1. Reducing Barriers to Professional Development Bursary

ARPA and the Alberta Ministry of Culture and Tourism have created the Reducing Barriers to Professional Development Bursary for professionals working in the recreation and parks sector in Alberta. Bursaries equivalent to 2/3s of the program course fees (registration fee not covered) will be made available for recreation and parks professionals interested in participating in the CPRA Professional Development Certification. Eligible recipients must work in rural, remote, northern or Aboriginal and Metis Communities.

* You do not need to apply before registering for the Fall 2016 course *

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  Registration Fee Courses Total
Without Bursary $290 $465 x 2 = $930 $1,220
With Bursary $290 $155 x 2 = $310 $600

If you are interested in learning more about this bursary, please contact Janet Naclia, ARPA Programs Manager, at jnaclia@arpaonline.ca.


2. Recreation for Life Foundation CPRA PDC Registration Bursary

There are five $200 awards available as part of the CPRA PDC Registration Bursary. Please note that these awards are reserved for new professionals.

new professional is an ARPA member who, in the past five years:

  • has started a career in the sector OR
  • has obtained a degree/diploma from a post-secondary program in a related field.

Please note that if you are employed by a municipality in Alberta you are likely a member, and may verify by checking if your municipality is listed here

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Application deadline is August 20, 2016.

If you have any questions about this application, please contact Janet Naclia; ARPA Programs Manager, at jnaclia@arpaonline.ca.

3. Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Non-Governmental Organizations (municipalities are not eligible) employing individuals interested in CPRA PDC are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 2/3s of the program’s course fees (registration fee is not covered), providing the individual has not registered for the course prior to their grant application. Each grant offers a maximum of $10,000 per employee during a 52 week period.

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* You must apply before registering for courses *

  Registration Fee Courses Total
Without Grant $290 $465 x 2 = $930 $1,220
With Grant $290 $155 x 2 = $310 $600

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Required Form Information

Delivery Method: Online
Credential Awarded on Completion: Certificate
Provider Type: Industry Association
Provider Name: CPRA Professional Development Certification
Mailing Address: 11759 Groat Road NW
City: Edmonton
Postal Code: T5M 3K6
Phone Number: 780-415-1745