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Stay current with the latest trends and best practices
in parks and recreation with these
essential online learning opportunities


Planning for Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Carbon
a Perkins&Will session

Wednesday, September 23, at 2 pm Eastern

As cities rise up and begin to create plans of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 or earlier, projects currently being designed are a critical part to achieving cities’ targets. Perkins&Will’s Carbon Assessment Framework has proven to be an effective strategy to building a path to Net Zero Energy and Carbon, and informs building owners on the measures needed for their facility whether they be for immediate implementation or phased by design. This session will take you through the planning and exploration process towards Net Zero Energy and Carbon, using a Community and Aquatics Centre located in Toronto and their pursuit of a Net Zero Energy and Carbon as a case study. Being one of the most challenging building types to achieve Net Zero, this case study will allow you to explore the many measures along the path to Net Zero. This session will aid you in starting the conversation on your next project, understanding the process, and pass on our own lessons learned to help you get every project to aspire for Net Zero Energy and Carbon.

Presenters: Zeina Elali, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Perkins&Will and Dejan Skoric, Senior Project Manager, Environment & Energy Division, City of Toronto.


This Session is generously sponsored and hosted by Perkins&Will.

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Beyond COVID: Parks and Recreation Trends
Presented by Title Sponsor PerfectMind

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 2 PM

Parks and recreation is changing as we know it; new changes in technology and the COVID-19 pandemic have shaken up the way we run our activities and programs, manage our facilities, and interact with our colleagues. Now, it’s time to move with the trends to form new ideas and expectations on how to better serve our communities. On October 15th at 2:00 EDT, we will be joined by Mark Convey and Gina McNeil of PerfectMind, as well as Mike Roma and Christa Costas-Bradstreet of the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) to discuss the most important 2021 trends in parks and recreation. Listen in as they share their advice on how parks and recreation organizations can adapt, innovate, and succeed.

In this webinar, the panel will discuss:

  • The 5 top trends in parks and recreation for 2021
  • How organizations can prepare for and benefit from these trends
  • Innovative programming ideas
  • Answers to your burning questions (Q & A period)
  • … and more!

Session Presenters:

  • Mark Convey, Enterprise Account Executive, PerfectMind
  • Gina McNeil, Relationship Manager, PerfectMind
  • Mike Roma, Board Chair, Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA)
  • Christa Costas-Bradstreet, Director of Partnership and Policy, Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA)
This session is hosted by PerfectMind, the Title Sponsor for the 2020 PRO Virtual Forum.
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 HIGH FIVE Training

HIGH FIVE is offering online trainings during COVID-19 to help you ensure your training is up to date as in-person programs resume. See below for online courses offered that you can take at your own pace.


Principles of Healthy Child Development-C $30 plus HST/GST
QUEST 1 PHA  $150 plus HST/GST
To register, login to your HIGH FIVE account, click My Profile and then click Training
QUEST 1 PHCD $150 plus HST/GST
QUEST 2 PHA  $65 plus HST/GST
To register, login to your HIGH FIVE account, click My Profile and then click Training
Healthy Minds for Healthy Children Free for PHCD/PHCD-C certificate holders

To register, login to your HIGH FIVE account, click My Profile and then click Training

This course is also available for $15 plus HST/GST without PHCD/PHCD-C certificate. Register


Fall Training Calendar

F=Virtual Forum Session          A=Virtual Aquatics Session    W=Additional Webinar

Sept. 16 Changing Lives: Special Needs Adaptive Swim Training (A)
Sept. 23 Planning for Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Carbon by Perkins&Will (W)
Sept. 30 Rural Roundtable of Parks and Recreation Successes (F)
 Oct. 7 Jump Shots to Streamline: What does basketball have to do with swim lessons? Everything! (A)
 Oct. 14 Does Your Agency Stifle or Facilitate Innovative Ideas? (F)
 Oct. 15 Beyond COVID: Parks and Recreation Trends hosted by PerfectMind (W)
 Oct. 21 Leadership – Who’s the Boss? (A)
 Oct. 28 Fostering Resilience in the Face of Adverse Childhood (F)
 Nov. 4 KeynoteDefining Play in the Aquatic Environment with Dr. Peter Gray (A)
 Nov. 18 How to Craft a World-Class Master Plan In-house (F)
 Nov. 25 Managing Inappropriate Behaviour by Creating an Environment for Children to Succeed (F)
 Dec. 2 Retention of Women and Girls in Sport and Physical Activity and CPRA Update (F)
 Dec. 9 KeynoteThe 5 Pillars of Diversity and Inclusion with Harrison Browne (F)