Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep

Webinar recording in English for service providers : Understand more about, and apply, the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children of the Early Years. (2017)



As of November 20, Canada’s first-ever 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for children in their early years is available for parents and caregivers. These new Guidelines provide recommendations about how much physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep children less than four years of age should get in a 24-hour period. Participants will learn about the background and rationale behind the development of these Guidelines, the methods for their development, the final guidelines, next steps, and additional resources.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
Understand the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children of the Early Years.
Apply the Guidelines in their own context.
Locate resources for sharing the Guidelines with parents and caregivers.

Presenter Bio:

Dr Casey Gray is a Research Manager with the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group. Casey is part of the team that conducted the background research informing the development of the Guidelines and coordinates the effort promoting their dissemination and activation.


This webinar was a collaboration between the Best Start Resource Centre and The Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC)

  • The Best Start Resource Centre supports service providers working on preconception health, prenatal health and early child development. We provide consultations, respond to inquiries, deliver training and professional development (e.g., webinars, workshops, conferences, online courses), supply you with evidence-based resources and keep you connected (e.g., e-bulletins, electronic networks).
  • The Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) is the Centre of Excellence for physical activity promotion in Ontario. PARC’s services provide the opportunity for capacity building amongst physical activity promoters working in public health, community health, recreation, and sport across Ontario as well as continuous improvement and enhancement to the delivery of quality physical activity initiatives and the effective promotion of physical activity in a population health context.