Join the HIGH FIVE®  BC team!

Interested in becoming a HIGH FIVE® trainer? Click here for more details about our next Becoming a HIGH FIVE® Trainer Training on May 9th, 10th & 12th, 2023.

Becoming a PHCD HIGH FIVE Trainer (BAHFT) is a 3-day course designed for people responsible for training staff who deliver children's programs or those interested in delivering training to multiple agencies who believe in ensuring children have the best way to play!

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 2022! 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 both in-person and online!

Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) 4-hour is an essential certification program that provides a high-quality in a more efficient way. PHCD 4-hour ensures your staff can implement the HIGH FIVE principles as soon as they finish the course.

PHCD 4-hour learners also gain FREE access to 4 modules:

  1. Healthy Minds for Healthy Children
  2. Communicating with Empathy
  3. Introduction to Conflict Resolution
  4. Planning Quality Programs

Subsidies are available for SCMH!  

Strengthening Children's Mental Health (SCMH) is currently subsidized by the BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. To learn more, please click here to email us.


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


1.   Communicating with Empathy

2.   Introduction to Conflict Resolution

3.   Planning Quality Programs