Healthy Kids Community Challenge Skate Exchange

January 15, 2016  

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Skate Exchange, in partnership with the Métis Nation of Ontario, Healthy Weights Connection, and Olympia Sports is looking for generous community members who can donate children’s skates that are in good working condition. The goal is to make skating more accessible and affordable to children and their families. Community assistance and donations are needed. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge will be hosting many Skate Exchange events in Midland throughout the winter. If you would like to donate or you are in need of skates for your child, please contact the Métis Nation of Ontario at 705-526-6335. Donations can be dropped off at Métis Nation of Ontario Georgian Bay Métis Council Office, 355 Cranston Crescent in Midland.

The Skate Exchange is open to everyone in the community. Community partners include:

  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge
  • The Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Healthy Weights Connection
  • Olympia Sports


The Healthy Kids Community Challenge combines a community-based approach with centralized provincial support to help communities develop and implement policies and programs that enable one common outcome: healthy children. The target age range for the program is children 0-12 years old, with a focus on providing sustainable programs for families with children. For more information about the Skate Exchange, please contact the Métis Nation of Ontario in Midland at 705-526-6335.



Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit health care service funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, through the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network. It offers bilingual and culturally-sensitive care. It encourages persons who identify as First Nations, Francophone, Inuit, Métis or Aboriginal and live in North Simcoe Muskoka to register. For more information please visit