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Ontario Playground Academy

The Ontario Parks Association (OPA) has developed the Ontario Playground Academy to meet the needs of those involved and responsible for...

Ontario’s Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum

The revised Health and Physical Education (H...

Open Door Circus Program For Halifax Street Youth

Circus Circle is a social circus program for marginalized youth in Nova Scotia.It is based on the highly successful program of the Cirque...

Opening Our Streets for Health

With generous funding from the Ontario Government, ‘Opening Our Streets for Health’gives 8-80 Cities the opportunity to inspire and support...

Opportunities for Youth: Regular Summer Program

The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC), a program of Nova Scotia Environment, was established in 1989. The NSYCC's mandate is to...

Osteofit

Osteofit is a 12-week program that focuses on improving the quality of life for those people living with Osteoporosis. The program runs...

Outdoor Community Rinks in Truro

The Town of Truro has begun an initiative entitled "Active Communities". Through this initiative, the Town will be providing assistance to...

Outside Looking In: A Recreational Youth Development Program for Aboriginal Youth

Outside Looking In (OLI) is a youth development program created by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people. The program offers Aboriginal...

Over the Garden Gate -YWCA

Over the Garden Gate is an annual self-guided tour of private gardens in HRM. Each year, event enthusiasts receive a detailed guide which...

Owls Workshop (AoM) The Art of Mentoring- Parents and Tots Nature Based Program

The OWLS journey is an amazing exploration of the role of an elder who walks in balance with the natural environment, and brings forward...

P.A.C.Y. Program

The PACY Program is available for children grades P - 8. We offer this program 4 days a week and in two different areas from September to...

P.A.C.Y. Program (Physical Activity for Children and Youth)

Program Objective: To improve physical fitness of children aged 5-12 years old by 10% over a 3-5 year period Physical activity programs are...

P.L.A.Y. (Positive Leisure Activities for Youth) Program Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families

P.L.A.Y. is a local program that assists low-income families with the cost of registration fees and equipment for their children's...

P.R.O. KIDZ

P.R.O.Kidz, the Positive Recreation Opportunities for Children and Youth program was developed by the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario. With...

Pace Car Program

The Pace Car Program is an international citizen-based traffic calming initiative that encourages residents to take responsibility for...

PACE-2-Face Tele-mentoring

PACE 2000 International Foundation 1.Show seniors that they can be a valuable resource in the community and improve their mental and...

Paintball LASER Tag :The New Paintless Way to Play Paintball

The new paintless way to play Paintball By adapting real paintball markers, Paintball Laser Tag is the new realistic and paintless way to...

Parkour

Halifax over the last few years has been slowly developing an amazing community of people from all different walks of life that have one...

Partenaires pour les bénévoles

Cet organisme communautaire, qui a vu modestement le jour en 2002, est maintenant devenu un indispensable instrument de services et d'...

Party in The Right Spirit

Every year young people prepare for parties and celebrations with great expectations. Sometimes the pressure to have the "best time ever"...

PASS Female Hockey School

PASS Female Hockey school is dedicated to developing female players to achieve their highest potential. We continue to be leaders in the...

PawPlex Kids and their Dog Camp

Full day and Half day camps available, this unique camp combines fun and a great learning experience for children and their dogs. The days...

Pawsitively Pets Dogsled Camp

Exploring the love of pets and animals is a great learning experience for children and allows them to build self confidence and a sense of...

Payment Assistance Program - City of Waterloo Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families

The program provides an opportunity for residents of Waterloo to participate in City of Waterloo recreation, leisure and affiliated minor...

Peachy Palooza

Everything's peachy at Dempsey Corner Orchard. Around August 22-23 the peaches are perfect for picking. Fresh juicy pandies peach peaches...

Physical Activity Scavenger Hunt

It's a scavenger hunt that involved a lot of activities to get to the next clue. For example, do 3 somersaults facing south and then hop...

PlayEscapes

What is PlayEscapes? PlayEscapes is a FREE summer drop-in program offered by the City of Regina. The program offers leader-facilitated play...

Playground Activity Leaders in Schools - P.A.L.S.

The P.A.L.S. program encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender, size, or ability. P.A.L.S. was...

Playground Program: City of Oshawa - Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families

Summer playground programs are coming to a neighbourhood park near you beginning Monday, July 12. Kids aged six to 12 are invited to check...

Playing for Keeps- Neighborhood Games

Playing for Keeps is… Hitting the ground running. Getting the ball rolling. Shooting for a better quality of life. Fighting childhood...

Pop-up Parks : Positive Programs To Help At-Risk Youth in Minneapolis

Minneapolis renewed efforts to tackle juvenile crime began this week with a series of “pop-up parks” aimed at getting teens off the streets...

Positive Leisure Activities for Youth (P.L.A.Y.)

The program pays for registration fees for children age 0 to 17 for sports and recreation because the family income is low . There is a...

Power Hour Before and After School Program

This school program will take place before school from 7:45am - 8:15am and immediately after school from 2:30pm-3:30 pm. The purpose of the...

Powerful Bones, Powerful Girls

Best Bones Forever!™ is a national bone health campaign aimed at helping girls ages 9-14 and their parents understand that now is the time...

Prenatal Pedometer Challenge

The Prenatal Pedometer Challenge was launched on May 5 to kick off Summer Active and as an addition to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit...

PRO Kids

In 2003-04, the Ministry of Health Promotion provided a grant to the City of Thunder Bay Recreation & Culture Division through the...

Progress in the Park : Bringing the Pieces Together

Progress in the Park is a new community development project created and managed by Paige Farah. The project is based on the goal to...

Promoting New Skills for New Immigrants

So successful was a series of workshops on various aspects of volunteerism that many of the participants have already signed on as...

PROPS (Peers Running Organized Play Stations)

PROPS incorporates training for peer leaders in the areas of leadership, communication, conflict resolution, safety and the playground...

Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies

The mobilization of Aboriginal sport leaders to proactively address the concerns facing Aboriginal sport at all levels is responsible for...

Queens Ice Dreams

We were able to gather $500.00/community from the council to give to each community that was interested in building an outdoor rink. Five...

Raise the Bar — For Healthier Generations

Raise the Bar is a generational campaign beginning in north-central Calgary designed to increase physical activity levels among children,...

Reach Up, Reach Out: Best Practices in Mental Health Promotion for Culturally Diverse Seniors.

VON Canada Eastern Region has been successful in securing funding for a three-year national project entitled Reach Up, Reach Out: Best...

Real Food Movement

Hellmann’s® mayonnaise was founded on the principle of using real, simple ingredients – like eggs, oil and vinegar. Our commitment to...

Rebel 14 - Free Events By Youth For Youth

Rebel 14 is a collaborative week of events for youth in the City of Mississauga bringing together a celebration of National Youth Week,...

REC'n Crew High School B-Boy

The REC'n Crew is a group of teenagers who work to promote hip hop in central Nova Scotia and beyond. The crew began developing four years...

Recess Guardians-Unique Program Puts Play Time Back Into Recess

Recess Guardians encourages students to be school leaders. Elementary school children are getting their recesses back thanks to a new...

Recreation Designed for the Homeless

Edmonton's Bissell Centre and Boyle Street Community Services have joined together to create a new initiative that would encourage the...

Recreation Summer Fun

A variety of recreation programs offered during the months of July and August each year primarily for ages 4 - 15. Examples: Bike Day Trip,...

Recreational Kiteboarding

Atlantic Wind Adventure took a group of Boy Scouts ages 8-14 to Conrad Beach 15 kilometers east of Dartmouth, for an afternoon of kiting....

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