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.

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Morgan inspires many to challange themselves

Cycling instructor Morgan Moodley inspires and coaches Grimsby's 8 hour Spin4kids Participants

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GLKF Grant Recipient- KidsAbility SkateAble Program

KidsAbility and Trillium Skating Academy have partnered to offer an adaptive ice skating program to children with special needs known as SkateABLE. Offered in Kitchener, Ontario, this program is the first of its kind in Canada.

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GLKF Grant Recipient- Peterborough Pedal Power

A mid-term update from Brianna Salmon, Manager of Transportation Programs at Peterborough GreenUP

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Curtis' Epic Journey to Help Kids Get Active

On Sunday August 17th, Curt Hamilton will swim 17km across the Northumberland Straight in support of GoodLife Kids Foundation and Brigadoon Village. We sat down with him to see what inspires him and how he's preparing for what will be a memorable summer

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Passion for Family & Physical Activity

My name is Jenny and I love bringing the positive feeling of physical activity into other people's lives every day.

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Win 4 Kids Finalist- Hugh Cairns V.C. School, Saskatchewan- Saskatoon

Expanding and enriching the physical education program for students in kindergarten to grade 6 is the goal

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Win 4 Kids Finalist- Girls on the Run, British Columbia

Girls on the Run arms girls with the tools and life-skills they need to overcome challenges with gossip, bullying and body images

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Win 4 Kids Finalist- Forest Glen School, New Brunswick- Moncton

Teacher at Forest Glen School in Moncton have found an active and fun way to help children learn

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Win 4 Kids Finalist- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, New Brunswich

Girls find inner strength in numbers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John

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Win 4 Kids Finalist- ErinoakKids, Ontario- Mississauga

For many kids, learning to ride a bike for the first time is a pivotal moment. Now imagine how significant it is for a kid with a disability

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Win 4 Kids Finalist- Victor Lauriston Public School, Ontario- Chatham

As Canadians, many of us take ice-skating for granted. Hockey is our national sport, but we forget there are kids who can’t afford the basic equipment, including skates and helmets.

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Win 4 Kids Finalist- 'NSTEP, Alberta- Calgary & Edmonton

'NSTEP's goal is to prevent childhood obesity

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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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