ARPA is looking to facilitate a series of regional recreation meetings across the province!
These day-long meetings would bring ARPA members and other stakeholders together to network, discuss and explore topics of shared interest related to community recreation development and delivery in their respective municipalities and surrounding regions. ARPA will provide content and resources as well as assist in facilitating discussions on topics self-identified by each specific region. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss implementation efforts of pan-Canadian recreation and physical activity policies that were informed and inspired by many Alberta municipalities, organizations and recreation leaders.
Starting February 1st, organizations can register events and programs and apply for a grant between $250 - $1,000 to help them promote physical activity during the Community Better Challenge!
Environment and Climate Change Canada launched the Target 1 Challenge, part of Canada's Nature Fund, which will provide up to $175 million for projects that help meet Canada's biodiversity target 1 of protecting 17 per cent of land and inland water by 2020. Federal funding will be matched by partners, doubling financial support to protect Canada's nature. This funding is part of Budget 2018's historic $1.3 billion investment in nature. Funding through the Target 1 Challenge is open to projects led by provinces, territories, Indigenous Peoples, and the private and not-for-profit sectors that expand or strengthen Canada's network of protected and conserved areas.
Recording now available of an information session with the Government of Canada.