About ISPARC Healthy Living

AHLA Main PageISPARC Healthy Living is a provincially funded program designed to bring together community leaders and individuals who are passionate about health and wellness and to promote healthy living in four key areas:

  1. Physical activity
  2. Healthy eating
  3. Respecting tobacco
  4. Healthy pregnancies

In 2011/12, the ISPARC successfully completed its first year as the administrative body of the Healthy Living programs.The five initiatives reached over 5000 Indigenous people throughout the province, and participation levels have steadily increased ever since. To date, ISPARC Healthy Living has trained over 2,500 healthy living leader, delivering over 1,750 healthy living programs, reaching over 55,000 participants across the province.

ISPARC continues to focus on increasing capacity within Indigenous communities and Friendship Centres to develop and deliver innovative, needs-based and culturally responsive programs that are improving the health and well-being of Indigenous people across British Columbia.

Healthy Living Initiatives:

  • Healthy Living Leader Training Sessions
  • Indigenous RunWalk
  • HealthBeat
  • Honour Your Health Challenge
  • FitNation
  • Community Grants
  • Gathering Our Voices

ISPARC collaborates with partner agencies in the planning and delivery of initiatives to ensure that Indigenous people are either leading or being mentored as future leaders of training, program design and delivery.

Contact the Healthy Living Team

If you would like more information please contact a member of the Healthy Living team below:

Robynne Edgar

Director, Healthy Living



Jessie Toynbee

Provincial Coordinator, Healthy Living



Daniel Young-Mercer

Provincial Coordinator, Physical Activity, Training & Development



Susan Meier

Provincial Coordinator, Indigenous RunWalk



Amanda de Faye

Provincial Coordinator, HealthBeat



Alex Dolen

Project Coordinator, Schools Physical Activity Physical Literacy