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.

Holiday shopping with an eye on physical activity

Buying a toy that encourages kids to move, use their imagination and burn off some energy, is a gift that keeps on giving.

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You won't catch a cold playing in the cold

As active Canadians, we need to prepare and plan for four seasons of enjoyable physical activity. A change in temperature is no excuse to slow down or sit down.

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Squash-sational Minestrone Soup

At this particular time of the year, there is nothing better than a hearty bowl of soup. Squashes are also in season now. Take advantage and make yourself a bowl of yummy minestrone soup!

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Boot camp

break out of the “fitness box” that you've put yourself in

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Happy and healthier haunting

Tips for a safe and healthier Halloween for the whole family.

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Be your kids' superhero

When it comes to dinner, my son eats all of his protein and veggies first so that he can have muscles just like the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor and Daddy.

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Comparing yourself to others

Each and every single person on this planet is different and unique in their own way.

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Depression and exercise

I’m sure when people are depressed, exercise is the last thing they want to do

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Adventures in Autumn

It’s the best time of year to get the whole gang together and get outside.

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Sweet and Sour Tempeh Veggie Skewers

Serve these delicious tempeh skewers at your next party to leave your guests impressed (and wanting more!)

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Who's in your fitness family?

Could our family be the protective factor against chronic disease and early death?

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Walk the safety talk

These 2 important initiatives also present the opportunity to be a role model for our children, a safety superhero.

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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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