The Recreational Trail Expansion Grant Program 2021-2022 is now accepting applications

This Communities, Culture and Heritage (CCH) grant program provides funding to community groups, municipalities, Mi’kmaq Band Councils, and not-for- profit organizations to develop new trails, expand recreational trails, and perform capital upgrades to existing trails in order to increase opportunities for Nova Scotians to recreate in the outdoors and connect with nature.   

The deadline to apply is March 30th, 2021.   

If you want to discuss the Recreational Trails Expansion Grant program and obtain an application please contact Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage Trails Consultant, Steve Vines at  , (902) 396-1325. 

RTE 2021 Guidelines

CPRA Update - A Journey to Address Systemic Racism and Discrimination

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Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is committed to promoting equitable access to participation, education and employment in the parks and recreation sector; inclusion is a key pillar of the Framework for Recreation in Canada and vital to optimizing the impacts of recreation and parks in Canada.

Read their update - A Journey to Address Systemic Racism and Discrimination

Sign up for The Bench!

The Bench

The new Canadian Parks and Recreation Association’s online community is here—a place for the sector to meet, work and grow together.

The Bench will initially provide support to the sector as it faces new challenges presented by COVID-19. Inside, you will find discussion forums and a resource library with templates, tools, guidelines and other documents that we hope will make your work easier.

Sign up if you don’t have an account. It’s FREE and open to all parks and recreation professionals and practitioners.

Learn more. 

Membership Renewal

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Being a member demonstrates your commitment and connection to the sector and also helps support the work the organization does on behalf of its members.

Renew your membership today.

Please note that you will no longer receive the monthly ebulletin if you do not renew your membership.

Participation App

Want to Sleep Better, Happy Better or even Poop Better? Then get moving! It’s easy with the new (and FREE!) ParticipACTION app, designed to help you fit physical activity into your busy life and reward you with great prizes. Get the app and see how Everything gets better when you get active.

Harry Boothman Bursary


The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has launched a bursary program to assist parks and recreation professionals financially in the pursuit of professional development in the sector.

This Bursary was established to honour the contributions of Harry Boothman to the parks and recreation sector. Harry was a Parks Supervisor for the City of Calgary, CPRA Board Member and long-time supporter of the organization. Harry believed in the need for actions that support the continued development of the field. Establishing this bursary, in support of Professional Development within the sector, is a tribute to Harry’s vision and dedication.

Applications will be accepted from Parks and Recreation practitioners with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience and currently working full-time in the sector.

Up to two (2) bursaries, in the amount of $1,000, each can be awarded each year.

Professional development opportunities must begin at within the timeframe of April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. The professional development opportunity must be completed no later than March 31, 2020. Retroactive Professional Development opportunities will not be supported.

Deadlines for applications – March 31 of every year.


  pdf Harry Boothman Bursary Application/Follow Up Forms (1.91 MB)