The Way Forward - A Strategic Plan for the Parks, Recreation and Culture Sector of BC

In 2006, the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) commissioned a strategic planning process to assist the parks, recreation and culture sector in understanding and clarifying our expanding role. The resulting plan – The Way Forward – was unanimously adopted by the members at the 2008 BCRPA Annual General meeting in Victoria. As a result, the BCRPA is proceeding with the implementation of the strategic result areas identified in the plan as being of immediate priority and will report on progress at the 2010 Symposium and AGM.

Healthy individuals create healthy communities. Healthy communities strive to protect and sustain a healthy environment and they contribute to a healthy, sustainable economy. Today, the parks, recreation and culture sector plays a vital role in each of these four elements, enhancing the quality of life in British Columbia.

The Way Forward represents an unprecedented opportunity for every aspect of the parks, recreation and culture sector - be it people, facilities, programs or policies - to contribute to a high quality of life for all.