On March 22, 2017, the Government of Saskatchewan issued the 2017-2018 Provincial Budget, “Meeting the Challenge" and the Ministry of Parks Culture and Sport Plan for 2017-18 was released.
The Government has committed to continue investing in the Parks and Recreation sector through the following:
The Framework for Recreation in Canada continues to be a priority within the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Their contributions to quality of life in the province include:
However, the Government has reduced or suspended spending in the following areas which are relevant to our sector:
The Government has also announced that they will be assuming management and operational responsibility for the Wascana Centre Authority in Regina. Read their official press release for more details regarding this change.
As the leader of and voice for the Recreation sector in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association will continue to inform our members of the impacts that the 2017-2018 Budget could have on our sector as more information becomes available.
For more information:
2017-18: Meeting the Challenge [Media Release]