Appendix: Expanded Examples of the 4 Areas

Active Listening

Active Living

Health, Wellness and Fitness Organizations that offer services focused on improving and maintaining healthy living.

Types of Organizations Examples in London and Ontario Examples of Job titles
Community service organizations Boys and Girls Club London Recreation programmer
Youth Opportunities Unlimited Recreationist
Growing Chefs! Ontario Recreation coordinator
N’Amerind (London) Friendship Centre Equipment operator
Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health (SJHC) Facility manager
Camp Leaders
Recreation leader
Director Leisure programs
Health related organizations Canadian Mental Health Assoc (CMHA) Recreation therapist
Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners Recreation therapist aide
Parkwood Institute (SJHC) Music Therapist
Art Therapist
Volunteer coordinator
Educational organizations Fanshawe College Recreation Attendant
Western University Events coordinator
Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) Recreation facilitator
Program Coordinator
Corporate fitness services, and facilities Fitness Forum Fitness Advisor
GoodLife Fitness Club Attendant
Movati Athletic Fitness Leader
Long Term Care and Retirement Residences McCormick Home Active Living manager
Kensington Village Activity aide,
Oneida Long Term Care Centre Life enrichment aide
Recreation aide
Retail, and wholesale trade related to active living (e.g. swimming pools, home-based exercise equipment, active apparel etc.). Mountain Equipment Company (MEC) Salesclerk
Sport Chek Retail Customer Advisor
Hollandia Pools and Spas Customer Service

Sports and Leisure

Sport and Leisure

Organizations that offer sporting and leisure activities, excluding professional athletes, musicians, artists etc.

Types of Organizations Examples in London and Ontario Examples of Job Titles
Community and Provincial sport organizations EMSA (Elgin and Middlesex Soccer Association) Coach
West London Minor Hockey Association Manager
Athletics Ontario Sport Administrator
Sports Director
Sport Information Officer
Community and Provincial leisure organizations Ontario Field Ornithologists Program Leader
London Community Orchestra Community Arts programmer
London Camera Club Administrator
Gateway Casinos London
Non-profit and Commercial offering access to sport and physical recreation to the public BMO Centre Instructor
Sunningdale Golf & Country Club Administrator
Boler Mountain Engagement Officer
Facilities Worker
Community and Provincial cultural organizations (museums, heritage sites, community theatres, community orchestra and music organizations) Grand Theatre Guide
Museum London Interpreter
Aeolian Hall Events Planner
Museum of Ontario Archaeology Volunteer Coordinator
Fanshawe Pioneer Village Supervisor Visitor Experience
Retail, and wholesale trade related to amateur sport and leisure pursuits (e.g. equipment manufacture, sales, rentals, etc.). Herm’s Sport Exchange Salesclerk
London’s Source for Sports Retail Customer Advisor
Customer Service

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation and Parks

Organizations that provide outdoor spaces, and activity opportunities in outdoor spaces.

Types of Organizations Examples in London and Ontario Examples of Job Titles
Public, voluntary, and commercial parks, open spaces, and facilities for individual and group involvement in active and passive outdoor pursuits (e.g., picnics, hiking, camping, climbing, rafting, etc.). Pinery Provincial Park Park Communicator
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Park Resource Officer
Springbank Park Parks Maintenance
Parks Crew
Conservation Area Technician
Forestry Technician
Park Administrative Supervisor
Trails Supervisor
Trail Technician
Guides and outfitters Thames Valley Trail Association Information Officer
Hike Ontario Outdoor Educator
Reelpro Fishing Charters Park Interpreter
Outdoor Educator
Wilderness Instructor
Provincial Recreation Associations Ontario Parks Association Program Leader
Ontario Camping Association Administrator
Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association Instructor
Tourism-related organizations around outdoor recreation & parks Grand River Rafting Co Adventure Course Guide
Cotton Co ATV Snowmobile Tours, Burlington Outdoor Programming Leader
Backcountry Tours, Muskoka Campground Manager
Algonquin Outfitters
Wendigo Lake Expeditions
Retail, and wholesale trade related to outdoor recreation and parks (e.g., camping equipment, recreational vehicle trade - snowmobiles, RVs, etc.). Nova Craft Canoe Salesclerk
London’s Paddle Shop Retail Customer Advisor
Pelee Wings Nature Store Customer Service

Community Recreation

Community Recreation

Organizations that offer community-based spaces and programming.

Types of Organizations Examples in London and Ontario Examples of Job Titles
Public and community-based organizations, spaces, and centres that offer active and passive recreation opportunities Stronach Community Recreation Centre Program Facilitator
Earl Nichols Arena Recreation Development specialist
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Director of Parks and Recreation
City of London, Recreation and Sport Operator – recreation/parks
Facility Manager
Day Camp Director
Aquatic Supervisor,
Aquatic Staff
Commercial organizations that offer recreational opportunities East Park London Facility Clerk
The Factory Recreation Attendant
Western Fair District Operator
Retail, and wholesale trade related to community recreation (e.g., suppliers of playground equipment, etc.). Little Tikes Playground Equipment Salesclerk
Retail Customer Advisor
Customer Service




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