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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2019 PRO Awards Recipients
PRO is proud to present our 2019 Award of Excellence winners. These organizations and individuals have worked tirelessly to create the best programs, services, and facilities for their communities. We applaud their accomplishments and invite you to join us in honouring them at the 2019 PRO Forum.  

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2019 PRO Educational Forum and Trade Show
Be the first to register for the 2019 PRO Forum and Trade Show! With 70 sessions, 2 keynotes, and countless opportunities to connect with your fellow delegates, this year's PRO Forum promises to be the best yet! Register by February 1 to save.

2019 Summer Green Jobs Initiative
PRO is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Green Jobs Initiative. Are you looking to hire a student for new green position? Municipalities, indigenous communities and other sector organizations can apply online for a wage subsidy of up to $5712 for each student. 

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2019 PRO Educational Forum Sponsorship
Are you looking to connect with thought leaders, decision-makers, and professionals in the parks, recreation, and leisure sector? PRO's Educational Forum and Trade Show is Canada's largest annual industry conference with over 500 professionals in attendance each year. Secure your position as a lead sponsor or advertiser today.

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The Municipal Council Orientation Toolkit and Webinar
New Municipal Councils have been sworn in across Ontario. Download a copy of PRO's Municipal Council Orientation Toolkit and new Training Webinar - designed especially for elected officials - to help you build a strong case for parks and recreation in your municipality.

Understanding Bill S-228 and its Impacts on the Sector

Bill S-228: The Child Health Protection Act aims to promote public health by restricting the marketing of unhealthy foods to children. Given its wide-ranging set of stipulations, it is important to consider the potential ramifications of the bill on the recreation sector. For more information, read the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association's briefing note on this bill. 

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