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MattersREPORTONHIGHFIVECanadasqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreation WhatsInsideWhatisHIGHFIVE4WhyHIGHFIVE5Achievements6SuccessStories7Trends8PhysicalLiteracy9MentalHealth10HealthyCompetition11MeasuringQuality12DefningQuality14ConnecttoQuality16TakeAction17Qualitymattersbecauseresearchshowspeoplearemorelikelytostayactiveforlifeiftheyhaveapositiveexperienceinsportrecreationandphysicalactivitywhentheyareachild.HIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntario2 ForewordsAcknowledgementsManygovernmentsundersandcommunityagencieshavecontributedtothedevelopmentoHIGHFIVEsinceresearchbeganin1994.BecauseothevisionotheseleadersHIGHFIVEhasbeenabletogrowandthriveensuringlongtermsustainability.HIGHFIVEAqualitystandardorchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntarioPARKSANDRECREATIONONTARIOLarryKetchesonCEOParksandRecreationOntarioParksandRecreationOntarioPROispleasedtopresentthisveryrstQualityMattersReportonHIGHFIVE.ForalmosttwodecadesPROhascontinuedtoinvestinresearchanddevelopmentonhealthychilddevelopment.Theresultisarobustandcomprehensivequalityassurancestandardorchildrenssportandrecreation.ThisreportcapturestheachievementsoHIGHFIVEasithasgrowntobecomeanationallyrecognizedstandardbeingdeliveredinbothociallanguagesacrossCanada.ItalsooutlinescurrenttrendsthatarehavinganimpactonthehealthoourchildrenandhowHIGHFIVEisresponding.YoullseehowHIGHFIVEmakesadiferenceinthelivesothousandsochildreneachyear.PROwouldliketorecognizeitsmanystakeholdersromnewRegisteredOrganizationstoAuthorizedProvidersacrossthecountrywhoshareourcommitmenttochildrenandcontributetothesuccessoHIGHFIVE.LJBartleDirectorHIGHFIVENationalStandardPeopleotentakequalityorgrantedandtheydontnecessarilylookorit.BeoreHIGHFIVEtherewasnocomprehensivequalitystandardorchildrenssportandrecreation.Noworganizationsaretakingqualityseriously.Theytraintheirstaftoensurekidshaveapositiveexperience.TheyassesstheirprogramsusingHIGHFIVEsscienticallyvalidatedtoolsandtheyensurekeypoliciesandproceduresareinplaceandbeingusedontherontlines.Butitsdenitelyintentional.Andthoserunningqualityprogramsorchildrenwantyoutoknowthat.HIGHFIVEhelpshundredsoorganizationsworkingwithmorethan600000kidsalloverCanadatoprovidethemwiththepositiveexperiencetheyneedsotheykeepcomingback.50000childrenliveonCanadianForcesBasesacrossCanada.Thosekidsparticipateinsportandrecreationandarehavingpositiveexperiencestherebecauseothemilitaryscommitmenttoprovidingtheiramilieswithquality.HIGHFIVEsupportsallCanadianswhovaluequalityandarecommittedtokeepingkidsphysicallyactiveandemotionallyhealthyorlie. WhatisHIGHFIVEProramAssessmentsTraininDevelopmentAwarenessPoliciesProceduresCanadasqualitystandardforchildrensrecreationandsport.VisionThroughsustainedinvolvementinqualityrecreationandsportactivitiesallchildrenaged6to12areexperiencinghealthychilddevelopment.MissionEnsurethatsportandrecreationpractitionersdevelopahighlevelofexpertiseinchilddevelopmentHelpparentstomakeinformedchoicesProvidepractitionerswithtoolsforenhancingandmaintainingahighlevelofprogramqualityHistoryDevelopedandlicensedbyParksandRecreationOntarioResearchbeganin1994andcontinuestobethebasisforHIGHFIVEsresourcesandinitiativesLaunchedin2001AvailableacrossCanadainEnglishandFrenchQualityFrameworkforHealthyChildDevelopmentHIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntario4 