This spring, participating YMCAs will open their doors even wider on April 26, 2020* for YMCA Healthy Kids Day, a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids and families across Canada.
Come join us for a fun-filled day of interactive games and activities that will get you moving together as a family! We can’t wait to celebrate the joys of healthy living with you.
According to the 2016 YMCA Healthy Kids Survey, parents are most concerned about their children’s mental and emotional health. We surveyed parents across Canada with children between the ages of 0 and 18. When it comes to their children’s healthy development, parents are most concerned about their children’s mental/emotional health (50%) followed by physical (28%) and social health (22%). Time and money are the main barriers holding Canadian parents back from leading healthy, active lifestyles with their family.
As a YMCA, our mission is to improve the health and well-being of Canadians, in body, mind and spirit. You may not think the YMCA can help improve mental health, but visit us any day and you’ll see people connecting with others, building a support network and working together to reach their health goals. Our research has shown that there are many positive effects of belonging to the YMCA – people tell us they feel less alone, find it easier to make friends, and have better health. Visit us to see for yourself!
Healthy Kids Day: blog entries from previous editions
Becoming a Healthy Family at YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines: Help us Reach 1,000,000 Steps!
Strengthening YMCA Healthy Kids Day through Community Partners
Canadian Kids Still Not Getting Enough Exercise
Tips for Healthy Kids: Physical Activity
Join us for a day of FREE and healthy fun for the whole family!
View our photo album here
Kids tell us about being healthy
*Event date and time may vary