12,000 Steps Challenge

Children ages 5 to 17 are encouraged to take a minimum of 12,000 steps per day.

Research shows that only about 41% of children reach this minimum in Canada.  Participaction Canada published a report card in 2020 and the figure 3 from the report outline below shows the average for each province.


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ParticipACTION. The Role of the Family in the Physical Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviours of Children and Youth. The 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Toronto: ParticipACTION; 2020. The 2020 Report Card and a summary of its findings (the Highlight Report) are available online at


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