Join the YMCA and your community by downloading the ParticipACTION app and logging in your activity minutes, read interesting stories about health and fitness, and watch videos that will help you live a healthier life.
The Community Better Challenge is an annual event that aims to get neighbourhoods across the country moving together.
Oh, did we mention that your community could win $150,000 to go toward physical activity improvements if it’s crowned as Canada’s Most Active Community? It’s true!
At the conclusion of the challenge, one community will earn the top prize and title of being Canada’s most active. In addition to the national winner, there will also be finalists recognized from all regions of Canada who will be awarded $20,000.
So, be sure to get moving and tracking your physical activity minutes.
If you’re tracking your activity on the Community Better Challenge website, all minutes you manually track there will boost your community’s total. So, what are you waiting for? Get tracking!
During which time period will my move minutes count toward my community’s total?
May 31st – June 16th.
Here are some activities that you can take part in and have fun at the same time!
If I track my activity on the Community Better Challenge website, will it also count toward my weekly active minute goal on my ParticipACTION app?
Yes! You’ll get credit in the app for any minutes you track on the Community Better Challenge website. Likewise, any move minutes that you track directly on your app, either manually or through your phone’s health kit or fitness tracker, will appear in your community challenge dashboard. Note: the minutes tracked on behalf of your family members will not be recorded in your app.
Did you know? A sedentary, desk-bound workforce hurts your bottom line. Only 20% of Canadian adults are getting the recommended amount of physical activity – and our modern workplace culture is feeding into this problem. More time is spent sitting at work than ever before, leading to a less active, less healthy, and less productive workforce.