The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has secured Government of Canada funding via Employment and Social Development Canada to support a "green jobs" program for youth. New grants have now been launched by CPRA for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019. Applications will be accepted until August 10th. For more information visit cpra.ca/green-jobs/
We wish to share an important update on the development of Parks for All: An Action Plan for Canada’s Parks Community.
On June 28, 2018 Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial Ministers responsible for parks, protected areas, conservation, wildlife and biodiversity convened in Ottawa and they officially endorsed Parks for All — with the exception of Quebec (stating support for the vision and goals through its own efforts), and Ontario, who observed the meeting due to the pending swearing in of its new government.
Learn of the great work being done by the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary. Their community garden, which won them a Communities ChooseWell award in 2017 and their garden tower for indigenous youth.