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.
on the Move
Generations on the Move is a three-year project to demonstrate programming that successfully promotes active, healthy aging in smaller NWT communities, and desigend to encourage intergenerational connections and increase active living opportunities for older adults.
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.
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.
Tłı̨chǫ Camp Yoga was developed by staff at the Jı̀mı̀ Erasmus Ǫ̀hdaa K’èhodı̀l Kǫ̀ (Jimmy Erasmus Seniors Home) in Behchokǫ̀. It's a series of actions that mimic land-based activities like checking nets and chopping wood. The class, which is taught in Tłı̨chǫ, is a culturally appropriate, community-developed exercise program for older adults.