Vancouver Island Healthy Living Leader Training

We’re going online! This year’s Healthy Living Leader Training Sessions will be hosted live online via Zoom. These sessions are available to anyone working within Indigenous communities who wants to deliver an Indigenous RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge program. At the conclusion of training, all participants are eligible for up to $1000 in grant support for their Indigenous RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge program.

  • Indigenous RunWalk: choose from an 8-week program preparing participants for a 5K or a 13-week program preparing participants for a 10K run/walk event.
  • Honour Your Health Challenge: develop your own 8-week program focused on physical activity, healthy eating, respecting tobacco or healthy pregnancies – past programs include creating a community cookbook, “Family Fitness Fridays,” planting medicinal tea gardens, “Kick the Nic” tobacco program, “Moccasin Mamas,” and many more.

The Zoom links will be released closer to the training date. To keep you from getting zoomed out, we are offering a condensed agenda, lots of screen breaks and many opportunities to be active throughout the day!

If you’re brand new to leader training, welcome to our healthy living family! For new leaders, the first day of training is mandatory, offering sessions in program development, the holistic wellness model and active breaks. The second day is optional, but you won’t want to miss it! We’ll be offering sessions in mental wellness, nutrition and a leader panel on delivering programs throughout COVID-19.

For return leaders, please join us for the second day of training to receive brand new content for your healthy living program and to reconnect with your healthy living family.



Healthy Living Leader Training is open to individuals who are interested in promoting health and wellness within their community, schools, Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, recreation centres, health centres, workplaces, or Indigenous organizations.

Registration: Susan Meier | | 604-763-4134
Leader Training: Jessie Toynbee | | 250-891-9150