HIGHFIVEWorksComprehensiveevidence-basedapproachMeasurablethroughscientically-proventoolsImprovesqualityandoverallsatisactionMeetsincreasingdemandsorqualityassurancecerticationKidsexcelinliethroughpositivesportandrecreationexperiencesKidsareencouragedtostayactiveorlieAddressessocietalchallengesincludingmentalhealthandphysicalinactivityEducatesthesectorontheemotionalsocialandcognitiveneedsokidsProvidesparentswithanidentiablestandardPeopleandorganizationstrustHIGHFIVEtohelpthemmakeadiferenceinchildrenslivesbygivingthemthebestwaytoplayWhyHIGHFIVEMatters HIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntario6AchievementsBecauseofthededicationandcommitmentofvaluedstakeholdersanddeliverypartnerswhobringHIGHFIVEtolifeinprogrammingeachdaywereproudtosharetheseachievements.ReachingfortheTopRecognizedasaBestPracticeforAccreditationinafederalreportReachingfortheTopAreportbytheAdvisoronHealthyChildrenandYouthDr.K.Leitch2008HIGHFIVEhasdevelopedqualityassurancestandardsdesignedtosupportthesafetywell-beingandhealthydevelopmentofchildreninallrecreationandsportprograms.Thisdoesntjustapplytophysicalhealthbutmentalhealthaswell.Dr.K.LeitchMostPromisingSolutionRecommendedasabestpracticeinthe2010reportfromtheFederalProvincialTerritorialMinistersMeetingaddressingtheAfter-SchoolTimePeriodandPhysicalActivity.AfterSchoolTrainingOpportunitiesRecognizedbyfederalgovernmentin2012withintheMulti-sectoralFrameworkforActionontheAfterSchoolTimePeriodaspartofthesharedareasofactionfortraining.2013CanadianRedCrossInjuryPreventionAwardAwardedtoParksandRecreationOntarioforitsoutstandingachievementandcommitmenttoimprovingthelivesofvulnerablepeopleinCanadathroughtheHIGHFIVEStandard. SuccessStoriesOurcollaborationwithHIGHFIVEhelpsourTrainingPartnersachievetheirgoaloprovidingtheiremployeeswithknowledgeonhowtocreatesaeunandpositiveexperiencesorchildrenwithinanaquaticenvironment.WevalueourrelationshipwithHIGHFIVEandtheirexpertiseinhealthychilddevelopment.ItrainedmystafinHIGHFIVESportandtheoutcomewasincredible.Forthersttimein11seasonsIhadnocomplaintsromparents.NormallyIreceiveatleastonecomplaintaweekendoverthe9weekprogramblock.Itisusuallyabouthowthecoachisnotinterestedintheirchildortheyarenotchallengingtheathletesenough.Togoaullseasonwith140childrenandnocomplaintsisaminormiracleandHIGHFIVESportplayedahugepartinthat.Notonlydidthecoacheslearnwhatitmeanttobeagoodcoachhowtostayinthechallengezoneandappealtotheirmentalhealthbutitbondedthemasagroup.Thestafeltlikeateamandthegoalwastodevelopstrongathletesandrelationships.GailBottenProvincialProgramManagerCanadianRedCrossShawnLettonFormerProgressionProgramsDirectorTheGeorgianPeaksSkiClubThroughourpartnershipwithHIGHFIVEwehavereceivedexcellentsupporttohelpusbuildstrongerrecreationprogramsandstafthatmeettheneedsomilitarycommunitiescoasttocoast.ThroughHIGHFIVEourstafistaughttobuildsupportiverelationshipsthatstrengthenresiliencyandboostselesteem.AndourprogramsandpoliciesareassessedusingtheQUESTtoolswhichenableustoaddressconcernsandbuildonsuccessessupportingthesaetywell-beingandthehealthydevelopmentoparticipants.RyanCaneSeniorManagerRecreationProgramsDirectorGeneralPersonnelandFamilySupportServicesCanadianForcesBases HIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntario8TrendsHIGHFIVEisproactivelyrespondingtosocietalchallengesandinitiativesrelatedtohealthychilddevelopment.Thissectionoutlinessomeofthekeytrendsinwhichwevebeenactivelyinvolvedthisyearalongwiththeactiontakenthroughourleadershipinqualitysportandrecreationforchildren.1.PhysicalLiteracy2.MentalHealth3.HealthyCompetition