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...

 

Apply for a subsidy or register your Move For Health Day Event

Move for Health Day is just around the corner on May 10! Register your physically active Move for Health Day event and get the word out!

Event expense reimbursements of up to $300 are also available to municipalities, regional districts and First Nation communities. Deadline is 4:30 pm PST, Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Learn more.

New Funding Available to Increase Before and After School Recreation Programs.

Program delivery September 2017-June 2018

APPLY NOW!

Deadline for cycle 1: May 8, 2017 11:59 pm PST

Save the Date!

BCFit'17 is being held September 16, 2017 to the brand new Delbrook Community Centre, North Vancouver.

Thank you to all the delegates, sponsors and exhibitors for joining us, April 5-7 in Kelowna for the 2017 Annual Symposium! 

We want to hear about your experience. Share your thoughts with us for a chance to win a free registration to Symposium 2018 in Vancouver!

Share your feedback.

Family Day Events

Check out the Family Day weekend activities that happened in your area.

Family Day Event Listings.

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

 

 

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…