About PPRA

Hiring – Support Park Coordinator – Apply by April 26, 2021

Plant Pool Recreation Association (PPRA) is a non-profit, community-based organization focused on improving the community by increasing access to recreation opportunities and spaces in the Plant Recreation Centre and Plouffe Park area (located at Somerset and Preston Streets in Ottawa). The PPRA offers a drop-in, free program for youth (10 to 15 yrs) in Plouffe Park which includes sports, games, and arts & crafts. We are looking to hire a Support Park Coordinator from July 5, 2021 and August 26, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. (Note: this is not a City of Ottawa position.)

Position: 10 week contract with anticipated 30 hrs/week, Monday to Friday
Renumeration (pay): from $15 to $18 an hour depending on experience
To Apply: Send resume by midnight Monday, April 26, 2021 to plantpoolrecreationassociation@gmail.com

Job Summary

The Support Park Coordinator position will be responsible for supporting the Senior Park Coordinator in delivering a program to encourage youth to become active and enjoy sports and other activities at Plouffe Park. The program is designed to help participants develop the skills to organize and manage their own games, in order to help them develop leadership skills, practice good sportsmanship and citizenship at the same time as improving their physical health.

Key Duties:

  • supervises a group of youth from ages 10 to 15 yrs;
  • encourages youth to organize and manage their own games of their own choice;
  • ensures a fun, safe environment for everyone;
  • follows all COVID-19 protocols as determined by the PPRA and Ottawa Public Health;
  • sets a good example for youth by being conscientious and supportive of the program mandate;
  • builds relationships with youth and be aware of individual issues and needs;
  • participates in planning special events/activities for youth;
  • assists other staff in supervising and organizing activities for youth including the afternoon swim;
  • keeps statistics and provides ongoing feedback to the Senior Park Coordinator and Plant Pool Recreation Association Board.


  • age 16 or older by start of camp
  • experience playing sports
  • ability to swim
  • good communication skills
  • team oriented
  • great with youth
  • energetic and enthusiastic
  • problem solving skill

Everyone involved with the Plant Pool Recreation Association and the Summer Park Program has a responsibility to ensure that the summer park program is free from harassment of any kind, including disrespectful behavior towards park staff and participants. All incidents and behavior that is deemed inappropriate, disrespectful, or harassing will be taken seriously and dealt with promptly and fairly.

What is the Plant Pool Recreation Association (PPRA)?

The PPRA is a non-profit, community-based organization, that aims to improve our community by increasing access to recreation opportunities and spaces at the City of Ottawa Plant Recreation Centre (Plant Bath) and Plouffe Park. The PPRA draws membership from citizens city-wide concerned about community development, as well as past and present users of Plouffe Park, and facilities at the Plant Recreation Centre.

Membership is open to all interested persons, and involvement can be geared to your schedule. Some members are signed on in a support-only category, or for specific programs/events, while others take an active role in programs, meetings and advocacy.

PPRA at Work…

The PPRA offers summer programming for children at the Plouffe Park. Activities include sports, games, and arts & crafts. The summer program provides opportunities for children to develop skills in all types of sports.

In partnership with the City of Ottawa, the PPRA provides winter programming at Plouffe Park, including a high-board ice rink, as well as a free skate area. The Plouffe Room is open for winter skaters and manned by helpful PPRA volunteers and staff. The PPRA provides a collection of skates and hockey equipment free for anyone to use.

The PPRA also provides free swim passes to the Plant Recreation Centre pool for families in our community.

Partnering with local schools to provide swimming lessons for school aged children at the Plant Recreation Centre pool is another PPRA initiative. Along with increasing access to the pool and weight room for local non-profit programs through partnerships with the City of Ottawa’s affordable fitness program for women, “Woman Alive”, the “Seniors Connection” program and the Somerset West Community Health Centre.

In the summer, PPRA volunteers assist with maintaining the street view garden.

PPRA programs are supported by active fundraising and invaluable volunteer efforts.

Questions? Want to get involved ? Contact us at plantpoolrecreationassociation@gmail.com


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