Programs & Initiatives

Overview

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association administers a variety of recreation and parks programs, initiatives and services that enhance the quality of life of Albertans.

Communities ChooseWell

What is it?

An energizing healthy eating and active living initiative supported by Alberta Health.

Who is it for?

Municipalities, community leagues, schools, & First Nation Settlements.

What are the benefits?

Learn how to promote healthy eating and active living and receive the resources and funding you need to implement

Communities in Bloom

What is it?

An initiative enhancing the quality of life of communities by fostering environmental responsibility, beautification and community involvement.

Who is it for?

Municipalities.

What are the benefits?

Increased civic pride, community involvement and a range of economic and social benefits.

Everybody gets to play™

What is it?

An initiative making recreation more accessible to low-income children and youth.

Who is it for?

Recreation facilities, municipalities, & youth-serving organizations. 

What are the benefits?

Resources to ensure that children and youth have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation regardless of the barriers that low socioeconomic families experience.

Excellence Series

What is it?

A suite of benchmarking and analytical data services designed to improve the quality of local recreation and parks programs and services.

Who is it for?

Parks and recreation professionals, municipal councils, communities, recreation facilities.

What are the benefits?

Users can compare their current practices against their peers, identifying areas of improvement, discovering best practices and inspiring investment in recreation and parks.  

HIGH FIVE®

What is it?

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality standard for children (ages 6-12) sport and recreation programs that provides a range of trainings, assessment tools and resources to ensure that organizations deliver the highest quality programs possible.

Who is it for?

Leaders, coaches, & instructors.

What are the benefits?

Ensures that leaders, coaches and instructors have the skills to nourish a child's mental, physical and emotional development.

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge

What is it?

A program that provides funding to organizations that help get youth (ages 13-19) physically active.

Who is it for?

Not-for-profits, communities, organizations, schools, & recreational facilities.

What are the benefits?

Funding to implement innovative programs that help youths lead more active lives.