Oakville celebrates its HIGH FIVE accreditation at appreciation event

Friday, July 02, 2010 – for immediate release

Oakville celebrates its HIGH FIVE accreditation at appreciation event

Oakville celebrated its recent HIGH FIVE Accredited Organization status at an appreciation event today where hundreds of recreation and culture employees were applauded for their efforts in helping the town achieve this significant goal. 

“Oakville is a town full of energetic, active people who enjoy recreation. Our Accredited Organization status shows how dedicated our staff is to providing the best recreational programming possible, at the highest of standards,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said. “By achieving this goal, we have moved one step closer to becoming the most livable town in Canada. You should all be proud of your success.”

Oakville is the first municipality in Halton, and the largest in Ontario to receive the provincially-recognized HIGH FIVE accreditation for providing quality recreation and sport programs to children aged six to twelve. HIGH FIVE accreditation is the highest recognized level of quality and safety in children’s sport and recreation and Canada’s only quality assurance standard for organizations that provide sport and recreation programs to children.

“The Town of Oakville has exemplified true dedication to enhance and improve their delivery of services to the community,” Brian Connors, Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) board member said.  “Research indicates that organizations registered with HIGH FIVE are improving the experiences of children participating in recreation and sports programs and enhancing the long term success of their staff and organization.”

Organizations that have achieved accreditation are distinguished by their focus on healthy child development in all aspects of their operation, from programming to policies and procedures.  An organization must work through five levels of achievement to reach accreditation.


Media contact

Jamie Angus
Recreation Assistant
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3152

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Oakville celebrates its HIGH FIVE accreditation at appreciation event