To see what's going on in the sport, recreation or health community take a look at the list below. If you have upcoming events you would like to promote, please tell us about them on the right.

Great Lakes Water Walk - Toronto ON

September 24, 2017 - September 24, 2017

The Great Lakes Water Walk is an open invitation to all people to join an Indigenous-led Water Walk to honor Nibi (Water). Anishinaabeg Grandmothers will lead thousands of participants in a ceremonial water walk along Toronto’s waterfront trail, with blessing stops at Toronto’s four river deltas (Credit, Humber, Rouge, Don). At the close of the walk, respected Elders Dr. Shirley Williams and Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, will lead a multi-cultural water blessing of the Great Lakes assisted by Elders and Leaders representing all facets of the Toronto community.

By sharing the Indigenous practice of honouring our waters, the Great Lakes Water Walk is an invitation to pause and reflect upon what we can do individually and collectively to ensure the health and well-being of our waters for generations to come.

Participants are free to join or leave the main walking groups at any point, with times and distances that best suits them. Everyone is welcome. We walk to renew our relations with each other and the waters we love.

NWT Recreation and Parks Association and Youth Centres Conference 2017 - Inuvik NT

September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017

An educational event for recreation professionals, educators, elders, health care workers youth centre workers and volunteers from across the NWT. The Conference provides an opportunity to examine trends and issues affecting the recreation field and offer training in areas of programming, facility management and leadership. 


  • Recreation Leadership
  • Elders in Motion
  • On the Land
  • Youth Centres

MBA 17 Symposium - Let's Talk Generation - Hamilton ON

November 22, 2017 - November 23, 2017

Parks and Recreation Ontario, in partnership with Play Works - founder of the Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program - presents the MBA, which will:

  • offer information on trends and issues relevant to working with youth (ages 13 to 19 years)
  • share information on best practices - what works and why
  • develop networks to strengthen the approach to working with youth

The MBA audience is managers of youth programs and staff who work directly in these programs. Delegates come from municipal recreation/community services departments, not-for-profit agencies, community sports groups, faith-based organizations, health and health promotion units, schools, post secondary educational institutions, and social service organizations. 

2018 Recreation Connections Manitoba Annual Provincial Conference: Winnipeg MB

February 28, 2018 - March 2, 2018

The 2018 RCM Annual Conference theme “Recreation: Makes It Matter” focuses on the fundamental value and benefit of recreation. It will be a reminder of recreation’s impact in making a difference, offering inspiration to see new potential, taking on new challenges, and creating better solutions. Join us and celebrate what really “Matters”.

Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2018 - Toronto ON

March 21, 2018 - March 23, 2018

TOPHC's 2017 Convention theme is Leadership. Partnership. Change.

TOPHC is your opportunity to connect with health professionals from Ontario and beyond to share knowledge and develop skills related to public health. For three days in March, TOPHC 2018 will explore how we can lead through change, respond with innovative opportunities and partnerships, and set the course for a strong and renewed public health sector within a transformed system.

Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum 2018 - Regina SK

May 8, 2018 - May 10, 2018

Gathering Strength/Rassembler nos forces: Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum 2018 is a national event focused on building relationships, continuing dialog and working in cooperation towards achieving the values, goals and priorities identified in the Framework for Recreation in Canada: Pathways to Wellbeing.

This gathering is the first of its kind since the completion of the Framework in 2015, and will bring together leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders from sectors across Canada to:

  • Showcase effective partnerships and initiatives from across Canada
  • Share knowledge and successful practices
  • Continue the national dialogue on the Framework for Recreation in Canada
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with other sectors, governments, and municipalities. 

The Forum has been designed to offer educational sessions and networking opportunities to:

  • Recreation, Community Development, Parks and Facilities staff and management
  • Municipal. Provincial, Territorial and National elected officials and representatives 
  • Academics and Post-Secondary educators in the fields of Parks, Recreation, Community Development, Health and Tourism
  • Emerging leaders, professionals, and students in the parks and recreation fields
  • Public Health officials, policy makers, and health promotion specialists

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