We’re so grateful to the West Vancouver Foundation for including us in their
2023 Give Where You Live Campaign! The work we’re doing at Red Fox Healthy Active Living Society is needed now more than ever. Inactivity in communities across Canada means less than 30% of children and teens (ages 5-17 years) are getting 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
We’re committed to changing that. Active Play programs for children at
elementary schools on the North Shore empower kids to live healthy active
lives. We train and mentor local youth from underrepresented communities to
deliver the programs and to model healthy active living to children. We also
provide ongoing opportunities to get kids outside and moving, all while they
build lasting relationships. Indigenous cultural, food security and environmental
stewardship activities teach kids to love the land on which they live and play.
Together we can help make it possible for more kids to live healthy, active lives.
If you ask Kobie how our Youth Internship Program is helping her, she’ll tell you it’s giving her the life skills she didn’t know she needed. “Since I have joined the youth internship program, it’s taught me skills and really showed me what I need to work on when I’m at programs and everyday life,”Kobie says. “The biggest thing for me is that the internship program has made me experience that I have a lot more growing to do. Just when I think I know something, I am challenged with new responsibilities and expectations where I want to make it one of my strengths.”
The Youth Internship program is one of our most impactful programs. It provides youth facing barriers the opportunity to work as part of a team to deliver a wide range of programs. The program has two parts. First, the Employment Training with Red Fox Society provides an opportunity for Youth Interns to work alongside our staff and lead sessions, gaining the necessary skills and knowledge to work in recreation and childcare. The Youth Interns also participate in activities that build their communication skills to better prepare them for their internships and future workplaces. The second part of this program is the Quality Employment Experience, where the youth work as an intern with one of Red Fox Society’s community partners. Host organizations include Strathcona Community Centre, HUB Cycling and Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association.
We couldn't do this without you!
Through the generous support of donors like Pitt Meadows Plumbing and
Abbotsford Engineering, we're able to support hundreds of youth across the
metro area every week. Your donations are keeping kids active, creating employment opportunities for youth who face barriers and helping kids learn to love the land on which they live through Indigenous programming. Thank you so much for your commitment and support. We couldn't do this without you!
We’ve been busy this fall keeping kids active all across the metro area. From drumming circles to youth internships, stay connected with us to learn more about what we’re doing – and how you can help! Red Fox is on Twitter and Facebook, and we love to hear from
our friends, partners, and the communities we serve! Follow us for regular updates, photos and videos from our programs.
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the ancestral territory of the Coast Salish peoples including the homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Katzie and Semiahmoo Nations.