Resources

Active Aging Resources

The (BCRPA recognizes the importance of the senior and aging adult population.   BC has one of the most rapidly aging populations in Canada. By 2031, 24% of British Columbia's population will be over the age of 65. It's important, therefore, that seniors be included and engaged in physical activity in every community across BC.

Plannign For Healthy Aging

 

Planning for Healthy Aging: A Literature Review

Prepared by the Ministry of Health for the Seniors’ Healthy Living Secretariat, this report provides a literature review on planning for healthy aging and a sample of existing tools and resources to help older adults plan.

It also contains useful statistics pertaining to physical activity, transportation and volunteerism and the aging population as well as a variety of useful tools such as walking resources; brain health; the WHO Age-Friendly Cities checklist; engaging seniors in volunteerism and the benefits of social networking (on-line communities).
 Download the report.

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ACI Consultation Report & Literature Review

The BCRPA, through the Active Communities Initiative (ACI), has created a consultation report and literature review to support communities in engaging aging adults. These reports informed Active Communities and the development of a BC Ministry of Health province-wide Active Aging Strategy

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The Registry® of Fitness Professionals

BCRPA's Fitness Program also connects communities with programs available for aging adults.

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Canadian Association for the Advancement of Sport and Physical Activity

You can also check out the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity's (CAAWS) interactive website with resources and information-sharing for stakeholders and women aged 55-70. 

 

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Move for Life DVD

The Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport in partnership with BCRPA are pleased to announce the launch of the Move for Life DVD: Easy to Do, Stay Health Activities for Older Adults. Developed in consultation with older adults and exercise specialists, the DVD is being offered free of charge to older adults living in BC.

The Move for Life DVD provides easy to do, physical activities for older adults who are interested in adding physical activity options to their daily routine. The DVD, which was developed in consultation with older adults and exercise specialists, is free of charge to older adults living in BC.

Move for Life DVD

Move for Life DVD

A valuable tool to assist older adults lead healthier lives

The Move for Life DVD provides easy to do, physical activities for older adults who are interested in adding physical activity options to their daily routine. The DVD, which was developed in consultation with older adults and exercise specialists, is free of charge to older adults living in BC.

The DVD includes two sections:

  1. Walkabouts
    • Walkabouts are easy-to-follow physical activities that can be done anywhere - at home, in a neighbourhood park or while travelling.
    • There are three levels of Walkabouts which build upon one another in terms of complexity and length – 30, 40, and 60 minutes each.
    • Each walkabout has a warm-up, cardiovascular, cool-down, strength and stretch section.
  2. Energy Bursts
    • Energy Bursts are fun routines designed to get groups moving and feeling energized.
    • The two-minute activity routines are easy to do, anywhere, and they’re a blast for large groups – they’ll put the zip back in any meeting or gathering and will give groups a burst of energy.

To view the DVD or order a copy please visit Healthy Families BC or phone the Physical Activity Line at 1-877-725-1149.

Active Communities, Active Transportation, Active Workplace, and more

BCRPA Active Communities Initiative

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The BCRPA created and implemented the Active Communities Initiative to raise physical activity levels in British Columbia by 20%. Funded through ActNow BC, the initiative mobilized and collaborated with communities, local governments, Aboriginal and partner organizations to promote healthy lifestyles choices, increase accessibility to physical activities and build supportive community environments.

Although we are unable to offer the full Active Communities Initiative now that funding is no longer available, the BCRPA continues to offer components such as HIGH FIVE®. We are also continuing to offer resources and opportunities to our BCRPA members and registered Active Communities.

Throughout the Active Communities initiative, there have been significant achievements. Highlights include:

  • 226 registered Active Communities throughout BC (as of August 31, 2009).
  • Over $935,000 in grants awarded to communities throughout the province to support physical activity programming, the building of trails and walkways, and active events.
  • Support for 237,391 people across the province to get active on Move for Health Day.
  • The creation of numerous resources for communities to use to promote physical activity and plan community events, including event evaluation tools.

