The Recreation Training Fund is administered by the Recreation & Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY) and made possible with support of Yukon Government Sport and Recreation Branch. It was established to enhance the delivery of quality recreation programs and services across the territory.

Applications are accepted from individuals who are:
  1. Recreation practitioners and leaders, students working part-time in recreation, or those aspiring to work in the field, and
  2. Yukon residents who do (or will) work or volunteer in recreation in rural and/or Yukon First Nation communities, and
  3. Prepared and able to share the training and related costs.
Applicants can request funding for short, formal courses and workshops, distance education, or mentoring that leads to certification and/or the development of competencies needed to deliver recreation and physical activity programs in rural communities. 

Requests up to $1,500 in each fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) will be considered for:
  • Registration (e.g. Bronze Medallion) fees up to 75%. Training that is online or takes place in the Yukon is a priority. When training is not available in the Yukon, training elsewhere in Canada may be considered.
  • Travel at a rate of $.30/km or the lowest economy fare by air, bus or shuttle.
  • Accommodation up to $150/night for a hotel or $50/night for private accommodation.
Applications must be received before the start date of the training. Applications received once a training has begun or ended will not be considered.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, but may not be approved if the fund for that year has been used/depleted. Therefore, individuals are encouraged to contact RPAY before applying to ensure funds are still available.

For more information contact Anne Morgan, RPAY’s Executive Director at 867-668-3010 or at anne@rpay.ca.