The Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Four communities in Toronto are taking part in the province wide Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge unites communities with a common goal: promoting children’s health through physical activity and healthy eating.

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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.

Get Involved with Danforth-East York

Get involved with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge! Join us on our social media channels @HKCCEastYork and check the events page of the website regularly to get updated information about upcoming events and initiatives!

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Community Champion – Power Off & Play

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...

New Recipes from Danforth-East York!

What better way to celebrate Choose to Boost Veggies & Fruit than with a collection of healthy recipes from our community? Need a little food inspiration? Check out the delicious, quick and easy ideas that our community of partners came up with! Click the photo below...

Grab Some Good!

Every other Thursday, Healthy Kids Community Challenge Danforth-East York joins up with FoodShare, Toronto Public Health & the TTC for the Grab Some Good pop up market! The market is located at Victoria Park Subway Station from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. In many Toronto...

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Community Champion – Power Off & Play

Community Champion – Power Off & Play

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...

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Introducing Power Off And Play
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Our Supporters and Partners

Action for Children Today and Tomorrow
Massey Centre
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
 East End Community Health Centre
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
Flemingdon Health Centre
Woodgreen