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HIGH FIVE Sport Training for Coaches, Managers, and Trainers

23 Mar, 2021
Founded in 2001, HIGH FIVE provides training to individuals and organizations providing programming in order to ensure quality. It is the national standard for children’s recreation programs and has...

Announcing a New Suite of Online Trainings

20 Jan, 2021
In the last year, recreation organizations have faced unique challenges in delivering programs safely and effectively. As communities locked down in an effort to keep COVID-19 at bay, it became clear...

Announcing the Principles of Healthy Child Development-C Online Training

24 Jun, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure that staff are prepared when programs resume, HIGH FIVE® National is introducing PHCD-C, an online version of PHCD, which will be available...

Principles of Healthy Child Development 4-hour and Modules

24 Jun, 2020
In 2020, HIGH FIVE® National launched Principles of Healthy Child Development 4-hour (PHCD 4-hour), a 4-hour training that encompasses the essential knowledge of the Principles of Healthy Child...

Research Update: HIGH FIVE for 4-5-year olds

21 Apr, 2020
In 2019, HIGH FIVE undertook a literature review to update the research supporting the HIGH FIVE Principles and Design Guidelines. We asked researchers to consider different age groups when reviewing...

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...

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