Asking questions at the beginning is one thing – staying curious is another – and something that we are committed to as humans, and as an organization. Asking questions to the community is a habit we’ve had since before we even had a building, and it’s not about to stop. Our curiosity stems from an innate desire to do better for the community, and if we can be so bold, for the world. Our desired impact over the next 10 years is to help citizens make a 10% shift to live healthier, more active, and happy lives.
One thing we have learned is that there is not just one recipe for healthier generations – it’s an ever-evolving reduction constantly simmering and shifting to meet the needs of the individual, community, and world.
As we head into 2019 we are celebrating and reflecting on fifteen years – not only in the community, but with the community. With 145,000 voices in our heads and hearts, guiding our steps, we continue on our mission to raise healthier generations, understanding that our greatest impact comes from having a compass rooted in community.
4in1 is a scalable solution to a national problem, and one that we intend on sharing as far and wide as we can – beyond our walls into the backyards, pathways, green spaces, homes, schools, and workplaces in Calgary and beyond.
We aspire to measure the impact over a lifetime – expanding from the snapshot we have seen with kids to the entire lifetime of a human. Seeing, measuring, and understanding with a thirty-year cohort will help us truly understand if the change is sustainable.
Having graduated from the current 4in1 program Luke shifted his focus to volunteering, Vivo’s Youth Leadership Club, and Youth Strategy Design Team. His confidence built in 4in1 has influenced his decision-making outside of Vivo as well – Luke has chosen Leadership Class at his school where we can’t wait to see what he’ll do. “He’s certainly more confident, especially when he is at Vivo, he feels at home here and he knows everyone. But it’s showing up outside of Vivo too – I’m not sure he would say that – but I see it.” Julee shares of her son Luke and his growing confidence.
“We come here, to Vivo, together” Julee adds. she has become somewhat of a permanent fixture moving from New You, to Elevate You and now spreading her wings, with the support of her friends from New You, in our drop-in fitness classes like HIIT and Total Body Workout.
Healthy Living School is part of Campus Calgary/Open Minds, a school program that brings learning outside the classroom and into dynamic community settings. At Vivo students focus on developing an understanding of what healthy living means to them – deepening their personal connection and becoming ambassadors for healthier generations – Gen H.
An interesting thing happened when we asked our community about healthy living. They told us one of the key components to living a healthy life is caring for each other, as a community. That healthy living includes lifting your neighbour when they are down, coming together to support our vulnerable, and living the belief that we are better together.
Everybody Plays reached new heights when several of our neighbours and friends helped raise awareness and donations for community members in need.
Thanks to generous contributions and collaborations from community members and donors nearly 2300 children and adults were supported on their healthy living journey.
These folks are bringing play to the neighbourhood.
With the help of the Public Health Agency of Canada and other incredible industry leaders, we’re taking play to the next level with our 4-year Gen H Play research project.
Our goal over the next 4 years is to achieve an increase of 10% across north-central Calgary in the following areas:
Kate is the 2018 recipient of the Gen H Scholarship – a scholarship intended to honor healthy students who are curious, courageous, and make an impact on their own health and the health of others.
Together with Mount Royal University, we helped the Library determine how changes to their Early Learning Centre spaces and programming has affected Library visitors, and to identify whether the needs of families are being met through their visits.
This means kids demonstrated an increase in constructive, dramatic, and physical play after visiting Early Learning Centres.
This development of lifelong learning habits and skills not only helps children to be more resilient– it helps raise healthier, happier, more playful generations. We saw children become advocates for play and ambassadors for trying new things – proving that learning extends beyond the walls and into homes, school, parks, backyards, and work.
This year we kicked-off a ten-year longitudinal study with our friends at Brookfield Residential. Our aligned missions have set us on a path to build happier, healthier, more connected communities. This joint-effort helps us to ensure we are supporting the community’s need for social and community connection on their healthy living journey.
Our focus is on livability: the dimensions essential in any community that improve overall quality of life. Together, we are developing, testing, and measuring livability to create a Livability Framework that Brookfield can implement in the community planning process. We started by establishing a baseline to understand how our earliest residents live, interact, and play.
Shifting the needle on stats like this is something we aim to do, together. Over the next five years we aim to increase overall feelings of belonging by 10% and will focus on changes with residents, in the community, and at the sector level.
As a charitable enterprise on a mission to raise healthier generations we pride ourselves every day in putting forth a joyful effort to fulfill our commitment to doing social good, as well as generate prosperity that allows us to reinvest back into the community and continue to bring our mission to life.
You will see all these wishes reflected in how the design elements of Canada’s one-of-a-kind Vivo Expansion come together. We are excited to be working with Dialog to bring this community dream to life.
Thank you to the Government of Alberta for their commitment of fifteen million dollars and to the City of Calgary for their contribution of twenty-two and a half million dollars. Thank you for being our champions.
With the support of our community and two levels of government, we continue on our way to expansion. In 2019 we will develop and launch a capital campaign with our friends at ViTreo and Good Company to support expansion and raise the remaining funding.
We’re Putting our Hearts and Minds into Becoming a Truly Healthier Generation.
With your help we can make healthy living an integral part of everyday life for Calgarians, Albertans, and Canadians.
The summary financial statements, which comprise the summary statement of financial position as at December 31, 2018, the summary statement of operations, summary statement of changes in net assets and summary statement of cash flow for the year then ended, are derived from the audited financial statements, prepared in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations, of Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association as at and for the year ended December 31, 2018.
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