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Healthy Kids Community Challenge

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Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is one of 45 communities across Ontario chosen to participate in The Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is an exciting initiative that unites communities with a common goal: promoting children’s health through physical activity and healthy eating. Over the next 3 years, Wabano will initiate new and enhance existing programs to give Aboriginal children in Ottawa a healthier start in life.

Run. Jump. Play. Every day.

As parents, we know that being active every day is essential for growing children. Lots of good things happen when our kids move more. Stronger muscles and bones. Greater focus and attention. Self-confidence. Better coordination. Active kids are happier, they sleep better, and they do better in school.

Being active doesn’t have to mean planned, structured exercise. Or something complicated to add to your long to-do list. Children are active by nature. All you have to do is encourage that natural urge to ‘Run. Jump. Play. Every day.’  

To learn more about what is happening in your community, please contact:
Tom Lindsay
Healthy Kids Project Lead
tlindsay@wabano.com
613-748-0657 ext. 343
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Theme 1: Run. Jump. Play. Every Day

Theme 2: Water Does Wonders

Resources

beauty-in-movementBeauty in Movement: An Indigenous Guide to Physical Activity
English
French
Cree

 

 

 

Water: Our First Medicine
English
French

 

 

 


Have questions? Email us: programsteam@wabano.com