HIGH FIVE®

Because every child in BC deserves a HIGH FIVE®!

The standard in BC for those who manage and/or lead sport and recreation programs for children aged 6-12 years. Consisting of training, resources and tools, the HIGH FIVE® system is based on years of research and consultation with experts, and is the only quality assurance system in North American designed to specifically support the safety, well-being and healthy development of children in sport and recreation settings.
 
The HIGH FIVE® mission is to ensure that recreation and sport practitioners develop a high level of knowledge and expertise in child development and provide them with the tools for enhancing and maintaining a high level of program.

Supporter of the HIGH FIVE® program

What is HIGH FIVE®?

Watch the interview of HIGH FIVE® National Director, LJ Bartle, with Scott Russell, host of CBC's Road to the Olympics and learn about how HIGH FIVE® makes a difference. Watch on Youtube.

To learn more about HIGH FIVE®, click on the Resources tab above.

Learn more:


Why choose HIGH FIVE®? 


HIGH-FIVE® Rates

Fee for HIGH FIVE Training Packages and Shipping

TRAINING PACKAGES

These are the rates for the training packages charged by BCPRA to the host organization. The host is responsible for setting their own registration fees for courses as they also need to recover costs for the facilitator, venue and shipping of materials.

 

Training Package Fees
PHCD-Registered Org (RO) Fee
$45
PHCD - Non-RO
$55
HIGH FIVE SPORT - RO Fee
$35
HIGH FIVE SPORT - Non-RO Fee
$47
Quest 2- RO Fee
$85
Quest 2- Non-RO Fee
$110
Quest 1
$350
Becoming a HIGH FIVE TRAINER-RO Fee
$779
Becoming a HIGH FIVE TRAINER-Non-RO Fee
$879
All Registered Organizations save $10 on all training packages! 

Learn about the benefits and how to apply to become a Registered Organization.

 

SHIPPING FEES:

All prices below reflect a single course shipment of maximum 25 training packages. For any order with extra training packages, additional costs will occur.

 
Region Rate Charged
Lower Mainland - GVRD $25
Lower Mainland - Fraser Valley / Squamish / Whistler $40
Vancouver Island $40
Okanagan $50
Kootenays $55
Cariboo $55
North Coast / Nechako $60
Peace River / Liard $60
  

Course Options

Course
Audience
Duration
Prerequisite
Details
Front-line leaders
7.5 hours
None
Supervisors
7.5 hours
Directors & Managers
<2.0 hours
None

Coaches

4.5 hours

None

Sport Outline

Individuals with extensive experience with training, children’s programming and/or recreation and sport.
3.0 days
Session 100
Session 430 - Becoming a HIGH FIVE® Sport Trainer
Individuals with extensive experience with training & children’s programming in sport.
4 hours
Session 100, 200, 300 & 400
Email for details
Managers
Customized

 

Please see the Schedule tab at the top of the page for current courses being offered.

 


The HIGH FIVE® Approaches

There isn’t one way to join HIGH FIVE®. It’s important to participate in HIGH FIVE® in a way that suits the needs of your organization. We have broken down the system into three different components. 

Listed below you will find three different approaches to HIGH FIVE®, with a brief description of the approach and a link to more information tailored specifically to recreation organizations, sport organizations, academic institutions and individuals. Browse through the LEARN, JOIN, and TEACH approaches to see which approach is right for you.

 


Attend and Host Workshops

In its most simple application, sport and recreation organizations, academic institutions and individuals can use HIGH FIVE® to access information, use research-based materials and attend training workshops in an effort to gain and build personal expertise and increase the quality of their programs.

If your organization is looking to begin instilling quality assurance measures pertaining to healthy child development within your organization, hosting and attending any or all of the HIGH FIVE® workshops is a great place to start. Please click on the link below for more information about the HIGH FIVE® training workshops and how your organization can get involved.


