The YMCA advocates for and supports the development of happy and healthy children. On Healthy Kids Day, we will be sharing tips to keep kids healthy all year round through family-friendly games, activities and classes! Join us at your local YMCA Centre of Community and discover how simple and fun healthy living can be at the YMCA!
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. This free event is for everyone in the community, and all of our Health and Fitness Centres are open to the public with fun and healthy activities for the whole family to enjoy.
On May 25th, more than 20,000 kids from across the GTA will take the YMCA Kids Challenge and walk to make a difference in their communities. Together, we are raising $220,000 to help provide children and families with the support they need at the YMCA.
Get on board the #YMCALocalMOTION Challenge for Canada’s 150th with LocalMotion Live at Healthy Kids Day! Celebrate Canada's 150th with us and experience the history of the YMCA through fun online challenges and a chance to win prizes!
The YMCA advocates for and supports the development of happy and healthy children.
The Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines outline the amount and type of physical activity recommended at every age and stage of life.
Need some easy and affordable tips to keep your kids healthy? Here are a few to get you started:
Visit the Healthy Kids Resources page in the Child Care section of our website for links and documents for parents and caregivers.
The YMCA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Canadians, in spirit, mind and body. Being healthy means lots of things: growing up strong and active; making connections and developing positive relationships with others; and learning to make good, responsible decisions. The YMCA supports parents as they work to lay the foundations of life-long health for their children.
The YMCA's Health and Fitness programs help kids build a foundation for physical fitness that will last a lifetime by helping them get active and build confidence in a fun, safe setting. YMCA recreational sports help kids build their endurance, strength, coordination, and agility by playing fast-paced games with their friends.
YMCA Child Care gives kids a strong start to a healthy future by providing programs that encourage them to be active in body, mind, and spirit.
Through leadership and team building programs, YMCA Camps and Outdoor Education programs build community amongst a group and help participants develop resiliency, build confidence and create friendships.
YMCA Youth Programs are specifically designed to help youth achieve their goals, get back on track and live a healthy life.
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