24-Hour Movement Guidelines

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is the resource for translating advances in exercise science research into the promotion of fitness, performance, and health outcomes for Canadians. CSEP sets the highest standards for qualified exercise professionals through evidence-based practice and certification.

More information can be found on their website at:


CSEP has produced a series of guidelines for different age groups and medical conditions.

Guidelines for children ages 5 to 17

The guidelines for the children ages 5 to 17 were developed by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Group (HALO) of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), ParticipACTION, The Conference Board of Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and a group of leading researchers from around the world, with the input of over 700 national and international stakeholders.

The guideline can be located at:

We encourage you to download and print the guideline for your child and for yourself too !

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Other guidelines

Group Age Url address
Toddlers 0 to 4
Children & Youth 5 to 17
Adults 18 to 64
Seniors 65+
Multiple Sclerosis
Adult with Spinal Cord Injury
Report Card for Children and Youth

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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