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Dene Games

Games are an important way to understand a people’s worldview and playing and understanding Dene Games will help both Dene and non-Dene...

Destination: UP - Reach Youth Group

Destination: UP (unlimited Potential) is the umbrella for all of HeartWood's youth in care programs. Reach is a 3-year personal...

Discounted Lift Pass Program

The Canadian Ski Council (CSC) is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to introduce more people to the healthy lifestyle of skiing...

Discover Healthy Eating! A Teacher’s Resource for Grades 1-8

Discover Healthy Eating! A Teacher’s Resource for Grades 1-8 was originally developed by Registered Dietitians, Nurses and Dental Educators...

Dixie Bloor Chronic Disease Prevention Project

The Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Center offers employment services and programs for newcomers and families. They recently initiated a chronic...

Dixon Hall Graffiti Transformation Project

In the Dixon Hall Graffiti Transformation Project, sixteen youth ages 14-21 create beautiful and meaningful murals that are displayed...

Dixon's Little Women - Hip Hop Girls Dance Troop

Dance has a fresh new look and energy with Dixon’s Little Women (D.L.W), a dance group of eight talented young women, (Angelina, Taryn,...

Doable Neighbourhood Project (DNP)

The Doable Neighbourhood Project (DNP) is a practical and participatory approach to creating healthier neighbourhoods in Ontario. The...

Dory Rowing Safety Workshop

The project focused on educating all interested community members on the dory and wharf safety practices while increasing the awareness...

Dovercourt Recreation Center Kinderkorner Fitness

Drop off your kids with us while you enjoy a fitness class or a workout in the gym. Led by caring and friendly staff, little ones will be...

Downtown Community Circus Camp

Between August 25 and 27, you may have seen Red Deer's youth juggling, unicycling, and tight rope walking as they participated in the first...

Dr John Wickwire’s Old Fashion Skating Party

Mother Nature's Winter gift! Perfect ice. This winter in spite of complex weather patterns has brought a few spectacular opportunities for...

Drop in Gymnastics Program for Children, Families, Teens and Adults.

Family Drop-In Children not in school yet and have energy to burn? Bad weather, energetic children at home needing somewhere to play?...

Earn-A-Bike/Drop-In Hours

Charlie’s FreeWheels is open for Drop-In hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 4:00-6:00.During this time youth...

Eastern Passage Education Centre Climbing Wall

Thanks to a recent Health Promoting School grant, EPEC has installed a new climbing wall. “The wall has quickly become a popular way for...

Easy, Quick, Click...with Drop - In - OnLine Classes

NEW! Drop-In Program Schedules Online: The Leisure Services Branch offers a wide variety of drop-in classes at our six Leisure Centres:...

Eat Smart!® Choices Calculator

Eat Smart! is an Ontario Public Health program with a goal to enhance people’s health by promoting healthy eating in smoke-free places and...

Eat Smart!® Ontario

Eat Smart! is an Ontario Public Health program with a goal to enhance people’s health by promoting healthy eating in smoke-free places and...

Eat Smart!® Recreation Centre Program

The overall goal of the Eat Smart! program is to contribute to the reduction of chronic diseases and food-borne illness in Ontario. When it...

Eat Smart!® Schools

Eat Smart! is an Ontario Public Health program with a goal to enhance people’s health by promoting healthy eating in smoke-free places and...

Eat Smart!® Workplace

Eat Smart! is an Ontario Public Health program with a goal to enhance people’s health by promoting healthy eating in smoke-free places and...

Eating Habit Busting-Bust Your Bad Eating Habits-12 Steps to a Heathier You!

This 12-month program works on the premise that to successfully make lifestyle adjustments you need to change one thing at a time, which...

Eco Endurance Challenge

The Eco-Endurance Challenge is an exciting and challenging eco-adventure hosted just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia. The E2C is a physically...

Eco- Sculputures -City of Burnaby

Be sure to discover the hidden horticultural treasures of Burnaby's Eco-sculptures. These modern form of topiary are works of art created...

