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The new Healthy Together Toolkit

So what is this new Healthy Together toolkit we’re talking about?! And how does it differ from the original HT facilitator manual? After 3 years of training and implementation using the original HT facilitator manual we collected a mass of feedback from our facilitators and implementation sites about how great the program was, some shortcomings, […]

Facilitator Training in Kelowna

Our first training event of 2017 took place last month in Kelowna. We were excited to showcase our new and improved facilitator toolkit which we’ve been working on for the last year. We’ve welcomed the feedback over the last 3 years and have finally been able to incorporate the changes into something new and different. […]

Assessing Social Return on Investment in health promotion: Findings from the Healthy Together Program

You are cordially invited to attend a Partnership in Research Seminar Assessing Social Return on Investment (SROI) in health promotion: Findings from the Healthy Together© Program WHAT:  Dr. Anima Anand, Project Lead, Healthy Weights for Children, The Bridge Youth & Family Services, Kelowna, and Ms. Stephanie Robertson, Founder & President, SiMPACT Strategy Group, Calgary & […]

Community Site visit to Bearskin and Caribou Lake

Have a look at Michele Hopkins as she traveled to Bearskin and Caribou Lake for a community visit. Michele was in Thunder Bay for the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Reclaiming Our Right To Food Self-Determination meeting during the summer. Michele joined a group of people who are committed and passionate about finding solutions that address needs […]

Canada releases world’s first 24-hour movement behaviour guidelines for children and youth

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology has just released new guidelines…Research strongly shows the need for a new movement paradigm that emphasizes the integration of all movement behaviours occurring over a whole day, shifting the focus from the individual components to emphasize the whole (all physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep). This new research supports […]

Healthy Together in Kelowna

The kids were enjoying some physical activity time with the fun Activity Dice game at the Healthy Together session in Kelowna. It’s a set of 3 dice – one has 6 different exercises on it (from push-ups, to toe-taps) and the other two dice were regular dice with numbers – whatever number you roll is how […]

Welcome to… Vista Family Resource Centre, Westcoast Family Centres Society & Froude Ave Community Centre

The Vista Family Resource Centre serves families with children aged 0-6 living on Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula. The Centre’s main site is in the town of Bonavista with outreach sites in the towns of Catalina, Port Rexton and Musgravetown. The Centre opened in 1999 and receives provincial funding through the Department of Education and Early Childhood […]

Making Hummus

It is April 1 and a wonderful day to start a Healthy Together program. The South Vancouver Family Place in Vancouver BC did just that…they brought together 38 families and introduced a healthy snack of hummus, pita and veggies on beautiful sunny day! Everyone was outside digging in the garden and playing in the sandbox. Many […]

what is moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity?

Recently ParticipACTION revealed the most frequently asked question was, “what is moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity?” The Healthy Together program teaches families about the importance of physical activity based on the information found in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines . The term moderate-to-vigorous may be new for some people or you may not understand what […]

Take the Pulse Pledge!

Did you know that 2016 is the International Year of Pulse’s? Are you ready to take the PULSE Pledge? Go to Pulse Canada to learn more and sign up. What is a pulse? Pulse Canada helps us with this question: Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers only to the […]