croal and Saulteaux...

Joint Use Centre of Excellence for Alberta

Joint Use is a proven method to maximize the shared use of public facilities for recreation purposes. Edmonton’s Joint Use Committee would...

Learning to Program: Recreation Framework

Co-Presenters: Julie Booke and MRU Students Students in the Program Planning class of the Sport and Recreation Management and the...

Making Evidence-Based Decisions in Recreation and Parks

Co-Presenters: Janet Naclia and Chris Rutherford This session includes a presentation from Chris Rutherford on the Yardstick Benchmark...

Municipal Collaboration for the Replacement of CLASS: A Twenty-Two Local Government Experience in BC and Alberta

Co-Presenters: Todd Stewardson and Darin Young Parks and Recreation Software plays an essential role in supporting the delivery of...

Planning for the Future of Sport Fields in Calgary: A Strategic Approach to Aligning the Right Fields with the Right Users

Co-Presenters: Graham Jones and Greg Dycke (both City of Calgary) and Stephen Slawuta (RC Strategies + PERC) This session...

Policy on Training, Education and Research: A Call to Action / Politique relative à la formation, à l’éducation et à la recherche : Une invitation à agir

Co-Presenters: Paul F. J. Eagles, University of Waterloo and Murdoch University; Christopher J. Lemieux, Wilfrid Laurier University Looks...

Prescription to Get Active – More than Just Medicine

Prescribing exercise has become a powerful movement in the treatment and prevention of chronic disease and people are starting to...

Reconciliation after Truth

Reconciliation is an ongoing and individual collective process that needs commitment from not only Indigenous peoples but all Canadians...

Resilience, Recovery, Recreation / Edmonton Emergency Support Response Team

Co-Presenters: Judi Frank, Karl Hill (ESRT) and Judy Smith (Resilience, Recovery, Recreation) This session looks at current models of...

Sleeping bags, S’mores, and the Great Outdoors: Impact of Nature-Based Leisure on Refugee Integration in Canada

This study investigated the potential impact of nature-based leisure on the acculturative strategies of refugees in Canada, with a focus on...

Sport and Physical Activity beyond the Metropolis: Lessons I learned in Rural Small-Town British Columbia

This presentation focuses on the importance of community structure when delivering physical activity and sport opportunities in rural and...

Strong Foundations: Developing Physical Literacy in the Early Years

In this interactive session, participants learn about the importance of developing a strong foundation of movement in children before the...

The Little City That Could

As a result of using a benefits-based approach, the City of Dauphin developed: a new multi-use recreation centre (indoor pool, curling rink...

The North Saskatchewan River Valley Park - Realizing the Dream

This presentation provides an update and overview of Alberta’s most ambitious outdoor recreational project, the North Saskatchewan River...

The Role of Sport and Recreation in Reconciliation

Chief Littlechild, a TRC Commissioner, speaks to the important role that sport and recreation play in order to redress the legacy of...

Upgrading Trails and Campgrounds to Better Meet Needs of Residents and Visitors

Trails and campgrounds are available in most communities now. They have the potential to not only get residents active but to have a...

Winter City Planning and Play

This presentation demonstrates that we must shift our approaches to parks planning and promotion to include winter-specific considerations...

Workshop to Facilitate the Flow and Exchange of Research Knowledge - Aboriginal Sport and Recreation

Co-Presenters: Tara-Leigh McHugh & Elizabeth HalpennyThe focus of this workshop was to synthesize and communicate existing research...

YDRS: How to Build a Brain

Converging lines of evidence from neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, and social science tell us that early experiences are...

YDRS: Move Your Mood

This session highlights the research and development of the Move Your Mood program for children and youth accessing Mental Health. It looks...

YDRS: Personal Development for New Professionals

Co-Presenters: Jessica Monk (City of Edmonton) and Charissa Hoppenbrouwers (Bissell Centre)This session offers resources to...

YDRS: Play and the Link to Career Development - It's Not Just For Kids

This sesssion challenges your outlook on adult play and looks at the positive impact play can have in your professional development. It...

YDRS: Recreation for Everybody

While the benefits of physical activity are numerous, the knowledge of how to provide opportunities for all children to experience the joy...

YDRS: Recreation Programming for Young Adults with Mental Health Concerns - What Works

Learning objectives for the session address: 1) Current state of Mental Health for young adults inAlberta; 2) Specific concerns...
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