Launch of National Recreational Trails Program
The Launch of the National Recreational Trails Program (2014-16)
took place this morning (June 26, 2014) at 10:00 a.m. in Sussex, New Brunswick by The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick and Minister of State (ACOA), and Jo-Anne Farquhar, President of the National Trails Coalition (NTC).
See National Trails Coalitions website for 2014-2016 Application Form and Eligibility Guidelines
Deadline for applications is August 15, 2014.
What is the CTF-FCS all about?
The Canadian Trails Federation-Fédération Canadienne des Sentiers (CTF-CFS) is a national not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of provincial and territorial trails organizations across Canada.
The mission of the Canadian Trails Federation is to enhance the recreational trails network in Canada by: (a) sharing information, (b) providing leadership and coordination and (c) building consensus within the trails community, both nationally and internationally.
Membership in the Canadian Trails Federation is open to the principle trail organizations in each province and territory for an annual membership fee of $500. Each province/territory may nominate an individual to sit on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Trails Federation. Nominations may be renewed or changed on an annual basis.
Meetings of the Board of Directors are held by conference call every second month. The financial year end for CTF is March 31st. The Annual General Meeting is usually held in conjunction with one of the member organizations' AGM.
In January 2010 the Board met in Toronto with a facilitator and took some initial steps to complete a strategic plan. The outcome was a vision and mission statement as well as three goals, as noted below. This planning process is still in progress.