Healthy Kids Day



Healthy Kids Day

Save the Date:  The next YMCA Healthy Kids Day is April 29, 2018

Schedule of Events (click poster)

The health of Canadian children is a serious matter. YMCA Healthy Kids Day is seriously fun.

The majority of children and youth in Canada are not getting adequate access to opportunities for active recreation and healthy living. Only 7% of Canadian children and youth are meeting Canada's guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity a day (Source: 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card). Rising rates of obesity and related chronic disease tell us that getting kids healthy should be a top priority.

The YMCA believes healthy kids are the foundation and future of healthy communities. That's why we offer programming and advocate year round for the healthy growth of children and youth in spirit, mind and body. Every year over 29,000 children, teens and young adults take part in health, fitness and aquatics programs at YMCAs in Canada.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free annual community event hosted by YMCAs across Canada in May. An action-packed event for the entire family, YMCA Healthy Kids Day places special emphasis on how healthy living can be fun and providing families with simple tips and resources to live healthy every day.


Raising healthy children is a community effort, and the YMCA is your community partner in nurturing the potential of kids.

Join us on Sunday, April 29th for an engaging day of fun and exciting activities for holistic health!

Healthy Eating Tips

Physical Activity Tips

Cultural & Literacy Tips