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.

 

2020 Healthy Living Leader Training will be hosted LIVE Online!

Region Dates Registration Link
Northwest / Northeast September 22 – 23rd REGISTER
Interior October 6 – 7th REGISTER
Vancouver Island October 21 – 22nd REGISTER
Fraser / Vancouver Coastal November 3 – 4th REGISTER

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

redgar@isparc.ca

1.250.940.4907

Jessie Toynbee

Provincial Coordinator, Healthy Living

jtoynbee@isparc.ca

1.250.940.4910

Daniel Young-Mercer

Provincial Coordinator, Physical Activity, Training & Development

dyoungmercer@isparc.ca

1.250.940.4911

Susan Meier

Provincial Coordinator, Indigenous RunWalk

smeier@isparc.ca

1.604.763.4134

Amanda de Faye

Provincial Coordinator, HealthBeat

adefaye@isparc.ca

1.778.995.9593