Health for Life- Get Movin' Program for High Risk Children and Youth
Organization Sponsor: Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Organization Partner: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
In the absence of municipal recreation programs, developing infrastructure and programs for children and youth- particularly aimed at lower socio-economic and high risk. Number of different activities initiated including a climbing club, a white-water club, peer led hackey sac sessions and a prep for life away from home group called Gravity that addressed cooking skills, budgeting etc. Infrastructure development included the installation of a disc golf course and a skateboard park. Current activities are focused on providing free after-school programs based at rural schools.
Ontario Heart Health Project
Outcome evaluations determined which programs would be sustained. Infrastructure sustainable, integration of programs into agencies sustainable
More opportunities for active recreation- advocacy by community for public recreation
Varied with program.
Partnership, energy and commitment of program organizers, heart health money
Sustaining the energy. Funding. Strategies= recruitment of new partners, looking for continued sources of funding
Started in 1998 and is still going.