HIGH FIVE® = Happy & Healthy Children!

HIGH FIVE® is the only recognized certification for recreation and sport in Canada based on the Five Principles of Healthy Child Development for children aged 4-12 years. HIGH FIVE helps organizations enhance the quality of their children's programs and provide positive experiences for children.

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The HIGH FIVE® vision is that through sustained involvement in quality programs, all children aged 4-12 are experiencing healthy development. By becoming certified through a HIGH FIVE course or becoming a HIGH FIVE Registered Organization, you can ensure that children throughout BC have positive and welcoming recreation experiences that enables them to thrive. Recreation experiences have a life-long impact on children. 

Commit to healthy child development and make a difference with HIGH FIVE. 

New In 2020! What do you do after running one of the most recognized certification programs for recreation & sport in Canada for the past 20 years?  You make it even better! 

We’ve now made it quicker and easier than ever to certify your staff.

Flexible certification process.

Introducing the Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) 4-hour, a new essential certification program that provides the same high-quality training as our original full day format, but delivered in a more efficient way. This approach ensures your staff can implement the HIGH FIVE principles as soon as they finish the course. The remainder of the training is then broken down into short, 60 minute modules that include Program Planning, Conflict Resolution and Bullying, and Emphatic Communication.

Custom tailored solutions for your organization.

As an organization, you decide which certification model works best for you. Choose from a half day PHCD 4-hour, a full day that includes all the modules, or schedule individual modules as time and resources allow.

Important information: PHCD 7-Hour

Please note that PHCD 7-Hour is will be phased out by fall 2020. PHCD 7-hour requests must be made right away to ensure we have enough materials. We advise against bulk ordering PHCD 7-hour training packages, as of June 30, 2020 we will not be accepting returns.


Why choose HIGH FIVE®?

  • HIGH FIVE® certification is recognized throughout BC
  • Becoming a Registered Organization shows your community and other communities that your organization is committed to healthy child development
  • Outstanding satisfaction ratings from learners and organizations with trained staff 
  • Tools and knowledge can be applied right away 


Watch the videos below to learn even more about HIGH FIVE®


Why should consistent program evaluations matter to your organization?

HIGH FIVE QUEST 2 is “scientifically-validated”. Find out more in this video