Welcome to National Health and Fitness Initiatives

National Health and Fitness Day 

Saturday June 5, 2021

Physical activity can be a powerful tool for Canadians as we cope with the various stages of this pandemic. We know many people have found it challenging to maintain physical and mental health. National Health and Fitness Day is a time to celebrate all of the creative ways that we can move, feel good and share the joy of the great outdoors!  Join with our amazing partners to show all of the ways we can be active. 

Get up, get out and get moving Canada!


Our Background

How We Got Here

The National Health and Fitness Day Act, Bill S-211, became law in December 2014.

Canada is facing an inactivity crisis.  Daily physical activity is on the decline and preventable illness is on the rise.  It's time to get up, get out, and get active!  National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is an initiative to challenge Canada to become the Fittest Nation on Earth, starting with making one day, the first Saturday in June, the day when Canadians get out and get active in any way they wish.

With the passage of the National Health and Fitness Day Act in 2014, Canada gained a Day to celebrate. 

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Recently Proclaimed

Welcome aboard to the NHFD Journey


Mayor John Tory

Ville de Grand-Rivière

Mayor Gino Cyr


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