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.

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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 Thursday and will be able to assist members and stakeholders.

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Upcoming PRO Forum Webinar, December 2 @ 2 pm

Retaining Girls in Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity

This presentation will apply a gender lens to sport and recreation program design in Ontario. In this 60 minute session, participants will learn how to holistically design programs to meet the psycho-social needs of girls, in an effort to increase their participation and retention in sport and recreation.

Presenter: Gaby Estrada 


Registration now open for PRMC 2021 - Spring edition! 

The Parks and Recreation Management Certificate (PRMC) is sold out for 2020, but registration is now open for the Spring 2021 program.  The course will be taking place between March 8 and April 23 2021 in a realtime virtual classroom. Register by January 18 for an early bird rate! 


2020 PRO Virtual Educational Forum Closing Keynote

PRO is excited to host Harrison Browne for the closing keynote session for 2020 PRO Virtual Educational Forum.  Joining us on December 9 at 2:00 p.m., Browne, a Team Canada Hockey Star and a champion of LGBTQ rights, will share the importance of diversity and inclusion. Individual session available for purchase. Click here for more details and to register today! 


Yardstick Parks User Group Meeting and Information Session
PRO hosted a meeting and information session for the Yardstick Parks Benchmarking project on October 28 to share information about Yardstick Parks, review results from the past year and provide a place for those who are using it to measure their success a way to connect. To learn more and watch a recording of this session click here.  

Announcing the launch of the HIGH FIVE PHCD-C Training
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, HIGH FIVE® is offering a Principles of Healthy Child Development-C (PHCD-C) online training. PHCD-C provides those working with children ages 4 to 12 with the tools to enhance program quality and ensure that every child has a positive experience.

This two-hour online training has been developed by HIGH FIVE as an interim option for organizations that are unable to offer in-person training due to COVID-19 restrictions. The training includes additional learner resources, including access to Healthy Minds for Healthy Children online training and other staff development activities. This content in this training is equivalent to PHCD 4-hour and will fufill certification requirements for the limited period while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

Learn more and register to take the course here.

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