Red Fox Healthy Living Society is a registered charity that uses physical activity to empower Indigenous and inner-city youth and children to overcome barriers and build successful lives. We run child and family physical literacy programs, Indigenous cultural programs, and food security programs. Within these programs, youth are mentored to lead the programs under the guidance of skilled coordinators so that the youth gain work experience and transferable skills. Our programs build health, confidence and leadership that serve children and youth in education, in employment, and in life. Our leadership continuum is the foundation of our success: youth can go from participant, to Junior Leader, to Youth Leader, to Intern, and then they can become staff members or they can branch out to new opportunties in the community. Most of our staff team are graduates of our program. Other graduates find meaningful employment in childcare, social services, and many other fields. To see the tangible impact of our programs click HERE to read our Annual Report.
Our programs serve over 15,000 children, youth and families every year, at schools, community centres, parks and special events across Metro Vancouver. We serve 700 children and youth each week. Red Fox delivers weekly programs in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Delta and Tsawwassen. Red Fox is a recipient of the BC Recreation and Parks Association Program Excellence Award and the Roger Inman Memorial Award for Community Economic Development.
Some of our current projects include:
The Garden Project, giving youth hands-on experiences creating wildlife habitat and an Indigenous foodscape garden in Strathcona Park.
What People Are Saying
"Red Fox helped me prepare for employment, and step up as a leader and role model for First Nations People."
— Amber Morgan, former Red Fox Youth Leader
"It is a fabulous program that meets all the needs of the kids, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It’s invaluable. By working with the youth, the program supports the whole family."
— Donna Lokhorst, Aboriginal Support Worker, Vancouver School Board