National Recreation Framework

About the Framework

The National Framework for Recreation in Canada is a co-led initiative by provincial and territorial governments and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association.

The conversation to create the Framework began in October 2011, with a National Recreation Summit in Alberta that allowed for a rich opening dialogue with recreation and parks leaders, practitioners, professionals, academics and government officials. This was followed by a National Roundtable in New Brunswick in May 2013 that began to refine the content and structure of the Framework. In November 2014, leaders met again to endorse the Framework and begin to chart a path towards implementation. Throughout the process, ongoing and meaningful consultations took place in every province and territory, and these conversations continue.

On February 13, 2015 Provincial and Territorial Ministers and the Government of Canada supported the final document, the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015. The announcement took place at the 2015 Conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation.

Learn more and view the final National Recreation Framework on the Leisure Information Network.

2015 ARPA Provincial Forum Presentations

National Recreaton Framework - Shelley Shea
Active Alberta Policy - Roger Kramers
Active Living - Dr. Kerry Mummery
Connecting People to Nature - Paul Feser
Supportive Environments (Excellence Series & Infrastructure) - Bill Wells & Janet Naclia
Recreation Capacity (CPRA Professional Development Program) - Craig Cameron