Bryan R. Merrett

Bryan R. Merrett

Director, Partnerships & Engagement, Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada

Bryan R. Merrett has worked in a variety of sectors, including sport, mining and personal support services. He has spent the majority of his career working with National Sport Organizations and the RA Centre, offering business acumen. In his current role, Bryan has helped the development of the House of Sport through securing approximately $2 million in partnerships.

Breaking Down Barriers: How the RA Re-Imagined the Future

Friday, October 26
Time: 10:05 AM to 11:05 AM

In 2014 the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA) was at a crossroads due to a decline in its traditional business and an unhappy lender. Its new CEO had the task of planning a major overhaul of the RA business operations to reverse the course and identify ways to generate long-term, future-proofed revenue sources. This session will share the unique case study of this 75-year-old organization that did not adapt with market pressures and demands yet, in the end, was able to implement sound business acumen to future proof itself.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore business planning to develop new product or modify existing products/services
  • Identify how to develop plans for optimal return on investment
  • Discuss developing partnerships to achieve organizational objectives


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