Edmonton's Little Big Run

Kevin Tyler had a dream. In it, the director of the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre, saw thousands of happy and healthy Edmontonians...

Elder Help-Peel Volunteer Development Program

This program is designed to provide community members, particularly seniors, with the opportunities to develop knowledge and skills of the...

Environmental Influences on Physical Activity Levels in Youth

This study assessed the amount of physical activity engaged in by youth aged 11–13, in relation to: (1) the presence of neighborhood...

Environmental Volunteer Network (EVN) Interactive Website Job Board for Volunteers

A network of environmental organizations has created an interactive website job board for volunteers that will have other organizations...

Establishment of a Skate Park

Skateboarding by-laws were very restrictive in Cornwall, making it almost impossible to skateboard. The family of one youth who was...

Eva Rothwell Resource Centre at Robert Land - Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families

To reduce barriers to inclusion felt by the residents of the Keith neighbourhood by providing social, recreational, educational and...

Everybody Gets to Play

Everybody Gets to Play is a national initiative to enhance the quality of life for low-income families and their children by removing...

EXCEL Before & After- School Child Care Program

The EXCEL Child Care Program is a program of the Halifax Regional School Board that offers an option to parents when seeking before and...

Family Access Strategy - YMCA of Greater Toronto: Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families

The Family Access Strategy was created as an alternative to the Membership Assistance program because some families are able to afford...

Family Adventures in Nova Scotia

Freewheeling Adventures are active holidays for individuals and small groups, including bicycle tours, sea-kayak paddling trips, or...

Family Fitness

With the help from a grant from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority our local recreation Complex was able to offer a Family Fitness...

Family Fitness Classes

Tired of trying to find a baby sitter while you go to the gym? With Bulldog you'll never have that problem again. We've got great classes...

Family Halloween Fun Day & The Great Pumpkin Catapult Competition

A day full of HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES for all ages and THE GREAT PUMPKIN CATAPULT COMPETITION. Pumpkins get launched from trebuchets and...

Family Strengthening Programs

Family Strengthening Programs are a range of programs delivered to eligible families at no cost. They provide opportunities for parents...

Family, Fun, and Fit- A Program for Immigrants & Refugees

Family, Fun, and Fit provides an opportunity for physical exercise and recreational activities that participants may otherwise be unable to...

February Family Fun - Physical Activity Winter Challenge

A 4 week Family Active Challenge for the month of February. Easy to use tally sheets to record family activity levels. There are 11...

Fee Access Policy - Town of Milton: Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families

Everyone gets to play in Milton. The Town of Milton is pleased to promote financial assistance program options as we believe that all...

Field Trip Factory -FREE FIELD TRIPS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

At Field Trip Factory, we are passionate about what experiental learning programs bring to education. They are a ...

Fiery Foxes - Community Outdoor School for Kids

Children’s programming is our specialty. From basic outdoor experiences in our tracking club and after school programs, to our in-depth...

Fire Makers -Adult Program

Since the earliest days of human history we have had a very special relationship with fire. We use fire to heat our shelters, cook and...

Fit-Lit

This program provides a half hour of fitness and games and then an opportunity to enhance your reading. Over the past several years there...

Flipside Portable Skateboard Park and Youth Centre

“Flipside” Mobile Skate Park – Multiple Award Winner Youth Services outreach programs bring the action to your community with attractions...

Food for Thought- School Gardening

Where does our food come from It's a simple question that generated the Slow Food movement. In Nova Scotia the answer has schoolchildren...

Food, Family, Fun - Community Kitchen Program

Food, Family, Fun is a community kitchen open to parents and caregivers with children aged 0 to 6 years. Participants learn about healthy...

Forest and the Femme- Outdoor Recreation Program for Marginalized Women

Forest and the Femme (FATF) is a non-profit outdoor recreation program for highly marginalized women living in Vancouver’s DTES community....

Forest Grove Preschool Academy of Arts and Technology Fitness Program

Forest Grove’s focus on health is extended to various methods of exercise that we introduce children to. Specialists demonstrate yoga,...

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