About ISPARC Healthy Living

2019 Healthy Living Leader Training!

Region Location Hotel Dates Registration Link
Northwest Tsimshian – Terrace Best Western Inn Sep. 19 – 20th Opens Aug. 26th
Northeast Lhedli T'enneh – Prince George Coast Inn of the North Sep. 24 – 25th Opens Aug. 26th
Interior Tk'emlups – Kamloops Sandman Signature Oct. 10 – 11th Opens Aug. 26th 
Van. Coastal/Fraser Sumas – Abbotsford Quality Inn Oct. 17 – 18th Opens Aug. 26th 
Van. Island Snuneymuxw – Nanaimo Coast Bastion Oct. 29 – 30th Opens Aug. 26th 


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 2,245 healthy living leader, delivering 1,519 healthy living programs, reaching over 53,000 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
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day

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

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