2022 PRO Educational Forum

Session Submissions Due January 14, 2022

PRO is excited to announce that we are currently accepting submissions for the 2022 PRO Annual Educational Forum! This year’s themes are renewal, engagement, and growth. PRO is seeking proposals that answer the following questions.

Amid changing public values and demographics, how do we ensure we can continue to meet the needs of Ontarians?
What does the future of parks and recreation look like?

Submit your session ideas for the PRO Annual Educational Forum before January 14, 2022. We are looking for proposals from community agencies, conservation authorities, municipalities, and other sector professionals that challenge the status quo,  demonstrate best practices, and provoke discussion.

This year’s streams are:

Communications, Engagement, and Inclusion: Bringing people and communities together and building connections for a stronger sector. 
Parks and Green Spaces: New approaches to developing parks and green spaces that are inclusive, accessible, and well-used. 

Recreation for all Life Stages, Children, Youth, and Older Adults: Innovative approaches to recreation based on the new challenges the sector faces.

Leadership, People Management, and Professional Development: New ways to consider management, retention, and recruitment. 

Sport: An exploration of equity and access and its impact on long-term well-being. 

Sector trends: A range of topics that reflect the forefront of the parks and recreation sector.


Due to the rising number of COVID cases, the 2022 PRO Educational Forum will take place virtually.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities will be made available in January 2022.