About the Healthy Living Activities
2018 Healthy Living Leader Training!
Tsimshian – Terrace
Best Western Inn
Lhedli T'enneh – Prince George
Coast Inn of the North
Tk'emlups – Kamloops
Snuneymuxw – Nanaimo
Sumas – Abbotsford
The Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities (AHLA) 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 AHLA. The five initiatives delivered under the 2011/12 AHLA banner reached over 5000 Aboriginal people throughout the province, and participation levels have steadily increased ever since. To date, the AHLA has delivered 832 healthy living projects, reaching over 28,000 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 Aboriginal people across British Columbia. The support of our three founding organizations and AHLA partners is integral to creating these successful provincial initiatives.
AHLA initiatives in 2016/17 include:
- Regional Leader Training Sessions
- Aboriginal RunWalk Program & HealthBeat
- Honour Your Health Challenge
- Minor Grants for Healthy Living Projects
- Gathering Our Voices
- National Aboriginal Day – Community Wellness Events
ISPARC collaborates with partner agencies in the planning and delivery of AHLA initiatives to ensure that Indigenous people are either leading or being mentored as future leaders of AHLA training, program design and delivery.
Contact the AHLA Team
If you would like more information please contact a member of the AHLA Team below:
Director, Healthy Living Activities
1.800.990.2432 ext. 225
Provincial Coordinator, Healthy Living Activities
1.800.990.2432 ext. 214
Provincial Coordinator, Physical Activity, Training & Development
1.800.990.2432 ext. 229
1.800.990.2432 ext. 240