RHEAL = Rural Healthy Eating Active Living

What is the RHEAL Leader Program?
  • The RHEAL Leader program provides opportunities for physical activity and promotes active lifestyles in rural Yukon communities. These community programs don’t replace recreation that is already going on, but encourage participation in a broader range of active recreation.
  • RHEAL Leader programs run between September and April and are offered at least once every week over a minimum of two months. Programs are led by a qualified, local individual. 
  • The Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY) manages the RHEAL Leader program with funding from Yukon Government Sport and Recreation Branch. The program covers expenses such as an honorarium for the leader’s time, materials, supplies, healthy snacks, and/or facility rental.
How does the RHEAL Leader Program work?

Individuals or organizations apply for up to $3,000 per program. Funding can be requested for:
  • Preparation, delivery and administrative time with justification and based on qualifications
  • Materials, healthy snacks, supplies, facility rental, etc. with an explanation of need
Funding is NOT intended:
  • For staffing costs related to ongoing roles or responsibilities
  • To replace responsibilities of Yukon Sport Governing Bodies
  • To enhance PE classes in schools
Apply by:
  1. Fall deadline: Either September 15 (Early-bird) OR October 31
  2. Winter/Spring deadline: January 15 - extended to January 26
Please Note:
If this application is for multiple programs, one application per program must be submitted. If you are not sure whether your plan involves one program or more, please call and discuss it with us.

Contact: 
     Penny Sheardown, Active Living Coordinator
     Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon
     Phone: 867-668-3010
     Toll free: 1-866-961-WALK (9255)
     Website: www.rpay.ca
To apply:
  1. Click here for more information and guidelines.
  2. Click here for a pdf version of the online application. You may want to print and fill this out before entering the information online.
  3. Click the bar below to complete and submit your application.

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