Jack's Urban Jungle - Indoor Adventure Park is hosting a HIGH FIVE training session and you're invited! HIGH FIVE helps people and organizations make a difference in over 1 million children’s lives annually, giving them ‘the best way to play'.

HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s programs, offering a holistic approach to healthy child development based in years of research. HIGH FIVE holds true to the following five Principles of healthy child development that the research indicates are essential for providing a positive experience for kids:

  • A Caring Adult
  • Friends
  • Play
  • Mastery
  • Participation

HIGH FIVE’s unique and proprietary approach is built on a Quality Framework. HIGH FIVE works because of its comprehensive, evidence-based approach to positive experiences for kids. Through the use of HIGH FIVE tools, quality becomes measurable, quantifiable and attainable. Organizations can identify areas for improvement with confidence, program satisfaction is increased and organizations enjoy the benefits of meeting an increasing demand for quality assurance certification. Quality matters because research shows people are more likely to stay active for life if they have positive experiences in sport, recreation and physical activity as a child. Through HIGH FIVE'S national network of delivery partners, they address societal challenges like children’s mental health and physical inactivity, educating practitioners on kids’ cognitive, social and emotional needs.


This two-day training will help front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 6 to 12 – i.e. camp counsellor, coaches, swim instructors) improve the quality of programs. It provides in depth training in the HIGH FIVE Principles of healthy child development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met. Leaders learn activities and gain knowledge, tips and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with children and other staff members. Topics also include bullying, conflict resolution, physical literacy, children’s mental health and moderate to vigorous physical activity.

This training has been tailored to meet the unique needs of a variety of different program types, including aquatics, arts, dance and those serving Indigenous children.

Learner Outcomes:

At the completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Design an activity plan to enhance a child’s physical and mental health
  • Build healthy relationships in all areas of programming for children
  • Create environments and spaces that foster healthy child development

Resources: Participants receive resources related to healthy child development including the Principles of Healthy Child Development Workbook and Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Toolkits.


Dates: Monday, April 22, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: $80/Person



Call 705.481.5225