Framework for Recreation in Canada - Final

The development of a National Framework for Recreation in Canada is a co-led initiative by provincial and territorial governments (except Quebec) and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association. The conversation began in October 2011, with a National Recreation Summit in Alberta that allowed for a rich opening dialogue with recreation and parks leaders, practitioners, professionals, academics and government officials.

This was followed by a National Roundtable in New Brunswick in May 2013 that began to refine the content and structure of the Framework. In November 2014, leaders met again to endorse the Framework and begin to chart a path towards implementation. Throughout the process, ongoing and meaningful consultations took place in every province and territory and these conversations continue.

A formal Working Group for the Framework steered the process. This Working Group includes members from across Canada including government officials, academics and sector representatives. 

This page contains the Final Framework documents with links to supporting documents.

Background & Consultations                     Supporting Documents