Recreation and parks are integral to the health and well-being of Albertans, the building of vibrant communities, as well as to continued economic development and environmental stewardship in our province.
Through your commitment to the Recreation for Life Foundation, you will help support the following important ARPA programs, initiatives, services, and events:
ACE Communities in an initiative designed to get more people, more active, more often.
What are ACE Communities? Active, creative, and engaged communities are those that have high levels of active involvement, creativity, social capital and social cohesion. They are communities that contribute to the creation of places, spaces, connections, and a culture that enables wide participation.
ACE is currently a dormant initiative, due to a lack of funding.
The goal of ACS is to foster community engagement to build commitment and a strategy that provides a path to get more people, more active, more often. Using an ecological model, this project focuses most on community and, in turn, creates a variety of opportunities for individuals, families and groups to live active lifestyles.
ACS is currently a dormant initiative, due to a lack of funding.
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization, committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, beautification, and improving quality of life through community participation.
ARPA oversees the Alberta Provincial Edition of the program.
The Annual ARPA Conference & Energize Workshop is an opportunity for the Association to put its vision to work. The Conference brings delegates from across Alberta together, and provides them with an opportunity to discuss their work, ideas, beliefs, and current trends in recreation and parks.
Everybody gets to play™ is a Canada-wide initiative developed by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association that aims to make recreation more accessible for children and youth from families living with lower incomes.
As the provincial provider, ARPA introduced the initiative in 2006.
Please stay tuned for information about this program.
HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality assurance program for recreation and sport programs for children aged 6-12. The program provides a range of training, assessment tools and resources to ensure that organizations can deliver the highest quality programs possible.
ARPA is the provincial provider of HIGH FIVE®.
JRPM is a campaign that provides Albertans with an opportunity to celebrate the successes of recreation and parks as they contribute to the quality of life in Alberta.
The purpose of observing JRPM is to draw public attention to the important and varied benefits of recreation and parks to individuals, families, neighbourhoods, communities, and the province as a whole!
The biennial Awards were developed as a legacy to the Honourable Norman Kowng’s honourary patronage of the Alberta Active Communities initiative.
The province-wide awards program recognizes the achievements of teams and individuals who:
Please stay tuned for more information about the agenda!
Please stay tuned for information about the Centre.
Teen Challenge aims to inspire Canadians aged 13-19 to become more active. Striving to eliminate the inactivity crisis that is plaguing Canada, Teen Challenge helps youth take initiative and identify creative, exciting ways to add daily activity into their lives.
The Service Excellence Program is currently being developed. The program is meant as an assessment that will help define, monitor, and recognize outstanding performance in community recreation, sport, fitness, active living, parks, environment, arts, culture, tourism, and community development.
The biennial Symposium is way for advancing knowledge about the contributions of recreation programs and services. It aims to provide information about children and youth development by promoting the delivery and expansion of positive development through sport, recreation, physical activity, education and general health promotion.