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