The graduate is awarded a Diploma in Community Recreation Leadership certifying successful completion of two years of post-secondary education combining theoretical knowledge and practical training. Graduates may obtain employment as program directors and supervisors, facility supervisors with agencies such as community centers, municipal recreational agencies, youth agencies and agencies providing therapeutic and rehabilitation services.
Note: Graduates of the Community Recreation Leadership program wishing to pursue further studies in recreation may receive course credits or exemptions from universities such as:
• Acadia University
• Dalhousie University
• Memorial University
• Concordia University
• University of New Brunswick
• Lakehead University
• University of Ottawa
1. High School
Provincial High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% average in nine level 3000 credits or equivalent
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science Transition Certificate
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business-Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile) with an average pass mark of 60%
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
Entrance Requirements - Additional Documentation Required:
The Entrance Requirements - Additional Documentation Form identifies specific documentation that students are required to provide prior to online registration for the Community Recreation Leadership Program. You will receive this form as part of your acceptance package and it must be completed, signed and returned prior to online registration.
1) Section A: A clear Criminal Record Screening Certificate (Certificate of Conduct) with applications obtainable through the RNC, or a clear Criminal Record Check with applications obtainable through the RCMP. A Vulnerable Sector Check is also required.
Students must present a copy of a Vulnerable Sector Check along with a clear Criminal Record Screening Certificate (Certificate of Conduct) or a clear Criminal Record Check. These documents must be valid up until the last day of classes for each semester, and not older than two months prior to registration for each semester of the program.
2) Section B: First Aid and Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
Students must possess a valid First Aid Certificate and basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR), valid until the end of each semester.
3) Section C and Section F: Immunization Record and Immunization Requirements Form
A Record of Immunization is required. Please also be aware that the Immunization Requirements Form is a separate form, located in Section F on page 4 of the Entrance Requirements - Additional Documentation Form.
(i) Copies of the required Criminal Record Screening Certificate (Certificate of Conduct) or the Criminal Record Check, along with the Vulnerable Sector Check, First Aid, CPR, Immunization Record and separate Immunization Requirements Form are to be submitted prior to online registration; otherwise, students will not be able to attend class.
(ii) Due to the physical nature of many of the courses offered throughout the two-year program, students are expected to be in good physical condition and demonstrate the ability to take part in intense physical activities in an indoor and outdoor setting.
(iii) Due to the outdoor components in the RS1250 and RS1370 courses, students are required to have appropriate equipment and the clothing necessary to successfully complete these courses (e.g. sleeping bag, back pack, rain gear - pants and jacket, winter clothing - jacket/ pants/ gloves/ hat/ boots, and other clothing/ equipment appropriate for outdoor recreation activities and overnight camping).