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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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Spin4Kids Adventures in Ajax

Over the past few grand opening parties, the Spin4Kids cycling challenge has become almost a party within a party (also known as “the place to be”) all night long!

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Grant giving makes a difference

It sounds funny to say that giving out money is a hard job, but although rewarding, it’s actually really difficult.

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All Kids Benefit From Physical Activity

Getting children with special needs active is a formidable and important challenge. They have significantly higher rates of obesity and lower levels of physical activity.

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KidsAbilty Moves Kids

Children with special needs encounter barriers to learning and mastering sport skills, resulting in frustration with physical activities, and fewer opportunities for participation

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GoodLife Kids Foundation Helps Kids Step Into Action

PAHL Step Into Action was created to promote healthy active living to Special Olympics athletes and students across Ontario.

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Dreams

"Your dreams are coming true. Don't quit before the miracle occurs."

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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a positive youth development program which combines training for a non-competitive 5k run/walk with an interactive curriculum to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles of 8-13 year old girls.

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The Darylizer

Meet Teacher Daryl "the Darylizer" Lesyshyn. The Darylizer? What else woudl you call someone who energizes and mentors others to get kids active.

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Arame Soba Noodle Salad

Using kamut or buckwheat noodles is a nutritious way to get some extra fibre into this recipe

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What is physical literacy and why is it important?

Lately, there has been lots of talk about the importance of physical literacy to the health of Canadian children- but what is it and why is it important?

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Golden Morning Granola & Chocolate Super Smoothie

Two delicious recipes to start your day off right.

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Never give up – no matter what. Always fight.

I have always heard about cancer. I have friends whose parents have died from cancer. It affected me then but in such a different way.

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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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