Peer Sharing and Networking

We host a variety of peer sharing events annually to provide opportunities for knowledge exchange, community collaboration and relationship building. All of our networking events are provided free of charge and include refreshments/lunch (depending on the time of day).

Cupcakes, Coffee and Connections

South East District is pleased to offer Cupcakes, Coffee & Connections (community cultural forums) to south east communities. Our community cultural forums are part of our knowledge sharing services we offer to help build the capacity of arts and culture leaders in communities around the south east. These forums are designed to be sessions of learning and networking of varying lengths tailored to your arts and culture community’s needs. Topics include: community cultural successes, equity and decolonization, engagement in the arts, cultural planning, arts programming, board governance and more!

Check out our Events Page to learn of upcoming events!

Virtual Rec Talks

South East District’s Rec Talks are thriving learning forums where leaders share wisdom, connect with each other, and explore the big questions they face in their roles! Connect via Zoom and join recreation leaders from across the southeast for an online hangout to catch up, chat, ask questions about recreation and seek professional advice. This is for recreation programmers, facility managers, directors, aquatics staff, park professionals, etc.

Community Chats

Take advantage of the knowledge and experiences of fellow recreation volunteers from neighbouring communities and have access to new ideas on events and programs that you can bring back to your community.

Why would a community volunteer want to attend?

  • Make regional connections with other community volunteers!
  • Learn new ideas from other communities on topics such as fundraising, infrastructure, programming, board operations, facilities, promotions and more!
  • Opportunity for knowledge exchange and access to learning opportunities on various topics such as how to run effective meetings, grant writing, and recruiting volunteers.
Recreation Professionals Mentorship Program

At South East District, we recognize the diversity of professionals working in the recreation, sport and culture sector! We believe that supporting a strong diverse workforce means providing an informative and welcoming environment for those new to the sector. We also believe that mentorship and progressive learning opportunities are important for professionals within the first couple years of their career! Talk to us about our New Recreation Practitioner Resource Starter Kit and Mentorship Program (we match you up for a one-day networking meeting with a mentor, where you have a chance to learn from the best!).


“Arts can be a useful tool in bringing people together for a commonly enjoyed activity; sparking conversations; no competition involved!”Cultural Gathering Attendee

“Thank you for broadening my mind, I am mind blown”Cultural Gathering Attendee

“The roundtable sharing to understand parallel problems, trends and solutions was awesome.”

“I really enjoy the roundtables, hearing different ways of doing things.” 

- Recreation Practitioner Roundtable Participants

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