Who is Recreation NB?

 Non-profit | Community-focused | Member-driven 

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Who is Recreation NB?

Recreation NB is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building healthy and vibrant communities by developing and promoting recreation and parks. We believe this field includes everything from play and sport to arts, culture and outdoor pursuits. All are essential for creating positive and supportive environments that foster healthy and happy citizens.

Recreation NB acts as a voice for the recreation and parks movement in the province while providing educational opportunities, developing resource materials and building productive partnerships with like-minded organizations. Recreation NB is an active member of multiple coalitions aimed at building capacity for active living. These partnerships have created positive change in diverse settings and have enhanced recreation opportunities for a variety of populations in New Brunswick, including municipalities, First Nation communities, after school programs, persons with a disability and older adults. Recreation NB aims to be a champion for the value and benefit of recreation opportunities for all New Brunswickers.

Services

We serve our members and New Brunswick at large by offering grant programs, relevant tools and resources, New Brunswick-based research, and platforms for knowledge exchange.

We also offer timely communications to keep recreation and park agencies abreast of the latest happenings in our field. 

Education

We build capacity for the recreation and parks sector by offering engaging professional development opportunities. 

These include workshops, seminars, webinars, certification programs, and our biannual provincial and Atlantic conferences. 

Advocacy

As the collective voice for recreation in New Brunswick, we advocate for the value and benefit of leisure and recreation opportunities for all. We identify and prioritize issues of concern to the recreation and parks field and coordinate strategies to address them. 

Leadership

We are the leaders in the development of recreation and parks policy, planning and programming. 

We ensure that New Brunswick benefits from best practices, the latest research and up-to-date standards by facilitating knowledge exchange among our members serving as a link to our partners in government, like-minded organizations and national bodies. 

Mission

Recreation NB provides leadership, education, advocacy and services to identified stakeholders that foster recreation experiences to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, communities and our natural and built environments.

Vision

Recreation NB is the collective voice for meaningful, quality, accessible and safe recreation in New Brunswick.

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