About Vivo

Vivo for Healthier Generations

Vivo is on a mission to raise healthier generations in Calgary and beyond through our innovative programs, research, and community involvement. 

Vivo means ‘live’ in Latin. Vivo embraces and celebrates diversity, community and the common thread that unites us all – life. Vivo is more than 4 letters… It’s a vision. It’s a mission. It’s a lifestyle. It’s an impact.

Vivo believes that play can transform your life to a better, happier one! It is our way of raising healthier generations. We want you to achieve your optimal health wherever you choose to live, work and play.

We are a charity! Your membership at Vivo is not just a membership to a facility. Your membership supports programs like Everybody Plays — our way of helping neighbours in the community access recreation, play, and social connection at Vivo.

We’re a hub for Research and Innovation to get people moving and connecting more by helping our community co-create solutions they value are important to living their best life.

To learn more or donate, visit Everybody Plays.

MISSION

At Vivo we’re on a mission to raise healthier generations in Calgary and beyond. We want Canadians of all ages to achieve their optimal health wherever they choose to live, work and play. We’re extending our reach beyond the walls to the broader community locally, nationally and internationally by charting a course to make bold shifts – shifts in policy, values, attitudes and behaviours about healthy living.

With the support of new programs and exciting future spaces created with and for the community, their success stories will be proof of our mission in action. They’ll serve as powerful motivation for others, in Calgary and across the nation, to make their own changes for life.

Join us as we collaborate with Canada’s brightest minds and lead the charge against physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour, a national challenge that impacts us all. Together we can shift and reshape our communities into vibrant places where Raising Healthier Generations is a natural way of living for all. Together we are Vivo: for healthier generations.

Diversity and Inclusion

Racism is traumatic, devastating, and is extremely difficult to endure. If you’ve experienced racism, we want you to know we see you, stand with you, and support you.

Vivo is a charitable organization that has a mission to raise healthier generations.  As a registered charity embedded into the Calgary community, we support the movement to bring diversity and inclusivity to the forefront of our society.

  • Our organizational values guide our behaviours, decision-making and actions.  We can’t just “imply” we value diversity and inclusion.  We will declare it.
  • Systemic racism is a need-to-be-addressed topic.  We will have policies to hold ourselves accountable.
  • We don’t have all the answers.  What we know is that we are committed to being safe and welcoming.  Help us learn how to be that for you. Vivo will support our employees, customers and community in this ongoing journey of exploration and learning about diversity in our society and how to become more inclusive.

If you or someone you know is experiencing racism, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate assistance.

Crisis Services Canada’s toll-free helpline provides 24-7 support at 1-833-456-4566.

Kids Help Phone operates a toll-free helpline at 1-800-668-6868 with 24-7 support for young people as well as the Crisis Text Line, which can be reached by texting HOME to 686868.

For a directory of support services in your area, visit the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

VALUES

Our 5 values drive everything we do and guide us as an organization.

IMPACT: We focus on things that matter. We help kids be active, families get healthy and communities be strong.

CURIOSITY: We love questions that stimulate our imaginations and thinking. Being curious leads us to new learning, wisdom and action.

COURAGE: We encourage everyone to explore, embrace the unknown and take risks. Being bold helps us create the new and different.

TOGETHER: We work with bright minds, big hearts and clever hands. Our doors are always open to those who share our passion.

CONNECTION: We believe everything is linked and must live in balance. We see strength in diversity, potential in challenges and magic in solutions.