Red Cross Presents Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) the Red Cross Injury Prevention Award for the HIGH FIVE® Standard

At last night’s Red Cross Training Partners Awards Banquet, Michael Cleland (President Elect for PRO) accepted the Red Cross Injury Prevention Award for the HIGH FIVE Standard. The award honours the outstanding achievement and commitment of Red Cross partners in their efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Canada and around the world.

Red Cross is a HIGH FIVE Affiliate Provider and has made a commitment to ensure their programs are quality and support healthy child development. Red Cross - Ontario Zone has worked closely with HIGH FIVE to develop an aquatic specific model and resources to integrate and include the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) training into the Red Cross Assistant Water Safety Instructors (AWSI) and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) courses. This allows Red Cross Instructors to successfully complete their course dually certified with AWSI and PHCD.