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June Get Active

Get Active funds community events that get people physically active in the NWT.

June Get Active grants are offered in conjunction with June is Recreation and Parks Month to encourage communities to celebrate recreation and parks through hosting a free-to-the-public community events that get people physically active together.

How do I apply?

ARC grant applications are closed. Applications closed on October 16, 2020.

Funds are limited. Applications will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When is the application period?

ARC grant applications are closed. Applications closed on October 16, 2020.

Funds are limited. Applications will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What do I need to do to receive funding?

The following conditions must be met in order to receive funding:

  • A community organization will plan, organize and host one June is Recreation and Parks Month event;
  • The event must be free for participants;
  • People must attend the event;
  • The event must be open to the public;
  • The event must take place during the month of June; and
  • A final report on your event must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

What type of funding is available?

$400 will be awarded to organizations that deliver a June is Recreation and Parks Month event in June that fits within the criteria.

We also have 10 Swim to Survive® grants available! Participants will learn the basic skills needed to survive a fall into deep water taught by a certified Swim to Survive® Instructor. Example: Moose Kerr School Swim to Survive® event held at the Inuvik Aquatics Centre.

What type of event will be approved?

Applicable events include those that celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month or Senior Citizens’ Month.

Events can fall on one of the various celebration dates within June including:

  • June 1, Intergenerational Day
  • June 3, Clean Air Day
  • June 5, Inuvialuit Day
  • June 5, World Environment Day
  • June 6, International Trails Day
  • June 6, National Health and Fitness Day
  • June 6 – 13, Water Safety Week
  • June 8, World Oceans Day
  • June 8 – 16, National Paddling Week
  • June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 24, Saint-Jean Baptiste Day
  • June 26, National Canoe Day
  • June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day
  • Celebrating Senior Citizens’ Month
  • Celebrating Recreation and Parks Month

When do I get the funding?

Each grant will be awarded in two parts. When an application is approved, half the grant ($200) will be sent to the organization.

The NWTRPA will be approving grants in the order in which they are received. All applictions submitted online will automatically receive a time stamp (similar to a fax). If approved, the cheque may take 4 weeks to be issued plus additional days for shipping through Canada Post.

After the event takes place and the final event report is submitted, the remaining half of the grant will be sent.

What can I use the money for?

You can use the grant for costs related to the events such as:

  • Event promotion and advertising
  • Equipment purchase* or rental
  • Rental space or venue fees
  • Instructor fees
  • Healthy snacks
  • Travel to a Regional Aquatics Training Centre (for Swim to Survive® events)

*Purchasing equipment that can be used by community members for years to come is one way to make the most out of the grant money you receive.

What resources are available?

  • Customizable Event Poster* (English)
  • Customizable Event Poster* (French)
  • Event Promotion Tips
  • Visit the June is Recreation and Parks Month resources page for logos and more.

*Download the PDF file before filling and printing if you’d like to use any special characters (marks and unique symbols) found in the official languages of the NWT.

Important Dates

  • Application period: May 4 – May 31, 2020*
    • *Given current GNWT public health directives, the NWTRPA has made the difficult decision not to offer June Get Active grants this year. However, we are looking into other options that would allow us to support community recreation in a way that is more appropriate for our current reality. You can learn more here.
  • All events must take place on or between June 1 and June 30, 2020
  • All final reports are due July 31, 2020



NWT Recreation and Parks Association Box 841, 4908 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association's physical office is located in Sǫ̀mba K'è on Chief Drygeese Territory in Treaty 8, the traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene and the North Slave Métis, also known as Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.


P. (867) 669-8375      

F. (867) 669-6791