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About the Program

The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is piloting the first Indigenous Fitness Leadership Certification program in Saskatchewan over three weekends in Spring 2018.

From April 13-15, 27-29, and May 11-13, 2018, the program will Click to expandtrain indigenous people committed to an active lifestyle who want to learn how to motivate and energize others in their community. Participants who complete the program will receive certification recognized by the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA), enabling employment in the fitness industry. 

The Indigenous Fitness Leadership Certification program was designed by an experienced team of educators and fitness professionals to empower Indigenous people to deliver safe, high quality fitness programs in their communities that are culturally relevant and incorporate traditional learning methods. 

This is a great opportunity. This SPRA project will benefit us as Indigenous People in two main areas: building our human capacity and promoting health and fitness. 

-Chief John McNab, George Gordon First Nation

The development and delivery of an Indigenous Fitness Leadership Certification program is an exciting opportunity for Indigenous people. More Indigenous people supporting our community members to be physically active, and potentially more engaged in sport, can only be seen as positive step in the right direction. 

-Joe Daniels, Aboriginal Coaching Module NCCP Facilitator

This pilot program is made possible through a funding agreement with the Department of Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. The program supports the 89th Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, ensuring that barriers to participation in physical activity and fitness are reduced, and fitness programs are inclusive of Indigenous Peoples.

How To Apply

Complete the Application Form (PDF) and return it to SPRA by no later than February 28, 2018

Space is limited to 18 applicants. All applications will be reviewed and references will be contacted. 

Successful applicants will be notified by March 7, 2018. 

Successful applicants will have until March 16, 2018 to submit a $300 deposit to secure registration. 

For further information, contact:
Wendy McKellar
SPRA Consultant – Physical Activity and Fitness
Phone: 1-800-563-2555
Email: wmckellar@spra.sk.ca
Website: www.spra.sk.ca