The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association is a not for profit organization dedicated to building and sustaining active healthy lifestyles and communities in BC.

 

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Careers in Parks Website

 
 

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Healthy in Nature

Developed for parks and recreation practitioners, offers resources and materials to support Healthy in Nature activities and initiatives. 

MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition….Do it!) - an internationally acclaimed program aimed at improving children’s physical activity levels, nutrition and self-esteem.

Find a MEND program in a community near you.

Sogo Active

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge, sponsored by Coca Cola Canada is aimed at getting Canadian teenagers moving by providing funding to local organizations. Learn more...

Healthy Food and Beverage Initiative

provides supports for facilities to voluntarily adopt the sale of healthy food more...

Read the Framework here.

A comprehensive and integrated approach to getting British Columbians to become more active. more...

Improving the health of British Columbians through leadership that enhances collaborative action to promote physical activity, healthy eating and living smoke-free. more...

A project which facilitates healthy aging through the arts.  more...

 

Early Bird Savings have been extended — until Aug 29!

In response to your requests for more time, we have extended our final early bird savings to August 29. Register today!

BCFit® '16 happens Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Burnaby.

Can't attend? How about the pre- and post-conference workshops on September 9 and 11?  ICE Workshops available too!

Learn more and register now!

In Your Face! Youth Workers' Conference

Register by Sept 2 & save!

In Your Face! Youth Workers' Conference, is happening Sat, October 1 at Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver. Session topics include mental health, addictions and youth led programs.

Learn more and register now to save!. Check out the details.

Principles of Healthy Childhood Development

Get certified and learn the principles behind The Best Way to Play!

The next course is happening:

When: 10 am to 5 pm, Sept 11, 2016

Location: 11415 84th Ave, Delta, BC

Register now and check out the schedule for registration details and additional training sessions.

Move for Health Day!

Move for Health Day was May 10, 2016. What did you do to move for your health? Show off your moves at #bcrpamfhd

Check out the community events that happened around BC.

Thank you for a great event!


 

We had a great time in Whistler thanks to all our delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers!

Was there a presentation you missed? Presentations are now online. Check them out.

Session presentations online

Thanks to all delegates who attended the 39th Annual Provincial Parks & Grounds Spring Training and for making it a great success!

Did you miss a session? Handouts and presentations are now available.

2016 Family Day

BC celebrated Family Day on Monday, February 8. Free events were hosted in communities acoss BC, thanks to a partnership wtih the Government of BC. Check out what happened in your community

Free resources on updated site

The new and improved Stay Active Eat Healthy® website boasts a wide range of new, updated and revised resources - all free

 

 

FREE for a limited time: Aboriginal Cultural Relations Module

Educates recreation and sport leaders about Aboriginal culture and provides best practices on how to incorporate this awareness into programming. Find out more.

Recreation Registration Software Forum

 
 
Summary of the forum and links to related material.

The Way Forward - our Sectoral Strategic Plan

The Plan in Action video

The Sectoral Strategic Plan in Action video presented during the 2011 Annual General Meeting is now available to view online.

 The Way Forward Sectoral Strategic Plan

The first ever sectoral strategic plan for the parks, recreation & cultural sector. Find out how you can be part of The Way Forward.

Video summary              Read the Plan


BCRPA - Leading the Way for over 50 years - video presentation
Click here to watch Part 1 on YouTube.

Click here to watch Part 2 on YouTube.

 

HIGH FIVE®
Quality assurance training and resources for supervisors and front-line staff who work with children ages 6 - 12. more...
  Playground Safety Awareness
A one-day course on playground safety and CSA standards. more
  PoolSafe BC
A one-day course that provides aquatic centre staff with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards in a pool setting. more…
   
  Pool Operator
Two levels available; students will be exposed to information that will provide an understanding of swimming pool operations and maintenance. more…