Parks and Recreation Ontario is a non-profit association that advances the health, social, and environmental benefits of quality recreation and parks through evidence-based practices, resources and collaborative partnerships.

 PRO COVID-19 Resource Page 

PLEASE NOTE: The PRO office is closed to visitors due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) until further notice. Staff are still working remotely from Monday to Friday and will be able to assist members and stakeholders.

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OnDemand Course: How to Offer Training Online

Training staff online presents unique challenges. How do you engage with training participants? What tools can you use to ensure maximum participation? PRO's new online training course will provide you with strategies to ensure that your virtual staff training is effective and engaging. Learn more. 


PRO Statement on the Kamloops Indian Residential School 
Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) offers our deepest condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and to the families of the 215 children found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.


2021 PRO Virtual Educational Forum

Join us for this unique approach to Canada’s premier conference for parks and recreation professionals, students, volunteers and elected officials that are passionate about building strong, healthy communities. Learn as you listen from subject matter experts in the Opening Keynote and nine individual consecutive presentations in each of the Spring and Fall Programs. 

2020 PRO Annual Report
2020 was a year unlike any other. Learn about the work that PRO did to give voice to the parks and recreation sector, support knowledge mobilization, and create opportunities to build capacity. 


PRO Statement on Closure of Outdoor Recreational Amenities

Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) urges the Government of Ontario to make outdoor recreational amenities available to Ontarians and to consult with the parks and recreation sector on these and any future measures that would change how Ontarians are able to safely access these amenities.

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