The Rec and Culture Network is a tool to connect non-profit sport, recreation and culture-based service providers in Strathcona County with the public, supporting a community driven approach for a healthy and livable Strathcona County. 

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Learning opportunity: positive youth development through sport

Strathcona County hosted a Rec and Culture Network virtual workshop with Shannon Pynn on March 23, 2022 about Positive Youth Development (PYD) through sport.

SPARC Alberta ( is an initiative building on the commitment and dedication within the sport, physical activity, and recreation (SPAR) sector to create a pathway forward for community-based grassroots sports in Alberta.

  • SPARC also provides FREE online Positive Youth Development through Sport training that brings together tips, tools, and strategies to help coaches, leaders, and volunteers (including caregivers and supporters within a sports program) create positive sport experiences for children and youth. 

Learning opportunity: organizational development

The Government of Alberta Community Development Unit delivers sessions and workshops to help organizations strengthen their services. These opportunities may be of value to local non-profit sport, recreation and culture groups.

A variety of webinars are available - find registration details here

Check out their YouTube channel for recordings of the following webinars:

NEW: The Government of Alberta's Non-Profit Learning Centre was announced in August, 2022. This is an online hub where non-profit groups can access services, materials and resources, including self-directed learning opportunities

Learning Opportunity: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

This FREE online course provided by the Alberta Recreation & Parks Association provides recreation professionals with a foundation for awareness, education, reflection and action steps to help improve the health and well being of our communities.

Together let’s make recreation equitable and inclusive to all diverse participants by building our awareness and understanding of EDI within recreation settings!

Learn more here.

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Last updated: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
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