We are grateful to ActNow BC that we were able to help communities across BC raise their physical activity levels awareness and improve the quality of life for all British Columbians.

Resources

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  Through the Active Communities Initiative, the BCRPA produced the Active Communities Marketing Toolkit. This toolkit is a comprehensive guide to creating, executing, and evaluating marketing and promotions programs.

 

The M.A.P. (Marketing Action Plan) toolkit was created through the BCRPA's Community-Based Awareness Initiative, a program of the Physical Activity Strategy. The toolkit helps communities promote awareness of the benefits of and opportunities for physical activity at the local level. It includes a full range of ready to use and adaptable tools and templates that promote physical activity.

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Evaluation Tools

Active Transportation

Active Transportation

The BCRPA recognizes the importance of the built environment and active transportation in helping communities be more active. Active Transportation includes promoting walkability in your community and enhancing the design of your community so there are accessible greenways, bikeways and blueways to allow citizens to move easily, actively and car-free in your community.

New Report - Physical Activity and Transportation Benefits of Walkable Approaches to Community Design

A study from the BCRPA calls for municipal governments to make walking and cycling the top priority in their transportation plans, rather than cars. The study, entitled "Physical Activity and Transportation Benefits of Walkable Approaches to Community Design in British Columbia", found that designing neighbourhoods where it's easier to walk and bike can actually influence people to do those activities more often, benefitting their health and enhancing the community.

Focusing on Metro Vancouver, the study found that adults are 2.5 times more likely to walk when they live in well-connected neighbourhoods with features that are pedestrian-friendly.

It also found that adults who live in walkable neighbourhoods drive 58% less on average than those who don't.

The study also calls for communities to increase the level of public transit service. It notes that people in areas well-served by transit generally do more walking. The study is the first of its kind in BC.

This report was released at the ' Shifting Gears' lecture on June 8: Walking Around the World: Innovation and inspiration for Designing, Engineering and Planning our Cities.

Built Environment and Active Transportation Initiative (BEAT)

The BCRPA led the Built Environment and Active Transportation (BEAT) Initiative - an initiative of the BC Healthy Living Alliance's Physical Activity Strategy. Check out the BEAT website for information on past infrastructure and planning grants, summits and for more information on building a more active environment in communities

Additional Resources

Check out walkability and bikeability expert Michael Haynes' active transportation blog for research, stats and ideas from across Canada.

  • Active transportation grants are available to organizations through Transport Canada's Moving on Sustainable Transportation program. Click here for more information.
  • HASTE (Hub for Action of School Transportation Emissions) has developed resources on planning walking school buses and bicycle trains.
  • Cycling Infrastructure Partnership Program (CIPP) grants are available where the Government of BC will partner with local governments in the construction of new transportation cycling infrastructure. Submission deadline is September 30, 2014. Click here for more information.

Active Workplace

The BCRPA recognizes the important role that work environments play in the physical activity levels of British Columbians. Healthy workplaces benefit organizations and individuals alike and result in improved productivity, fewer insurance and worker compensation claims, reduced absenteeism, and improved staff attitudes towards the organization.

[Source: Active Communities Active Workplace Workbook]

Some of our Active Communities are workplaces while other communities have developed strong and successful workplace wellness programs.

The BCRPA uses a comprehensive approach to a healthy workplace that addresses:

  • Voluntary health practices
  • The physical environment and
  • The social environment and personal resources

Tools and Resources

The BCRPA has developed an Active Workplace Workbook, to assist registered Active Communities and workplaces in the public, private and not-for-profit sector with developing a workplace wellness program.

  • The workbook covers:
    • Benefits of an active workplace - facts & figures
    • Comprehensive healthy workplace planning
    • Getting started - an 8-step formula
    • Recommended practices

Walk BC is a joint initiative between the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon and the BCRPA. Walk BC encourages individual and group walking to increase overall health in communities through a range of programs that promote walking including Workplace Walking. For more information on developing a workplace walking or physical activity program, please check out:

Healthy Workplace Month

Healthy Workplace Month (October) encourages workplaces and communities to create and implement healthy workplace strategies.

