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.

Who do you surround yourself with?

How the people around us influence our choices is a fascinating thing.

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A real life inspirational story; that I saw firsthand; that change the life of someone I know.

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Thank you to Carlene Starck for sharing her blog and her Spin4Kids experience with us.

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Just relax

It’s so important to find a day or even an hour or minute out of your day to just take a few deep breaths and relax.

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Nothing like a challenge to inspire your physical activity...

I like to push to see what is possible, in work, in my studies and in my physical activity pursuits.

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Split Pea Soup

Peas are creamy, rich in protein and gives soup a hearty texture. Whether green or yellow, they are both delicious but offer two distinct and different flavours

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Just stick with it

I find that when I set up my goals at the beginning of the year that when I document what I am doing and go back and read it, it motivates me even more to keep going.

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Winter Weather

Nobody likes Stormy, gross weather.

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The nature of play

My good friend and outdoor adventurer once said to me “there isn't bad weather, there’s just badly dressed for the weather”.

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It's a new year, time for new goals.

I can’t say that I loved every part of 2012 but I always try to look at everything that happens – both good and bad, as something I can learn from or make better.

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Keeping your family active through the holidays

Turn on the holiday tunes and dance- this can be done while tackling other things on your to-do list

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Don't be intimidated

Let’s face it, if you've been spending time at the gym and feel like you’re not seeing any results, it’s demotivating.

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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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