Red Fox Healthy Living Society announced today the launch of a new recreation program for Aboriginal and inner-city children and youth, run in partnership with the Surrey School District and the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. The weekly Active Play-Youth Leadership program will bring an innovative model, which uniquely promotes health and physical literacy for children alongside employment and life skills for youth, to a number of new communities in Surrey.
Next month local high school students will complete Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and Red Fox Healthy Living Society’s Youth Leadership and In-School Mentoring Program, an innovative partnership in employment, leadership and mentorship training for Aboriginal and Inner City youth in Greater Vancouver.
Listen to Hannah Moody, former Red Fox Youth Leader and Emma Sutherland, Red Fox Executive Director on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition, speaking about the housing crisis and challenges faced by First Nations youth trying to become positive role models for other young people.
Listen here – March 22nd, 2016 at 2:10:15.
Non-profit funders network Social Venture Partners Vancouver featured an article highlighting the successes of Red Fox’s programs and our vision for the future.
Read the article here.
Red Fox’s flagship Active Play program gives Indigenous and inner-city kids the chance to be healthy, have fun, and get inspired by positive youth role models from their own communities. Red Fox Youth Leaders guide children through energetic group games, circus arts and other physical activities that cultivate self-confidence, social connections, and new skills.
Our Youth Leadership program gives Aboriginal and inner-city youth a unique opportunity to develop practical skills that help them to succeed in employment and in life. We create a supportive environment that empowers youth to build confidence, cultural pride and real responsibility and leadership, despite the challenges they face in their everyday lives.
Red Fox’s Youth Worker Internship program provides a crucial bridge for Red Fox Youth Leaders who aspire to build their leadership experience into roles as Youth Workers. Youth Worker Interns get hands-on experience of everything that it takes to successfully plan and run Red Fox’s children’s programs, while receiving continued support and mentorship from Red Fox staff in employment and life skills.
Red Fox Feasting brings children and families together to share culture, strengthen social connections, and eat delicious, healthy food made from scratch. Menus are all planned, cooked and served by our Chef and Culinary Instructor along with Youth Leaders, as part of our Youth Leadership program.
At the Red Fox Drum & Pow Wow Dance Group, children connect with Aboriginal culture through song and dance. They learn about Aboriginal values and heritage in a setting that promotes social connections and cultural pride.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt that uses smart phones and GPS units to help participants find hidden “caches” while exploring nature. At special events during the spring and summer months, Red Fox Youth Leaders show youth and families how to geo-cache at local and regional parks throughout Metro Vancouver.
Red Fox creates fun and engaging recreational and cultural activities that bring together Indigenous and inner-city children, youth and families at special community events throughout the year. Red Fox special event activities include Geocaching, Drum Group performances, Active Play sessions and more.
There are too many toys, they won’t all fit in the car… Help Red Fox Healthy Living Society buy a van!
Red Fox’s aboriginal youth program lost a potential $85,000 grant due to Federal Government cuts by the Treasury Board.
Red Fox Healthy Living Society co-wrote a report which assessed leisure and recreation access for low-income families in Vancouver who use the Leisure Access Card (LAC). Red Fox also helped organize the forum and two of its members sat on the community panel. Read more (PDF)
A report written by UBC students, which looks at the benefits of the Red Fox Exercise programs for aboriginal adults. Read more (PDF)
A report by UBC students in Dr. Paul Kennedy’s Kinesiology 469 class at UBC looks at the benefits of the Red Fox exercise program for aboriginal children and youth. Read more (PDF)