Y Kids Academy
According to the 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report, only seven per cent of 5 to 11-year-olds, and four per cent of 12 to- 17-year-olds in Canada meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Youth, which recommend at least 60 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity. As part of the YMCA-YWCA’s commitment to children and youth, and with growing concerns around inactivity and poor health, the Y launched the Y Kids Academy. This program represents a major step in increasing opportunities for, and reducing barriers to, physical activity for kids. The Y Kids Academy combines physical activity with healthy living lessons and is available at no cost to kids in the 6th grade.
Healthy Habits Start Early – Y
The YMCA-YWCA is inviting
Important Information and Resources:
Click here to see our Spring/Summer Schedule for 2015
Click here to see the invitation sent to all grade six student's parents
Click here to read a letter of support from CHEO
Click here to download a Y Kids Academy Registration Form
Have you graduated from the Y Kids Academy? Stay connected by participating in a Y Kids Academy 2.0 highlighted class or program. See when Y Kids Academy 2.0 programs are running in our Program Guide.
Calling all Volunteers!
Make a positive and lasting impact in the life of a child – become part of something powerful! We’re looking for a team of committed volunteers to join this exciting program as Academy Leaders . Please see the volunteer/career section of this website for more information.
For more information, please call
|Locations offering this program|
|Ruddy Family Y|
|Taggart Family Y|