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 Expedition and Tradeshow

Connect with over 500 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. This event is more than just a conference, it's an expedition into uncharted territories of knowledge, creativity, and discovery. PRO EX will take place from April 17-19, 2024, at the Blue Mountain Village Convention Centre in Blue Mountain, Ontario. We are delighted to invite our members and stakeholders to this annual event to gain knowledge, build capacity, and connect with parks and recreation professionals from across the province.

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. 

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.