Trend1PhysicalLiteracyIndividualswhoarephysicallyliteratemovewithcompetenceandconfdenceinawidevarietyophysicalactivitiesinmultipleenvironmentsthatbeneftthehealthydevelopmentothewholeperson.PhysicalLiteracyhasbeenagrowingtrendthatHIGHFIVEhasbeeninvolvedwithorthepast5yearsthroughitsalignmentwithCanadianSportorLieCS4LandotherorganizationssuchasPhysicalandHealthEducationCanadaPHECanadaandActiveorLie.ToachievesharedgoalsostronghealthandlielongparticipationitisimportanttoensurethatsportandrecreationexperiencesmeetthephysicalandemotionalneedsoCanadianchildren.HIGHFIVEhasworkedcooperativelywithCS4LandotherstoprovideHIGHFIVETrainersandparticipantsthelatestresearchonchildrensphysicalneedstodevelopphysicalliteracywhichalsohelpstopreventinjuries.Thisgivesthoseworkingdirectlywithchildrentheknowledgeneededtodesignchildrensprogramswithphysicalliteracyinmindsinceresearchhasshownthattheseskillsarebesttaughtbeoretheageo12oronsetopuberty.WebelieveeverychildisbornalittleathletethereoreCS4Loutlinesapathwayorlong-termathletedevelopmentwithtwogoalsfrstlylielongparticipationinsportandphysicalactivityandsecondlytheproperdevelopmenttoallowCanadianstoexcelinsport.CS4LisdesignedtosupportparentsinunderstandingwhattheyneedtoconsiderinhelpingtheirchildtoenjoybeingactiveorlieandsupportsHIGHFIVEincreatingthebestwayorchildrentoplay.-RichardWayCS4LExpertGroupHIGHFIVEAlignment1.PhysicalLiteracymessagesandactivitieshavebeenincorporatedintoallrontlineleaderandcoachtrainingtohelpthoseworkingdirectlywithchildrenidentiywheretheycanenhancetheirprogrammingtoachievemutuallybenefcialgoals.2.TheHIGHFIVEPhysicalActivityToolkitprovidesinormationandactivitiesrelatedtophysicalliteracyundamentalmovementskillsandmoderatetovigorousphysicalactivitythatcanbeeasilyadaptedintoexistingprogramming.ItwascreatedincollaborationwithPHECanadaandisavailableasadownloadromtheHIGHFIVEDatabase.3.HIGHFIVEsAuthorizedProvidersacrossCanadahaveaddedextraproessionaldevelopmenttoHIGHFIVETrainerUpgradesthroughNCCPsFundamentalMovementSkillsandorCS4LsPhysicalLiteracy101toenhanceknowledgebaseinPhysicalLiteracyorHIGHFIVEOrganizationsprovidingprogrammingorchildren.Whodoweworkwithonthisinitiative HIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntario10Trend2MentalHealth1in5Canadianchildrenaresueringromamentalhealthdisorder.Dr.StanleyKutcherSunLieFinancialChairinAdolescentMentalHealthDalhousieUniversityandtheIWKHealthCentreHealthcareQuarterly2011Itisestimatedthatmorethan800000CanadianchildrenexperiencementalhealthdisorderssuchasanxietyAttentionDecitHyperactivityDisorderADHDanddepression.Theseconditionscancausesignicantsymptomsandimpairedunctioningathomeatschoolandinthecommunity.HIGHFIVEhasalwaysbeenocusedonnurturingkidsemotionalhealthandallHIGHFIVEtrainingisbasedontheprinciplesohealthychilddevelopment.DuringthepastewyearsHIGHFIVEhasputmoreemphasisonsupportingrontlineleadersandcoachesaroundchildrensmentalhealth.Manyotheseleadersareyoungandlackexperiencewhendealingwithchildrenwithsuchchallenges.HIGHFIVEtooknoteothisgapandcreatedanonlinemoduleandresourcetopositivelyinfuencechildrensmentalhealth.HealthyMindsorHealthyChildrenisspecicallyaimedatthoseworkingdirectlywithchildreninsportandrecreation.DevelopedwithexpertiseromDr.StanleyKutcherandDr.WayneHammondResiliencyInitiativesthisnewtrainingoersengagementstrategiesornurturingresiliencyinchildrenandprovidesinsightsintocommonmentalhealthdistressordisordersthatchildrencouldbeexperiencing.OurchildrenandyouthareotenexcludedromrecreationalactivitiesduetotheirmentalhealthchallengesandwearethrilledtoseetraininglikeHIGHFIVEHealthyMindsorHealthyChildrenthatwillprovideinormationthatcanhopeullyenhanceourchildrensabilitytoparticipateonceagaininsportsandrecreationprograms.