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HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only comprehensive quality assurance program for children’s recreation and sport programs. Using a systematic approach to quality assurance, HIGH FIVE is designed to promote the healthy development of children 6-12 years old. Based upon Principles of healthy child development, HIGH FIVE combines training, assessment tools, resources, public education and collaboration to ensure children have the best possible sport and recreation experiences.


Importance of Quality Programming

When a child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met, they are more likely to have a positive experience. That’s why it is vital that leaders working with children aged 6 to 12 understand what those needs are and how they can be met using a child-centerer approach.

In Recreation and Sport settings, children learn skills and values that last a lifetime:

  • Cooperation
  • Fair play and justice
  • Physical activity
  • A love of the outdoors
  • Artistic expression

Children who participate in quality recreation and sport programs gain:

  • Creativity
  • Commitment
  • Confidence
  • Competence
  • Cooperation

Learn More: Quality Matters Report

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Pam Mills
Recreation Newfoundland & Labrador
Phone: (709) 729-0569
Email: pammills@recreationnl.com