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Members E-News - June 10

Hi NWTRPA members, We have a handful of opportunities for you to get involved with us at the NWTRPA right now!

  • Apply for Director – Professional Development, or On the Land Support Coordinator

  • Join the NWTRPA Board of Directors

  • Save the Date for our 2021 Conference and AGM

  • Tell us what you'd like to see from the Conference to support On the Land programs

We're hiring at the NWTRPA!

Director – Professional Development We're looking for an energetic, motivated and highly organized individual for the position of Director – Professional Development. Forward a resume and cover letter along with three references by Friday June 11, 2021 (tomorrow), at 4:00 PM (MST) to Check this position

On the Land Support Coordinator We are seeking a collaborative, organized, and strong communicator for the position of On the Land Support Coordinator. This is a term position based in Sǫ̀mba K’è/ Yellowknife until March 31, 2022. Forward a resume and cover letter along with three references to by June 18, 2021 at 4 PM (MST).

NWTRPA Board Nominations

The NWTRPA Membership will vote to elect four Board positions during the 2021 AGM. The positions we are accepting nominations for are:

  • Director-at-Large

  • Beaufort Delta Region

  • Dehcho Region

  • Yellowknife Region

Save the Date – NWTRPA 2021 Conference & AGM

You're invited to the 2021 NWTRPA Annual Conference! When: October 19–21, 2021 Where: Sǫ̀mba K’è / Yellowknife The AGM will be held during the Conference, on October 20, 2021. Time TBD. Stay tuned to our regular monthly e-news and social media for registration coming soon!

On the Land at the 2021 Conference What would you like to learn at the NWTRPA Annual Conference to support your on-the-land programs?

News from the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association

Federal Budget 2021 and the Recreation Sector In April, the Government of Canada released its 2021 budget. It includes many important opportunities for the recreation sector, including funding for the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, a new Community Services Recovery Fund, the creation of the Natural Infrastructure Fund, and funding to remove barriers to participation in sports programming, and more.

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association has written a briefing note with all the relevant sections. Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Infrastructure Canada has launched the Call for Applications for the new Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program (GICB).

As part of the Government of Canada’s strengthened climate plan, the federal government announced an investment of $1.5 billion for green and inclusive community buildings that will support retrofits, repairs, upgrades or new builds. This investment will help build back better, support jobs and economic growth, create a cleaner environment, and invest in communities across the country. Join the CPRA's The Bench The Bench includes discussion groups, a resource library and events page. You can join discussion groups on topics including reopening, parks and open spaces and inclusion and accessibility, among others.


June is Recreation and Parks Month! Follow us on social media and use #JRPMNWT to join and share the celebrations!


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