The City of Brampton (COB) Recreation Division delivers the BEST You! (Build, Explore, Support, Talk) to promote and support the health and well-being of school-age children in Peel. The BEST You! Program includes three 45-minute modules that are focused on the physical, social and emotional development of children in grades 1 through 8 at the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board. Through interactive and engaging games, activities, and discussion children and youth work together to problem solve and build healthy and positive relationships with themselves and others.
FCHI was introduced to COB staff during early community engagement activities. Following a focus group COB invited FCHI to support the co-design and program development. FCHI staff also supported in co-facilitating the BEST You! Staff training. Future work will include evaluating current programming and expanding curriculum development to include high school students, school staff and caregivers, parents and families.