Lunch & Learn: The Importance of Indigenous Sport Organizations and Nature Connection in RecreationLunch & Learn:

Join us to learn about ISCA and the importance of Indigenous-led sport, recreation, and physical activity programming that is culturally safe, and why Indigenous sport organizations and governance are important as a way to combat the colonial histories related to sport and recreation.  Afterwards, ARPA’s own Emma Grove will be launching our newest resource, Nature Connection in […]

Healthy Communities Framework Webinar Series: Partnerships Pillar

Join Communities ChooseWell September 14 from 11:00am – 12:00pm for their next webinar of the Healthy Communities Framework Webinar Series where they will explore the Partnerships Pillar and why creating partnerships are a crucial part of successful community healthy eating and active living initiatives.  This webinar will feature two panelists: Adrian Goulet from Mahegun Tails and Taylor McPherson […]


Grandmothers’ Circle: Tobacco Teachings

At ARPA we often get questions related to Elders and the proper use of tobacco. To honour and celebrate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, this session will feature five multi-nation Elders, including Diane Meguinis (Tsuut’ina), Doreen Healy (Blackfoot), Linda & Darryl Brass (Midewiwin) and Karli Crowshoe (Blackfoot) who will kindly share their expertise on […]


Webinar | What is Walking With Indigenous Communities (WWIC): ARPA’s Action Map?

To start the new year off in a good way, ARPA is excited to host a webinar on January 16, 2024 from 10:00am - 11:00am featuring Janet Naclia, ARPA Director of People & Programs, Elder Diane Meguinis (Tssut'ina), and Maddison Drader, Program Officer of Events & Education, who will unpack the Walking With Indigenous Communities (WWIC): ARPA's Action […]


Alberta Healthy Communities Symposium

Event Details Event Dates: Wednesday March 6 – Friday March 8, 2024Location: Matrix Hotel, Edmonton ABTheme: Imagine. Inspire. Ignite. What is the Symposium All About? The Alberta Healthy Communities Symposium (AHCS) is an opportunity for wellness champions to come together to network and build upon current community resources and programs which will allow them to build […]

$40 – $45

Parks Forum

Event Registration & Accommodation Dates: March 21 - 23, 2024Location: Canmore, AB @ the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre Registration Rates: Accommodation: The Forum is being held at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre, and a room block has been secured for our delegates. Program This year’s program is full of educational sessions […]

Youth Development through Recreation Services

Overview Dates: April 30 – May 3, 2024Location: Camp Kindle, Water Valley, AB The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) is excited to be bringing back the Youth Development through Recreation Symposium (YDRS), April 30 - May 3, 2024, at Camp Kindle (near Cochrane, Alberta). Throughout this summer-camp style event, you will attend sessions facilitated by recreation professionals from […]

Leaders Summit

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Leaders Summit 2024 The event is designed for Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) and senior municipal leaders who advise their councils on recreation, parks, arts and culture, FCSS, community development and urban planning. The summit is a series of workshops designed by individuals with specific expertise in an area related to the future of recreation and […]

 2024 ARPA Casino

Join the Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) for a volunteer experience at our upcoming Casino event! Scheduled for Sunday, May 12th, and Monday, May 13th, the event will take place at Pure Casino Calgary, located at 1420 Meridian Road NE. As a volunteer with ARPA, you'll not only support a worthy cause but also […]

Webinar | Neurodiversity in the Workplace: 6 Principles for Inclusion

In collaboration with the Sinneave Family Foundation, Community Compass is excited to bring you a second webinar of The Inclusive Workplaces Webinar Series titled, Neurodiversity in the Workplace: 6 Principles for Inclusion. Participants will learn introductory information on what Neurodiversity is, Neuroinclusion in the workplace, then move into covering 6 Principles for Inclusion. The Inclusive […]


The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, the Inuit and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.