For more information about Healthy Workplace Month, please contact the BC Recreation and Parks Association at education@bcrpa.bc.ca 

About Healthy Workplace Month (October)

Healthy Workplace Month encourages workplaces and communities to create and implement healthy workplace strategies. 

The BCRPA recognizes the important role that work environments play in the physical activity levels of British Columbians. Healthy workplaces benefit organizations and individuals alike and result in improved productivity, fewer insurance and worker compensation claims, reduced absenteeism, and improved staff attitudes towards the organization.

The following are resources you can use throughout Healthy Workplace Month and beyond.

BCRPA Healthy Workplace Month Resources

Get your employees moving!

Walk BC encourages individual and group walking to increase overall health in communities through a range of programs that promote walking including Workplace Walking. 

Support Active Transportation in your workplace.

Support your employees’ health by promoting active transportation. Click here for more information about the Built Environment and Active Transportation initiative (BEAT)

Create awareness about the benefits of physical activity.

Communications tools to help you promote Healthy Workplace Month and healthy living within your workplace or community

Promote healthy eating and healthy food choices in your workplace.

The Stay Active, Eat Healthy initiative provides tools and resources for the sale of healthy food and beverages in public buildings.

BCRPA Active Workplace Workbook

The BCRPA has developed an Active Workplace Workbook, to assist registered Active Communities and workplaces in the public, private and not-for-profit sector with developing a workplace wellness program.

The workbook covers:

  • Benefits of an active workplace - facts & figures
  • Comprehensive healthy workplace planning
  • Getting started - an 8-step formula
  • Recommended practices

Other Resources

Stay Active Eat Healthy

The Stay Active Eat Healthy® program encourages individuals to make healthy choices when purchasing food or beverage products where they live, work, learn and play.

The Stay Active Eat Healthy® program is an evidence-based capacity building initiative developed in BC. Stay Active Eat Healthy® aims to increase the provision of healthy food and beverages while restricting unhealthy options in municipal and community recreation facilities.

The objectives of the program are to: 

  • support recreational facilities to take a leadership role within the community to promote a healthy, active lifestyle;
  • support recreational facilities and to take a leadership role within the community to promote a healthy, active lifestyle by providing healthy choices in vending machines, snack bars, food concessions, programs and events to benefit both workers and the public;
  • facilitate collaborative approaches between industry and recreation facility staff to provide and promote a wider range of healthy choices.

The program is designed to provide easy access to a full range of information, tools and resources for municipal recreation facility staff, industry and consumers.

Visit the website to learn more.

Walking Program and Walk BC

The BCRPA, with funding from ActNow BC, developed informative and user-friendly walking program resources to guide communities, worksites and individuals implementing or reviewing current walking programs. The walking program resources are relevant province-wide and offer useful ideas, easy-to-use tools and practical strategies to consider as walking programs are designed, implemented or revised. These resources were part of the Active Communities Initiative.

The key components of the guide include the resources listed below.

For additional resources and walking program ideas visit WalkBC.

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Walk Leader Handbook

Walking Handbook

Walking Program Resource Guide

Walking Program Resources Guide For communities/worksites/individuals interested in creating and enhancing a walking program in their community

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Literature Review of Walking Programs

Literature Review of Walking Programs Includes walking program best practices based on provincial, national and international literature review

Aquatics Resources

BC Swimming Pool Regulations

The Ministry of Health has established generally accepted minimum standards of safe practices for the construction and operation of public and commercial pools and hot tubs in BC in the Pool Regulation under the Public Health Act. New regulations came into effect in October 2010.

Along with the Pool Regulation, guidelines were developed with input from various stakeholders, including the BCRPA and Lifesaving Society.

