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After-School Activity Guide

Lots of great ideas to keep kids busy after school (from ParticipAction).

Activity Tracker for kids

Download these ideas to get active, then use the chart to see if you are getting enough exercise! (from ParticipAction)

Walk On Log Sheet

Use this log sheet to record your daily activity. You choose your goal… how many minutes, miles, kilometres, or steps do you want to take this month…record it and achieve your goals to become a healthier new you!

ParticipACTION 24 Hour Movement Guidelines

For optimal health benefits, children and youth (aged 5-17 years) should achieve high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour, and sufficient sleep each day.

Community Physical Activity Pass Program set up guide

For municipalities: based on Kingston’s successful Grade 5 and 9 ActivPass program, find out how to set up a pass program for kids at your local recreation facilities!

FITT Script Fitness Presciption Pad for Health Care Providers

Health Care Providers can use the “FITT Script” Fitness Prescription with child and youth patients to get them more active.  Printed FITT Script pads are available for free upon request to anyone in the KFL&A area (contact us for more information).

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire – PAR-Q

Use this to see if you should check with your doctor before becoming much more physically active.

Physical Literacy at Home and Outdoors - Active Ideas for the Early Years

A booklet with ideas to inspire you to move and have fun with your children as they develop their physical literacy skills. You will find activities that build different movement skills for the early years (0-5 years), using common household items. (PDF, 29 MB)

Local Links

Active Living Charter – City of Kingston – Outlines how the City of Kingston is looking to integrate physical activity into daily routines. This charter provides guidance as to policies, community designs, infrastructure, equipment, community recreation programming, education and awareness, and methods for working together.

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority – Get active hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more.

City of Kingston Recreation – Offers a variety of programs (both registered and drop-in), facilities, beautiful green spaces and trails to help Kingstonians and visitors of all ages lead healthy, active, engaged and community-connected lives.

Cycle Kingston – Promotes and encourages cycling in Kingston through education and public outreach.

Frontenac Arch Biosphere – All the information you need to explore the Frontenac Biosphere Reserve.  Click on Hike, Paddle, Cycle, Dive, Tour, or Savour the Arch to find out more ways to get active.

Kids Kingston – A free resource for parents and parents-to-be in Kingston.

Kingston Coalition for Active Transport (KCAT) – Aorks to make our city a place where active transportation (cycling, walking, city transit) is safe, secure, convenient, efficient and attractive.

Kingston Community Health Centres

Kingston Family YMCA – Builds strong kids, families, and community by providing opportunities for all to grow in spirit, mind and body. Fee assistance available for those in need.

Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health – Provides public health programs and services, including healthy weights, nutritious eating, food safety, raising healthy babies and children, sexual health, tobacco use reduction, and more.

Special Olympics Kingston – Provides year-round sport training for persons with intellectual disabilities.

Sustainable Kingston – A non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the livability and resiliency of Kingston by sharing knowledge and providing programs that drive community action.

Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Lends backpacks containing day passes and field guides to various Provincial Parks, for 1 week with a valid library card. Backpacks containing trail maps and field guides to Rideau Trail are also available for rental.

Provincial Links

National Links


The Derm Review–resources on physical, mental, and skin health for kids and teens.

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