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Greater Sudbury has been selected as one of 45 communities across Ontario to participate in The Healthy Kids Community Challenge, to deliver local programs and activities that will support children to be more active and healthy.

Over the next 3 year years, Greater Sudbury will receive resources, support from the province including funding, training, guidance and social marketing tools to help promote healthy eating, physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices for children.

What is the “Healthy Kids Community Challenge”? 

“Ontario’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge (The Challenge) is a community-led program where partners from different sectors (e.g., public health, education, recreation and local businesses) work together to implement activities to promote healthy weights for kids. Under the leadership of municipalities, selected communities will receive funding and supports from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and will be asked to implement local activities based on one specific theme related to healthy eating, physical activity and adequate sleep every 9 months. Themes selected will address the risk or protective factors that are known to lead to or prevent childhood overweight and obesity (e.g. eat a healthy breakfast).”

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge (The Challenge) is unique in its approach to promoting healthy living messages to families, children and youth in Ontario. One of the unique characteristics of The Challenge is that it is built on the principle that working across sectors will increase the opportunities to promote healthy behaviour changes in children and youth. In order to maximize the reach of the healthy living message and to promote healthy behaviour change in children and youth, best practice has demonstrated that it is essential to work across all sectors including health care leaders, non-profit organizations, and private partners.”

Participating Community and Business Partners

The project already has almost 50 partners signed on to work together to promote and support healthy, active living for children in our community. These include the City, the Sudbury District Health Unit, along with school board, non-profit, health, environmental, research and business partners.

All Nations Children's Centre
Better Beginnings Better Futures
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sudbury
Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury
Centre pivot du Triangle magique
Chelmsford Canadian Tire
Children's Community Network
City of Greater Sudbury
Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario
Conservation Sudbury
Cotton Candy Daycare
Evaluating Children's Health Outcomes (ECHO) Research Centre at Laurentian University
Fruit for All
Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS)
Greater Sudbury Public Library 
Health Sciences North
Healthy Living INC. 
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Jubilee Heritage Family Resources
Laughing Pumpkins
Learning Hearts Daycare
Maple Tree Preschool
Minnow Lake Community Action Network
Our Children Our Future
Pine Heights Playground Association
Rainbow District School Board
Rainbow Routes Association
Rayside Balfour Youth Centre
Ryan Heights Neighbourhood Association
Shkagamik-kwe Health Centre (SKHC)
Skater's Edge Sudbury
Social Planning Council of Sudbury 
Sudbury & District Health Unit
Sudbury 4-H Club
Sudbury Accessible Sports Council
Sudbury Action Center for Youth
Sudbury Cyclists Union
Sudbury District Catholic School Board
Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics
Sudbury Manitoulin Children's Foundation
Sudbury Student Services Consortium
Sudbury YMCA
Teddy Bear Day Care
The Human League Association
United Way Sudbury & Nipissing Districts
Walden Day Care
Walden Youth Centre
Ward 8 Community Action Network
Wordplay Jeux de mots-NBRHC
YMCA of Sudbury

All other organizations, businesses, workplaces and agencies that interact with children and families will be invited to also be part of the challenge. If your organization would like to be a partner, please sign up here: http://sudburyfamilies.ca/healthykids/partners/

More information

If you want to find out more or connect with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, contact Kate Barber at 705-674-4455 ext. 4313.