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About the NWT Recreation & Parks Association

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association works with communities across the NWT to promote recreation by supporting leaders, communities, and partners 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 families, strong cultures, and vibrant communities.

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NWTRPA Values

  • We believe RECREATION is ESSENTIAL

  • We value RESPECTFUL RELATIONS with each other and the land

  • We are INCLUSIVE of all types of 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 2018, the NWTRPA identified six goals for its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan:

  • The NWTRPA is working with intention to advance decolonization and reconciliation through its work, workplaces, and relationships.

  • The NWTRPA is a vital resource for and champion of community-directed on the land programs.

  • The NWTRPA is a valued organization, driven by community and membership, and committed to ethical governance and management.

  • NWT leaders, communities, and NWTRPA partners understand recreation and recognize that it is essential to healthy minds, bodies, families, and communities.

  • More NWT residents of all ages are able to choose active ways of living because of improvements in the accessibility, diversity, and quality of community-based recreation programs.

  •  The NWTRPA is the leading recreation training organization in the NWT.