1.08 Contributes to mental health

Forest and the Femme (FATF) is a non-profit outdoor recreation program for highly marginalized women living in Vancouver’s DTES community. We provide access to nature for the city’s most vulnerable and isolated women. Our goal is to facilitate a sense of freedom, empowerment and self worth through contact with nature, skill building and social engagement.

Playing for Keeps is…

Hitting the ground running. Getting the ball rolling. Shooting for a better quality of life. Fighting childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Making the leap toward a healthier, stronger and more connected community.

The Canadian Curling Association Rocks & Rings program is designed to introduce the Olympic sport of curling to elementary school children. By bringing the curling rink to the school gym we reach children that would otherwise not have access to the roaring game.

Goofing Around provides a before and after school program. Our program goes into action at the beginning of the school year and offers:
• Pick up & drop off services
• Nutritional meals

The Clare Recreation Department offers a monthly calendar of physical activities for youth, such as swimming and skating. Activities take place on Mondays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. A leader is hired one day per week in each elementary school to offer physical activity programming for students in grades 4 to 6 from 2:15 to 5:00 p.m.

Dancing Classrooms is an in-school social and emotional learning program that cultivates essential life skills in fifth and eighth grade children though the practice of ballroom dance. The Dancing Classrooms program transforms girls and boys into mature, self-reliant, and elegant young ladies and gentlemen during its 10-week residencies.

Form a community, school or workplace team and together ‘walk the distance’ of the Mackenzie River from Fort Providence to Tuktoyaktuk. Registration start December 9, 2013 and ends January 17, 2014

Teams have from January 6 to March 3, 2014 to collectively walk a total of 1,658 km.

UWALK is a province-wide initiative that aims to increase  the physical activity of Albertans through walking.

Always dreamed of joining the circus? Want to try a different art form and experiment with movement? Learn the basics of circus arts from one of Toronto’s leading social circus companies!

Unstructured play in nature is proven to be beneficial to children of all ages. Turn off the TV and join us for interactive, seasonal play activities designed to connect you and your child with nature. Get comfortable playing outside! Explore nature using all of your senses. Build a fort, follow an animal track and see where it takes you? Scoop critters from the water, net insects on flowers and observe up close. Create creatures using mud natural materials and imagination.