Honour Your Health Challenge

BCAAFC-HYHC-Logo-Grey-CroppedThe Honour Your Health Challenge (HYHC) is a 6 week community-based program that encourages innovation and needs-based approaches to promoting healthy, active lifestyles in First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, and Friendship Centres throughout the province.  Some examples of HYHC programs include weekly hiking groups, jigging, cooking classes, traditional harvesting, tobacco awareness programs, pregnancy support groups and many more!

Since 2011 over 1,070 leaders have been trained, reaching over 31,000 participants across the province.

As part of the Healthy Living Leader Training Sessions, ISPARC delivers a series of workshops to prepare HYHC Leaders for their role in planning and delivering their own 6-week community-based project. Community projects will promote healthy life choices in the areas of increased physical activity, healthy eating, respecting tobacco, and healthy pregnancies.

Some examples of HYHC projects include:

  • Community “Top Chef” competitions
  • Tobacco awareness & alternatives
  • Plant identification hikes
  • Traditional Canoe (carving and pulling)
  • Amazing Race style scavenger hunts
  • Girls fitness, including emotional well-being & nutrition
  • Boys fitness through cultural activities, hunting, snowshoeing, and berry picking
  • Healthy eating and traditional diets
  • Community no soda pop challenge

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