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March 4, 2013


Free Playground Inspections Recreation PEI is offering to inspect PEI’s smaller community playgrounds and daycare playgrounds for compliance with the CSA Standards for FREE. The owner/operator of the playground will receive a detailed Comprehensive Report which outlines the entire playground’s compliance with CSA Standards for their records as well as blank daily/weekly and monthly reports for their own inspections to help keep their playground safe. It’s important to take into consideration that these inspections could save children’s lives and/or prevent serious injuries. Without these inspections playgrounds, structures we are encouraging our youth to use, could potentially be a hazardous place.

The CSA Standards are completely voluntary and do not act as the sole means of playground safety. Having this inspection report done may provide your community with a sense of security and assurance and can provide guidelines for how to increase the overall safety of your playground. Our goal for Active & Safe PEI is to provide safe play spaces for Island youth to be active.

If you would like more information or would like to schedule a FREE inspection please contact; Jamie Gosbee Canadian Certified Playground Inspector, (902)892-5323

“Supporting the enhancement of safety practices through education and awareness.”


HOW (HIGH FIVE® on the Web) National is a free list serve to share information about healthy child development. It’s designed for anyone working with children in a sport or recreation setting, from managers to frontline leaders and coaches.

Healthy Minds for Healthy Children

HIGH FIVE® Healthy Minds for Healthy Children is a new, free online training available to anyone who has successfully completed Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) or HIGH FIVE® Sport.

Taking the HIGH FIVE® Healthy Minds for Healthy Children online training will enhance your existing knowledge of healthy child development and provide you with valuable tools to positively influence children’s mental health and be a head of the curve with skills employers will value. This training is available 24/7 and is designed to be completed in less than an hour!

For more information on how to access training please click on the link below:

To view the official launch video click the link below:

HIGH FIVE® National Manager’s Message to Parents

Choosing quality sport and recreation programs for your children is important. See HIGH FIVE® National Manager's message to parents on how you can ensure you have tools to make the best choice for your children.

Social Media

HIGH FIVE is now on Twitter and Facebook. For up to date news and resources please follow us at:

Facebook - HIGHFIVECanada

Twitter - @HIGHFIVE_Canada

Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card

Canada is still receiving a failing grade for the physical activity levels of children and youth, but there are some bright spots! Most Canadian children live close to public facilities and programs, parks and playgrounds. And 60% of parents report that they use local programs and facilities to help keep their kids active. HIGH FIVE® is again recognized for its contribution to healthy child development and quality sport and recreation (see page 21). HIGH FIVE® training is also highlighted as an important component of many provincial after school initiatives.

The English Short Form Report Card

The English Long Form Report Card

The French Short Form Report Card

Highlights from the 2012 Report Card

The 2012 Report Card Presentation

Children's Mobility, Health and Happiness - A Canadian School Travel Planning Model. 2012 National Results (2 items)

1. Final report video - please click on 'download' for the clearest resolution. Sound is included so do check speakers before this is played.

2. Final report executive summary -  to view report click here userfiles/file/2012%20School%20Travel%20Planning%20-%20national%20results%20Executive%20Summary.pdf.



SOCAN Tariffs proposal (2013) - Publication in the Canada Gazette The Statement of Proposed Royalties to be collected by SOCAN for the year 2013 will be published in the Canada Gazette on June 2, 2012. The proposed tariff is now posted on our Web Site (, under the heading "What's New - Proposed Tariffs for 2013".

The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) is a new, two-year national program that will invest $150 million to rehabilitate and improve existing community infrastructure across Canada. It will help to modernize infrastructure and provide broad-based economic benefits to communities. For More information check out Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency -





This 4.5 hour workshop is designed for coaches who work with children aged 6 to 12. Aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Train stages of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), HIGH FIVE® Sport focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development and well being of athletes. The training is based in research and has been designed to help coaches with top coaching dilemmas such as: interacting with parents, keeping the child's interest, and ensuring fair play and an emotionally safe environment. This training is valuable to any coach, sport leader, or volunteer providing direct leadership to children 6 to 12 yrs.

Date and Time: TBA

To Register for HIGH FIVE Sport Training
Please send your contact and billing information to Recreation PEI at
Tel: 902-892-6445.   Fax: 902-368-4548.   Email:


Improving Non-Profit Governance program available. College of Continuing Education, Dalhousie University.

Click here for registration details  userfiles/file/Improving%20Non-Profit%20Governance%20Outline%202012-2013.pdf

“Increasing Participation in Recreation Programs” The last few years have been a mixed bag for the recreation industry. The recession brought with it budget cuts that forced many recreation departments to get creative. Throw in a culture shift that focuses on competition and being the best, technological advances that put instant access to digital entertainment right at users' fingertips, and where do recreation programs fit in? Check out the article at

 Active Living Coalition for Older Adults. “Silver Times: Information and Solutions for Optimal Aging Newsletter”


Report: 'Bold Actions' Against Obesity Must Include 60 Minutes of Daily P.E.: click here

The Cost of Physical Inactivity in CanadaThe report, published online in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, estimated the total cost of physical inactivity to be approximately $6.8 billion in 2009, or 3.7 per cent of all health care costs.

 Childhood Obesity The Globe and Mail newspaper has published a series of articles, available online, dealing with childhood obesity. Be sure to check out the related articles and video.









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