Wize Computing Academy Becomes HIGH FIVE® Accredited Organization

Congratulations to Wize Computing Academy Ottawa on becoming a HIGH FIVE® Accredited Organization! 

TORONTO, ON (October 26, 2021) – HIGH FIVE Accreditation is the highest recognized level of quality and safety in children’s sport and recreation in Canada. Organizations that have achieved Accreditation  are distinguished by their focus on healthy child development in all aspects of their operation, from programming to policies and risk management. Developed by Parks and Recreation Ontario, HIGH FIVE is a nationally recognized quality standard for recreation and sport programs. 

Today, Parks and Recreation Ontario extends its warmest congratulations to Wize Computing Academy Ottawa. Wize Computing Academy is an educational enrichment organization focused on preparing children to apply computing concepts to real world problems. The organization uses a project-based approach to teaching design, robotics, and coding, with an emphasis on cognitive and soft skills. Their programs are child-centred and scale all ages and stages of development. Wize Computing offers a wide array of programming for before and after school and evenings and weekends with both in person and online formats. “Wize Computing Academy has taken the extra step towards quality by becoming a HIGH FIVE Accredited Organization” says Cathy Denyer, CEO of Parks and Recreation Ontario. “The programs they offer help prepare children for a world where technology is essential to everyday life.”

HIGH FIVE is Canada’s comprehensive quality standard for children’s programs and holds true to the following five Principles of healthy child development that our research indicates are essential for providing a positive experience for kids: A Caring Adult, Friends, Play, Mastery and Participation. HIGH FIVE consists of Training and Development, Program Assessments, Policies/Procedures, and Awareness. 

About Parks and Recreation Ontario:  
Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) is a non-profit membership association that advances the health, social and environmental benefits of quality recreation and parks through evidence-based practices, resources and collaborative partnerships. 

For more information please contact: Maggie Henderson,  Director, Quality Assurance, Parks and Recreation Ontario.