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Welcome to PRO's 25th Anniversary Educational Forum


Join us at the 25th edition of Canada’s premier conference for professionals, students, volunteers and elected officials who are passionate about building strong, healthy communities. 

ADDRESS your priority issues with our first ever fully virtual program
ENGAGE with thought leaders, practitioners, decision makers, and more
EXPERIENCE cutting-edge keynotes and learning sessions

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Parks and Recreation Ontario is pleased to announce its first-ever Virtual Educational Forum! It’s your opportunity to stay connected, keep learning and keep moving forward with this 6-month educational event.

The Virtual Educational Forum kicks off on Wednesday, June 17th at 2:00 pm with an Opening Keynote from Olympic silver Medalist Jeremiah Brown. On Wednesday, September 2nd at 2:00 pm, hear from Brenda Robinson, who is known for her entertaining and informative keynote presentations in the parks and recreation sector. The Virtual Forum closes with a special, final keynote on December 9. In between the 3 Keynotes, PRO is offering 12 one-hour virtual sessions each taking place throughout the Summer and Fall on Wednesdays at 2 pm.

Click here to view the full program details.

One registration fee enables you to participate in all the sessions and receive recorded copies of the sessions (no including the keynotes). Events will take place on the Zoom Video Conferencing platform.

The registration fee for all keynotes and sessions is just $100 (plus HST) for PRO members and $150 (plus HST) for non-members. 

Our first ever fully virtual program

The program features 12 virtual one-hour sessions throughout the Summer and Fall on Wednesdays at 2pm. Click here for the full program details. 


Who should attend?

Directors and Senior Managers
Recreation Coordinators and Supervisors
Elected Officials
Parks staff
Conservation Authority Staff

Community Development Staff 
Planners
Facility Managers
Health Promoters
Industry Advisors & Consultants