Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Recreation Program Quality

As a HIGH FIVE® service provider the City of Toronto offers the best way to play. HIGH FIVE® is a national quality standard for recreation programs focused on healthy child development. The five principles of HIGH FIVE® that are essential to quality programs are:

  • A caring adult
  • Friends
  • Participation
  • Play
  • Mastery

We're training all recreation program leaders in the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development. For more information on HIGH FIVE®, see