Programs: High Five


ARPA is proud to be the Alberta provider of HIGH FIVE®, Canada's only Quality Assurance Program for recreation and sport programs for children aged 6-12. HIGH FIVE provides a range of training, assessment tools and resources to ensure that organizations deliver the highest quality programs possible.

Research shows positive experiences children have in sport and recreation at an early age have a lifelong impact, helping them become capable, caring adults who contribute to the community in the future. HIGH FIVE® ensures leaders, coaches, and instructors have the tools and knowledge they need to nurture a child's mental health and create those positive experiences.

If you are...

an organization providing sport or recreation programs for children aged 6 to 12,
a sport or recreation practitioner working with children,
a parent or guardian of a 6 to 12 year old child,

...then HIGH FIVE® is for you!


"HIGH FIVE® has developed quality assurance standards designed to support the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children in all recreation and sport programs. This doesn't just apply to physical health but mental health as well." - Dr. Kellie Leitch, Advisor on Healthy Children and Youth to the Federal Minister of Health

"HIGH FIVE® has given us the tools to create a stimulating and meaningful environment in which children can feel safe and supported; the right kind of environment for learning new skills and making new friends. By adhering to the HIGH FIVE® quality assurance standard, we have also ensured accountability, which is so important for staff to excel and pays dividends throughout the organization, but the best results are the smiling faces of the kids who come eager to participate!" - Heather Cowie, Acting Manager Business Services- City of Calgary Recreation


Pamela Jones-Clark
Children & Youth Programs Coordinator