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The after school program is a free program for school-aged children. Its objective is producing active and healthy kids in both mind and body. The program includes a variety of physical activities and sports, cooking classes, a daily healthy snack, guest speakers, some reading and homework help, along with self-esteem building activities. The goal of the program is to meet the social, physical and nutritional needs of the students.

"6 years ago, the city gave us a piece of abandoned land in the middle of our community that was full of garbage and weeds. What used to be weeds is now full of herbs and vegetables, all organic, that we use for our dressings. People used to look at us like we are gang people and going nowhere.

Progress in the Park is a new community development project created and managed by Paige Farah. The project is based on the goal to empower the residents of Mulgrave Park, a public housing neighbourhood in the North End of Halifax home to over 250 families, by engaging them in projects that will directly benefit them and their community. 

B2ten is a privately funded, CRA registered, charitable organization operating as a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association
B2ten contributes to amateur sport and the greater good of society by:

· Providing training and preparation related services to elite amateur athletes.

· Investing in the development of Canada's coaches and service providers.

· Developing a legacy of enhanced sport, play and well-being.

The Provincial Territorial Network Partners are non government and governmental organizations that have partnered with Active Healthy Kids Canada to help inform, distribute and communicate the findings of the Report Card in their own jurisdictions.

Welcome to the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, home of the Community Garden Society of Inuvik and thousands of plants! We are very proud to be the most northerly greenhouse in North America and the only Community Greenhouse of its kind in the world!

Youth and adults working together, they envision the creation of an inclusive park in the Annapolis Royal Area that is welcoming to people of all ages and diverse interests. The park has excellent skateboarding facilities, green space, shade trees, walking trail, and benches for spectators. Bringing about this concrete vision resulted in changes in perceptions of skateboarders from 'punk vandals' to contributing members of the community.

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality standard for organizations providing sport and recreation programs for children aged 6 to 12. Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) founded HIGHFIVE® in 2001 after years of research. The resulting training is now being implemented across the country. Research identified five principles of healthy child development that are essential for quality programs: A Caring Adult, Friends, Play, Mastery, and Participation.

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality standard for organizations providing sport and recreation programs for children aged 6 to 12. Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) founded in 2001 after years of research. The resulting training is now being implemented across the country. Research identified five principles of healthy child development that are essential for quality programs: A Caring Adult, Friends, Play, Mastery and Participation.

HIGH FIVE® is currently Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s sport and recreation programs ages 6-12. Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) founded in 2001 after years of research. The resulting training is now being implemented across the country. Research identified five principles of healthy child development that are essential for quality programs: A Caring Adult, Friends, Play, Mastery and Participation.