Programs: Excellence Series : RecFocus


Picture this...

You're handing out sign-on papers to an excited new lifeguard staff - you like this part of your job!
But, in the back of your mind you wonder how long this set of new hires will stay. There's so much staff turnover with your lifeguards, it's just an endless loop of hiring and training. You heard some quiet rumblings about another rec centre offering better wages, but you have no data to back you up. You want to know how to keep your staff and stop wasting time and resources.

Welcome to RecFocus: Indoor Pools. The data analytics service will take the information you enter on your staffs' wages, turnover rate and perks, and compare it with other facilities - showing you relevant best practices and helping you determine a competitive wage to keep your staff.

RecFocus is a series of facility and topic specific analytical services that uses real time comparative data to assess the competencies of an organization or municipality and suggest relevant best practices.

Register for RecFocus

Current modules:

Human Resources

New for fall 2016 -  Introducing RecFocus: Human Resources! This service features our second issue-focused module with a look at your Human Resources department. It includes questions on topics such as recruitment, policy, and healthy workplace environments, as well as an analysis of various recreation and parks positions. RecFocus: Human Resources can provide you with invaluable insights and comparisons to communities all across Alberta.

Launching in the Fall of 2016, pre-purchase today to be one of the first to receive access to the RecFocus: Human Resources module in January 2017. Find out how the Excellence Series is more than measurement!

Indoor Pools & Arenas

Compare the programs, policies and best practices of your facility to other communities in this RecFocus module. Topics include:

  • Facility Identification
  • Facility Ownership, Management and Operations
  • Facility Revenue and Expenditure
  • Facility Programming and Policies
  • Facility Staffing

Healthy Food Environments (Nutrition in Recreation Facilities)

Analyze your recreation facilities’ nutritional programs, policies and best practices and compare them against your peers in this module.

Register for RecFocus: Healthy Food Environments

Download the 2015 Highlights Report

Download the list of individuals and organizations who contributed to the Module.


First of any RecFocus Module
ARPA Member: $350 (+GST)
Non-Member: $450 (+GST)

Any Consecutive RecFocus Modules (Pools, Arenas, HFE, HR)
ARPA Member: 10% off = $315 each
Non-Member: 10% off = $405 each

Multiple Purchase of the same RecFocus Module
ARPA Member
6+ of same module: 20% off = $280 each
ARPA Non-Member
6+ of same module: 20% off = $360 each

* Prices are based on an annual calendar year subscription

2017 Registration coming soon!

Subscription Timeline

Date Event
January 1 Subscription Start Date
October 1 Data due for inclusion in Highlights Report
Late October User Session at ARPA Conference & Distribution of Draft Highlights Report
December 31 Subscription End Date (Access to online reporting closes and Finalized Highlights Report released)

For more information, please contact Janet Naclia at

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