The NWTRPA’s Other Programs (What You Need To Know)

 January 30, 2017
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 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 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 key message is “Recreation for Life!”

We work in the areas of:

  • Training and leadership
  • Active Living
  • On the Land Programs
  • Aquatics and Water Safety
  • Advocacy and Research

Other NWTRPA Programs of Interest
The Elders in Motion Program aims to improve access to physical activity opportunities for NWT elders and to increase independence and functional mobility for older adults. The program includes training and support for communities, groups and individuals interested in developing and maintaining a recreation program for older adults.

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!

We offer risk management packages and workshops, Paddle Canada canoe certifications, Red Cross wilderness and remote first aid, winter safety and survival workshops, and GPS workshops.

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.

The NWTRPA Annual Conference is an educational event for NWTRPA members and recreation leaders from across the NWT.  The Annual Conference provides an opportunity to examine trends and issues affecting the recreation field and offer training in areas of programming, facility management and leadership.

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.

If you have an interest in these, or any other NWTRPA programs, click here or contact us at