We at the NWT Recreation and Parks Association love Walk to Tuk. It is our most far reaching program and the one that is best known across the NWT. But like a parent who loves all of their children equally, we feel the need to bring attention to some of the other wonderful programs that the NWTRPA puts on. Here are some of our other upcoming initiatives, programs, and events that we think are fantastic, even if they don’t always get all of the attention of Walk to Tuk:
Elders in Motion aims to improve access to physical activity opportunities for NWT elders and to increase independence and functional mobility for older adults. The program includes training and support for communities, groups and individuals interested in developing and maintaining a recreation program for older adults.
The NWTRPA is a resource for and champion of community-directed On the Land Programs. We are a key member of the NWT On The Land Collaborative and offer program and training support to grant recipients. We also partner with other organizations and lend our support to initiatives that get NWT residents out on the land.
Get Active funds community events that get people more physically active in the NWT. Community organizations are encouraged to apply for grants to organize and deliver community-oriented physical activity events. You can apply for a grant in May to organize an event happening in June or apply for a grant in September to organize three events happening between October and March.
The NWTRPA Annual Conference is an educational event for NWTRPA members and recreation leaders from across the NWT. The Annual Conference provides an opportunity to examine trends and issues affecting the recreation field and offer training in areas of programming, facility management and leadership.
HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs to children aged 6 to 12. Through HIGH FIVE® training, front line recreation, sport and after school leaders learn how to incorporate the Principles of Healthy Child Development into their everyday programming. Contact us to book a training.
Through Fitness Leadership, community members are supported in becoming certified fitness leaders. You no longer must go south or take online courses to become a certified fitness leader. You can participate in a course in your own community.
Recreation North is an organization that delivers courses based on thirteen competencies that are essential for leading in community recreation. If you live in Yukon, NWT or Nunavut, and work or would like to work or volunteer in recreation, this Program is designed for you.
Generations on the Move demonstrates programming that successfully promotes active, healthy aging in smaller NWT communities. The Project is designed to encourage intergenerational connections and increase active living opportunities for older adults.
June is Recreation and Parks (JRPM) is a way to celebrate and promote the many benefits of recreation and parks programs and services. It highlights the great things that are happening in recreation centres, parks, pools, and schools that enhance the quality of life of community residents.