Updates

  1. Open Gym program offers residents free access to six school gymnasiums

    October 8th, 2014
    Six Halifax schools will open their gyms for families to stay active this fall and winter. This is one example of communities working to improve access to facilities and increase the number of unstructured opportunities for physical activity for children, youth and families. To learn more about what your community can do to improve access, contact your regional representative for Active Living.
  2. Thrive! 2014 Report

    September 22nd, 2014
    Take a look at our first two years of progress with Thrive! in the 2014 Report released on September 22. Aussi disponible en français.
  3. Open Street Sundays Halifax!

    September 18th, 2014
    Enjoy Switch Open Streets in Halifax, Sunday, September 21.  Learn how it supports Thrive!
  4. Pharmacy Pulls Sugary Drinks

    September 17th, 2014
    Check out this great news story about a Baddeck pharmacy taking bold steps to support healthy eating environments.
  5. Grade 3 students learning swimming survival

    May 27th, 2014
    Children learn basic skills in Swim to Survive program - a first step to swimming for fun and physical activity.
  6. Physical Literacy: What Does it Mean and Why is it an Important Part of Thrive!?

    April 10th, 2014
    Think of it as the ABC’s of movement. Check out these articles published recently in the Chronicle Herald that explain why activities like swimming, cycling and outdoor play can help develop physical literacy skills; which are important if people are going to continue to be active throughout their lives. They include:
  7. Across the Province, Work is Happening to Increase Support for Breastfeeding Mothers and their Families

    March 26th, 2014
    Recently a variety of community groups, family resource centres and other organizations received funding through Thrive! to enhance their work.