in more than 90% of Ontario’s municipalities.
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION
The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA), incorporated in 1951, has over 7,200 members who influence buying patterns and are the key decision-makers in the final purchase of products and services for their facilities. ORFA professionals work in more than 90% of Ontario’s municipalities, representing over…
Why do business with our members?
Recreation facilities are the original social network of communities. They are locations that provide a gathering spot for sport, recreation and interaction regardless of age, gender, ability or economic status. Recreation facilities do not always have walls and roofs. They are not always structures nor are they always structured. They lend to human health and reduced social costs. They can provide life skills such as recreational swimming, host organized or unorganized sports, or even be the starting point for future Olympians. They help generate economic benefit for communities and regions.
Community recreation infrastructure has one common thread that ensures that sport, recreation, and leisure activities take place in a safe and healthy environment: the recreation facility professional. Recreation facility professionals are the people who operate and manage everything from nature trails to multi-million dollar sport and leisure venues across Ontario. Whether it’s an arena in a municipality, a soccer field at a university or a swimming pool in a private club, these professionals have technical, financial, operational and managerial expertise to ensure their facilities are maintained in order to support healthy and active living in the local and broader community.
THE OPPORTUNITY – FACILITY FORUM MAGAZINE
In Print & Online
Connecting you with ORFA members throughout the year.
Facility Forum, ORFA’s quarterly print and digital publication, provides cutting-edge industry news, primary and secondary research information and educational events of special interest to the recreation facility professional. Our readers include:
• Ice Arena Facility Managers
• Grounds, Turf, Open Space, Playground Specialists
• Aquatics Facility Managers
• Parks and Recreation Directors
• Human Resources, Health and Safety, and Training and Development Professionals
• CAOs, Clerks and Treasurers