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CPRA's Harry Boothman Bursary

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has launched a bursary program to assist parks and recreation professionals financially in the pursuit of professional development in the sector.

- Up to two (2) bursaries, in the amount of $1,000, each can be awarded each year.
- Applications will be accepted from Parks and Recreation practitioners with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience and currently working full-time in the sector.
- Professional development opportunities must begin within the timeframe of April 1 and March 31 each year and must be completed no later than March 31 the following year.
- Deadlines for applications are March 31 of each year.

For more information on the upcoming Harry Boothman Bursary or to apply visit:

Green Jobs Initiative

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has secured Government of Canada funding via Employment and Social Development Canada to support  a “green jobs” program for youth.  Officially entitled the Summer Work Experience Green Jobs Initiative, the Program will provide direct financial support (via wage subsidies) to municipalities, Indigenous communities and other sector organizations, allowing them to offer new summer job positions that focus on green career-related activities.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, the CPRA will administer wage subsidies (up to 50%) to create Green Jobs for youth.

For more information on the Green Jobs Initiative or to apply visit:

Canada Summer Jobs

An initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to support all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition in the labour market.

The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.

For more information on Canada Summer Jobs or to apply visit: Canada Summer Jobs Webpage.

Doug Moore Scholarship

The International Icemakers Society in conjunction with Jet Ice Ltd. is pleased to offer this scholarship. The International Icemakers Society supports professional development within the ice making community and would like to assist candidates in achieving their personal and professional goals. The courses should represent leading edge, industry-related learning opportunities that prepare practitioners for the ever changing world of professional ice making.

Each scholarship recipient is eligible to receive expenses for registration to any course leading towards a professional ice maker’s designation and associated costs such as transportation, accommodation and meals up to a $1,000 total.

To qualify for consideration, a scholarship candidate must:
- Currently work full time in the field of Recreation or be attending a post secondary institution in a related discipline;
- Demonstrate commitment and desire to learn and to actively participate in their ongoing professional development with the arena industry.

The deadline for applications changes annually based on related course offerings.

For more information on Doug Moore Scholarship or to apply email: