Move for Youth

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Move for Youth

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Your Community

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May 2, 2022 - May 15, 2022
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Our incredible partner, National Bank, will donate $10,000 when we reach 10,000,000 total steps!

Join National Bank, United Way East Ontario, and Centraide Outaouais from May 2–15, 2022, and get moving for an important cause: ensuring that every kid has the chance to succeed.

Start a team or sign up on your own to tackle the five Move for Youth challenges and win great prizes!

All funds raised will support United Way’s advocacy, collaboration, and investments that help create opportunities for vulnerable youth to learn and grow—putting them on the path to success in school, and in life.

Pledge your local love for your community by registering today. It’s free!
Once you’ve registered, follow these steps to get started.

Why it matters

This event was created to ensure kids struggling during the pandemic do not fall through the cracks. Without regular access to summer programs, after-school homework help, recreational activities, and social programs throughout the year, youth miss out on crucial supports they need to thrive.

For 12-year-old Mario, the bi-weekly meal night offered through his local youth centre has been an exciting staple in his pandemic routine. Youth centres in Lanark County are working together to keep rural youth connected and engaged, even when distance and pandemic restrictions keep them apart.

We know COVID-19 has meant even greater challenges for local youth across our region. As a community, we have the tools to address the inequitable impact of the pandemic on young people.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

How it works

Register and track your activity with MoveSpring

We’re hosting this year’s Move for Youth 14-day challenge through an easy-to-use app called MoveSpring. It’ll help you track your progress, share updates, and connect with your team and other participants. All you have to do to get started is:

  1. Download the MoveSpring app from the Apple or Google Play store.
  2. Enter the organization’s code “uweocentraide” to join.
  3. Confirm “United Way East Ontario and Centraide Outaouais” as the organization.
  4. Fill in your account details and connect your device.
  5. Join the Move / On bouge 2022 challenge.
  6. Finally, if you’re participating with a team, search for your team name and add yourself to the roster.

Can’t download the app? No problem! You can create your account online here.

Complete the challenges

Safely connect with family, friends, and co-workers while exploring the neighbourhoods where we live, work, and play. Hike, run, or walk your way through our five challenges between May 2–15, 2022, for your chance to win great prizes!

Win prizes

Thanks to our sponsors, we’ve got great prizes for participants who push themselves to get to the top of the leader board!

  • Register before April 15, 2022, and you’ll be entered into an early bird draw to win a $100 gift card.
  • Group target – If we reach our collective goal of 10,000,000 steps we’ll do a random draw, and three lucky participants will win a $100 gift card.
  • Complete both the impact and sponsor challenges for a chance to win! If you’re whole team completes both challenges, you’ll have a chance to win a $200 gift card. Individual participants will have a chance to win a $100 gift card.
  • Top stepper – The individual that achieves the most steps will receive a $100 gift card.
  • Top team stepper – The team with the highest average steps will receive a $200 gift card.
Want to go above and beyond? Fundraise with us.

We’ve made it easy! See below for our fundraising toolkit to get inspired and encourage your friends and family to help us support youth in our communities.

Can’t commit to the challenges, but want to help?

Donate to our Move for Youth event and support youth in your community.

Event toolkit

Frequently asked questions

Step 1: Grab your mobile device and download the MoveSpring app from the App Store or Google Play.

Step 2: Select ‘Sign up’ and enter the code ‘uweocentraide’, and create your account.

Step 3: Connect your fitness tracking device to the app, so it can track your steps.

Step 4: Turn notifications on, so you will receive updates.

Step 5: On May 2, ensure you have joined the ‘Move / On bouge 2022 challenge’ within MoveSpring to begin tracking your data for the next 14 days as you complete the challenges! Don’t have a smartphone? No problem! You can also register here and connect your fitness tracking device or select manual entry.

To sync your steps data into your MoveSpring account you will need to open the MoveSpring app on your phone, or go to the MoveSpring website and click the green ‘Sync’ button at the top right. MoveSpring cannot sync your steps data if you do not open the MoveSpring app or website.

MoveSpring recommends syncing several times a day to keep your data up to date in your challenges. All MoveSpring challenges have a 72-hour grace period after the challenge ends to give you extra time to sync your final steps.

If you are missing steps for multiple days in your challenge, please reach out to your challenge admin(s) for assistance. They can adjust any step totals, up to 30 days past, at their discretion.

If you do not see your activity update after several sync attempts, please reach out to MoveSpring support for assistance.

If you prefer to cycle, roll, dance, or play soccer—just an idea!—you can still track your kilometres and steps to move us all towards our goal.

Here’s how:

  1. Convert your bike ride (or however you moved) into steps.
  2. Enter your distance and steps in the MoveSpring app (or website if you’re not using a smartphone) to make sure your activity is counted.
  1. After joining your challenge, open your dashboard and scroll to the “Challenges” section
  2. Locate your challenge as shown below and tap the “Join a team” or “Join or create a team” notification:

  1. Locate the team you’d like to join (you can search by team name at the top) and tap the team name to view the team and its current participants. To join this team, just tap the blue “Join Team” button on the team page:

  1. After joining, you’ll see a confirmation that you successfully joined your team. When viewing your challenge, you’ll now see your team listed:

  1. After joining your challenge, open your dashboard and scroll to the “Challenges” section
  2. Locate your challenge and tap the “Join or create a team” notification. From there, tap the blue “Create” button in the upper right-hand corner, or the blue “Create team” button if no teams have been created yet. This will take you to the team creation overlay.

  1. Choose a team name, upload a photo for your team, and select the blue “Create Team” button to create your team:

  1. All participants will now be able to see your new team in the list of all available teams. Your team assignment will also be displayed in your challenge card under the “Challenges” section in your dashboard:

To have fellow participants join the team you’ve created, they’ll just need to follow this guide to join the team. They should be able to search by team name to join your new team!

Please note: You cannot add participants to your team, you will have to invite them to join.

If you want to get moving with others, ensure you are following up to date public health guidelines and social distancing protocols where you live.

Time spent outside of school is as crucial to child development as time in class.

Without regular access to summer programs, after-school homework help, recreational activities, and social programs throughout the year, youth are missing out on crucial supports they need to thrive.

For youth in low-income neighbourhoods, for rural youth, for kids in unstable and violent homes, COVID-19 has meant even greater challenges than before—and the threat of even worse outcomes.

All funds raised will support United Way’s advocacy, collaboration and investments that help create opportunities for local youth to learn and grow—putting them on the path to success in school, and in life.

No. Raising funds is not mandatory to participate in the event.

Everyone who donates $10 or more will receive a tax receipt.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

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