Alberta Healthy Communities Symposium

Grey Eagle Resort & Casino Calgary, AB

Event Details Event Dates: Thursday March 9 – Saturday March 11, 2023Location: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, Calgary ABTheme: Honouring Our Roots, Building Our Future 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 […]

Parks School

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre

Event Details Dates: March 14 - 15, 2023Location: Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre Parks School will provide 2 days of plenary speakers, education sessions, and networking opportunities on a broad-range of topics related to horticulture, arborist, project maintenance, and staff supervision sessions that provide certification credits for multiple accreditations. Who Should Attend? This event […]

Youth Development through Recreation Services

YDRS 2023 Are you looking for amazing, budget-friendly professional development?  Do you want to get connected to other staff working in children and youth programming across Alberta? The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) is excited to be bringing back the Youth Development through Recreation Symposium (YDRS), May 10 - 12, 2023 at Gull Lake Centre (Gull Lake, […]

Leaders Summit

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Leaders Summit 2023 The event is designed for 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 parks. All sessions […]

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 […]


The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, 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.