What We’re All About

We are a not for profit organization dedicated to advancing the recreation and parks field by broadening the knowledge and experience base of our members and by advocating for the value and benefit of leisure and recreation opportunities for all. Learn more ›

LEADERSHIP

We provide leadership and support in the development of policy, planning, and program development for recreation professionals and those working in community service departments throughout the province. Our organization makes every effort to ensure the province benefits from best practices, standards and guidelines while keeping the health interests of New Brunswickers a priority. Learn more ›

EDUCATION

We educate through various means and provide professional development programs to recreation professionals. These programs include, but are not limited to; workshops, seminars, webinars, certification programs, and our annual provincial conference. We build partnerships between, the Government of New Brunswick, local governments, likeminded and cross sectorial associations and national partners to benefit not just the provincial recreation professionals, but New Brunswick communities as a whole. Learn more ›

ADVOCACY

We act as the voice for recreation in New Brunswick. We identify and prioritize issues of concern to recreation professionals. We develop and coordinate strategies to address those concerns, as well as, establish working groups to implement campaigns and take actions to address these concerns. We also ensure that our members are informed of these issues, and the steps taken to address them. Learn more ›

The Latest

Here you will find ‘the latest’ of what’s happening in our field throughout New Brunswick. We’ll share our workshop/course information, program and initiatives from our national, provincial and corporate partners, resources to help guide you at work, and a whole lot more! Be sure to check ‘the latest’ regularly to keep up-to-date!

RESOURCES
April 9, 2021
NEW BRUNSWICK’S RECREATION AND SPORT POLICY FRAMEWORK / CADRE STRATÉGIQUE DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK POUR LE SPORT ET LES LOISIRS

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NEW BRUNSWICK’S RECREATION AND SPORT POLICY FRAMEWORK / CADRE STRATÉGIQUE DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK POUR LE SPORT ET LES LOISIRS

New Brunswick’s Recreation and Sport Policy Framework supersedes the Sport and Recreation Policy for New Brunswick (1994). www.recreationandsportmatters.ca —Le Cadre stratégique du Nouveau-Brunswick po… Read more
EMPLOYMENT
April 8, 2021
Recreation Director - Gagetown & District Recreation Council

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Recreation Director - Gagetown & District Recreation Council

The Gagetown and District Recreation Council is hiring a Recreation Director. Please see the below document for further details . Read more
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
March 30, 2021
Certified Pool Operators Course - June 2021

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Certified Pool Operators Course - June 2021

***New Dates***We will be hosting a Certified Pool Operators Course, via the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (Formerly the National Swimming Pool Foundation) in conjunction with Water and Ice North America, a Ca… Read more
RESOURCES
August 25, 2020
Recreation and Community Resilience

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Recreation and Community Resilience

Parks, trails, and outdoor recreation spaces are essential components of strong and vibrant communities. They provide respite from stress, a setting for exercise, and an opportunity to breathe fresh air. I… Read more

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CPRA Professional Development Certification

CPRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATION

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CPRA Professional Development Certification

CPRA PDC is Canada’s only professional development certification program for recreation and parks practitioners. Its approach to personalized development gives you the skills you need to excel.
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2020 Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference & Tradeshow

2020 ATLANTIC RECREATION & FACILITIES CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW

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2020 Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference & Tradeshow

Date: May 27th - 29th, 2020. Location: Sheraton Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
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Some of our Partners

As a non-profit organization, our national and provincial partners help make our important work possible. These partnerships allow us to develop and administer programs that provide all New Brunswickers the opportunity to experience recreation, and therefore help build a happier, healthier province.