A look at the early years study

The study, released in April 1999, is a must read for practitioners in the field of park; and recreation. With evidence from the fields of...

Addressing a Need For Youth Programs

The article focuses on the necessity of youth programs, the establishment of The Adventure Group and how they help youth in developing...

Angela Shmanka's Four Kids are Turning P.R.O.

The article focuses on the Positive Recreation Opportunities (P.R.O.) for Kids service provided in Thunder Bay, which offers to put...

Apprentissage Pratique en Horticulture au Kwantlen Université Collège

En 1993, le nouveau Centre d'horticulture de la C.-B. du campus Langley du Kwanden Collège ouvrit ses portes (et ses serres). Le programme...

Are We Really Saving Trees? Saving Trees vs. Reatining Trees

The article focuses on how mature trees reduce in number in many subdivisions, even when there are tree retention by-laws.

At Play in the Fields of Liability

The article brings up the topic of liabilities arising from use of recreation facilities.

Avoid Power Struggles in Land Use Issues

The article looks at the importance of establishing all parties' needs and avoiding a power struggle when dealing with land use.


The article looks at the National Youth At-Risk Pilot Project Initiative. A publication was developed, Open Your Mind - Open Their Lives,...

Benefits driven recreation

This story, featuring non-recreation staff sharing their stories that focus on the benefits of recreation, was developed to highlight the...


L'auteur de cet article parle des avantages associés aux loisirs.


New Glasgow, en Nouvelle-Ecosse, compte 9500 habitants et est la plus grande ville de la région. Les autres villes de la région offraient...

Building Boards: Back to Basics

The article discusses the difference between directors and officers.

Building Fun and Responsible Playspaces - Is It Possible?

The article attempts to answer the question whether it is possible to create a fun, yet responsible play space.

Canada Goose Management

The article summarizes what the City of Mississauga has done for geese management in their area. //

Canada's National Parks: Profits, Preservation and Paradox

The article looks at the Canadian national park system where it is organized in a manner that creates tension between profits and...

Children for Change!

The article suggests to focus on children when attempting to make some changes for the environment.

City of White Rock: Building Community Spirit!

The article summarizes the development of the Leisure Services Master Plan in the City of White Rock. //

Combler les besoins de formation en loisirs au Nunavik une question de compétences. La formation dite par

En ce qui concerne la région, les efforts de développement en loisirs ont aussi été influencés par le programme de formation. Une vision...

Communiqué sur l'égalité des sexes

La participaction active dans les activités physiques et les sports devrait être intégrée au mode de vie dès la tendre enfance et, au...

Communities in Bloom. An Evaluation Process

The article goes through the evaluation process of communities in Communities in Bloom.

Contracting Out - The Surrey Experience

The article looks at the City of Surrey and how contracting out some functions does result in savings without impacting quality. //

Daylighting of Streams: Vancouver Parks Experience

The article focuses on daylighting (uncovering) creeks and streams that have been covered or flooded. //

Discovery Walks! Toronto's Success Story in Outdoor Recreation with an Educational Twist

The article looks at the City of Toronto's Discovery Walks which involves an educational component to the walks. The different routes take...

Doing Battle. Changing Attitudes in the Arena

The article looks at the issue of incidents in professional hockey and where the criminal justice system stands in relation to these cases.

Don Hunter: From Basketball Coach to Parks and Recreation Leader

The article looks at the history of Don Hunter and the effect he has had on the City of Surrey. //

Dream Park Come True

The article summarizes the process of how the Eliot River Dream Park in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, was created and formed to a...

Ensuring Professional Competence

The article focuses on the importance of ensuring competence and performance in the recreation field under modest budgets.

Environmental Benefits from Artificial Turf?... Definitely!

The article looks at artificial turf and why it is, in terms of sports and weather, more preferable than natural grass. //

Evolving Role of a Community Youth Worker

The article summarizes how the role of community youth worker has changed from being mostly recreation-based to a profession that deals...

Garantir la compétence professionnelle

Dans le climat actuel, où il faut " en faire plus avec moins tout en le faisant mieux ", il est facile de comprendre pourquoi les...

Gender Equity Community

The article looks at the specific case where a female non-profit sport club did not receive funding due to gender discrimination. //

Healthy child development through recreation

Toronto Parks and Recreation recognizes the need to work in collaboration with a broad network of service providers and understands the...

Illuminating Our Future: Parks and Recreation in Canada

Canadian Parks Recreation Association 'think tank' proceedings. Examines trends in Canadian citizens, their implications for recreation...

Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Woody Plants in Green Spaces

The article looks at an economical and environmental management program to reduce pest populations. //

ISO 9001 Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures - First Worldwide Municipal Certification

In the spirit of leadership and challenge the city management, with the municipal employees, decided to take a pro-active approach and...

Kahnawake reviews its sport & recreation structure

To help focus a review of local sports and recreation, two surveys were conducted to determine the viability of the current structure for...

Les quatre enfants d'Angela Shmanka deviennent des enfants du P.R.O. grâce à un projet communautaire récipiendaire d'un prix à Thunder Bay, en Ontario

Le succès du P.R.O. pour enfants de Thunder Bay a incité à l'élaboration d'un guide pour les animateurs sociaux. Le guide, en version...

L’énigme du coyote urbain

Certains animaux vivent très bien en ville. C'est le cas notamment du coyote de l'Est, qui réussit à s'adapter malgré les efforts faits...

Magic by Design. A Fairy Tale

The article talks about the partnership of the cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Toronto Director of Parks to build a garden inspired by music.

Managing Recreational Access to Natural Areas

The article summarizes what is required to create a management strategy for natural areas used for recreational purposes. //

Manitoba Recreation Council Helps Aboriginals Participate in Sport - CPRA article

The article looks at how the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council (MASRC) has enhanced sporting life in the Aboriginal...

Mentoring Recreation Students

In the article, David Mitsui talks about his experiences in mentoring students in the recreation field. //

Millennium Morality

The article analyzes environmental laws and how the courts enforce these laws to promote restoration and deterrence. //

Multiculturalism and the Environment

The article looks at the importance of developing various communities of different ethnic and racial backgrounds for multicultural...

Occasions de loisir et d'activité physique pur les enfants et les jeunes vivant dans la pauvreté

L'Association canadienne des parcs et loisirs a présenté un forum national sur les occasions de loisir et d'activité physique pour les...

Playdium Entertainment. Technology and the Pursuit of Happiness

The article focuses on the growth of virtual entertainment as a recreational pursuit.

Practical Horticulture Apprenticeship at Kwantlen University College

The article talks about the Practical Horticulture Apprenticeship program that is offered by Kwantlen University College in British...

Protecting Prince Edward Island

The article summarizes the establishment of the Island Nature Trust in Prince Edward Island. They are dedicated to protecting recognized...

Recognition on Higher Ground. Work Hard, Play Harder!

The article looks at the importance of awarding recognition to employees to promote morale of the organization. This task can be...

Recruiting & Training Summer Parks Staff

The article looks at how to recruit and train summer parks staff. //


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