Recreation can do wonders. Kids get far more from play than
strong bodies. They gain inner strength, build self esteem, learn social
skills, meet role models and develop good habits for life. Everyone deserves
that chance. But the promise of
recreation is not always kept.
Take action! Mobilize your community
The Canadian Parks
and Recreation Association has researched the issue, talked with recreation
practitioners and other community stakeholders, and sponsored pilot projects
We've developed an, easy-to-use Community Mobilization Tool Kit and a one-day
workshop to help you give every child the chance to participate. Get the resources you need to build the case
for accessible recreation, evaluate community needs and resources, identify and
enlist partners, develop outcome-based plans for action, measure and report
results, and share your successes with other communities.
To register or host a workshop in your community contact
CPRA or your provincial/territorial parks and recreation association. For more
information, go to http://www.cpra.ca/.