SPRA is committed to addressing the barriers and constraints to participation in recreation faced by many people in Saskatchewan.
We embrace and celebrate the diversity of Saskatchewan. Our organization's understanding of diversity is inclusive of any and all differences between and among people. Acknowledging and valuing diversity in all its forms is vital to the prevention of prejudice and discrimination.
Inclusion and Access
The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association is committed to increasing inclusion and access to recreation for populations that face constraints to participation.
- Supports First Nations, Métis and Northern communities in sustaining their values and traditions through culturally appropriate, community-based recreation programs
- Provides advice, training, resources and programs like Indigenous Fitness Leadership Certification, which ensure the integration of Indigenous programming within the parks and recreation network
- Offers funding opportunities such as the Métis Recreation Development Grant, the First Nation Member’s Recreation Development Grant, and the Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant.
- Is committed to the development and implementation of initiatives that promote Indigenous leadership and participation in parks and recreation, such as Recreation Board Development, and Community Visits and Fieldwork.
- Conducts research, such as Surveying the Field - 2017, which address barriers to participation in recreation and parks faced by many people, including First Nations, Métis, LGBTQ2S, Newcomers, and other underrepresented populations.
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