Physical activity for children and youth
Learn about the benefits of physical activity and find programs in your community
- helps maintain a healthy weight
- builds a healthy heart
- increases fitness levels
- reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
- improves mental health and mood
- strengthens bones and muscles
Canadian physical activity guidelines
Choose the age-specific guideline to learn how much activity your child needs every day:
Programs in your community
Provincial recreation organizations
Find an organization in your community.
Search for an Ontario trail near you.
A government-wide strategy to encourage cycling for families.
Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund
A grant program supporting sport, recreation and physical activity projects.
The Community Aboriginal Recreation Activator (CARA)
Program helping First Nation reserve communities to meet their sport and recreation needs.