Be Inspired

This is the place to learn more about how we operate, what we are doing to support physical activity across Canada, and how generous contributions are making a difference in the lives of Canadian children.

Read our e-newsletter, blog posts and articles to be inspired to get more kids active.

A Shocking Diagnosis

Mady Carter was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 18 months old. Now, 12 years later, she is still medication-free due to her physical activity levels, and healthy diet.

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Health Breaks at School

Many schools throughout Canada have adopted the “Balanced School Day”, where instead of a traditional lunch hour, children are given two shorter “health breaks”. This schedule was implemented without any …

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The Full Package

Once you put all of these ideas together you will get the full package for health and wellness – while keeping the throw away packaging off of your food!

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Dedication and Preparation

There’s a lot of work that goes into preparing for a Fitness and Bodybuilding show. It’s hard when you’re doing 2 events that both require training and routines. Luckily, a …

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Secret Superfoods

Eating even small amounts of these foods on a regular basis are associated with exceptional health outcomes and disease prevention.

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The Most Important Meal

If you get “the goods” in early your body will be very happy. Even if you’re the type of person that really isn’t that hungry in the morning, at the very least have a green juice or a glass of water with some lemon and a piece of fruit, and maybe even a handful of nuts.

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Get creative and make food fun!

In my recent Yummy cooking class that focused on Kid-Friendly recipes, the menu was designed with simplicity and creativity in mind.

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The Confidence to Try #FEELGOODFRIDAY Lukas is a 10-year-old Raptors fan who plays basketball with his local chapter of Special Olympics, but it wasn’t that long ago that he was afraid to join a team. Lukas is an outgoing kid who likes to make friends and has always been very active. But his early experiences in organized physical activity were not positive. One of his biggest challenges with autism is struggling to follow directions in large groups. He was often told he was doing things wrong and even that he would embarrass the team. “These negative comments deflated his confidence, and he became afraid to try new things,” explained his mom Lisa. When he was eight, Lukas took part in the Sports of All Sorts program at the Geneva Centre for Autism. The supportive environment in the Sports of All Sorts program, funded by a GoodLife Kids grant, was a real game-changer for him. Constant encouragement and positive reinforcement gave Lukas a safe space to explore new activities without a fear of being judged. With one-on-one support he played basketball, baseball, tennis, and golf. “We’re so glad to make physical activity a regular part of Lukas’ life and we’ve found ways for him to continue practicing at home,” said Lisa. “We bought a tennis net for the backyard, and now that he’s not afraid, he loves to go to glow-in-the-dark mini-putt with his dad!” As Lukas turned around on the basketball court to wave to his mom, he gave her two big thumbs up and her eyes welled up with tears of joy. “Watching him enjoy himself, I’m overwhelmed with happiness and pride,” she shared. “He has talents! But most of all, he has regained a belief in himself – that he CAN do it – and that is so powerful.”

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