The Health & Wellness is a national initiative to provide a health and wellness infrastructure across Canada. It seeks to engage children and youth and their families from all communities, particularly those from marginalized, racialized and under-resourced communities in quality and accessible programming.
The Health & Wellness Institute powered by Y.A.A.A.C.E is tasked with providing free and accessible virtual programming to thousands of children and youth in partnership with the Pinball Clemons Foundation and other community partners. We have all come together to focus on the health and wellness of our children and youth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout the course of the day, there are a plethora of community engagement activities focusing on the health and wellness of our families in community such training and workshops on mental health, dietary food and nutrition, healthy lifestyle, functional fitness, strength and conditioning, speed and agility, sports specific training as well as social services, parent support, etc,
The Health & Wellness Institute is here to help Canadians across the country who continue to face challenges during this difficult time, particularly those who are the most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19. The Health & Wellness Institute is designed to ensure children and youth do not feel the disruption to their daily lives as they are unable to be in the classroom and/or in the gyms at this time, helping them adjust to this being their ‘new normal’. We want to help vulnerable families get through this difficult time together.
May 4th, 2020 to present