The Canadian Senate Report on Obesity was released March 1 at an event held at the National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA and CEO Bob Gallagher represented the YMCA Federation at the event. 

The committee’s findings depict the vast scope of the obesity challenge and examines the latest research into the causes of obesity. The report’s recommendations culminate in an overarching call for a “National Campaign to Combat Obesity” of the federal government, in partnership with the provinces and territories and in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders. 

At the Y, we’re here to support people in achieving greater health and wellness. The power of community they’ll find at the YMCA provides a safe and welcoming place for everyone to start the next phase of their journey.