What We Do

PRO hosts a wide range of educational and training events that provide valuable insight on best practices, sector-specific challenges, and relevant management and policy issues. They provide innovative learning experiences that help improve the quality and delivery of recreation programs and services. Our conferences and educational events also offer unparalleled networking opportunities with recreation leaders and suppliers. They are the best way to stay on the cutting edge of the recreation and leisure sectors. 

Training Opportunities

PRO Educational Forum and Trade Show

Connect with over 600 recreation professionals, engage with innovative thought leaders, and explore key issues affecting the sector at Canada's largest national forum for recreation and leisure professionals. The PRO Forum offers a unique opportunity to network with professionals in a wide range of fields that share the same vision for recreation in Canada.  

PRO Aquatics Conference
Learn about the specific challenges facing the aquatics sector in Canada and stay current on key issues such as regulatory changes, facility design, and drowning prevention. 

Workshops and Webinars
PRO offers workshops and webinars on issues specifically affecting the recreation sector including sector benchmarking, youth development, regulatory changes, and risk management. 

MBA Symposium
Adopt the More and Better Approach to working with youth! Get inspired at Ontario's most important training event for managers and staff of community-based services aimed at youth aged 13-19. 

Professional Development

Parks and Recreation Management Certificate Program
Designed for municipal managers looking to enhance their skills, this program focuses on the 3 pillars for successful leadership in public sector administration: communication, strategic planning, and political acuity. 

Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Professional Development Certificate
CPRA PDC is one of Canada’s only professional development certification programs for recreation and parks practitioners. Its approach to personalized development gives you, at any stage of your career, the skills you need to excel and forge new career opportunities.