Program Development focuses on advocacy and determining the needs and resources to support our community volunteers. We work closely with our communities within our district to enhance our programs and our programming tools to develop partnerships.
The Active Aging Collaborative (AAC) was established in September 2011. The Sunrise Health Region, Parkland Valley and community groups partnered together and identified the need for a sustainable community based peer-directed physical activity program for older adults in the Parkland Valley District. The program was developed to enhance the physical activity of older adults who otherwise might not have the opportunity to participate. The goal of the program is to enable older adults to maintain a quality of life, independence, and expand active living opportunities. We are looking for new Volunteer Peer Leaders and Program Host locations within our District to participate in the Active Aging program. To view the Active Aging video, please click HERE! Contact us for more information.
Parkland Valley, Sunrise Health Region, Parkland Regional Library, Yorkton & Regional Kids First and Regional Intersectoral Committee are the partners that formed and work collaboratively to create FlashKids. Our goals are to support communities and parents in providing opportunities for pre-school children to engage in active play, to learn language and communication skills and to develop healthy eating habits.
CLICK HERE to access the LEAP with ME Community Guide for a step by step guide to creating your own community program.
Volunteerism is a crucial and vital contribution to the success of Sport, Culture and Recreation in our district. However, volunteerism is constantly evolving and chancing and it is important as a district we also adapt. According to Volunteer Canada, “there have been significant shifts in the way people want to be engaged. Volunteers seek a range of options and opportunities where they can see the value and impact of their contributions in the community. More people are interested in group volunteering, short-term assignments and virtual volunteering, and they view volunteering as a way of contributing or gaining skills.”
The Volunteer Toolbox will assist you in the selection, supervision, engagement and recognition of volunteers. Click here for the Volunteer Toolbox Resource
SCR Summer Program Mentor
The Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District’s Summer Program Mentor support rural communities in the district by mentoring local summer program leaders. The Summer Program Mentor can assist communities through resource development, mentoring services, as well as evaluation of local summer programs using the High Five Quest method.