New Professionals

At ARPA, we recognize the diversity of professionals working in the recreation and parks sector! We believe that supporting a strong diverse workforce means providing an informative and welcoming environment for those new to the sector.

We also believe that mentorship and progressive learning opportunities are important for professionals within the first five years of their career! The New Professionals Committee wants to gauge your level of interest in this exciting new mentorship initiative: take the short survey.

Check back to this page for our exciting Mentorship Initiative launching in 2017.

Who is a New Professional?

ARPA acknowledges three general types of new professional:

  1. Those exiting post-secondary education in areas directly related to the sector.
  2. Those coming to the sector with other post-secondary education and/or work experience.
  3. Those coming to the sector through their volunteer and/or life experience.