Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Announces ReImagine RREC!
The impacts of COVID-19 are being felt in every corner of daily life in Canada, particularly by vulnerable, marginalized and older Canadians.
As a result, life in Canada’s communities has changed. Some say forever. Some say for the worse.
But at the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA), we see an opportunity to shape change for the better. We want to shape change around what recreation, parks and community sport leaders need to help Canadians and communities.
That’s why we’re announcing ReImagine RREC – renew, retool, engage and contribute.
In line with public health guidelines across the country, recreation, parks and community sport services must be supported in the following ways to help Canadians reconnect to healthy opportunities:
- Renew services so Canadians can renew their health and social connections by getting back to daily movement – indoors and outdoors
- Retool policies, programs and services to keep staff and participants safe and sustain their essential contribution to community life.
- Engage existing and new clients and allies with a view to serving all community residents, in particular those most impacted by COVID-19.
- Contribute to innovative solutions for a return to a vibrant, healthy and meaningful community life that builds on long-standing success.
That’s why ReImagine RREC will draw on the input, experiences and insights of recreation, parks and community sport practitioners and volunteers from across Canada. It will compile, highlight, profile and share promising and best practices from recreation, parks and community sport, as well as from allied sectors and internationally, to support them in engaging community residents.
At CPRA, we’re reimagining change for the better.
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This project is funded by the Government of Canada.