About ISPARC Healthy Living
ISPARC 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:
- Physical activity
- Healthy eating
- Respecting tobacco
- 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
- Honour Your Health Challenge
- 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:
Director, Healthy Living
Provincial Coordinator, Healthy Living
Provincial Coordinator, Physical Activity, Training & Development
Provincial Coordinator, Indigenous RunWalk
|Amanda de Faye
Provincial Coordinator, HealthBeat