Get Active is a physical literacy based program targeting children in low-socioeconomic status schools from grades 1 to 6 in our community. Our primary objective is to help kids enhance their:

  • physical literacy skills
  • expose them to non-traditional sports
  • increase the amount of unstructured play in our community

We also aim to improve social determinants of health – healthy child development, social support, social environments, physical environments, personal health practices and coping skills.

Through the Get Active program our participants are exposed to different games and activities that test and develop their abilities. This gives them the opportunity to grow and learn as an individual within our community.

To learn more about how you can donate to the YMCA Get Active Program contact;

Helene Nicholson
403-527-4426 ext. 130
Helene.Nicholson@medicinehatymca.ca