Training Alberta's Recreational Leaders


About the AARFP

Established in 1978, the Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP) is a not-for-profit association that trains over 1,000 recreation facility operators each year in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. AARFP is made up of a volunteer board of directors, four staff members, 60+ associate members, and 1,400+ dedicated members.

Each year the association provides arena, pool, parks and sport fields, custodial, building maintenance and leadership skills courses, conferences and seminars. 


Providing education, consultation and advocacy in recreation facility operations.


To be leaders in recreation facility operations contributing to an active Alberta.



Furthering our level of professionalism, integrity, and respect in the field of recreation facility operations.


Sharing knowledge, providing support and networking opportunities to our members and their communities.


Passion for what we do and how it contributes to 'Active Living' in a healthier Alberta.

Diversity & Inclusion

Dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive environment that embraces diversity at all levels.

Important Documents

AARFP Bylaws

Board Roles and Responsibilities (Updated Jan. 2023)