Verdann started out as a youth leader with Red Fox as a teen, and years later is now a member of staff and strong role model for younger children. Thanks to our partnership with United Way of the Lower Mainland, we are able to reach hundreds more children and youth like Verdann.
Read about Verdann’s experience and our partnership with United Way in this article in The Province.
Watch Lajuane Bob, Red Fox Youth Leader and Verdann Evans, Red Fox Youth Worker talk about their paths to becoming leaders and role models through the Red Fox program. This North Vancouver program is funded by United Way of the Lower Mainland and delivered in partnership with Westview School and the North Shore Neighbourhood House.
Watch the Global News segment here
Red Fox Youth Leaders are hard at work in North Vancouver this summer creating fun games and teaching new skills to children in our Active Play programs. Check out this video of them in action.
In August 2016, Red Fox launched new Active Play-Youth Leadership programming in Surrey, in partnership with the Surrey School District and the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. The Surrey Leader spoke to some of the youth participants to find out how they feel about the program:
“I was really shy before I joined Red Fox,” said Muskego, 19, who is finishing his Grade 12 at City Central Learning Centre this fall. “I never really had programs like this when I was in school, so I feel like I’m giving these kids something more than I had, and now I would like to go to college as well.”
Read the full Surrey Leader article here.
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.
Read the press release here.
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.
Read the joint press release here.
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.
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)
Red Fox contributed to the study, “Physical Activity for Marginalized Women in BC”, conducted by The BC Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health and ProMOTION Plus. The study aimed to understand the current context of physical activity among marginalized women at provincial and local levels in the province. Read more (PDF)
Vancouver School Board Trustee Al Blakey, Canadian Olympic rower Darcy Marquardt and Vancouver City Councilor Andrea Reimer visited Elsie Roy Elementary School to make a special presentation of new sports equipment and sports bags to students. Read more
This article by BC Parks and Recreation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation highlights the Red Fox program as a “Best Practice” for other community members who wish to increase activity levels and active outreach initiatives in Vancouver. Read more (PDF)