The Ministry of Health Pool Regulation Resources: 

Aquatic Network Resources

The BCRPA is soliciting your help in gathering sample documents to be posted on the BCRPA website. Examples of files may include: sample timesheets, orientation manuals, special event descriptions, public session activities, job descriptions, staff daily log books, policy statements, etc.

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Aquatic Orientation and Appraisal


Communication and Customer Service


Lifeguarding


Policy Statements


Swim Instruction


Useful Forms

Refusal of Treatment 

 


To submit a document, please contact: 

Professional Development and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
Email: education (at) bcrpa.bc.ca 

Facilities: Assessment and Inventory, Renewal, and Network

Facilities Assessment Study: Community Facility Inventory Reports

Community Facility Inventory Reports are now available for purchase from the BCRPA.

The Community Facility Inventory Reports are the result of the BCRPA Community Facilities Assessment Study, a provincial inventory of recreation facilities, trails, and open spaces throughout BC which involved three phases:

Phase One
(completed 2003)

Inventory of municipally owned and / or operated ice arenas, curling facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools

Phase Two 
(completed 2005)

Inventory of parks, open spaces, and playing fields

Phase Three
(completed 2005)

Inventory of community centres / halls, youth centres and seniors' centres

Reports from these studies will assist recreation and parks departments with upgrades, maintenance and replacement of existing facilities.

Acknowledgments and permission for use

Snapshots of the Summary Findings

These Snapshot documents provide a sneak preview of the full Summary of Findings reports. 

Phase 1: ice arenas, curling facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools
Phase 2: parks, open spaces, and playing fields
Phase 3: community centres / halls, youth centres and seniors' centres

A Time for Renewal: An Assessment of British Columbia's Recreation Facilities

To be the 'Best Place on Earth', British Columbia must be the healthiest community on earth. Just as healthy living requires a new focus and on-going commitment, recreation infrastructure urgently needs a steady on-going investment. With sustainable maintenance and renewal funding, recreation facilities are one of the most cost-effective prescriptions for good health and engaged citizens.


“The need for a sustainable recreation infrastructure funding strategy has never been greater, and the BCRPA Recreation Facilities Assessment Study has provided a solid evidence base for the development of such a strategy. This report consolidates the research and makes a clear case for action by the province of BC and its municipalities.”
– DON HUNTER, PRINCIPAL, DON HUNTER CONSULTING


Getting Started: Findings in Brief

  1. What is the State of Recreation Infrastructure in BC?
          a.) What did the Assessment Study find?
  2. Why is Recreation so important?
  3. What trends affect Recreation?
  4. What is needed for renewal
  5. Investing for today and tomorrow
  6. Defining funding priorities

Contact:
Holly-Anne Burrows
Communications and Member Relations Manager, BCRPA
604-629-0965 ext. 233
hburrows (at) bcrpa.bc.ca

A Time For Renewal: Reports

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Executive Summary

A Time for Renewal: Assessing the State of Recreation Facilities in British Columbia

This 12-page executive summary provides a brief overview of the findings outlined in the full report: A Time for Renewal: Assessing the State of Recreation Facilities in British Columbia.

Download the Executive Summary Report

 

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Full Report

A Time for Renewal: Assessing the State of Recreation Facilities in British Columbia

A Time for Renewal is intended to communicate the key findings of BCRPA’s research to date on the status of BC’s recreation facilities and discuss the implications portrayed by the data. This document examines why our recreation facilities are important to the people of BC and builds a valid case, supported by empirical data, for the thoughtful, immediate and on-going renewal of our recreation infrastructure.

Download the Full Report

 

Background Reports

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Analysis Phase: BC Recreation & Parks Association Community Recreation Facilities Assessment Study

The scope of Analysis Phase of the study was to analyze the eight types of indoor and four types of outdoor recreation infrastructure gathered in the three inventory phases of

the study. The Analysis phase provides insights into the age, distribution and quality of our recreation assets and preliminary estimates of BC’s growing facility infrastructure deficit.


