The intent of the Healthy Living program is to improve the health and wellbeing of urban Indigenous people, and preventing the development of health issues, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. The program is community-based and inclusive to all. To accommodate the needs of the community and to be inclusive activities are available not only during the day, but into the evening and on weekends. In other words, the programs are strategically delivered when community members are available to attend.
The Healthy Living program has four program components that must be delivered by each site:
- Sport activities, physical fitness activities, and physical recreational activities
- Healthy nutrition education and promotion activities, to develop and support healthy eating practices and behaviors
- Commercial tobacco smoking cessation/smoke-free living component
- Youth leadership component
This service can be found at the following Friendship Centres