The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a three year project to promote healthy living among families, children and youth across 45 communities in Ontario. In our region the project is led by the Northwestern Health Unit and the City of Kenora. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge in Northwestern Ontario will operate under the banner of ‘Northwest Strong’.

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is based on the principle that working across sectors will increase opportunities to promote healthy behaviour. These sectors work together to achieve the greater goal of the program – healthy, active children and youth. Local activities are being implemented across Ontario based on specific themes related to healthy eating and physical activity, as determined by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.