Parks and Recreation Ontario Awards 

The Parks and Recreation Ontario Awards program recognizes and honours the achievements of people that contribute to the advancement of parks and recreation to enhance quality of life. These highly coveted provincial awards include recognition for communities, individuals, students and agencies.

PRO recently announced that the Awards program has been expanded to include a new Award of Excellence for Aquatics Facility Design. This Award and the Aquatics Legacy Grant, will be presented at the PRO Aquatics Conference, November 5-8, 2019 at Blue Mountain Conference Centre. 

How to Apply

Applications are accepted online two times per year. Only current PRO members can nominate an award recipient.  Applicants are required to fill out an online application in order to be eligible for the awards. This application can only be completed in one sitting.  Please review the Awards Criteria prior to beginning an application. If you have any questions please email

Awards - September Deadline 
Award of Excellence for Aquatics Facility Design
Aquatics Legacy Grant

Awards - November Deadline
PRO Awards of Excellence
Academic Awards

Deadline: September 25, 2019

Presented at the PRO Aquatics Conference

Deadline: November 26, 2019
Presented at the PRO Educational Forum and Trade Show

How to apply

How to apply