Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) Conference Papers 2014

The Many Faces of PLay

 

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

March 25-28, 2014

Accessibility Requirements: Design of Public Spaces Standard in Brief

Co-presenters: Mary Catherine Mehak, Mehak Kelly and Associates, and Paul Ronan, Ontario Parks Association  The...

Alternative Revenue Streams: A Readiness Assessment

With tax support continually at risk, sustainability depends on growth in alternative revenue streams. This presentation shows how to...

Avoiding Management Mistakes

Why do world-class companies such as Disney and Apple thrive while others flounder? How can the parks and recreation profession set the...

Balancing Act: Determining Parkland Needs in Urban Areas

Co-presenters: Todd Brown, Steve Langlois As cities grow inward and upward, pressures on parkland are rising. While developers seek to...

Boosting Your Analytic Horsepower to Improve Program Decisions

Co-presenters: Juanita Bueschleb, City of Brampton, and Darryl McWilliam, Town of Oakville Discusses collecting information from...

Breaking the Silence: Talking about Mental Health

Co-presenters: LJ Bartle, HIGH FIVE, Parks and Recreation Ontario, and Panelists: Morgan Mitchell, Recreation Therapist, Lakeridge Health...

Bringing Customer Service Excellence to the People: Coming Together for the People

Co-presenters: Colin Service, Jamie Boyle Customers typically visit main locations, such as City Hall or administrative offices, to...

Business Meets Recreation: Learnings from Post-Thatcher UK

Margaret Thatcher ignited a revolution in the United Kingdom’s government-funded recreation sector. The changes forced providers to become...

Camp Training: Plan, Fund, Execute!

Co-presenters: Ryan Giles, Marek Holke The City of Brampton tackled the challenge of training 450 staff to supervise 14,000 children...

Capitalizing on Community Development Expertise to Create Cultural Shift

There’s no better way to shift a community’s culture than from within. That knowledge changes the role of recreation providers,...

Championing the Physical Literacy Movement

Co-presenters: Clay Melnike, Consultant; Eugene Todd, Community Sports Councils Ontario Explains Physical Literacy (PL) and why it...

Collective Impact: a New Model for Community Change

Collective Impact provides a framework to move beyond collaboration. In fact, this community change model is transforming communities...

Creating an Organizational Culture that Supports Innovation

As society and technology rapidly evolve, businesses must keep up by embracing innovation as a core principle. Clearly, emphasis on...

Creating Superheroes through Effective Leadership

Co-presenters: Donna-Lynn Rosa, Joey Rusnak Savvy leadership employs open communication and draws on employee strengths. Giving team...

Customer Feedback: How to Streamline its Collection and Use

Co-presenters: Darryl McWilliam, Town of Oakville, and Juanita Bueschleb, City of Brampton Customer feedback about programs and...

Empowering Communities through Volunteerism: Wyevale Tree Planting / Woodland Beach Litter Pick-up / Bluewater Beach Planting

Co-presenters: Rebecca Allan, Bonita Desroches Volunteers in community organizations contribute welcome energy, fresh perspectives,...

From Understanding to Engaging: an Aboriginal Perspective

Co-presenters: Rick Beaver, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration; Judy Pike, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Kim Wheatley,...

In Deep Water: the Changing Face of Pool Use

Co-presenters: Juanita Bueschleb, City of Brampton; Brian Connors, City of Woodstock; and Kathleen Grainger, Dovercourt Recreation Centre...

Influencing Public Policy and Seizing the Opportunity of Election 2014

Co-presenters: Jennifer Reynolds, Parks and Recreation Ontario; and Paul Ronan, Ontario Parks Association  Public policy plays a...

Let's Play: Inspiring Community Involvement in Physical Activity

Co-presenters: Shanna Reid, Town of Saugeen Shores; Jason Weppler, Grey Bruce Health Unit; Community Representatives Research supports the...

Major Incident! Preparing for the Aftermath

Co-presenters: Gary Sanger, City of Toronto; Michael Shane, Lifesaving Society; Dr. Roger P. Skinner, Regional Supervising Coroner, Toronto...

Moving from Best Practices to Next Practices

This workshop outlines the opportunities and challenges associated with emerging models, including outsourcing, contracting, public...

On Thin Ice: the Changing Face of Arena Use

Co-presenters: Eric Beresford, Town of Oakville; Howie Dayton, City of Mississauga; Jim McCormack, Municipality of Port Hope...

Our Kids Network: Using a Portal to Bring Community Data to Life

Co-presenters: Don Crowder, Town of Milton, and Elisabeth Wells, Our Kids Network  Data is more than just numbers. When used...

Pan Am Parapan Am Kids / TO2015 IGNITE Program

Co-presenters: Pam Blanchfield, Susan Golets Introduces the new “Pan Am/Parapan Am Kids” program. This Government of Ontario/...

Pan Am/Parapan Am Kids Program - Resources

The Government of Ontario and TO2015 have created a program to help every kid be a Pan Am/Parapan Am Kid. This means children and...

Physical Literacy and Injury Prevention: Equipping Staff to Understand the Link

Co-presenters: LJ Bartle, National Director, HIGH FIVE, Parks and Recreation Ontario, and Brandy Tanenbaum, Program Coordinator, Sunnybrook...

Planning and Managing Major Sporting Events

Co-presenters: Sandra Black, City of Oshawa; Kris Racine, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island; Jan Wilson, City of Windsor Major sporting...

Planning for the Future at the Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is updating its granting priorities with the intent of investing more intentionally in initiatives...

Purposeful Parks

Moderator: Paul Ronan, Executive Director, Ontario Parks Association. Panel: Mark Inglis, York Urbanist; and Joanne Barnett, Vice President...

Responsive and Reflective: Facilitating Community Development

Co-presenters: Cayla S. Da Silva and Tracey Vaughan-Barrett, Town of Ajax  Community development is an organic, growing,...

Scan and Learn: QR Codes in the Park

Co-presenters: Budd Termin, NCCC; Ron Peters, NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Visitors to Niagara Falls can...

Strengthening Recreation in Small Town Ontario

Co-presenters: Moderator: Michelle Cundari, Northeastern Ontario Recreation Association; Panellists: Susan Dunfield, Township of...

Supporting Child and Youth Development: New Ontario Initiatives

Co-presenters: Sean Twyford, Ministry of Children and Youth Services; Kim Charteris, YMCA Ontario; Diane English, Parks and Recreation...

Tools for Mass Screening and Interviewing

Co-presenters: Laura Kerr, Carrie Mawson, City of Hamilton; Sally Thomson, Laurie Quinlan, City of London  Recruiting...

Understanding the needs of Ontario's Aging Population: Age-Friendly Community Planning

Co-presenters: Virginia Stewart, Brock University; John Lewis, University of Waterloo It all starts with programs that build positive...

Using Satellite Centres to Reach Seniors in their Neighbourhoods

Co-presenters: Tracy Drenth, City of London; Heather Heathcote, London Public Library  For decades, the City of London has...

Waterfront Development: Creating Dynamic, Profitable Environments

Co-presenters: Calvin Brook, Brook McIlroy (Thunder Bay Project), and David Paul, City of Brockville  This presentation...
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