...in 1993, a regional non-profit organization was established with its mandate and mission coming directly from twenty of the thirty-three Northwest Territories communities. In January 2001, the MRA became a registered society and continues to support and promote recreation within the MRA region communities.
The MRA region includes the following communities:
Behchokǫ̀, Dettah, Enterprise, Fort Liard, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Gamètì, Hay River, Jean Marie River, Kakisa, K'atl'odeeche, Łutsel Kʼe , Nahanni Butte, Ndilǫ, Sambaa K'e (Trout Lake), Wekweètì, Whatì, Wrigley
Enhance the Mackenzie Region residents' quality of life through physical literacy and active for life opportunities while fostering and supporting the development of recreation, volunteers, and leadership.
Read more in our strategic framework and annual reports.
The executive board consists of up to seven volunteers:
a president, vice president of North Slave, vice president of South Slave, vice president of Dehcho, and three directors at large.
Currently, the MRA is staffed by one full-time executive director and one seasonal staff.
Are you looking for funding, professional development, programming support, or have questions about recreation in the NWT?
Contact us and we will do our best to help you or point you in the right direction
MRA in-person board meetings are held twice a year: May and September, with virtual sharing circle call happening every other month throughout the year. They are a maximum of 1 hour and will offer a guest topic and/or speaker, information and updates from MRA, and a chance for recreation leaders to update each other on events, opportunities, and struggles & continue to work together to bring quality recreation to our region.