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What is HIGH FIVE?


HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for children’s recreation and sport. Before HIGH FIVE, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime. 


Intro to HIGH FIVE:  

Today, HIGH FIVE holds true to the five Principles of healthy child development that research indicates are essential for quality programs:


  • A Caring Adult,
  • The opportunity to make Friends,
  • The opportunity to Play,
  • The opportunity to Master Skills and
  • The opportunity to Participate.


The Benefits of Being a HIGH FIVE Organization


  • Retention of staff, volunteers and participants
  • Increased opportunity to receive funding for your programs
  • Focus on risk management
  • Provincial and national recognition as a quality service provider


Return on Investment


  • Discounted rates on exclusive products and services, including trainings and resources
  • Access to planning and data reporting systems to track progress
  • Use of HIGH FIVE logo and copyright materials
  • Certificate for display at your facility
  • Recognition through the HIGH FIVE website and/or in promotional materials
  • Provincial recognition and promotion at industry forums, conferences and special events
  • Access to fee subsidy through the Day Nurseries Act (DNA)
  • Consultation and support from the HIGH FIVE Ontario Authorized Provider



 How To Get Involved


HIGH FIVE offers a number of training courses aimed at helping clubs put children first by addressing their social, emotional and cognitive needs. In addition, HIGH FIVE provides organizations with clear roadmaps to assess, develop, measure and adopt child-focused policies and procedures.



Top Courses For Gymnastics Coaches


Competitive Coaches: HIGH FIVE Sport


Why HIGH FIVE Sport: 


  • Identify cognitive, emotional and social development traits of children 6 to 12
  • Determine a coach’s impact on a child’s experience
  • Communicate effectively with children and their parents
  • Identify strategies to reduce competition pressure


Resources: Participants receive resources related to healthy child development through sport including the HIGH FIVE Sport Workbook which includes Code of Ethics for Sport Parents/Guardians and Coach Kit.



Recreational Coaches: Principles of Healthy Child Development


Why HIGH FIVE? Healthy Development: 


  • Design an activity plan to enhance a child’s physical and mental health
  • Build healthy relationships in all areas of programming for children
  • Create environments and spaces that foster healthy child development


Resources: Participants receive resources related to healthy child development including the Principles of Healthy Child Development Workbook and Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Toolkits.


Top Courses for Club Owners, Managers and Supervisors




At the completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Use the QUEST 1 scientifically validated Tool to review the existence and effectiveness of child-focused policies and procedures
  • Use the QUEST 1 Guide to help fill in any identified gaps
  • Identify evidence-based best practices for risk management


Resources: QUEST 1 Assessment Tool and comprehensive Guide to Policies and Procedures.





Why HIGH FIVE? Consistent Quality Programming 


  • Use the QUEST 2 scientifically validated Tool for asses children’s programs
  • Identify the risk of not assessing programs and the benefits of regular program assessment
  • Identify how to conduct an effective debrief with staff


Resources: QUEST 2 Workbook for Assessors and Assessment Tool


HIGH FIVE Registered/Accredited Gymnastics Clubs in Ontario:

Alliston Nikolettes Gymnastics Club – Registered

Bolton Gymnastics Club – Registered

East York Gymnastics Club – Registered

Etobicoke Gymnastics Club – Registered

Futures Gymnastics – Accredited

Ottawa Gymnastics Centre – Registered

Petawawa Gymnastics Club – Accredited

Simcoe Gliders Gymnastics Club – Registered

 Tumblers Gymnastics Centre – Registered



To register your club and/or host training please contact HIGH FIVE Ontario


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