Resources & Advocacy » Advocacy


The Association advocates on behalf of its members to raise the awareness of the profession and the value of having a recreation professional supporting a community. Some activities include:

Roy Ellis Bursary

The Roy Ellis Bursary is provided annually to a student in at least their second year of a leisure-related post-secondary program that includes recreation, sport, and culture. It acknowledges the contributions made by Mr. Roy Ellis to the leisure services field in Saskatchewan. The bursary amount is $500 annually. Each student member is eligible to win this bursary one time only.

Deadline to apply is March 1 each year.

Click here for the Roy Ellis Bursary Application Form


Annual Awards Program

The Awards Program is an opportunity to celebrate the successes of our membership. It shows the province that we value recreation professionals and the work they do. It also gives professionals recognition for their accomplishments and receiving an award adds to the resume. The Awards are presented annually and the following is a list of the award categories:

Nomination deadlines are the end of June each year, except for Student Leadership Awards which are at the end of April each year.

Click here for Information on the Awards and Nomination Forms


Benefits of Hiring a Recreation Professional

These documents list the benefits identified by employers when hiring a recreation professional.

Executive Summary & Recommendations

Generic Benefits Poster

Benefits of recreation poster

Benefits of hiring a therapeutic recreation professional poster

Benefits of hiring a community recreation professional poster