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.

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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Oak Park Neighbourhood becomes a HIGH FIVE Accredited Organization

Congratulations to Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre on becoming a HIGH FIVE Accredited Organization! Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre is a community-based agency founded in 1999 serving over 3000 individuals in Oakville. The organization supports the community through diverse programs and resources to relieve poverty, offer educational opportunities, and provide recreational and social programs. 


2022 PRO Forum Call for Presenters

PRO is excited to announce that we are currently accepting submissions for the 2022 PRO Annual Educational Forum! This year’s themes are renewal, engagement, and growth. 


University Settlement becomes a HIGH FIVE Accredited Organization

Parks and Recreation Ontario extends its warmest congratulations to University Settlement on becoming a HIGH FIVE Accredited Organization. University Settlement is a multi-service agency that was founded in 1910 and has the distinction of being the first community-based social service centre in the City of Toronto.

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.


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. 


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