Monday, April 20, 2009

University of Waterloo Parks Governance Study Underway.

Tourism Thunder Bay plays an important role in helping foster a wider range of community partnerships and some of our most important are with our educational institutions. The entire tourism industry has a role to foster growth in leadership opportunities for our regionla youth and to provide input into industry research that will improve our cometitiveness on the world tourism stage. As such, we are always pleased to provide a conduit to the industry to participate in collaborative research opportunities and connect the industry with educational resources.

Windekind Buteau-Duitschaever, an MA Candidate at the University of Waterloo's Department of Parks and Leisure Studies, is currently undertaking a study on Ontario Park's Governance model. This is the first study to ever examine five stakeholder groups perception of Ontario Parks Governance Model. The information provided will be of outmost importance for the process of determining the perceived level of good governance present in Ontario Parks management model. The results of the study will be shared with the research community and ultimately it may be possible to provide relevant advice to parks, recreation, and tourism professionals, elected officials, and policy makers. Please use the survey link below to begin completing the survey.

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