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Administration of Medical Treatment within Recreation Programs: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

This document discusses the administration of medical treatment by staff of recreation programs.

Aquatic Staff Shortages: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses the issue of Aquatic staff shortages in Ontario

Backyard Pools: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses increased safety concerns for children due to availability of larger inflatable filtered pools.

Bill C-45 Criminal Code Amendments and the Workplace: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses extension of criminal liability and financial penalties to individuals and corporations.

Certification and Training: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Addresses a collaborative approach to recognition of parks and recreation service providers.

Community Use of Schools: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses and encourages continued access to schools for non-for-profit groups

Emerald Ash Borer: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Provides background and recommendations concerning the Emerald Ash Borer, which poses a great threat to urban and rural forested areas in...

Extreme Sports: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses concerns facing municipalities regarding recognizing and inculcating action sports into their sport budgets

Grade 3 Swimming Lessons: Parks and Recreation Ontario Trend Watch

Discusses PRO's involvement in the Swim to Survive program.

Healthy School (Community) Nutrition

Discusses the need to consider the impacts of nutritional choices for children and youth

Lifeguard Certification Standards: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses the importance of a single national standard for lifeguard certification.

Managing Anaphylaxis within Parks and Recreation: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

There are an estimated 1.2 million Canadians with allergies, and approximately 6% are affected by severe allergies triggered by a wide...

National Child Benefit

Discusses impact of reduction of National Child Benefit on programs geared toward children living in poverty

Occupational and Health Safety: Parks and Recreation Ontario Trend Watch

Discusses the issuing of tickets by health and safety inspectors and available options if an employer, supervisor or worker is issued a...

Ontario Disabilities Act: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses the impact of the ODA on Ontario municipalities.

Ontario Trails Strategy: Parks and Recreation Ontario Trend Watch

Discusses support for the development and eventual announcement by the Provincial Government for an official Trails Strategy for Ontario

Performance & Accountability Framework: Parks and Recreation Ontario Trend Watch

Discusses the Performance and Accountability Framework

Performance Measures: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses PRO's involvement in developing a set of measures for parks and recreation that will be introduced to the Municipal Performance...

Pesticide Legislation in Ontario: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Urges municipalties to take a position in the ongoing debate over the legal authority to enact pesticide regulatory bylaws.

Physical Activity and Sports Strategy: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses current government initiatives to promote physical activity.

Playground Safety: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Addresses playground operator training in order to minimize the risk to children and reverse the trend in the rising numbers of injuries

Pool Admission Criteria: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses current recommendations for pool admission standards

Pressure Treated Lumber: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses risks associated with exposure to CCA treated timber.

Provincial Minimum Wage Increases: Parks and Recreation Ontario Trend Watch

Discusses potential impact of part time labor force wage increases resulting in reduced numbers of workers and/or training of same in the...

Public Swimming Pool Water: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses the impact of a potential major outbreak of a recreational water illness resulting in closure of pools.

Risk Management in Recreation and Sport: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses the importance of an effective risk management program for the sport and recreation industry

School-Based Swim Programs: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

The Ontario government should continue working towards including school-based swim programs in the education curriculum.

Spa Regulations: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

PRO should continue supporting safe operation of spas and the need for legislation to ensure public safety as well as supporting the...

Triathlons: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Advocates for establishment of generally accepted triathlon safety standards in the water portions of such events.

Urban Beaches: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Community agencies and municipalities should have a risk management plan in place for the safety of Ontarians recreating in and around open...

Waterslides: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Supports safe operation and documentation of inspections related to waterslides.
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