Updates from Ottawa Public Health - Feb. 16, 2023

Make Family Day an Active Day!

Family Day is a great opportunity to be active with your family. Being active together is fun and will help your children to be active for life. The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines advise us to move more, reduce the time that we sit, and get good sleep. They tell us how much and what kind of physical activity each age group should be doing every day for good health. Consider these activities:

  • Go on a family hike! Explore great trails in or near Ottawa
  • Go for a walk along the Rideau Canal or in the ByWard Market
  • Go for a family swim
  • Bring your helmets and go for a family skate at a local arena or outdoor rink
  • Bring your helmets and go tobogganing on approved hills


February 23 is Kids Vaccine Day!

ScienceUpFirst & Children’s Healthcare Canada will be hosting an online town Hall talking about routine vaccination for children. Tune in on Thursday, February 23 at 8 pm. For more info, visit: www.scienceupfirst.com/kids-vaccines-day/


Pink Shirt Day

February 22 is Pink Shirt Day - wear pink to help bring awareness to bullying. Go to www.pinksirtday.ca to learn more about Pink Shirt day. Information on bullying can be found at Parenting in Ottawa and PREVNet.


Respiratory Virus Dashboard

We will continue to post on our main COVID-19 website at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/coronavirus. Our Respiratory Virus dashboard will continue to be updated every Wednesday on our main respiratory virus activity webpage: www.OttawaPublicHealth.ca/FluReport .

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