Download the Analysis Phase Report 

 

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Validation Audit

In April 2008, the British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association commissioned detailed assessments of a sample of existing recreation facilities in the Lower Mainland Region. The primary purposes of the assessments were to validate the theoretical assumptions about the condition of the recreation facilities made in the Analysis Phase.


Download the Validation Audit Report

 

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Phase 1: Inventory
Ice Arenas, Indoor Pools, Outdoor Pools, & Curling Facilities

During the spring of 2003, The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association commissioned the production of an inventory, in the form of a database, of Ice Arenas,

Indoor Pools, Outdoor Pools, and Curling Facilities owned and/or operated by local municipalities in BC.

Download the Inventory Phase 1 Report

 

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Phase 2: Inventory
Parks, Natural Areas, Trails & Playing Fields

During the winter of 2004, The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association commissioned the production of an inventory, in the form of a database, of Parks, Natural Areas, Trails and Playing Fields owned and/or operated by local municipalities in BC.

Download the Inventory Phase 2 Report

 

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Phase 3: Inventory
Community Centres, Youth Centres, Senior Centres & Community Halls

During the winter of 2005, The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association commissioned an inventory, in the form of a database, of Community Centres, Youth Centres, Senior Centres, and Community Halls owned and/or operated by local municipalities.

Download the Inventory Phase 3 Report

 

 

News release on report

Call for Action: BCRPA is taking action to address the need for recreation infrastructure renewal across BC. Join us in our campaign to turn a pressing need into a public policy priority.

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Joint Use Agreements

The BCRPA is pleased to announce the release of the Joint Use Agreement Guide. The BCRPA and the Ministry of Education worked together to create the Joint Use Agreement Guide, which includes checklists, templates and information on legal considerations to help facilitate reciprocal agreements between schools and facilities.   
 
The Guide can be found on the Ministry of Education website or view them below:

Addressing the After-School Hours

The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) was contracted by the Public Health Association of Canada (PHAC) to conduct an environmental scan of after-school programming outside of licensed childcare for children aged 6 to 12 years old in British Columbia. The critical after-school hours are defined as 3 - 6 PM.

This scan is comprised of research, an online survey and interviews with provincial stakeholders to assess the strengths of after-school programming, what gaps need to be addressed and recommendations for future work in this area.

To view a copy of the environmental scan, Addressing the After-School Hours, click here.

For more information, contact education(at)bcrpa.bc.ca

Sport and Recreation Integration Project

The BCRPA has committed to help create stronger relationships among community sport groups and municipal recreation departments through the Sport and Recreation Integration Project.  The first phase of the project included regular meetings with a Task Group during the spring of 2007 which lead to a half day task group workshop in June 2008.  Through this workshop the participants were able to define the goals of the project and identify challenges and opportunities that existed.  They then took this one step further by identifying and prioritizing strategies that could address some of the challenges.  At the end of the process there was a clear understanding that further stakeholder engagement was needed as the Task Group as a whole made up only a small sampling of the stakeholders involved in this process.  Thus, it was determined that targeted interviews with grass roots level representatives would be undertaken in Phase Two A. 

BCRPA working with BC Ministry of Education on Daily Physical Activity Requirement

BCRPA is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to determine how community recreation organizations can work with secondary schools to support students in meeting their Daily Physical Activity (DPA) requirement. The DPA was mandated for students starting in September 2008 across the province.

Seed Grant Communities (February – June 2009)

DPA Planning Grants were small funding opportunities (up to $2,000) intended to be stepping-stone funds to support cooperation between community recreation organizations and secondary schools. The purpose of the grants were to bring stakeholders together to discuss, learn and plan for cooperative action to increase access to physical activity opportunities for grade 10-12 students.

Download:

 

Pilot Communities (February – June 2008)

Seven communities partook in the pilot projects to provide grade 10-12 students with the opportunity to meet the requirements of DPA through existing or newly created programming provided by the community recreation centres. The pilots provided an opportunity for the BCRPA’s members to strengthen their connections with the education sector and helped to identify opportunities for the community recreation centres to participate in DPA on a broader scale.

