ontario parks association

Protecting Tomorrow Today®


Ontario Parks Association (OPA) is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1936. Our registered charity number is 12725 7509 RR0001.


We offer hands-on education sessions on a variety of topics relevant to people working in the parks and open spaces industry to promote the importance of continued professional development.


We advocate for the importance of parks and open spaces in all communities. We believe parks are essential to healthy communities and that all citizens have the right to enjoy outdoor leisure opportunities.


We celebrate the achievements of students, organizations and individuals through annual awards recognition programs.


OPA is committed to educate parks professionals to exceed industry standards and actively advocate for the protection and enhancement of parks and open spaces.

Annual Awards: Every year OPA awards students and workers for their efforts in the parks industry. Click the image above to learn more.

Meet our board: Click the image above to meet the amazing people who volunteer their time to help run OPA.  

Past Presidents: Click the image above to relive the past by scrolling through all of the people who have shaped OPA to what we are today.

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