Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Recreational Leadership

Exploratory - Recreational Leadership

​Students will gain foundational knowledge and skills in recreational leadership and the human services sector and will be trained by qualified and accredited agencies to earn industry-recognized credentials including: First Aid and CPR, High Five and LEAD with a focus on children and youth recreational leadership.

Students will develop vital skills including:

  • intercultural competencies
  • play leadership
  • physical literacy
  • adapted physical activity
  • children’s human rights education
  • career preparation ​

Program Benefits

  • Build confidence and essential skills that will support working in the field of recreational leadership with a focus on youth programs
  • Connect with a variety of key agencies and organizations including the City of Calgary, Ever Active Schools, Youth Employment Centre and the Calgary Public Library
  • Develop and hone employment skills through instruction offered in partnership with the Youth Employment Centre
  • Possibility of summer employment with the City of Calgary’s youth programs​
  • Credits - up to 14 credits
    in CTS and Work Experience
    ​(attendance dependent)

Student Eligibility

Open to all CBE high school students, who:

  • Are in Grade 11 or 12
  • Are enthusiastic with strong communication skills, interested in working with children and are committed to teamwork​
  • Are able to commit to the duration of the program and attend daily from Mondays to Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Have completed the following pre-requisite course:
    • HCS3000​
  • Please note: Eligibility in possible volunteer and employment opportunities may require you to have a Police Information Check completed

Program Delivery and Location

  • In-person at the Central Calgary Public Library (800 - 3rd Street SE)​​

Program Dates

  • Semester 2 | January to June
  • There will be some full day fieldtrips scheduled. These dates will be shared far in advance, once they are set.​
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.
  • Program Partner​

    City of Calgary

  • Application Deadline:​​

    Applications for Winter 2025 are not yet available. Please check back in Fall 2024.​

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