Recreation and Leisure Services

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Complete 400 hours of applied work experience!

Overview

Upcoming Intakes:

Fall 2021: Commerce Court – North Bay, Online

Winter 2022: Commerce Court – North Bay, Online


Train for an exciting career that could take you anywhere in the world. As a recreation professional, you could find yourself planning special events or organizing activities and programs for all age groups at resorts, camps, or even on cruise ships – the possibilities are endless. Your training will include organizing community events, participating in hands-on workshops, and the potential to earn  various certifications in career-related areas. 

All classes are available onsite or online, and are recorded for future playback.


Your Future Career

  • Sport and recreation associations and facilities
  • Community agencies
  • Parks and Recreation departments
  • Fitness centres
  • Youth and seniors' organizations
  • Tourism and resort industry

What You Learn

  • Community development
  • Adaptive and inclusive recreation
  • Special event planning
  • Facilities design and operations
  • Outdoor and adventure recreation
  • Health promotion

Dual Diploma Option!
Canadore graduates of this program are eligible to complete the Recreation Therapy or Strength and Sport Conditioning program in one year. 

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC 108 Foundations of Recreation
REC 132 Recreation Essentials
REC 136 Recreation Across the Lifespan
REC 105 Leadership
REC 111 Health Promotion
CMM 125 College Communication I - Online
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples - Online
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 133 Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
REC 106 Community Development
REC 123 Facilities Design and Operation
REC 128 Special Event Planning
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 3 - Fall
REC 214 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
REC 260 Outdoor and Adventure Recreation
REC 250 Practicum - Recreation and Leisure (100 hours)
REC 239 Research Methods
REC 245 Sport Management
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RLS Sem 3)
Semester 4 - Winter
REC 218 Marketing for Recreation - 7 wks
REC 270 Trends and Issues in Recreation - 7 wks
REC 251 Placement - Recreation and Leisure (245 hrs)
REC 230 Financial Management - 7 wks
REC 232 Volunteer Management - 7 wks

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
REC 132 Recreation Essentials
REC 133 Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation
REC 106 Community Development
REC 123 Facilities Design and Operation
REC 128 Special Event Planning
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RLS Sem 1)
Semester 2 - Fall
REC 108 Foundations of Recreation
REC 136 Recreation Across the Lifespan
REC 105 Leadership
REC 111 Health Promotion
CMM 125 College Communication I - Online
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples - Online
Semester 3 - Winter
REC 218 Marketing for Recreation - 7 wks
REC 270 Trends and Issues in Recreation - 7 wks
REC 251 Placement - Recreation and Leisure (245 hrs)
REC 230 Financial Management - 7 wks
REC 232 Volunteer Management - 7 wks
Semester 4 - Fall
REC 214 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
REC 260 Outdoor and Adventure Recreation
REC 250 Practicum - Recreation and Leisure (100 hours)
REC 239 Research Methods
REC 245 Sport Management
GENED General Education Elective - Online (RLS Sem 4)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24
2 $2720.24 $758 - - $3478.24

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - - $14667.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 - - $14517.52

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Online – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $768 - - $3488.24
2 $2720.24 $618 - - $3338.24

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Canadore @ Stanford – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.58 $838 - - $14017.58

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Students have the opportunity to obtain numerous industry certifications outside of the classroom such as: High Five, Inclusive Recreation Coach, Nationall Coaching Certification and First Aid/CPR.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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