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Harry Boothman Bursary

CPRA SUPPORTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH BURSARY PROGRAM

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has launched a bursary program to assist parks and recreation professionals financially in the pursuit of professional development in the sector.

This Bursary was established to honour the contributions of Harry Boothman to the parks and recreation sector. Harry was a Parks Supervisor for the City of Calgary, CPRA Board Member and long-time supporter of the organization. Harry believed in the need for actions that support the continued development of the field. Establishing this bursary, in support of Professional Development within the sector, is a tribute to Harry’s vision and dedication.

Applications will be accepted from Parks and Recreation practitioners with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience and currently working full-time in the sector.

Up to two (2) bursaries, in the amount of $1,000, each can be awarded each year.

Professional development opportunities must begin at within the timeframe of April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. The professional development opportunity must be completed no later than March 31, 2020. Retroactive Professional Development opportunities will not be supported.

Deadlines for applications – March 31 of every year.

 

  pdf Harry Boothman Bursary Application/Follow Up Forms (1.91 MB)

NEW: Canada's Food Guide

Today, Health Canada released a new food guide. See link below.

https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/?utm_source=canada-ca-foodguide-en&utm_medium=vurl&utm_campaign=foodguide

This new food guide speaks to healthy food choices but as well healthy eating/cooking habits and environmental impacts of food choices.

What is relevant to our sector is the section I have included below. There are plenty of initiatives across Canada in the recreation and parks sector that continue to promote health eating options.

Foods and beverages offered in publically funded institutions should align with Canada’s Dietary Guidelines.

To create supportive environments for healthy eating, publicly funded institutions should offer healthier options that align with Guideline 1 and limit the availability of highly processed foods and beverages, such as sugary drinks and confectioneries. Workplaces should take a similar approach by providing access to healthier options. Another way to create supportive environments is to limit the promotion of highly processed products in retail settings such as grocery and convenience stores. These strategies can help promote lifelong healthy eating habits. 

2020 North American Indigenous Games- Leadership Opp.

In July of 2020 Nova Scotia will host nearly 1000 Indigenous nations from across North America in a celebration of culture, people, tradition, and athleticism. During the Games, over 5000 young athletes (aged 13-19) will compete and showcase their skill while also representing their unique community’s culture and heritage with pride. Since the first games in 1990, the NAIG has been responsible for generating tens of millions of dollars in economic impact for host cities. As host to the 2020 Games Halifax has been provided with an unprecedented opportunity to connect communities from across North America and celebrate Mi’kmaq culture and heritage, leaving a lasting legacy of unity and hope that will endure long after the games are completed.

 

The 2020 NAIG Host Society Board of Directors and 2020 NAIG CEO are currently looking to fill three key leadership opportunities.

pdf NAIG, Director of Finance (128 KB)

pdf NAIG, Executive Director Games Delivery (116 KB)

pdf NAIG, Executive Director, Sponsorship and Communication (117 KB)

#ChampionChange – Advancing Gender Equity

 

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Welcome Ambassador Training

Note from iSans:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 22

Join us for a 12-hour training program on creating inclusive, diverse and welcoming communities for all.

During this training, you will increase your cultural humility to support more inclusive, diverse and welcoming communities. You are welcome to apply if you are a volunteer, service provider, private refugee sponsorship group, government employee, business group or an interested individual.

Read More regarding this trainning opportunity on their website.

Green Jobs Initiative 2019 – Call for Applications

The CPRA Green Jobs Initiative is now accepting applications for Summer 2019! CPRA will support 500 jobs this summer. The program provides wage subsidies to municipalities, Indigenous communities, and other sector organizations to allow them to offer new summer job positions that focus on green career-related activities.

For more information visit the CPRA website: Green Jobs Initiative.

The deadline to apply is February 22, 2019.