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.
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.