6.01 Reduces illness & disability

How can you make a healthy lifestyle easy, playful and fun for kids? Why not integrate it into Summer camps! Shape Up is a flexible, non-binding program designed to adapt easily to the specific needs of each camp. It’s simple and free to sign up, and the experiences shared among member camps allow the program to evolve and improve from year to year. To help summer camps incorporate healthy habits, Shape Up has developed four mobilization strategies:

The Town Georgina in partnership with Jericho Youth Services is pleased to celebrate National Youth Week 2015, (May 1 -7, 2015). We will be offering a variety of recreational and sport activities for the youth of Georgina to participate and enjoy at no or minimal cost. May 1- The youth week festivities begin May 1 at the Georgina Ice Palace with the Jericho Youth Services Youth Dance. Youth ages 9-13 will be able to boogie to the beat and celebrate the start of National Youth Week.

MISSION Emphasis on the prevention of harm from the rise of drugs and alcohol through students' choice of positive lifestyles. This is being accomplished through education, life-style wellness activities, community outreach and charitable humanitarian endeavours.​ Who? It is a group of students from grade 5 to grade 12 What?

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) describes a community-based road safety program that aims to make a child’s journey to and from school safer. It may also encompass other goals such as reducing child pedestrian injuries, promoting safety, creating a cleaner environment by reducing traffic congestion, and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

The MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition… Do It!) Program is a community intervention aimed to empower families of overweight and obese children to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. This program combines all the elements known to be important when treating and preventing overweight and obesity in children, including family involvement, behaviour change, practical education in nutrition, and increasing physical activity. MEND is not a diet, nor is designed for rapid weight loss.

Mobilized FreeWheelers version 1.0 was an elaboration on our core Build-A-Bike program. The project explored the need for more community-based and locally specific knowledge of cycling and transportation access, based on experiences of young people living in marginalized communities in Toronto.

Past participants of Charlie’s FreeWheels learn on-road safety, get to see more of the city, and they can spend time with new friends.Bike Club has been to Scarborough Bluffs, Leslie Street Spit, the Don Valley Ravine, and to the Toronto Islands. Students typically choose places to go, and a picnic lunch is provided.

CFW is increasing its capacity to facilitate youth advocacy efforts related to cycling and active transportation. Mobilized FreeWheelers: Youth Advocacy capitalizes on community research done in 2013 to imagine creative solutions to build safe, accessible streets for young cyclists in Toronto.

Charlie’s FreeWheels is open for Drop-In hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 4:00-6:00.During this time youth who have gone through our Charlie’s FreeWheels programming have full access to tools and they are able to ask an experienced mechanic any questions about how to maintain their bicycle.

Our programming is predominately filled with boys and the bike world is filled with male mechanics. We are lucky enough to have Ainsley Naylor from Bike Pirates come and teach this class to our group of girls. Naylor also teaches a Woman and Trans Class at Bike Pirates. We are happy to have her to represent the female mechanics. We will also be inviting strong female role models from the community to talk and inspire our students.