• Who We Are

    CHANGE Health Alberta is a registered charity committed to equipping kids and families with skills and knowledge for healthy living. Our community-based initiatives include summer day-camps, after-school clubs and evening family programs. Each of our initiatives include health-based meal preparation and physical activity in the context of fun and adventure.
    • Healthy Living Skills

      We believe in building the practical skills for healthy living. Together, we engage in Healthy Meal Preparation, Outdoor Physical Activity, Exploring Nature, Yoga and more.

    • Community

      We believe healthy living is something we need to do together, and we value building connections and community.

    • Discover Adventure

      We believe in the value of adventure – getting away from our devices and rediscovering a sense of wonder in engaging outdoors in nature.

  • Family Programs

  • CHANGE Family Programs

    CHANGE Family Evenings are weekly cooking and exercise programs, offered at various locations throughout Edmonton. Families enrolled are invited to attend an annual summer-day retreat. 

    We are currently in the process of expanding our Family Programs into a broader Community Program.

  • Summer Camp

  • CHANGE Adventure Camp

    CHANGE Adventure Camp is a week-long day-camp designed to equip youth with skills for healthy living in the context of fun and adventure. 

    Key activities include: Nature Exploration, Preparing Healthy Meals, Outdoor Games (Obstacle Courses, Relay Races, Scavenger Hunts), and Meditative Exercises (Yoga, Quiet Nature Walks)

    Our next summer camps will take place July and August 2020. Please contact us for more information! 

    • Ages:
      9-12
    • Times:
      9 AM to 3 PM (Mon-Fri)
  • In partnership with  Global Edmonton/Corus Creative,
    We have can showcase our Adventure Camp!
    Check out the Trailer  or view our full-length Episode!

  • Would You Like to Send a Child to Camp?

  • After-School Clubs

  • CHANGE Adventure Club

    In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, we have been able to offer an after-school club.

    The Clubs go on adventures to various locations in the community. We focus on facilitating fun, healthy-meal preparation, interaction with nature, and physical activity.

    Main Activities include: Hiking, Exploring Nature, Cooking Classes, Relay Races, Obstacle Courses, Fort Building, and Yoga.

    • Grades:
      4-7
    • McDougall
      Thursdays until 5 pm
    • Delton
      Thursdays until 5pm
    • St Alphonsus
      Thursdays until 5pm
  • We currently offer Adventure Clubs at three locations in Edmonton.
    Please contact us if your child would like to get involved at one of these locations.

  • Healthy Steps for CHANGE Fundraiser

  • Join us

    Next October 2020

     

    Grandview Outdoor Staircase

    Whitemud Park

    or any staircase.

    Count and log your steps!

     

    All funds raised help Albertans

    build healthy living skills 

    at CHANGE Adventure Camp

     

     

     

  • Healthy Steps for CHANGE

  • In partnership with

    Global Edmonton/Corus Creative,

    We created Adventure Camp TV

    Highlighting

    Local Children Discovering Local Adventures

    Check out the Trailer

    View the 1st Episode!

  • Meet Our Leaders

    • Serena Humphries
      Research Associate

      Serena is a Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. Serena is a health services and policy researcher with diverse methodological training in health research methods, including program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research methods.

       

    • Doug Klein
      Family Physician

      Dr. Doug Klein is family physician and researcher with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr. Klein co-founded Edmonton’s MOVE program. He has strong connections to primary care physicians in Alberta. Passionate about health promotion and the benefits of nature, he can often be found outdoors with his wife and three children.

    • Matt Kallio
      Exercise specialist

      Matt is a Fitness Enthusiast and Basketball Fanatic.  Professionally, Matt is an Exercise specialist working as a manager at the Edmonton Oliver PCN. He Co-founded the MOVE Program in Edmonton and was previously an instructor at McEwan University.

    • Darren Nichols
      Emergency Physician

      Dr Nichols is a Family Medicine Emergency physician. He is previous ultramarathoner and passionate about healthy families and communities.  He interested in socially accountable medical education and health care. 

    • Felicia Ochs
      Wellness Coordinator

      Felicia Ochs is the Wellness Coordinator for Parkland School Division #70 in Stony Plain, Alberta.  She received a Master’s degree in Education in 2006, is a Sivananda certified yoga instructor, and spends most of her free time swimming, running, or having dance parties in the living room with her three young daughters.

  • Thank you to our Sponsors

    • When you realize that your health and well-being can be affected by your food choices, the connection is extremely powerful.

      Gail Hall, Food Writer, Educator and Owner of Seasoned Solutions
    • We are seeing a whole generation who do not know how to cook, eat properly, or be active. Families spend more and more time on devices or in front of screens. We need to ensure all Albertan families have the kind of support they need to create new habits and skills that they can maintain life-long.

      Dr Doug Klein, Family Physician
    • Mommy, I love nature, we must be kind to her.

      Stellan Greenwood, Age 5
  • Contact Us

    Contact us if you are interested in getting involved, partnering with us, or would like more information.