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Island Health offers a variety of services for youth, including:
The Central Island Healthy Lifestyles Program - Shapedown BC
Helps children between the ages of six and 17 and their families achieve healthy lifestyles. Available in Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum.
Youth and Family Substance Use Services
Some teens will have a keen interest in sports. For them, active living is already part of their everyday life. Other teens will need extra encouragement to make room for at least 30 minutes of physical activity in their days.
There are hundreds of ways your teen can make her life more active. Organized sports like yoga, curling, synchronized swimming, or karate might inspire them. Hiking, sailing, tai chi, water polo, breakdancing, scuba diving, skateboarding. Make a list and help your teen find an activity they like.
The L.I.F.E. Program provides a combination of annual credit and program savings to eligible low-income individuals and families to use towards recreational programs and services in all City recreational facilities and ten of our jointly operated centres.
Bring your completed application form to the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre at 2275 Quadra Street, Victoria.
Please note: This is only available to City of Victoria citizens. Visit the City of Victoria website for more details, the application form and guidelines.
Boys and Girls Clubs provide low-cost activities for teens:
Not since infancy has your child experienced such rapid growth. Helping them maintain a healthy diet may be difficult but it is essential.
If your teen wants to make radical changes to his diet, such as becoming a vegetarian or entering a sport training diet, make sure he gets advice from a dietitian.
As they grow older, teenagers must take on more responsibility for their safety. This includes avoiding abusive situations and relationships. It is a good idea to start teaching your child street-proofing techniques while they are young and to continue these with your teenager.
Some of the ways to teach your teen how to prevent abuse will remain as they were when your child was younger. Below are some new messages to share with your child.
By the time your child is a teenager, she will need to be responsible for her own safety in many different situations. It can be a challenge to convince teenagers that safety is important.
They are pushing boundaries, stretching their independence, and taking on new, sometimes frightening, endeavours – all with the aim of proving to themselves they can become an adult. The trick is to help them balance independence and risk-taking behaviour with a sense of personal responsibility for their safety.
Stay involved in your teen’s life. Go to sporting or performing events. Get to know their friends. Talk to your teen every day.
One in five new drivers will be involved in a crash within the first two years of driving. Car crashes are the number one killer of youth aged 13 to 25 in B.C.
Get more information from ICBC on how to keep your teen safe behind the wheel or as a passenger.
#203 - 2000 Island Hwy