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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 program 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, post-secondary classes are not eligible.

Funding Limits:
A member is eligible to receive a maximum of $1000 in education assistance per year to a maximum of $1500 over a three- (3) year period. Members may apply for education assistance as frequently as they wish.

Application Deadlines:
March 15th – for programs that start after February 1st
July 15th – for programs that start after June 1st
November 15th – for programs that start after October 1st

Click here for more information and to view the application.

 

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 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 year period (based on July 1-June 30 inclusive)

Application Deadlines:
March 15 – for programs that start after March 15
July 15 – for programs that start after July 15
Nov 15 – for programs that start after November 15

Click here for more information and to view the application.