Move it for Young Minds


Move-It for Young Minds (MFYM) is a charity event in support of children and youth who are living with mental health challenges. Right now, an estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness, but less than 20 per cent will receive appropriate treatment (Mental Health Commission of Canada).  

The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, is taking action and plans to open up a child and youth mental health unit in by the end of 2017. This goal requires lots of funding, commitment, and collaboration. MFYM is raising money to help this important cause meet it’s goal and get youth and children the help and support they need.

August 26th from 8:30-12pm: 3rd Annual August MFYM event. 

Bring your family out for this unique event that combines walking with exercise challenge stations scattered along a scenic path at Barrie’s waterfront. People of all ages and abilities are invited to join this very important cause.

Our goal is to have a minimum of 200 participants and to raise over $10,000.00 with 100% of the proceeds going to RVH to help open the doors to the new children and youth mental health 8 bed inpatient unit by the end of 2017.
Click here to register! 

Tickets are $20 and this includes all event activities as well as a ballot for one of our door prizes.

Kids under 12 FREE.
Proceeds support the Child and Youth Mental Health Inpatient Unit at RVH

For more information on how you can participate in this fundraising event please visit  here.


“The 2015 event was great way to introduce my 8yr old son to new activities, and for dad to get some exercise too. We both had a great day walking and stretching along Kempenfelt bay.”

Walter Vanderwindt

“I felt privileged to have been a part of the 2015 Yoga Moves for Young Minds event. Not only is it a great fundraiser for a very worthwhile cause, it benefits the participants too! A great heart healthy walk in beautiful weather in a gorgeous setting. Who could say no to something that jam packed??”

Sue Bennett

“Because I am not a runner, I haven't ever participated in any ' -athons' so I was excited to hear about and join the Move-it for Young Minds fundraiser last summer! It was a great opportunity to get outdoors, meet new people and support a worthwhile cause. I even won a great prize...a cooking lesson! I will definitely be signing up again this year!”

Cynthia Spring

“It was fun to be out supporting a good cause with such amazing people, young an d old. I lovethe long outdoor walk along the lake, and I won an awesome prize afterwards! I’m definitely signing up in 2016!”

Kristianna Holmlund