Recreation North Training Program

The Recreation North Training Program offers a variety of learning events (mini-courses) that develop competencies – essential knowledge and skills – for working and volunteering in community recreation across the North. The training is designed for individuals living in Yukon, NWT or Nunavut as well as those living in rural or remote parts of the provinces.

The Training Program offers several learning pathways. Register for one or more core or advanced learning events (mini-courses). Earn a Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership and/or Management. Carry on to obtain your Professional Development Certification with the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association through our northern pathway beginning in 2023. Training is offered on an annual cycle from September to May. Click here for the upcoming schedule.

For more information about the Recreation North Training Program, please read the our News updates or connect on Facebook.

"I loved sharing ideas with other people who work in recreation across the north. Learning with other Northerners was SO worth it! Anybody doing recreation in the North should register for a Rec North learning event as soon as they can."


"Seeing a report as a form of storytelling has changed my perspective on report writing and made it more interesting and engaging for me to prepare and will probably make the report more interesting to view."


"I will use the information I learned from our Community Profile to help implement creative programming that actually 'fits' and impacts target groups."


"I liked the topics that we discussed as they are important in our community. We need more leaders to strengthen sport and recreation within our community."


"I really enjoying having the conference calls where everyone has an opinion and no one has a wrong answer."


"The strength of this learning event was how it acknowledged Indigenous cultures and how they can be learned and connected through sports and recreation."


Developing Learning Events - Mike Sparks

170 Titanium Way

Suite 201-C

Whitehorse, YT

tel: (867) 668-3010

fax: (867) 668-2455

Toll free: 1-866-961-WALK (9255)


We respectfully acknowledge that we work within the traditional territory of the people of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council.