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PRO/HIGH FIVE Office Closed

16 Mar, 2020
The PRO/HIGH FIVE office is closed to visits due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) until further notice. Staff are still working and will be able to assist stakeholders. General inquiries can be sent to...

Congratulations to this year’s new and re-verified HIGH FIVE® Accredited Organizations!

5 Mar, 2020
Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) is pleased to introduce the two new and seven re-verified HIGH FIVE® Accredited Organizations. HIGH FIVE Accreditation is recognized nationally as the highest level...

Official Launch of HIGH FIVE Healthy Aging

24 May, 2019
On May 22, 2019, Parks and Recreation Ontario hosted the official launch of HIGH FIVE Healthy Aging—Canada’s first comprehensive training program dedicated to enhancing the quality of older adult...

Principles of Healthy Aging Approved for Non-NCCP Professional Development Points

14 May, 2019
Continuing our partnership with the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC), HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging has now been approved for non-National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)...

HIGH FIVE Accredited Organizations Permitted to Operate Authorized Recreational and Skill-Building Programs in Ontario

3 May, 2019
In April 2019, the Ontario government announced changes that will increase choices for families by allowing certain recreation providers to offer after school programs to children ages 4-12. That...

City of St. John's: First Accredited Organization Outside of Ontario

29 Apr, 2019
On April 28, 2019, the City of St. John’s celebrated becoming the first HIGH FIVE Accredited organization outside of Ontario. Since 2004 the City’s Recreation Division along with community partner...

Fresh Insight from the Principles of Healthy Aging Training

6 Mar, 2019
After more than 20 years in the recreation sector, I thought I had heard all there was to know about working with older adults. I have a degree in sociology and gerontology and I had taken countless...

Congratulations to this year’s new and re-verified HIGH FIVE® Accredited Organizations!

5 Feb, 2019
  TORONTO, ON (February 5, 2019) – HIGH FIVE Accreditation is the highest recognized level of quality and safety in children’s sport and recreation in Canada. Organizations that have achieved...

Unique No More

17 Jan, 2019
The Principles of Healthy Child Development training focuses on giving children's program leaders the tools to help children feel good about themselves and to promote mutual understanding. The "I am...

City of Toronto: Community Recreation Branch Wins Award of Excellence for Employee Engagement in HIGH FIVE Accreditation

15 Nov, 2018
We often think of HIGH FIVE as a standard solely benefitting program participants. But in 2017, after the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry, and Recreation’s (PFR) Community Recreation Branch...

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