Honour Your Health Challenge

BCAAFC-HYHC-Logo-Grey-CroppedThe Honour Your Health Challenge (HYHC) is an 8-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!

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 8-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

2020 Healthy Living Leader Training LIVE Online!

Region Dates Registration Link
Northwest / Northeast September 22 – 23rd REGISTER
Interior October 6 – 7th REGISTER
Vancouver Island October 21 – 22nd REGISTER
Fraser / Vancouver Coastal November 3 – 4th REGISTER

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.

Registration closes on September 11th, 2020.
Registration is limited and we encourage you to register early!