-KeliAndersonExecutiveDirectorTheF.O.R.C.E.SocietyorKidsMentalHealthHIGHFIVEAlignment1.HIGHFIVEHealthyMindsorHealthyChildrenonlinetrainingisavailablereeochargetoanyonewhohascompletedHIGHFIVEPrinciplesoHealthyChildDevelopmentPHCDorHIGHFIVESporttrainingso85000rontlineleadersandcoacheshaveeasyaccesstoengagementstrategiesorkidswhoarenotengaging.2.HIGHFIVEHealthyMindsorHealthyChildrenresourcehasadditionalactivitiesandinormationincludingcommunicationtechniquesorsensitivediscussionswithparentssoorganizationseelsupportedintheirefortstoaddresskidsmentalhealth.ItisavailableasadownloadromtheHIGHFIVEDatabase.3.HIGHFIVENationalDirectorLJBartlesitsonanumberonationalcommitteesocusedonchildrensmentalhealthandphysicalactivitytohelppromoteproactiveandpreventativeapproachestohealthychilddevelopmentinsportandrecreation.WhodoweworkwithonthisinitiativeDr.StanKutcherProessoroPsychiatrySunLieFinancialChairinAdolescentMentalHealthDirectorWHOCollaboratingCentreDalhousieUniversityandIWKHealthCentre Trend3HealthyCompetition90ochildrenwouldratherplayonalosingteamthansitonthebenchoawinningteam.-Dr.RainerMartensSportPsychologistAuthoroBestSellingSuccessulCoachingSeveralyearsagosportorganizationswhowereusingHIGHFIVEtrainingaskedorasportmodulethatdealtwithcompetitiveenvironments.SoHIGHFIVEandtheOfordCentreorChildStudiesdidaliteraturereviewtoevaluatewhetherornotcompetitionwasgoodorchildren.ThendingswerethatcompetitioncanbegoodorbadorchildrendependingontheseactorsWhileHIGHFIVEcannotchangethedevelopmentalreadinessothechilditcanhelpimprovetheenvironmentsandattitudesothosearoundthechildtoenhanceeveryonescompetitiveexperience.HIGHFIVEalsosurveyedcommunitycoachestondoutwhattheirtop5challengeswere.TheysaidHIGHFIVESportwasdevelopedtakingallthatintoconsiderationandisnowbeingusedbynationalprovincialandlocalsportorganizationstohelpcoachestohaveabetterunderstandingochildrensmentalhealthandemotionalneedsinacompetitiveenvironment.Itissoeasytogetcaughtupincompetitionandlosesightotheoverallobjective.HIGHFIVEandotherorganizationsthatworkwithchildrenwhoarereallyinterestedindevelopmentochildrenreallyremindusthatthisiswhatwereheretodo.-Dr.PeterJensenSportPsychologyExpertCanadianOlympicTeamAcompetitiveenvironmentcanalsoexistwithinswimminglessonsaskidsworktheirwaythroughmultiplelevelsandHIGHFIVEisworkingwith3CanadianaquaticsorganizationsTheCanadianRedCrosstheLiesavingSocietyinOntarioandICanSwimtoensurekidslearntoswiminapositiveenvironment.HIGHFIVEAlignment1.TheHIGHFIVECoachKitavailabletoanyonewhohastakenHIGHFIVESportprovidescoacheswithareectionjournalorsel-evaluationandgoalsettingaswellasotherplanningtoolsincludingaCodeoEthicsorSportParentsGuardianssocoachescanrunorganizedandevidence-basedprograms.AllotheseresourcesareavailableasadownloadromtheHIGHFIVEDatabase.2.HIGHFIVEAuthorizedProvidershavecollaboratedwithprovincialcoachingassociationsandgovernmentstooferHIGHFIVESportwithcommunitysporttrainingasaone-dayproessionaldevelopmentorcoachesandrecreationproessionalstoaddresskidsemotionalandphysicalneeds.3.TheCanadianRedCrosstheLiesavingSocietyinOntarioandICanSwimareallHIGHFIVEAliateProviderswhohavecollaboratedtooferHIGHFIVEtrainingwithintheirteachingenvironmentstoearndualcerticationandprovideamoreholisticaquaticexperienceorkids.Whodoweworkwithonthisinitiative1.Dealingwithparents2.Ensuringairplay3.Keepingchildsinterest4.Developingnewskills5.DealingefectivelywithbullyingandteasingThedevelopmentalreadinessothechildThesupportandattitudesotheparentsguardiansTheenvironmentcreatedbythecoachcluborleague 79WereGrowingupHIGHFIVEhasgreaterimpactthaneverbeforethankstoourAuthorizedProvidersdeliverypartnersandOrganizations20122013totalgrowthin2013HIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntario12 9Growth12Growth5Growth15Growth12Growth12Growth9Growth5GrowthMeasuringQualityQuantiyingournationalgrowthisvitaltounderstandingthetangibleefectsthatqualityexperiencesinsportandrecreationhaveonchildren.350206750008600093004001300arebeingpositivelyafectedbytheirexperienceswithHIGHFIVEOrganizationsacrossthecountrywhichwillkeepthemcomingbackormore.includingMunicipalitiesBoysandGirlsClubsYMCAsYWCAsCollegesandSportOrganizationsarecommittedtooferingqualityprogramsorchildren.arelicensedtodeliverHIGHFIVEwithintheirprovinceterritorybecausetheyvaluetheroleoqualityassuranceinthesector.havegoneaboveandbeyondtoachievethehighestleveloexcellenceorqualityassuranceinchildrenssportandrecreation.insportandrecreationhavebeentrainedinHIGHFIVEPrinciplesoHealthyChildDevelopmentgivingthemtheknowledgeandresourcestoprovidequalityexperiencesorchildren.insportandrecreationhaveconductedQUEST2assessmentstoensureprogramquality.insportandrecreationhaveconductedQUEST1assessmentsotheirpoliciesandprocedurestoensuretheyhavekeypoliciesandproceduresbeingusedontherontlines.havebeencertiedtodeliverHIGHFIVEtrainingororganizationsseekingqualitytrainedstaf.11AuthorizedProvidersacrossCanadaPARKSANDRECREATIONONTARIORegisteredOrganizationsAccreditedOrganizationsfrontlineleaderschildrensupervisorsmanagersTrainers HIGHFIVEholdstruetotheollowingfvePrinciplesofhealthychilddevelopmentthattheresearchindicatesareessentialorqualityprograms.ACaringAdultPlayParticipationFriendsMasteryDefHIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntario14 ingLITYQualityprogramsensure1.Practitionershaveknowledgeandtrainingonthedevelopmentochildren2.Practitionersareabletoassesstheimpactoallaspectsotheirprogramonchildren3.Practitionersadheretothe5PrinciplesohealthychilddevelopmentinThedesignanddevelopmentoprogramsandactivitiesthedeliveryoprogramsandactivitiesthehiringandtrainingostafandtheselectionositesandenvironments4.Signicantemphasisisplacedoninteractionsbetweenchildrenandstafasrecreationandsportleadersareperectlysituatedtoplaythiscriticalrole ConnecttoQualitywww.HIGHFIVE.orgSeewhosinvolvedwww.HIGHFIVE.orgwho-involvedHIGHFIVECANADAHIGHFIVE_CANADAHIGHFIVECanada1HIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntario16 TakeActionJoinHIGHFIVEandcommittoqualityorchildrenLearnaboutHIGHFIVEtrainingwww.HIGHFIVE.orgtake-actionget-trainedRegisteryourorganizationwww.HIGHFIVE.orgtake-actionbecome-high-fve-organizationHelpspreadthewordwww.HIGHFIVE.orgtake-actionbecome-high-fve-advocate www.HIGHFIVE.orgHIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntarioAvailableAcrossCanadainfoHIGHFIVE.org1888.222.9838PARKSANDRECREATIONONTARIO