Becoming a Registered Organization

Organizations wishing to take their commitment one level further beyond simply using the HIGH FIVE® training and resources should consider becoming a HIGH FIVE® Registered Organization. Registering entitles you to discounted costs, access to the HIGH FIVE® database, which includes tracking features, use of the HIGH FIVE logo, a certificate for display in your facility and consultation and support from HIGH FIVE® BC

Working towards Accreditation

Once you are a Registered Organization, you have the option of furthering your commitment to healthy child development and quality assurance measures by working towards Accreditation!

HIGH FIVE® Accreditation establishes the benchmark for excellence in children’s recreation and sport programming. It distinguishes those organizations that have reached the highest recognized levels of quality and safety. Please follow the link below for more information about Registration and Accreditation.


Becoming a HIGH FIVE Trainer

Another option for those looking to get more involved in HIGH FIVE® is to become a HIGH FIVE Trainer. Becoming a Trainer not only adds to your own skillset but also enables you to teach the HIGH FIVE® workshops to your own or other organizations in BC. Having a HIGH FIVE® Trainer within an organization can cut down workshop costs and make scheduling more convenient. Individuals who become Trainers can also earn an income by facilitating and delivering workshops. Please click on the link below to learn more about Becoming a Trainer.


For more information please contact:

Programs and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
Email: parksandrec(at)bcrpa.bc.ca

 

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Visit www.highfive.org for additional resources.

 

Videos

On Feb 4, 2016, LJ Bartle, HIGH FIVE® National Director, was interviewed by Scott Russell, host of CBC's Road to the Olympic Games, about the relevance of HIGH FIVE® and why it matters. Watch it on YouTube.

At the 20th Anniversary Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) Forum (Mar 24-27, 2015), the following video premiered to tell the exciting story of how the Calgary Police Service are using the HIGH FIVE Principles to set kids in their community up for success! Watch it on Youtube.

 

Brochures

Additionally, here are four supplemental brochures available for download:

Gender Equity in Sport and Recreation

Anti-Discrimination in Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation in Aboriginal Communities

Sport and Recreation with Children Who Have Disabilities

 

Reports

A report on the achievements and impact of HIGH FIVE® is available for your use:

This report captures the achievements of HIGH FIVE® as it has grown to be a nationally recognized standard, being delivered in both official languages across Canada. It also outlines current trends that are having an impact on the health of our children and how HIGH FIVE® is responding. You'll see how HIGH FIVE® makes a difference in the lives of thousands of children each year.

 

For more information please contact:

BCRPA Programs and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: ( 604) 629-0965 ext. 229
Email: parksandrec(at)bcrpa.bc.ca

 

To register, contact the host directly through the number or website listed in the Registration Contact column.

Session 100 - Principles of Healthy Childhood Development Workshop (PHCD) 

(last updated June 20, 2016)
Date
Host
Location
Registration Contact
Open to Public
June 23, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
District of North Cowichan
Cowichan Aquatic Centre
2653 James Street
Duncan, BC  V9L 2X5
Cost: $69.00
 
To register, please contact Trenton McLaren at 250-746-3317 or email trenton.mclaren (at) northcowichan.ca
Yes
June 25, 2016
9 am - 5 pm
Canadian Recreation Excellence Corporation
9145 Corbould Street
Chilliwack, BC  V2R 0P2
Cost: $75.00
 
To register, please contact Heath Mahoney at 604-761-8339 or email: hmahoney (at) recreationexcellence.com
Yes
June 27, 2016
10 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Parks and Recreation
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2W3
Cost: N/A
 
This course is closed to the public.
No
June 28, 2016
9 am - 5 pm
Aboriginal Sport - Partners Council
1607 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC  V5L 1S7
Cost: N/A
 
This course is closed to the public.
No
June 28, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
City of Coqtuilam
3000 Guilford Way
Coquitlam, BC  V3B 7N2
Cost: $65
 
To register, please contact Chris Siddaway by phone at 604-927-4386
Yes
June 28, 2016
Tuesday: 5:30 - 9 pm
Wednesday: 5:30 - 9 pm
North Vancouver Recreation Commission
Ron Andrews Recreation Centre
931 Lytton Street
North Vancouver, BC  V7H 2M5
Cost: $55.00
 
