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About the NWT Recreation & Parks Association

The NWTRPA is a membership-based organization that promotes quality, accessible recreation across the NWT by supporting leaders, communities, and partners, primarily through training, advocacy, and networking.

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NWTRPA Vision

We envision a territory where everyone has access to recreation programs and spaces that foster healthy individuals and families, strong cultures, and vibrant communities.

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NWTRPA Values

  • We believe RECREATION is ESSENTIAL

  • We are committed to RECONCILIATION and to DECOLONIZING our organization and the recreation sector as a whole

  • We strive to ensure our policies and offerings support RACIAL EQUITY

  • We value RESPECTFUL RELATIONS with each other and the land

  • We are INCLUSIVE of all peoples, regions, and cultures

  • We value DIVERSITY of people and perspectives

  • We work in COLLABORATION and PARTNERSHIP with others

  • We work as a TEAM

  • We are DEPENDABLE and ACCOUNTABLE

  • We value CREATIVITY and are OPEN to new ideas

  • We are COMMITTED to LEARNING

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Strategic Goals

In 2023, the NWTRPA identified six goals for its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan:

  • DECOLONIZATION, RECONCILIATION AND RACIAL EQUITY: Continue to transform the NWTRPA through a commitment to decolonization, reconciliation, and racial equity

  •  COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY: Promote understanding and recognition of the essential role recreation plays in fostering mental, physical and community wellbeing

  •  TRAINING: Be a leader in recreation training for the NWT

  •  ON THE LAND: Remain a strong partner and champion for community-directed on the land programs

  •  PARTICIPATION: Improve the accessibility, diversity, and quality of community-based recreation programs so that NWT residents of all ages can choose active ways of living

  • ORGANIZATION: Ensure the NWTRPA remains an effectively and sustainably managed organization

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