Additional Resources

I Love to Cook & Play

“A community-based program for children and youth aged six to twelve that supports the implementation of Ottawa Public Health’s Healthy Eating and Active Living Guidelines. The program manual will enable program leaders to teach participants how to prepare simple, healthy, low-cost meals and snacks and to emphasize the importance of daily physical activity.”


“MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.”

Mindmaster 2

“A mental health promotion resource that helps participants to develop social and emotional skills through relaxation, positive thinking and mindfulness.”

“ was a collaborative initiative between the University of British Columbia (UBc), bc Participants’s Hospital (BCCH), and the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU)… [It was created] to help parents ad communities reverse the trend that is limiting participants’s chances to play outside and take risks in play… to help users find a more balanced approach for them and their child through understanding the importance of risky play, working to manage the fear that can lead to setting too many limits, and building a plan of action for change.”

ParticipACTION's 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth

“The Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines outline the amount and type of physical activity you need at every age and stage of life. And, for the first time, the new 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children & Youth also include sleep. Following the guidelines will help reduce the risk of chronic disease, lead to a more focused mind, a stronger, fitter body, and all in all, a more enjoyable life.”

Zoe & Molly Online

Operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, “The Zoe and Molly Online Safety Initiative (based on a true case submitted to, is designed to help parents and educators teach children… [about] the risks associated with playing games online and sharing personal information and pictures online.”