Recreation New Brunswick

Contact Information
Office Phone 506-459-1929
Fax 506-450-6066
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Primary Contact Chris Gallant, Executive Director, Recreation New Brunswick; Phone: 506-459-1929 ext 1; Email:
Alternate Contact Michelle DeCourcey, Project Development Coordinator, Recreation New Brunswick; Phone: 506-459-1929 ext 2; Fax: 506-450-6066; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Recreation New Brunswick 
70 Melissa St 
Fredericton, NB E3A 6W1
Description & Services
Description of service(s) Recreation New Brunswick’s programs and initiatives are designed to engage recreation professionals, volunteers, students and the wider community in enhancing quality of life for the province. 
Recreation New Brunswick is the Authorized Provider of HIGH FIVE® in New Brunswick. HIGH FIVE® is Canada's only quality assurance program for recreation and sport programs for children aged 6-12. HIGH FIVE® provides a range of training, assessment tools, and resources to ensure that organizations can deliver the highest quality programs possible. HIGH FIVE® ensures the recreation and sport leaders, coaches, and instructors develop a high level of knowledge and expertise in a children’s development, and provide them with the tools for enhancing and maintaining a high level of program quality. Research shows that the experiences children have in sport and recreation at an early age have a lifelong impact. Positive experiences in sport and recreation help children become capable, caring adults who in the future will contribute more effectively to the community.  
NB Plays! 
NB PLAYS! is a New Brunswick-led after school initiative for children and youth ages 5 to 19. We promote a blended approach with emphasis on multiple and diverse components. NB PLAYS! highlights positive mental health, physical activity, healthy eating, community strengths and learning experiences as key elements in balanced after to find their passion and get moving. 
Inclusive Recreation Activity Fund 
The Inclusive Recreation Activity Fund, formally the Provincial Recreation Access Fund, exists to provide support and facilitate direct participation for those with disabilities. It is our intention to reduce or eliminate barriers that hinder participation. This re-imagined fund can help cover the costs of registration fees, transportation costs, and equipment needs of individuals who would not have been able to take part in physical activities without this program. New for 2015, a portion of the overall fund will be used as a one-time annual grant. This grant can be applied for via a municipality or organization and go towards inclusive recreation programming or inclusive upgrading of a facility.
Hours Recreation New Brunswick's office ours are Monday - Friday,  
8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Areas Served Recreation New Brunswick provides services to all areas of New Brunswick.
Eligibility Everyone with an interest in recreation, leisure and active living can join Recreation New Brunswick as a member.
Application Recreation New Brunswick serves their members in the areas of: municipal recreation departments, associate members, corporate members, student members, and general members. See website for application details
Languages English ; French - partially ; Recreation New Brunswick is primarily an anglophone organization, however, we have taken steps to better serve the francophone areas of New Brunswick, including: hiring a bilingual staff person, translating many of our resources, promoting services in both official languages.
Fees Recreation New Brunswick has established a fee for each membership category. For more information, please contact our office.
Location information
Site Location Located in Melissa Park
Located In Community York County
Address & Map
70 Melissa St
Fredericton, NB E3A 6W1
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Accessibility Fully Accessible ; With offices on the ground level, and ample parking spaces, our location is very accessible to all visitors. 
***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please call the organization to confirm before arrival***
Other Details
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Elections Recreation New Brunswick currently has 10 board members. The President, President Elect, Past President, and Treasurer comprise the Execuctive Committee for Recreation New Brunswick.
Meetings The Board of Directors of Recreation New Brunswick meets regularly 6 times a year.
Designated Day/Week/Month/ Events Recreation New Brunswick recognizes the month of June as;  
"June is Recreation & Parks Month".
Service Categories Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion

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