Online Resources: Recreation

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, many City of Windsor facilities and community centres have had to close their doors to the public. However, just because patrons are not able to visit our physical locations does not mean they cannot continue to stay healthy and active while social distancing at home.

On this page, you will find a series of links promoting resources from local, national and international organizations. This web page will be updated as new information and resources become available, so please check back regularly. 

Local Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association - Windsor Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB)
CMHA-WECB offers some excellent online resources promoting mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic. Their COVID-19 page includes tips about how to keep connected, webinars about managing anxiety and stress and access to the CHMA's Bounce Back program.

Life After Fifty
Though Life After Fifty​ is a membership based non-profit organization, they do provide some free fitness videos for seniors on their homepage. 

Point Pelee National Park
Even though Point Pelee is closed to the public, there is still lots to learn from visiting the Point Pelee Facebook Page. Each day they feature migratory bird species that are native to Essex County with tips and tricks on how to spot them in your own backyard. If you're missing the sounds of Point Pelee​, find the park on the Locus Sonus initiative to hear an audio stream from the Welcome Centre. 

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario
The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has a robust offering of digital programming to help combat being stuck indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their YThrive program offers video workout programs for a variety of fitness levels, while their YPlay and YWell programs offer educational activities for children and virtual health​ and well being for adults.

​National Resources

Active For Life​
Active For Life is a wonderful resource of fun activities to keep your children entertained and active while at home. Some highlights include a family dance party playlist, activities for children​, and tips for parents working from home​

Canada's Food Guide
While spending more time at home during the CoOVID-19 Pandemic, this is a great opportunity to review Canada's Food Guide to ensure you're making healthy choices for you and your family​.

The City of Prince Albert
Their PA Together at Home​ page features creative crafts, workouts for both kids and adults, mind exercises​, and much more.

The City of Red Deer
The City of Red Deer Alberta has created Red Deer: Active at Home​, a Facebook page dedicated to sharing exercises​, activities and resources to keep their citizens active while at home.  

There are lots of great resources offered through the ParticipACTION site to help you stay busy and keep fit while at home. Visit​ their physical activity resource guide for links to a variety of free resources for family fun, mental health and fitness at home​.

International Resources

National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) - USA​ 
The NRPA has a COVID-19 resource page chalk full of links to useful information. 

Sport England - UK
Sport England's Stay In, Work Out initiative offers loads of great resources for staying fit and active. The site offers links to free at-home workout videos for children and adults, information about exercising outdoors and nutritional information. A particularly interesting​ resource is their Disney Dance-Along videos.

Parks and Recreation
2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 3N6
Telephone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, call (519) 253-2300.
Fax: (519) 255-7990


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