Download:

For more information on DPA please visit: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/ 

Initiatives: Everybody Gets to Play™, and Recreation Program Guidelines

Everybody Gets to Play™

Everybody Gets To Play

 

Everybody gets to play™ Initiative wins the 2008 World Leisure Innovation Prize. Announced on July 1, 2008 CPRA is one of three winners invited to to receive its Award at the 2008 World Leisure Congress, October 6-10th in Quebec City.

" The World Leisure International Innovation Prize seeks to recognize organizations that have implemented creative solutions that foster local, national, or international leisure opportunities for the benefit and development of individuals and communities. The major component that sets the World Leisure International Innovation Prize apart from the myriad of similar awards given is that this Prize focuses on the social, cultural and economic aspects of leisure as an aspect of the lived experience for individuals in a community and for visitors to the community. This Prize represents the use of leisure as a creative solution to enhancing collectively the social, cultural, environmental, and economic quality of life in an area."

- taken from the CPRA website (www.cpra.ca)

 

The BCRPA is excited to be part of the CPRA initiative Everybody gets to play™. This program is focused on ensuring that economically disadvantaged children and families have access to quality leisure experiences. Because everybody needs to play, but not everybody has the chance.

Recreation is essential for building strong bodies, healthy minds, self esteem, social skills, and community values. It can improve family interactions, and academic performance and reduce depression, stress, loneliness, and self-destructive and anti-social behaviour. But many kids in low-income families do not have the chance to participate. They may not:

  • be able to afford user fees or equipment
  • have safe places to play in their neighbourhoods,
  • be able to travel to and from facilities,
  • feel welcome because they do not conform to social norms, or
  • be aware of existing programs.

There are many barriers that stand between kids in low-income families and recreation opportunities. 

Everybody Gets to Play™ Course Outline

Workshop

The Everybody gets to play™ initiative is designed to help recreation practitioners and volunteers mobilize the resources already available in their community. This initiative provides:

  • Research and facts about poverty in Canada, the health and social consequences of poverty, and how recreation can improve the lives of kids, families and communities,
  • Tools to help you build partnerships in your community and plan effective action,
  • Workshops that can help you build skills, raise awareness and mobilize your community, and
  • Success stories about programs that have already made a difference.

These workshops are complimentary to the Everybody gets to play™ Tool Kit and essential for understanding the community mobilization steps for making your recreation programs more accessible to children and families of low-income.

Workshop Details

  • The workshop is 7 hours
  • Groups of 10-25 are recommended
  • Participants will receive an Everybody gets to play™ Tool Kit
  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion

Everyone wants to help

Recreation practitioners understand the value and benefits of participating in physical activity, organized sports, and arts and cultural events. Departments, however, are faced with limited funding which may oblige them to charge user fees and limit their ability to offer subsidized programming. Attempts to help children participate can even create more barriers - low income families may feel uncomfortable proving they can't pay user fees in order to qualify for subsidies. Improving access to recreation for low-income families and their children take community-wide cooperation.

For more information please contact:

BCRPA Professional Development and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: ( 604) 629-0965 ext. 229
Email: education (at) bcrpa.bc.ca

Recreation Program Guidelines

Child Care Licensing Regulation
Click here to access the most up to date Child Care Licensing Regulation.

Summary of Changes Specific to Recreation
Click here for a summary of the 2007 changes to the Child Care Licensing Regulations that are specific to recreation settings.

Implications
There are, however, some financial implications of operating a service that is exempt from the Child Care Licensing Regulation. Funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development Funding is only accessible to facilities that are licensed. This funding includes the Child Care Capital Funding Program, the Child Care Operating Funding Program for emergency repairs, the Child Care Subsidy and the Child Care Resource and Referral Program. Further information on this funding can be found at: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/providers.htm

For any issues regarding your licensing status please contact the Medical Health Officer in your region which are broken down by region on the following website: http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/ccf/


Background Information

 2005

 

 

 

In January BCRPA issued a statement on behalf of its members on the Child Care Regulatory Review which was sent to the Minister of Health, the Minister of Children and Family Development, the Minister of State for Early Childhood Development, the Deputy Minister of Health and others. As a result, we received assurances that the definition of “child care” would be more clearly stated in the Regulation and that the Regulation would not compromise the accessibility and affordability of recreation programs for children in BC.

