Core Competencies for Recreation and Parks 1.0


Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA)

Core competencies are the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by recreation and parks professionals. Core competencies transcend the boundaries of specific domains and are independent of any program or topic. They provide the building blocks for effective recreation and parks practices. Together, these core competencies provide a solid foundation for the recreation and parks sector to fulfill its mandate. 

The 19 core competencies have been organized under five categories: 

  • Foundations
  • Leadership
  • Community Building
  • Service Development
  • Organizational Management

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