Canada in Motion 2017-05-15T16:19:09+00:00

We are excited to announce our new Canadian regional website.

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Congratulations to our new region!

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NIRSA is currently seeking qualified members to apply for the Canadian Region Member Network positions

Applications are now being accepted for the open Canadian Region Member Network positions. The elected Representatives will begin May 1, 2017.

Open Positions

Canadian Regional Representative, one-year term (2017-2018)

Canadian Regional Representative, two-year term (2017-2019)

Canadian Student Leader, one-year term (2017-2018)

Position Descriptions

Regional Representative (including qualifications)

Regional Student Leader (including qualifications)

How to Apply

Qualified applicants will need to submit the following materials to Emily Hughes, NIRSA Membership Outreach Coordinator,  by COB April 3, 2017:

Current NIRSA members in the Canadian Region will hold a special election, via electronic platform, in late April.

For questions, please contact Emily Hughes, NIRSA Membership Outreach Coordinator.

Canada Regional Elections

Canadian Regional
Member Network Candidates

Canada Regional Representative

Canada Regional Representative

Canada Regional Student Leader

Canadian Regional
Leadership Team Candidates

Past Canadian Regional Representative

Atlantic Provincial Director

Quebec Provincial Director

Ontario Provincial Student Leader

Ontario Provincial Director

Central Provincial Director

Central Provincial Student Leader

West Provincial Director

West Provincial Student Director

All current professional and student members in the NIRSA Canadian Region will be sent a personalized email inviting them to vote in the 2017 NIRSA Canadian Region Elections.

The email will be sent from, and the from name with be “Electionbuddy Elections”.

Keep an eye out for this email in your inbox, junk mail, or clutter folder. Consider notifying your IT department of this expected email to ensure it isn’t blocked from your departmental or university servers.

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Leveraging and maximizing the potential impact of Campus Recreation in Canada for all stakeholders

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The Canadian Campus Recreation Association (CCRA) is currently an informal organization made up of approximately 800 members working primarily in campus recreation at Canadian institutions. For many compelling reasons including a strong infrastructure and economies of scale to utilize, in 2013 the CCRA evaluated and subsequently requested an opportunity to create a Canadian Region within NIRSA. After several years of work, involving countless volunteers within the CCRA and NIRSA, a formal process to establish a Canadian Region of NIRSA has begun.  If adopted through a bylaws vote of NIRSA members in January 2017, this will be a significant time to build a true professional home for Canadian recreation professionals.

This is a unique moment to begin to re-position Canada’s voice, leadership and expertise.  Please join the conversation as we align a national strategy to advance our profession.

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About the Canadian Leadership Team

The NIRSA Canadian Leadership Team (CLT) was formed in June of 2013 with the focus to further the engagement and support of Campus Recreation professionals within Canada. The CLT is made up of a Chair, Secretary and a professional and student leader from each province. Chris Dawe serves as the Chair, and Debbie Marinoff Shupe serves as the Secretary for the 2016-2017 CLT.

Within the CLT, the focused work teams of Advocacy and Assessment have furthered this work in collaboration with NIRSA.

The Canadian Advocacy work team, otherwise known as Canada in Motion, primary focus is to promote the value of campus rec to university administration, as well as engage more campus rec professionals in NIRSA to strengthen the profession by increasing networking and information sharing.

The Canadian Assessment work team is focusing on building data within Canada to help Campus Recreation “Tell their story.” They are focusing on the NASPA Consortium Recreation & Wellness Survey, NIRSA Institutional Data Set and compiling Best Practice Resources.

Canadian Campus Recreation Association
Okanagan Charter
Canadian Sport Policy
Active Canada 2020
Canadian Sport for Life
Framework for Recreation in Canada
Framework for Recreation in Canada


  1. Growing Network of Connected Leaders
  2. Sharing of knowledge, data and resources
  3. Advancing Professional Competencies
  4. Aligned National strategy




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