Halton Hills is joining the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, and we need your help to make a difference and achieve our goal!
What is the Community Better Challenge?
From May 31 to June 16, communities from coast to coast will be tracking their activity with the goal of winning $150,000 towards physical activity initiatives and the crown of Canada's Most Active Community! Download the app or register on the ParticipACTION website and track your activity. Walking the dog? Track it. Kids walk to school? Track it. Is your group organizing a run, walk or sporting event? Track it! The more we track, the closer we get to our goal. Register at
Register as a group or business:
Organizations, groups and businesses can track GROUP activity by registering your activities as an 'Event' with ParticipACTION website using the link above. Events don't have to be one-time activities! You can track your regular soccer club practices and games, it all counts. Be sure to sign up your business with your Halton Hills postal code so your minutes of activity will count towards the Halton Hills total!
Register as an individual or family:
Individuals can register and track their activity in two ways:
Note, Parents may also log in their children's activity! Whichever method you choose, be sure to register with your Halton Hills postal code so your minutes of activity will count towards the Halton Hills total!
12 days of free activities:
To make it easy to be active, the Town of Halton Hills is planning 12 days of FREE ActiveEasy ACTIVITIES! Check back on May 1st to see what we have planned!
Plant a Seed, Save a Bee Activity
Plant a seed, save a bee was our craft this year for Family Day. In total, 260 children participated by decorating a planter and planting some wildflower seeds. The children are encouraged to plant their seedlings outside in their gardens once the warm weather arrives.
Toys in Parks
The front end loaders, dump truckers and graders have all been put away for the winter, but you can look forward to seeing them back in parks in the Spring.
Rather than being 'owned', these toys are for everyone to share and enjoy. Discover something new, then leave it for someone else to use!
Toys in parks promote creativity, encourage cooperative play and increase the duration of play times.
Parks (and toys!) are great for our bodies, minds and communities.
In addition to the parks above, we will be adding some new locations for 2019. Check back in May to see our new Toys in Parks locations, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @_Haltonhills #toysinparks
The community of Halton Hills developed an Active Living Strategy to increase the physical activity levels of people who live, work and play in Halton Hills. The development of the strategy responds to the fact that Canadians generally do not meet the national daily physical activity guidelines and are not maximizing the resultant health benefits. The Strategy outlines 46 Recommended Actions over a five-year timeframe to improve the activity-friendliness in the Town of Halton Hills. A two-year implementation plan has been created to start the process and the initiative has been branded “Active Easy”.
Increase the quality and availability of new active opportunities by building capacity, developing partnerships and sharing best practices through the Active Easy Network.
Increase participation in active living by providing the OPEN STREET opportunities that will allow individuals and families to engage in casual, no cost physical activity.
Remove barriers and encourage low income families to play by providing free Activity Kits.
Enhance engagement with families with children by providing active toys at local parks.
Enhance trail usage by providing activity features along trails.
Create an outreach strategy to engage the rural community in identifying barriers and potential solutions to inactivity.
Provide Physical Literacy training to the Network partners and volunteers.
Profile and celebrate residents being active through the “Caught Being Active” campaign delivered by volunteer Ambassadors.
Share successes with the community through local and social media.
Join the Conversation
Community at large: Individuals wishing to hear about
the activities of the Network and be selectively involved.
Correspondents: Organizations wishing to receive
regular updates about the activities of the Network.
Special Project Supporters: Individuals and
organizations wishing to support the delivery of
Alliance: Individuals and organization representatives
wishing to be involved at the coordinating committee
level through ongoing attendance at bi-monthly
meetings and a commitment to assisting with
If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive information about activities and upcoming events, please provide us with your contact information: Join E-mail contact list.
Active Living Coordinator
Town of Halton Hills 1 Halton Hills Drive Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
Phone: 905-873-2601 ext. 2360