Carizon Family & Community Services in Waterloo Region along with Dr. Jean Clinton and the Blend Media group wanted to create some tools to help families.

The Handy Tips series of four videos show young children what THEY can DO to help keep themselves and others safe. Empowering young children can help them feel a sense of control which helps lower anxiety and promotes calm.  


Handy Tips- Puppet Videos:


We encourage healthy living for children and families.  Brass Bell was an integral part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. We continue to sustain several initiatives.

Water Does Wonders:

wowmini-croppedContact your local municipality to borrow a water refill station for your event.


francomanitoutowergardenAsk about our indoor and outdoor gardening.

Community Charter:

superior-north-greenstone-hkc-charter-hiA tool to create healthy environments for kids.

MAP Sacks:


Get the dirt on MAP sacks

Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit:

What's new with the Canada Food Guide.

Power Off and PLAY:

“As young children grow and develop, they need to work towards high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour and sufficient sleep each day to be healthy — they need to Move, Sleep and Sit the right amounts. The new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (ages 0-4) show there is an important relationship between how much sleep, sedentary behaviour and physical activity children get in a 24-hour period.”

Follow the links below for helpful and informative resources about integrating a healthy balance of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep for children and youth.

·        Early Years (0-4 years)

·        Children and Youth (5-17 years)

·        Videos