Chris Rutherford, Project Director will provide a summary presentation of Yardstick Parks. This presentation is an opportunity for Parks managers to get together and find out more about how Yardstick can provide essential tools to collect and compare both management and user information. The presentation is scheduled to take around 2 hours, and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions and give feedback. Interested organizations are invited to attend to find out more about the Yardstick Benchmarks Project. The presentation will include a brief review of the results of the project for 2018 and a discussion on how the use of these results can benefit your management and operations.
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.