Training Opportunities

The Mackenzie Recreation Association (MRA) supports and helps recreation leaders and community members to obtain professional development whenever possible. Here are some of the training opportunities that we have supported. 

Recreation Leader Training Camp - MRA

The goals of this annual camp is to train leaders and and develop skills that participants can use to create positive change in their communities through quality recreation opportunities; build capacity within the MRA communities to help address the community needs and wellness concerns. 



Community Recreation Leader Certificate - GNWT School of Community Government

This program is designed to provide recreation leaders in northern and aboriginal communities with practical and relevant skills and knowledge to effectively deliver recreation services. The curriculum is based on the approved occupational standard




Fundamental Skills - Sport North

The Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) of throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, and balance and coordination, form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity. Learn how to OBSERVE and IMPROVE the fundamental movement skills through the format best suited to you and your line of work.



High Five® - NWT Recreation & Parks Association

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs to children aged 6 to 12. Through HIGH FIVE® training, front line recreation, sport and after school leaders learn how to incorporate the Principles of Healthy Child Development into their everyday programming.  The HIGH FIVE® Principles emphasize the social, emotional and cognitive needs of children to help front line leaders engage participants, build relationships and resolve conflict.


Recreation North - NWT Recreation & Parks Association

Recreation North is a partnership of three territorial recreation and parks associations working with others to strengthen recreation capacity across the North. We have developed and are delivering a meaningful and relevant community recreation leadership program in collaboration with government and communities, and with generous funding from the Arctic Inspiration Prize.



Other training and professional development opportunities are available and the MRA welcomes applications to attend training, conferences, and professional development opportunities within NWT and throughout Canada. Please contact us to discuss a training opportunity that interests you and your community! 

Enhancing the quality of life of the Mackenzie region residents through physical literacy and active for life opportunities while fostering and supporting the development of recreation, volunteers, and leadership.