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Professional Development

S.A.R.P. facilitates opportunities for its members to continue their professional education, thereby, maintaining and improving their professional skills. Some activities include:

Education Assistance Grant

This grant exists to provide Professional, Affiliate and Student members funding to further develop their knowledge, skills and abilities through attending conferences, workshops, and post-secondary education classes.

Who is eligible?
Professional and Affiliate members, in good standing can apply. Student members in good standing, can apply, however, post-secondary classes are not eligible.

Funding Limits:
A member is eligible to receive a maximum of $1,000 in education assistance per year to a maximum of $1,500 over a three (3) year period. Members may apply for education assistance as frequently as they wish.

Application Deadlines:

March 15 - for programs taking place in April, May or June

June 15 - for programs taking place in July, August or September

September 15 - for programs taking place in October, November or December

December 15 - for programs taking place in January, February or March

 

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Professional Development Grant

This grant program exists to provide opportunities for members to access financial assistance to host conferences, workshops and seminars in their community. These opportunities will relate specifically to the critical skills, knowledge and abilities needed by the recreation professional.

Who is eligible?
Professional, Affiliate, Associate, Honorary Life and Student members in good standing can apply for a professional development grant.  The applicant must have a host group or organization, usually the place of employment, in order to apply.

Funding Limits:
Members/organizations will be eligible to receive a maximum of $500 per two (2) year period (based on July 1-June 30 inclusive).

Application Deadlines:

March 15 - for programs taking place in April, May or June

June 15 - for programs taking place in July, August or September

September 15 - for programs taking place in October, November or December

December 15 - for programs taking place in January, February or March 

 

Click here for more information and to view the application