Healthy Kids Day

Sunday, June 7, 2015*

Join us in celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day, our national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids.

A FREE event for everyone in the community, participating YMCAs will be open to the public with activities for the entire family.

*Find out what's happening in your community, including event dates, times and locations.

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Parents finding it difficult to be healthy role models

We surveyed Canadian parents about the developmental and health needs of children 6-12 years, and how parents can be positive role models during those critical years. ​The results are in!

The ​2015​ YMCA Healthy Kids Report reveals that 85 per cent of Canadian parents are finding it difficult to set a healthy example for their children. Parents surveyed stated ​that ​they are an important influence on their young children; however, only a few identified themselves as ​'excellent' ​healthy role models.

Learn more ​about what Canadian parents had to tell us about raising healthy kids.

Read the report highlights

Read the media release

85 per cent of parents say it takes effort to be a healthy role model for kids

Kids tell us about being healthy

Start the conversation with your kids

Keep the conversation going

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter at #ymcahealthykids and #convoswithourkids.

Tell us what you learned from your family conversations and how you will be a healthy role model.

Promoting children's health

We are proud to partner with a number of initiatives and organizations advocating for healthy, active lifestyles for kids and Canadians throughout the month of June:

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