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CPRA and the Canadian Parks Council Want Your Feedback!

Dear colleagues and friends in the parks community, 

We are pleased to share with you our collective effort to develop a strategic framework to implement bold and coordinated actions to advance and support an unparralleled network of parks and protected areas in Canada.  

The Parks for All Strategic Framework (draft #2) is the product of a yearlong process to develop and refine a vision for the parks community, by the parks community.  Since the first-ever Parks Summit in April 2016, which brought together 200 decision-makers and thought-leaders to debate and offer insight into our collective challenges, we have moved Parks for All from an idea to a product that is ready to reach further into our community to ensure it is truly representative of our collective aspirations.

A National Advisory Committee representing a multitude of perspectives from coast to coast to coast have guided the process and through their leadership and expertise, draft #2 of Parks for All aims to meet local and international imperatives.  As stated in Parks for All, we have the rare and immediate opportunity to find unique and collaborative ways to address the issues facing our parks and protected areas.  

This message is an invitation to you and your networks to review Draft #2 of the Parks for All Strategic Framework and to add your voice to help all of us better connect, conserve, collaborate and lead.  

To participate in the Parks for All engagement process visit between February 22 and March 31, 2017 to access important information including:

  • Draft #2 of Parks for All: A Strategic Framework
  • A Backgrounder on the Parks for All initiative
  • Parks for All Facilitators' Guide to support group consultation sessions
  • Parks for All Strategic Framework Online Survey

For anyone attending the Canadian Parks Conference in Banff from March 8 to 11, 2017 an opportunity will be provided in program sessions. 


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Dawn Carr

Executive Director, Canadian Parks Council

Murray Kopp

Chair, CPRA Parks Task Group