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Nominate an Elder for the
2021 NWTRPA Elder Award

Who is a senior or Elder in your community that inspires you? Celebrate them and their contributions to the community by nominating them for the NWTRPA 2021 Elder Award.

Nomination Deadline: August 10, 2021

About Us

The NWTRPA was established in 1989 to serve the needs and interests of NWT recreation and on the land leaders. Directed by a volunteer Board of Directors from each region in the territory, the organization has evolved to become the leading recreation organization in the NWT.


The NWTRPA works with communities across the NWT to promote recreation by supporting leaders, communities, and partners through training, advocacy, and networking.


Project Highlights

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Save the Date
2021 NWTRPA Annual Conference

The Annual Conference provides an opportunity to examine trends and issues affecting the recreation field and offer training in three areas: Elders in Motion, Recreation Leadership, and On the Land.

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How I Survived


Guided by a committee of former students and intergenerational survivors, the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) and University of Alberta are collaborating to develop a travelling exhibit and website about the role and experiences of recreation at residential schools, hostels, and federal day schools (also known as Indian day schools) in the Northwest Territories.

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Supporting Wellbeing is an emerging, culturally appropriate, skills-based training program that will enhance the capacity of people leading and supporting land-based programs to manage and respond to mental health challenges.


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The NWTRPA Monthly E-newsletter is sent at the beginning of each month, with the latest funding, jobs, resources, and training opportunities, along with sector news and updates from NWTRPA, our sports and recreation and on the land partners.

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June is

and Parks Month

Did you know that June is Recreation and Parks month? We asked our Board of Directors to help us celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month. This is what they had to say!