The Health Challenge

The aim of the Health Challenge, developed by Capsana, is to encourage and motivate Quebecers, young and old, to eat better, be more active, and focus on wellness to promote their physical and mental health. The most widespread campaign promoting healthy habits in Quebec, this motivating collective challenge has generated more than 1.7 million registrations since 2005.

The Health Challenge provides free information and support year-round centered on monthly themes. However, the Health Challenge Month, from April 1 to 30, remains the highlight of the annual programme.

A call to action

The Health Challenge Month actively motivates people to take action for their health while mobilising life environments, such as municipalities, to support them. In 2018, even school daycares joined the Health Challenge adventure!

In practical terms, the Health Challenge Month means committing to reaching three daily goals:

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables every day
  • Be active at least 30 minutes a day
  • Take a moment to relax every day

The Health Challenge’s positive and accessible approach helps participants take concrete actions every day to gradually improve their lifestyle habits according to their reality... and in a fun way!

Working together

The Health Challenge, a proven initiative that relies on a very large support network, is implemented in collaboration with the public health network and many private sector partners as well as health organisations contributing to content production. Since 2011, the Health Challenge also features the Municipalities and families section, which aims to support municipalities, local communities, and Quebec families to encourage the adoption of healthy habits.

Visit the Health Challenge website

Noteworthy facts

  • Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec
  • Association québécoise de la garde scolaire (AQGS)
  • Atelier cinq épices
  • Coeur + AVC
  • Coalition québécoise sur la problématique du poids
  • Diabète Québec
  • Extenso
  • Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ)
  • Fondation de l’Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal
  • Fondation des YMCA du Québec
  • Fondation ÉPIC
  • Fondation OLO
  • Hikster
  • J’aime 5 à 10 portions par jour
  • Mouvement Santé Mentale Québec
  • Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
  • Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec
  • Regroupement Loisir et Sport du Québec (RLSQ)
  • Réseau Accès Participation
  • Réseau BIBLIO du Québec
  • Réseau FADOQ
  • Société canadienne du cancer
  • Tremplin Santé
  • Trottibus