Recreation Facilities Emergency Management Forum

June 7th-9th, 2020

The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association is hosting the Recreation Facilities Emergency Management Forum, June 7-9, 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada. The Forum’s goal is to inform and inspire recreation facility professionals to improve what they already do best: helping to sustain healthy and safe communities. Further details on the forum can be found at PROGRAM BROCHURE DIGITAL LINK: PROGRAM BROCHURE…read more

Anti-Racism and Discrimination Policy and Protocol Session

January 28th, 2020

Join our session to become familiar with the Anti-Racism and Discrimination Policy and Protocol tool. This policy template was developed by the Tripartite Forum to address racism and discrimination within our recreation facilities. Racism and discrimination in sport has been an ongoing issue. While some initiatives have taken steps towards preventing racism/discrimination in sport, there has yet to be an initiative that aids in dealing…read more

Helmet Safety Trend Report

Fall 2019

The Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage have developed a Helmet Safety Trend Report. This report has been developed to highlight the emerging trend of the use of helmets within recreation facilities for both participants and employees. Information on safety, risk management, developing policies, recommendations and supportive resources are included. We hope you check out…read more

ALERT BULLETIN – Ice Resurfacer Magnetic Blade Change Safety Tool Failures

November 25th, 2019

The introduction of magnetic safety tools for ice resurfacer blade changes have assisted significantly in reducing hand/blade contact risk and hazards. However, we continue to track safety related reports associated with ice resurfacer magnetic blade safety tool incidents. Reports are focused on connection failures that have resulted in hand and foot injuries. The following alert is recommended to be added to all workplace ice resurfacer…read more

RHFAC Training Now Available Online

The Rick Hansen Foundation is excited to announce that in January 2020, Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training will be available online through Athabasca University. The online course will use immersive technology to train individuals how to use RHFAC methodology to rate and certify the built environment on its level of meaningful access. Upon successful completion of this course and the subsequent exam administered…read more

2020 Provincial Volunteer awards

Deadline - February 25th, 2020

The call for nominations for the 2020 Provincial Volunteer awards are now open, the deadline is February 25th, 2020. Please share within your communities, non-profit organizations, stakeholders, as well as with your colleagues, friends and family. Volunteers touch the lives of all Nova Scotians in so many ways and contribute significantly to building our communities, connecting people to one another and providing valuable programs and…read more

Trails Strategy Coordinating Group Member Recruitment

Deadline - January 31st, 2020

Trails Strategy Coordinating Group Member Recruitment Senior Municipal Staff person The Interdepartmental Committee on Trails (ICT) and Nova Scotia Trails Federation are working together to establish the Trails Strategy Coordinating Group (TSCG).  As per the Terms of Reference, there are two (2) positions designated for senior municipal staff representatives.  We are asking you to please share within your network as we are welcoming expressions of…read more

2020 Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference

May 27th - 29th, 2020

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Fall Protection Course

Are you interested attending a Fall Protection course? Safety Services Nova Scotia has a great offer for RFANS members! Receive member pricing of $165 for the day (regular is $190) if you are a RFANS member. Register by contacting their Client Services Staff at: Tel: +1 902 454 9621 Toll-free: +1 866 511 2211 Fax: +1 902 454 6027 Don’t forget to mention you…read more

Business ACCESS Ability Grant

Dear Business Association and Operator, Do you want to open your business to a growing market? About one in five Nova Scotians identifies as a person with a disability. The Nova Scotia Government is now offering a $1 million-dollar fund to support business owners who want to improve accessibility to their businesses. The Nova Scotia Government will fund up to two thirds of projects that…read more