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Become an Indigenous RunWalk or 
Honour Your Health Challenge Leader!

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2021 Healthy Living Leader Training Sessions! Join us for one last hurrah online! The sessions will be offered live over Zoom, filled with learning, movement and laughter. These sessions are open to all community members who want to deliver an Indigenous RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge program.

Northwest / NortheastSeptember 27 – 28
InteriorOctober 6 – 7
Vancouver IslandOctober 26 – 27
Vancouver Costal / FraserNovember 4 – 5

While our sessions will again be online this year, they will still be regionally focused, and we encourage you to sign up for your region’s training dates. The Zoom links will be released closer to the training date. To keep you from getting zoomed out we are offering numerous screen breaks and many opportunities to be active throughout the day! Please visit our website to see our full agenda

If you’re brand new to leader training, welcome to our healthy living family! For new leaders, both days of training are mandatory. We have a jam packed agenda, and you won’t want to miss a single minute of all the fun! 

For return leaders, please join us at 1pm on the first day of training to receive brand new content for your healthy living program and to reconnect with your healthy living family.

At the conclusion of training, all participants are eligible for up to $1000 in grant support for their Indigenous RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge program.

Register for Leader Training

New to our Registration System? 

  • Click on the link above
  • If you attended our leader training last year, please use your username and password 
    • There is an option to reset your password if needed, or contact for your username or password 
  • If you are new to this system, please create an account 
  • Once logged in you can choose either the Indigenous RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge program (see below for program details)

Registration closes on September 17th, 2021.
Registration is limited and we encourage you to register early. 

At the conclusion of training, all participants are eligible for up to $1000 in grant support for their Indigenous RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge program.

  • Indigenous RunWalk: choose from an 8-week program preparing participants for a 5K or a 13-week program preparing participants for a 10K run/walk event. 
  • Honour Your Health Challenge: develop your own 8-week program focused on physical activity, healthy eating, respecting tobacco or healthy pregnancies – past programs include creating a community cookbook, “Drum and Fun,” planting vegetable gardens, traditional tea harvesting, “Kick the Nic” tobacco program, “Moccasin Mamas,” and many more.
  • The Team Can’t Wait to See You Online!

Eligibility:Healthy Living Leader Training is open to individuals who are interested in promoting health and wellness within their community, schools, Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, recreation centres, health centres, workplaces, or Indigenous organizations. 

Registration: Susan Meier | | 604-763-4134
Leader Training: Jessie Toynbee | | 250-891-9150

To learn more about our programs and witness the amazing work of our healthy living leaders, watch our video below

Register for Leader Training

This newsletter comes to you from the Healthy Living program at I·SPARC.  

Director, Healthy Living
Robynne Edgar
P:  250.858.6383

Manager, Healthy Living Program Operations
Jessie Toynbee
P:  250.891.9150

Provincial Coordinator,
Indigenous RunWalk

Susan Meier
P:  604.763.4134

Provincial Coordinator, HealthBeat
Amanda de Faye
P:  778.995.9593