How We Do It
Children & Youth and Aboriginal HIGH FIVE: The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association oversees provincial implementation of a variety of programs and initiatives related to children and youth recreation, including including Everybody gets to play™, HIGH FIVE®, Kids at Hope, Sogo Active, PLAY, After School, and the Youth Development Through Recreation Services (YDRS) Symposium. ARPA has also pioneered Aboriginal HIGH FIVE®, which empowers Indigenous leaders across Alberta to enhance the quality of sport and recreation programs in their communities.
HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only Quality Assurance Program for recreation and sport programs for children aged 6-12 providing a range of training, assessment tools and resources to ensure that organizations deliver the highest quality programs possible.
If you are…an organization providing sport or recreation programs for children aged 6 to 12,a sport or recreation practitioner working with children,a parent or guardian of a 6 to 12 year old child…then HIGH FIVE® is for you!
Communities in Bloom is a vibrant network of volunteers working together to strengthen community pride through beautifying and maintaining outdoor spaces. Involve your community and participate in year-round projects and continuous improvement for the entire community. Communities across the province are invited to participate. Click HERE to register now.
Communities Choosewell is a provincial initiative that is transforming its communities into places where making the healthy choice is the easy choice. Become a Choosewell Champion and participate in workshops and webinars, receive funding, information and staff support to pursue your goals for creating healthier, more active communities. Click HERE to register now.
Indigenous Communities: ARPA works alongside more than 30 Indigenous communities and partner organizations across the province.
We collaborate on training for those working with children and youth, building healthy communities, and re-imagining our use of parks. Together with our Indigenous communities, ARPA is undertaking the important journey towards reconciliation.
Conferences: ARPA provides well-respected annual conferences and bi-annual parks forums to promote knowledge, training, inspiration and collaboration for the recreation and parks sector across the province.