Quality Partnerships

A Community Development Approach

Programs should align and integrate key partners in a blended model in order to mobilize collective expertise, secure sustainable funding, and inform strategic development. Key partners include representatives from all levels of government, community, parents, schools, families, and may include partners from the private sector. Communication and positive relationships between partners are crucial.

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Outdoor Classroom User’s Guide / 'Nature Is a Powerful Teacher'
The BOSTON SCHOOLYARD INITIATIVE (BSI) was established in 1995 as a public-private partnership to transform the city’s schoolyards into dynamic centers for recreation, learning and community life. Eighteen years later, through a combined investment of $20 million, BSI has renovated 88 schoolyards and installed over 30 outdoor classrooms at schools across the district. This guide is designed to help you understand how to best use and steward your outdoor classroom.

Recreation Programming in the After School Time-Period: Webinar
This is a presentation on the topic of Recreation Programming in the After School Time-Period. Topics include examples of programs, strategies, partnerships, challenges, keys to success, recommended resources, and more.

Developing After School Partnerships and Programs: A Resource Guide for Community Groups
​Practical suggestions and useful tools to develop partnerships for successful after school programs. Targeted to small organizations and groups.

Building Corporate Relationships: A toolkit for non-profits
Created to assist nonprofit organizations in their efforts to build relationships with the corporate sector. While the focus of this toolkit is the corporate sector, the same approach can be helpful in building new, or enhancing existing funding relationships with individual donors, foundations, government and other organizations.

Multi-sectoral Framework for Action on the After School Time Period
This chart provides direction from the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation, outlines shared areas of action and opportunities for collaboration, and the expected results.

A Framework for Recreation in Canada
The National Framework for Recreation in Canada is a co-led initiative by Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association. The Framework for Recreation in Canada: Pathways to Well-being was endorsed by the Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Committee in February 2015. 

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Collaborative Partnership Collection