HIGH FIVE® Trainings are back!

They are now available in-person and online

Please contact Amanda at agrobbecker@nwtrpa.org 

to see what will best fit your needs

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs to children aged 6 to 12. As an Authorized Provider, the NWTRPA is a partner in delivering HIGH FIVE® across the NWT.


What is HIGH FIVE®?

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality standard for children’s programs. 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.


How Can I Get Trained?

  • Find A Training – First, find out if there is a training happening in your community, or in a nearby community.

  • Host a Training – If there are no trainings happening near you, why not host your own training. We’ll even assist you with set up and promotion.

  • Become a Trainer – If you’ve already received the base-level HIGH FIVE® training, become certified so that you can teach HIGH FIVE® trainings to others.


What HIGH FIVE® training is available?

Due to COVID-19, in-person trainings are currently on hold. There is one online HIGH FIVE® training available.


HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development-C (PHCD-C) Online

HIGH FIVE PHCD-C online training is a tool for  those working with children aged 4 to 12 to enhance program quality and ensure that every child has a positive experience. This online training equips participants with the essential knowledge about the physical, social, emotional and cognitive attributes of each age and stage of a child’s development.


This course is designed for anyone providing programs for children ages 4 to 12 such as full/part-time recreation staff, coaches, swim instructors, camp counselors, before and after-school care providers, and teachers.

For more information about HIGH FIVE®, visit their website at highfive.org



NWT Recreation and Parks Association Box 841, 4908 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association's physical office is located in Sǫ̀mba K'è on Chief Drygeese Territory in Treaty 8, the traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene and the North Slave Métis, also known as Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.


P. (867) 669-8375      

F. (867) 669-6791