Kids + Steps + Sweat = Healthier Brains

For better brain health, all children and youth should be physically active on a regular basis. In addition to physical health benefits, physical activity also improves cognition, brain function and mental health. – Participaction 2018 Report Card Every year, Participaction issues a comprehensive assessment of the physical activity of Canadian children and youth. This year… Read more

Universal Children’s Day

Universal Children’s Day is this coming Sunday, November 20th. It is the anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. It’s a good time to reflect on the state of children in your community. Here are three recent reports from… Read more

Step, Sweat, Sleep, Sit

The new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth encourage children and youth to “Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit”. The research-based, world’s first 24 hour movement guidelines were released in the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. For optimal health benefits, children and youth (aged 5–17 years) should achieve… Read more

Unplug & Play

From March 23 to 29, Canadian families are invited to Unplug & Play. This Participaction campaign encourages families to disconnect from electronics for at least an hour a day and get outside and play. The following resources are available to help parents: Unplug & Play calendar – a week’s worth of ideas for family play… Read more