The Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Introducing Theme 4: Power Off and Play
‘Screen time’ is the time spent using a screen-based device, such as a smartphone, tablet, computer or television1 . Not all screen time is unhealthy. Screens can offer an important way to learn and communicate in school and at work. They can also be used in an active way – like playing tennis, soccer, baseball or other sports games on a device.
The focus of Power Off and Play! is on minimizing children’s recreational and sedentary screen time. It’s all about powering off devices and playing more.
Find your Service Area
We serve individuals and families living in the area bounded to the north by Steeles Avenue, to the south by Dixon Road, to the west by Highway 427 and to the East by the Humber River.
We offer services to residents in the Humber-Downsview area; from Steeles Avenue West (North) to Wilson Avenue (South) and from Humber River (West) to Bathurst Street (East).
We offer services to residents of Flemingdon, Thorncliffe, Victoria Village and Riverdale living between O’Connor Drive (north) and Lakeshore Boulevard (south); the Don Valley Parkway (west) and Coxwell Avenue (east).
We have selected Jane Pilskalnietis, Play Program Manager at Earth Day Canada, as our Healthy Kids Community Challenge Danforth East-York Community Champion. She recently led a Playwork training workshop for peers workers and staff across the community to encourage...
Danforth-East York : South Riverdale Community Health Centre’s – Health Matters Newsletter (Spring 2018)
Spring NewsletterSouth Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC), the lead agency for Healthy Kids Danforth-East York features Theme 4: Power Off & Play and raises awareness about reducing screen time. Spring...