Quality of Life Benefits
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.
Learn and understand more about creative writing and thinking about writing in Spoken Word!
A talent show for anyone who likes to sing. dance, recite poetry, do stand-up comedy.
Wild About Vancouver (WAV) Outdoor Education Festival is a free public festival offering practical ways to get children (and adults) outdoors more regularly. It is open to the public and aims to unite and create long-term sustainable Outdoor and Experiential Learning (OEL) networks for organizations, schools, youth programs, and the broader citizenry (including youth and First Nations) of Vancouver.
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.
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, Nutritionâ€¦ 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.
The Sisters in Action program provides an opportunity to young Muslim women to engage in social recreational activities, sports and opportunities to develop skills through mentorship.
The Global Roots Garden is an intergenerational project in partnership with The Stop Community Food Centre to learn gardening, cooking and environmental skills. Youth work with senior newcomers to grow their own community gardens and harvest the vegetables too! Participants also get to learn about nutrition, and get to share healthy recipes and recipes of different cultural origins.
NEAT (Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto) is a very unique program designed to help immigrants/convention refugees to gain hands-on experience in Event Planning. Newcomers are matched with experienced mentors for a period of 4-6 months and work as a team to research, plan and execute free guided tours that are open to the community.
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