Other Great NWTRPA Initiatives

 January 30, 2018
Posted by ryoung

By now you’ve probably learned a lot about Walk to Tuk – that it is a great way for you and your family and your friends to get active in the great outdoors. But how much do you know about the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) and other programs put on by the organization?

Not much? Not to worry, we’ve put together a quick overview to get you caught up.

The NWTRPA works with communities across the NWT to promote healthy living through active recreation. That’s why our tagline is “Recreation for Life!” We have three main focuses: Recreation Training, Active Communities, and On the Land Programs

NWTRPA Programs
Elders in Motion aims to improve access to physical activity opportunities for NWT elders and to increase independence and functional mobility for older adults through training and support for communities, groups and.Why you should care: Know an older adult who would benefit from more physical activity? Sign them up for an Elders in Motion program in your community!

Through On the Land Programs, the NWTRPA supports community leaders in creating and sustaining
activities and programs that help people feel confident and safe in the outdoors; develop a connection to their cultural heritage; experience on-the-land learning; and have fun! Why you should care: We have lots of resources for anyone involved in On the Land programs.

Get Active funds community events that get people more physically active in the NWT. Community organizations are encouraged to apply for $750 or $1000 to organize and deliver three community-oriented physical activity events. Why you should care: Receive money to put on a community or elders event in your community!

The NWTRPA Annual Conference is an educational event for recreation professionals, educators, elders, health care workers, youth centre workers, and volunteers from across the NWT.  The Conference provides an opportunity to examine trends and issues affecting the recreation field and offer training in areas of programming, facility management and leadership. Why you should care: A great place to make connections with people in your field of work, and learn new tips and tricks in the areas of recreation.

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs to children aged 6 to 12. Through HIGH FIVE® training, front line recreation, sport and after school leaders learn how to incorporate the Principles of Healthy Child Development into their everyday programming. Contact us to book a training. Why you should care:  For those working with kids, HIGH FIVE training makes the difference.

Through the NWTRPA Fitness Leadership program, community members are supported in becoming certified fitness leaders. You no longer have to go south or take online courses to become a certified fitness leader. Why you should care:  If you have an interest in becoming a fitness leader, this training is for you!

Community Recreation Leadership Program is a training program developed by Recreation for community recreation leaders. Designed for those in Yukon, NWT or Nunavut who work or would like to work or volunteer in recreation, but have little to no formal training or education in the field. Why you should care:  If you’ve ever thought about a career in recreation but don’t know where you start, this is for you!

If you have an interest in these, or any other NWTRPA programs, click here or contact us at admin@nwtrpra.org.