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For information on hiring a recreation professional in Saskatchewan, please consult Hiring a Recreation Professional - A Toolkit for Saskatchewan Communities, a collaborative effort between SPRA and S.A.R.P.

The Recreation Sector in Saskatchewan
Hiring or replacing a Recreation Professional can be an intimidating task. For help and support, please call any one of the following organizations:

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA)
SPRA is a non-profit volunteer-based organization whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate parks and recreation opportunities throughout the province. 

With seven office locations across the province, SPRA Field Consultants assist in building capacity and raising the profile of recreation and parks in Saskatchewan.

SPRA Field Consultants can:

  • Assist communities in assessing their needs
  • Provide information on SPRA funding, programs and resources
  • Identify linkages to other sources of funding and revenue generation
  • Assist with networking, collaborations and partnerships
  • Support advocacy of parks and recreation

Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals (S.A.R.P.)
S.A.R.P. is a dynamic, member driven organization committed to the profession by representing and supporting current and future recreation professionals in their pursuit of excellence.
https://www.sarponline.ca/ 

Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts
There are nine Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts in Saskatchewan. The mandate of the District organizations is to facilitate community development and coordinate District networks with the aim of enhancing access to sport, culture and recreation programs and services in the province.

The Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts are supported through funding from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation www.scrdistricts.ca

These organizations are able to provide facilitation services to guide you through this resource and the hiring process at no charge to your community.

For more information on hiring, please consult Hiring a Recreation Professional - A Toolkit for Saskatchewan Communities, a collaborative effort between SPRA and the S.A.R.P.