Facility Access Summit

Background on Thrive! Facility Access program: The Facility Access program is a commitment of Thrive! and is intended to “improve access to facilities and places to be active”. The goal of the Facility Access program is to increase the number of free, unstructured opportunities for children, youth and families at major sport and recreation facilities, and increase the utilization of major sport and recreation facilities by members of the community who were not previously accessing these facilities.

Purpose of the Summit: The 1.5 day provincial summit was organized to assess our progress to date and focused on enhancing community access under the Facility Access program. An intended outcome of this gathering was to develop recommendations to inform future work. The workshop was based on using an appreciative inquiry approach, building upon existing successes and key learning outcomes. The Summit brought together over 45 representatives from community groups, municipalities, provincial departments and organizations.

The Summit was organized by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage – Community, Sport & Recreation Division in conjunction with the Recreation Facilities Association of Nova Scotia. And was facilitated by Max Chauvin, President of the Chauvin Resource Development Group.

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