Children running through a field at a YMCA Healthy Kids Day event

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Celebrated by most YMCAs on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Join us in celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day, a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. A FREE event for everyone in the community, participating YMCAs will be open to the public with fun and healthy activities for the entire family.

Year-round the YMCA advocates for and supports the development of happy and healthy children, but we highlight and engage families around the issue on this day.

Read the 2016 media release

* Find out what's happening in your community, as event dates and times vary.


Parents tell us about their children’s healthy development

We surveyed parents across Canada with children between the ages of 0 and 18. Learn about what parents are most concerned about, and how the YMCA is your partner in nurturing healthy kids.

View the survey infographic


Tips to keep kids healthy

Need some easy and affordable tips to keep your kids healthy? Here are a few to get you started:

Find a YMCA Healthy Kids Day near you.

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Events vary by location and may not be available in all areas.


Join the conversation!

Join us on Facebook and Twitter and show the world that your hands are up for healthy kids. Tell us how you are helping to nurture happy, healthy children using #ymcahealthykids.