Find out about Healthy Kids programs.


Stay and Play @ Your Playground

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge in Greater Sudbury wants to help bring more active play to our neighbourhood playgrounds. With Stay and Play, your playground will have a weekly time where the building is open, a friendly volunteer is on hand and there is fun equipment for your family to use. Meet your neighbours, have fun and play at your local playground with Stay and Play.  No Stay and Play session at your local playground? You can help! Give active play a kick-start in your neighbourhood by hosting a weekly Stay and Play time at your neighbourhood playground! 

Family Dinner Project- Adventures in Cooking!

Remember when families regularly had the chance to sit down together to a delicious family meal? This year, let’s again make that a reality! Find out about Adventures in Cooking classes coming up.

Healthy Kids Day at the Market- Completed Sept. 2018

Get ready for Healthy Kids Day at the Market, supported by the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. Healthy Kids will be at the Downtown Market with a host of special activities. Downtown Market, CP/VIA Rail Station on Elgin,  September 22nd, 10:00am- 2:00pm

Healthy Kids Pop-Up Skate Park Instructors- Completed Sept. 2018

Our friendly Healthy Kids instructors will be out at skate parks this fall at scheduled drop-in times to help kids and youth who want to learn how to skateboard or scooter, or are looking to improve their skills and learn some tricks. 

Our instructors will be out wearing bright yellow vests and will be available to help. Just ask! Bring your own skateboard or scooter and helmet, or ask to borrow one from our limited supply.  All riders that don't have a helmet or protective equipment can borrow some from Healthy Kids, so everyone can ride safe.  Kids under 12 must be signed in by a parent/guardian the first time they visit.

Pop-Up Adventure Play Program Completed Sept. 2018

Healthy Kids Adventure Play is coming to a park near you! Throughout the summer, our friendly Playworkers will be bringing their van filled with all sorts of materials, like cardboard and wood, dress-up clothes, household and art supplies, to local parks and playgrounds. Kids and their parents can create, imagine, play and build their own Adventure Playground! To find out where you can find the Adventure Play program this summer and to learn more about this and other Healthy Kids Community Challenge programs, check out our website, or like our Healthy Kids Facebook

“Begin to Swim” Free Waterfront Lessons- Completed August 2018

This summer the Healthy Community Kids Challenge and the City of Greater Sudbury are partnering to offer free swimming lessons at two local waterfront locations. This unique program will help new and beginner swimmers improve their swimming skills in a fun lake-front environment.  Each session will run for one week, with half hour (30 min) classes Monday through Thursday and a rain out day on Friday if needed. Get familiar with our lakes and take advantage of this great program. Open registration starts June 18. Class sizes will be capped at 5 kids each, with classes running at both the Main Beach at Bell Park and at Nepahwin Beach. 

Cultivate Your Neighbourhood- Completed Sept 2018

The Foodshed Project - Sudbury’s Community Gardening Network will be back during PowerOff and Play. Physical activity isn’t the only way your family can reduce screen time. Growing vegetables, gardening, and exploring the outdoors are fun, and rewarding (lots of veggies and fruit for your family to eat). 

Foundations for Play

Unstructured play is important for developing children. Inventing games, tapping into creativity, and being active are all great ways for kids to keep playtime interesting and refreshing. 

Active School Travel Planning

Let’s face it: with the busy lives we lead, convenience feels good. This is why many of us want to drive everywhere we go. What if we can change this habit?

Snowshoe Lending Program

Six (6) locations of the Greater Sudbury Public Library now have snowshoes to lend out to the public. These snowshoes come in two sizes - kids / youth (generally for ages 6 and up) and adult. Anyone from the public is invited to check them out to try snowshoeing in Greater Sudbury this winter.