I can sum up my experience with the team of Fondation Tremplin Santé in one word: brilliant! Imagine my surprise when I realized that what they were offering was not only essential for the healthy development of young people, but also very easy to implement! The team is always available to support you (with a smile) as you integrate their program into your organization. There is no pressure to implement the program; we go at our own pace, which is quite reassuring. The resources they offer are comprehensive and adapted to every type of counselor. We were able to promote healthy habits not only with young people, but also among the members of our work team.
Janie Quevillon-Gravel, coordinator, Patro d’Ottawa
The very first step in revising our menu is checking the products we purchase for allergens. We eliminate products containing allergens whenever possible and keep the presence of allergens in our inventory to a minimum. Also, if we notice that a product contains a lot more ingredients than it would if made from scratch, we do an assessment with our chef to see if we could make it in-house. Creativity is both useful and important. Since 2012, Le P’tit Bonheur has been a proud member of the Shape Up program!
Chantal Lavoie Director – Food Services, Camp Le P’tit Bonheur
I have been working with the Fondation Tremplin Santé ever since I first arrived at Camp Kéno in 2014. Thanks to their highly motivated team, I have had unforgettable experiences in the form of useful and inspiring training sessions. For example, someone from the Foundation taught me how to grow alfalfa and make it an HH activity for our campers. From the moment I tried it and tasted the results, I became a “green influencer” for our day camps! The Fondation Tremplin Santé has also provided support in the form of supplies. Those little details have made a big difference. In 2018 for example, I was able to distribute 4 kg of alfalfa seeds among our 15 day camps, which campers were thrilled about. I can confidently say that the Shape Up Foundation has had a real influence on me and my day camp programs over the last few years. In doing so, they have also influenced the 450 people we train and ultimately, the 3,000 campers we greet every summer!
Julien Pertin, Head of Programming, Camp Kéno
The Quebec government’s Secrétariat à la jeunesse has made the promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle one of its action priorities. That is why it supports the Shape Up Foundation and the training, awareness raising, and hosting activities it provides in day camps.
The Shape Up Foundation works to maintain these habits beyond primary school to keep young people healthy and inform them of the benefits of exercise and healthy eating. That requires openness, imagination, and motivation.
Samuel Poulin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier (youth), Secrétariat à la jeunesse du gouvernement du Québec
It’s fun. We tend to think healthy habits are complicated, but they’re actually accessible to everyone if you make it fun!
Marie-Douce Guay, Recreation Technician, City of Sainte-Marie