To register, contact Michelle Jones at 604-983-6509 or by email at jonesm (at) nvrc.ca
Yes
June 29, 2016
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
PacificSport
City of Dawson Creek
Memorial Arena
1107-106 Ave
Dawson Creek, BC  V1G 3V7
Not open to the public. No
June 29, 2016
9 am - 4 pm
University of Victoria
McKinnon Building
Room 155 3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC  V8W 3P1
Cost: $60.00
For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Wirtanen at 250-853-3500 or email at kathwirt (at) uvic.ca
Yes
June 30, 2016
9 am - 5 pm
PacificSport Vancouver Island / Aboriginal Sport - Partners Council
Stz'uminus Community Centre
3949 Shell Beach Rd
Ladysmith, BC  V9G 1K6
For more information or to register, contact: Catharine Edwards at 250-740-6572 or email cedwards (at) pacificsport.com
Yes
July 2, 2016
9 am - 5 pm
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
#300-5055 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC  V5R 6B2
Cost: N/A
 
This course is closed to the public.
No
July 13, 2016
10 am - 3 pm
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
6470 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC  V5W 2C2
Cost: N/A
This course is closed to the public.
No
July 29, 2016
9 am - 4 pm
University of Victoria
McKinnon Building
Room 155
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC  V8W 3P1
Cost: $60.00
 
For more information, contact Kathleen Wirtanen at 250-853-3500 or email kathwirt (at) uvic.ca
Yes
August 7, 2016

10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Corporation of Delta
Corporation of Delta
11415 84 Ave, Delta
To register and for course information, call Michelle Hebein at 604-946-3306 or email mhebein (at) delta.ca
 
Registration Fee: $60.00
Yes
September 10, 2016
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Trail Gymnastics Club
Trail Gymnastics Club
1501 Cedar Ave
Trail, BC  V1R 4L3
Not open to the public. No
September 30, 2016
9 am - 4:30 pm
Sunshine Coast Regional District
1975 Field Road
Sechelt, BC  V0N 3A1
Cost: $85.00
 
To register please contact Tiffany Vellios at 604-885-6865 ext. 6653 or email tiffany.vellios (at) scrd.ca
Yes
October 14 & 21, 2016
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North Vancouver Recreation Commission
Parkgate Community Centre
3625 Banff Court
North Vancouver, BC  V7N 2L3
Cost: $57.00
To register contact Michelle Jones at 604-983-6509 or email jonesm @ nvrc.ca
Yes
November 19, 2016
9 am - 4:30 pm
North Vancouver Recreation Commission
Ron Andrews Community Recreation Centre
931 Lytton Street
North Vancouver, BC V7H 2M5
Cost: $57.00
To register contact Michelle Jones at 604-983-6509 or email jonesm @ nvrc.ca

 

 

Yes

 

200 Using the HIGH FIVE® Quality Experience Scanning Tools (Quest 2)

(last updated June 13, 2016)
Date
Host
Location
Registration Contact
Open to Public
June 15, 2016
9 am - 4 pm
City of Coquitlam
Pinetree Community Centre
1260 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC  V3B 7Z4
Cost: $110.00
 
For more information or to register, call 604-927-4386
Yes
October 19, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
City of Coquitlam
1260 Pinetree Way
 
Coquitlam, BC  V3B 7Z4
Cost: $110.00
 
For more information or to register, call 604-927-4386 or visit www.coquitlam.ca
Yes
 

400 – Becoming a High-Five Trainer

Last updated March 16, 2015.

Date
Host
Location
Registration Contact
Open to Public
Please check back at a later date.        
 

430 – High-Five Sport

(last updated June 1, 2016)

Date
Host
Location
Registration Contact
Open to Public
June 27, 2016
9 am - 2 pm
Canadian Freestyle Ski Association
Whistler Athletes Centre
1090 Legacy Way
Whistler, BC  V0N 1B1
For pricing and registration information, please contact Tami Mitchell at 604-907-0365 or by email at tmitchell (at) whistlersportlegacies.com Yes
September 9, 2016
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Trail Gymnastics Club
Trail Gymnastics Club
1501 Cedar Ave.
Trail, BC  V1R 4L3
Not open to the public. No