On August 1, 2006 the six northern organizations with a mandate to provide sport, culture and recreation programs and initiatives amalgamated to form the Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District Inc. These organizations included; the Northern Recreation Coordinating Committee, the Athabasca Regional Recreation Association, Beaver River Regional Recreation Association, Clearwater Regional Recreation Authority, Neyanun Regional Recreation Authority and the Sagastew Regional Recreation Association.
We envision that all residents in Northern Saskatchewan will value sport, culture and recreation as essential and that all individuals have access to diverse sport, culture and recreation opportunities and; sport, culture and recreation is recognized for its contribution and enhancement of the economic, capacity building and social well being for people and communities in the north.
To facilitate and foster the development and delivery of sport, culture, recreation and leadership programs and services which are responsible to and benefit people and communities in the north.
Our volunteers and staff work with the following set of values:
- Respect for people;
- Facilitating/servicing the expressed needs of“community,” volunteers and clients;
- High quality of services and programs;
- Exemplifying the qualities of trust, integrity, competence and honesty;
- Cultural awareness and sensitivity; and
- Transparency and accountability.
Code of Ethics
Honesty and Integrity
- Conduct that leaves no doubt about the high organizational integrity.
- Honourable intentions being connected to all actions and behavior.
Co-operation and a Supportive Environment
- Responding to a need for help wherever or whenever it is expressed.
- Understanding in order to find the common grounds in working together.
Open and Respectful Conversation and Communication
- Confronting and dealing with issues and concerns as they arise.
- Eliminating gossip by dealing with facts openly.
- Recognizing confidential matters as such and, therefore, keeping this information as confidential.
- The understanding that differences of opinion should not affect friendship.
Accountability and Responsibility
- Building an organization that can be relied upon.
- Maintaining the flow of information back and forth between the NRCC and the communities.
- Answering questions about the use of any resources available for sport, culture, and recreation in the north.
- Accepting responsibility for decisions of the organization for people we serve (Elders, Seniors, Adults, Youth, Children).
- Being accountable for personal behavior and conduct as in representing the organization.
Professional Attitude and Competence
- Participating in training programs that will improve personal knowledge and expertise.
- Using their skills and good judgment in making organizational decisions that benefit the communities.
- Understanding that professional conduct relates to inside and outside of the boardroom.
- Action as role models through expressed enthusiasm for the positive role recreation can play in our community life.
Positive Enthusiasm and a Respectful Nature
- Behavior that shows fairness in the treatment of all people.
- Actions that give people a change to contribute what they have to offer.
- Respecting the thoughts and opinions of all people no matter that their position in life.
Recognizing and respecting our language and cultural connection
- Accepting guidance and help from each other in time of need.
- Acknowledge the wisdom of community elders in helping to improve life.
- Asking for guidance through prayer as a regular part of decision making (i.e Board Meetings).
- Respecting individual's race, religion and culture.