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CPRA Infoline October 27_ 2006

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					CPRA Infoline October 27, 2006
CPRA Infoline provides regular updates about what is happening on the national scene that
impacts, or is of interest to the parks and recreation sector.

CONTENTS:

 1. Report of the Expert Panel for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit
 2. Upcoming CPSI Courses in Burnaby, BC and Bathurst, NB - Register Today!
 3. Making All Recreation SafeTM Promotional Material
 4. Everybody gets to playTM Ontario Workshops
 5. 2005-2006 CPRA Annual Report
 6. Recreation in Middle Childhood – An Overview
 7. Lifestyle Information Network (LIN) and “l’Observatoire québécois du loisir” (OQL)
    Announce New Partnership
 8. Aquatic Federation of Canada Initiates Aquatic Infrastructure in Ontario
 9. Canada Volunteerism Initiative - Resource Catalogue
10. Membership Reminder


1. Report of the Expert Panel for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit
Yesterday, Minister Flaherty (Finance) released the recommendations of the expert panel on the
Children’s Fitness Tax Credit. The report is consistent with CPRA’s submission to the Expert
Panel, calling for an inclusive program which defined "physical activity" in broad terms. CPRA
fully supports the recommendations of the panel. To read the entire report from the expert panel
visit http://www.fin.gc.ca/activty/pubs/ctc_e.html.

2. Upcoming CPSI Courses in Burnaby, BC and Bathurst, NB - Register Today!
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association has two upcoming Canadian Playground Safety
Institute (CPSI) courses in Burnaby, BC and Bathurst, NB. For registration forms or for additional
information, visit our website at: http://www.cpra.ca/e/training/cpsi/index.htm or contact Joanne
McRae by phone at (613) 523-5315 x 301 or by e-mail at jmcrae@cpra.ca.

Theory Courses
Burnaby, BC  November 27 & 28, 2006 (English)
Bathurst, NB November 27 & 28, 2006 (French)

Practical Courses
Burnaby, BC    November 29 & 30, 2006 (English)
Bathurst, NB November 29 & 30, 2006 (French)

3. Making All Recreation SafeTM Promotional Material
CPRA has developed promotional material to assist communities in our collective pursuit of
making our recreational services safe from abuse and harassment. Click on the following link:
http://www.cpra.ca/e/initiatives/mars.htm to download a brochure that will help create awareness
in your community!

4. Everybody gets to playTM Ontario Workshops
Grants from the Ontario Government and the Ontario Trillium Foundation are supporting
Everybody gets to playTM one day workshops across Ontario. Get Involved! If you are
interested in attending or hosting a workshop in your community, please contact Tanara Pickard,
Project Manager, by e-mail at tpickard@cpra.ca or by phone at (613) 523–5315 x 311. For more
information about Everybody gets to playTM visit our website at:
http://www.cpra.ca/e/initiatives/everybody.htm.
5. 2005-2006 CPRA Annual Report
The 2005-2006 CPRA Annual Report is available on-line. Click on the following link:
http://www.cpra.ca/e/about/reports/index.htm to download your copy today!

6. Recreation in Middle Childhood - An Overview
This brief overview document touches upon the various complexities involved in the provision of
opportunity for children aged 6-12 years old (middle childhood) to “play” as a fundamental part of
their healthy growth and development. It provides a high level examination of play opportunities
and experiences through recreation, which will serve as an overview to assist with planning and
strategy development for the National Children’s Alliance. To read the complete document visit:
http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.com/nca/pubs/reports_topic.htm#age.

7. Lifestyle Information Network (LIN) and “l’Observatoire québécois du loisir” (OQL)
Announce New Partnership
The Lifestyle Information Network (LIN) and “l'Observatoire québécois du loisir” (OQL) are
pleased to announce a new partnership to provide a national information service, in both official
languages, for the Canadian recreation sector. The top priority for this partnership will be the
alignment of their two resource databases and the development of a Trend Watch service to alert
users to current and upcoming issues in the field. For more information visit:
http://www.lin.ca/index.cfm?fa=newsnevents.shownewsdetail&wnid=2146234999.

8. Aquatic Federation of Canada Initiates Aquatic Infrastructure in Ontario
With the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Aquatic Federation of Canada
(AFC) has initiated the development of a comprehensive strategy and a collaborative approach to
fulfilling a long-term vision for aquatic infrastructure in the Province of Ontario. The AFC has
engaged the Sutcliffe Group and Professional Environmental Recreation Consultants to conduct
a needs analysis, strategy and implementation plan for the development of aquatic infrastructure
in the Southern Ontario region. For the full article visit:
http://www.swimming.ca/swimming/index_e.aspx?ArticleID=3324.

9. Canada Volunteerism Initiative - Resource Catalogue
During the four years of the Canada Volunteerism Initiative (CVI), a great deal of information has
been gathered, resulting in an assortment of tools, resources, manuals and reports being
produced by the three National Centres of the CVI, as well as through the CVI Local Networks.
To view the CVI catalogue of resources on-line visit:
http://www.volunteer.ca/volunteer/pdf/Catalogue_ENG_FINAL.pdf and to access these
informational resources through the Virtual Volunteer Resource Centre (VRC) visit:
www.volunteer.ca/resource.

10. Membership Reminder
If your contact information has changed, please click on the following link:
http://www.cpra.ca/e/members/index.htm to complete and send us the following change of
address form. Thank You!

This communiqué has been sent to you from:

Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
404 – 2197 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3
Tel.: (613) 523-5315
Fax: (613) 523-1182

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The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is the national voice for the parks and recreation
field. With an effective grassroots network of members and partners across the country, CPRA positions
parks and recreation as essential to individual, family and community health and well-being. CPRA and its
network of leaders impact the current and future directions of communities, making them healthy and
vibrant!

				
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