The purpose of the Northern Community & School Recreation Coordinator Program (NC&SRCP) is to enhance the quality of life for northerners through the provision of community based sport, culture and recreation programs after school, in the evenings, on weekends and at community and school special events. Community & School Recreation Coordinators (CSRC’s) are employed to facilitate the delivery of sport, culture and recreation programs, using the school as a major asset of the community and in partnership with other community based organizations providing sport, culture and recreation programs, services and facilities.
- To increase participation opportunitiesby providing sport, culture and recreation programs after school, in the evenings and on weekends, school holidays and at community and school special events;
- To ensure community direction and support through the development of a community based steering committee;
- To establishpartnershipsby sharing information and resources between schools and community organizations who share the mandate to provide community sport, culture and recreation programs;
- To recruit, retain and supportthe community & school recreation coordinator through the provision of a positive work environment coupled with ongoing supervision, training and education support;
- To increase the number of volunteersthat assist with the management and coordination of sport, culture and recreation programs and services;
- To increase community capacity by providing skill development and leadership development opportunitiesto members of the community;
- To promote sport, culture and recreationprograms as a positive wellness alternative and an important foundation for quality family life and community spirit.
Community Based Programs
- Programs that are accessible* to and benefit all members of the community and/or a target population as identified by the Steering Committee.
- Programs that take place in community settings and involve community members in the design and implementation.
- Programs that occur within or in the near vicinity of the community.
- Programs that are based on community needs; and build on partnership strengths with local organizations and individuals with interests in community programming.
*Accessibility considerations may include:
- Time Period
- Target Demographics
- Program Design
For more information on this program contact:
Brandy Smart, Program Manager for the Northern Community and School Recreation Coordinator Program
Ph: (306) 922-2004
2016-17 Program Overview and Guidlines
A program in partnership with Northern Municipal Communities. First Nation Communities, Community Sport, Culture & Recreation Organizations, Schools, Northern Education Divisions, First Nation Education Authorities, and the Northern Sport, Culture & Recreation District (NSCRD).
The calendar details the required and recommended administrative responsibilities of individuals/organizations involved in the delivery of the NC&SRCP.
Items bolded indicate who has the lead; items italicized indicate that input and collaboration are needed with the lead on that item.
What is my Job? CSRC
A breakdown of the general roles and responsibilities of a Community & School Recreation Coordinator and examples of ways to fulfill those roles.
Community & School Recreation Coordinators are encouraged to set goals for themselves and work towards their achievement. Targets should be discussed and decided upon by the local Steering Committee. Knowing that all communities and CSRCs are unique, here are some examples of Targets that can be set/adjusted for a programming year.
This checklist is a tool for communities and schools to determine their readiness to manage the NC&SRCP.