Agencies & Associations

Parks and Recreation Ontario

Parks and Recreation Ontario

Local Government Agency
Mail: 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 302 , Toronto, ON, M3C 3N6
Street: 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 302
Phone: 416-426-7142
Fax: 416-426-7371
 [email protected]
Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) is a non-profit association that advances the health, social, and environmental benefits of quality recreation and parks through evidence-based practices, resources, and collaborative partnerships. We envision a future for Ontario where every person has equitable access to vibrant communities, sustainable environments, and personal health.

PRO was formed in 1995 out of a shared belief in the power of parks and recreation to affect social change. We believe that parks and recreational programs aren't just a fringe benefit. They are essential to the social, economic, and environmental health of Ontario. Equitable access to parks and recreational programs promotes health, strengthens communities, and supports environmental sustainability. 

With this in mind, we work with our 6,500 members to build capacity for the delivery of quality programs and advocate for the parks and recreation sector. Since our formation, we have successfully advocated for over 1 billion dollars in parks and recreation infrastructure spending, hosted Canada's largest annual national forum for recreation and leisure professionals, and have ensured that over one million children are having quality experiences in programs using HIGH FIVE, our quality standards program.

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