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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Get Connected. Stay Connected. www.cpra.ca Send us your feedback at: email@example.com 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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