Recreation and Active Living Leadership Grade 12 Credit

Course Description

Students taking Recreation & Active Living Leadership  will receive a grade 12  credit towards their high school diploma, as well as preparing them for university programs  in physical health and kinesiology, and recreation and leisure management. Offered in partnership with York Region District School Board , Recreation & Active Living Leadership  enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure

Students will develop the leadership and coordination skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living.  Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their well-being.

The Ontario Educational Leadership Centre (OELC) partnership will focus and enhance the ability to engage the students to maximize their potential as leaders through the use of unique and innovative opportunities not typically found in a traditional school environment. Students will learn to lead as individuals and in collaboration with others. They will also learn self-reflection and awareness and will develop a plan to take action in their schools and/or local communities.

The OELC experience will create meaningful learning experiences, develop critical thinking skills and provide unique HIGH FIVE® certifications, (Principles of Healthy Child Development and Healthy Minds, Healthy Children), for all students. 

Leadership Development Sessions

Leadership development sessions provide students opportunities to explore various components of leadership: mentorship, empowering others, effective communication, problem-solving, conflict management, and safe risk-taking through well-planned experiential learning activities. Students will have the opportunity to apply many of these skills as they work through real-life scenarios and host activities for the other courses on site over the two weeks.

Opportunities for debriefing and reflection contribute greatly to the personal growth of students. Through skilled facilitation, learnings are reinforced through the analysis of elements which contribute to or detract from the success of an activity or challenge.

Students will experience rich learning through a variety of experiential settings including, but not limited to the following activities:

  • Simulations
  • Low Ropes
  • Escape Rooms
  • Life-size Challenge Maze
  • Wall Climbing
  • Initiative Tasks
  • And more!


In completing the PLF4M, 1.0 credit, you will also complete the following HIGH FIVE® certificates: 

Principles of Healthy Child Development 

At the completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Design an activity plan to enhance a child’s physical and mental health
  • Build healthy relationships in all areas of programming for children
  • Create environments and spaces that foster healthy child development

Healthy Minds for Healthy Children

 At the completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Use engagement strategies with children who may be suffering from mental health conditions
  • Use a Strength Based Decision Making Model to engage children
  • Communicate with children and parents about sensitive topics

How to Apply

Prerequisite: Any high school health and physical education course.

Register online and pay through the link below.