2005-2007

 

Discussion with the Director of Licensing, Ministry of Health continued on a regular basis

 2007

 

 

In November the renewal of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act Child Care Licensing Regulation was completed. The regulation had a significant impact on the practice and operation of child care facilities. The most notable change that impacted recreation programming was the addition of exemptions specific to recreation programs.

2010

 

 

Amendments were made to increase space limits for group facilities that care for school-age children to accommodate the increased demand as a result of the implementation of full-day kindergarten. For additional information on the recent changes to the Child Care Licensing Regulation including the press release issued on June 22nd, 2010 and a FAQ document, please visit: www.hls.gov.bc.ca/ccf/child_care.html

Parks Resources & Network

Network

The Parks Networks are groups of parks practitioners who meet frequently to exchange information, or to work on particular events, or to reflect, and possibly react, to policy changes.

Resources

The Parks Network is also soliciting your help in gathering sample documents to be posted on the BCRPA website. Examples of files may include: skate park information, orientation manuals, job descriptions, policy statements, etc.

To share your documents, please email education (at) bcrpa.bc.ca

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For more information please contact:
Professional Development & Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
Email: education (at) bcrpa.bc.ca

Partners: Organizations, and Workshops

Women in Leadership Workshops

ProMOTION Plus and the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) have partnered to deliver the Women and Leadership workshop series. This consists of six professional development sessions designed for women, by women. Half-day sessions blend theory with practical applications and provide an opportunity for women working or volunteering in sport or active living communities, the recreation field or school system to share experiences, reflect on ideas and apply specific techniques. The sessions also allow for networking opportunities among participants.

For more information visit the ProMOTION Plus website.

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Workshop Titles

Unleash Your Leadership Potential - A Workshop for Young Women – NEW!

This workshop is specifically designed for young women aged 15 – 20 to help them identify, develop and practice their leadership skills in a supportive environment. The workshop focuses on discussion of prominent female leaders, communication styles and developing your personal leadership plan.

Effective Networking

  • Explore the value of personal and professional networking
  • Identify strategies to build and maintain your networks
  • Rehearse networking scenarios

Creating Work / Life Balance

  • Explore the need for balance in your life
  • Examine key solutions to help you find and maintain balance
  • Share hot tips and success stories

Effective Communication

  • Practice effective self-introductions
  • Discuss passive, aggressive and assertive communication styles
  • Practice using assertive communication

Conflict Resolution

  • Identify sources of conflict
  • Learn tips for successful problem solving
  • Identify the best approach for a number of scenarios

Influencing Change

  • Discuss how to be a successful advocate
  • Identify the factors that influence decision makers
  • Suggest ways to make meaningful change in sport

British Columbia - Communities in Bloom

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BC-CiB is a not-for-profit program that helps municipalities develop their communities by improving the tidiness, appearance and visual appeal of their neighbourhoods, parks, open spaces and streets through the imaginative use of flowers, plants and tress. An integral part of the success of this program is increased environmental awareness and preservation of heritage and culture.

This program engages the whole community by including citizens of all ages, businesses, local organizations, community groups and municipalities.

Current and past newsletters can be viewed on the BC Communities in Bloom website.

To contribute a community or sponsor story for the next issue, please contact Catherine Kennedy, Program Coordinator at 604-576-6506 or c.kennedy (at) telus.net

 

Publications

BCRPA Publications

   

BCRPA Communiques

Accessible to current members only  
FitLife BC magazine 

BCRPA's official publication pertaining to the Fitness sector.

 
Recreation & Parks BC magazine BCRPA's official publication pertaining to the Recreation and Parks sector.