Community Development


Physical activity is a powerful tool with many benefits. In addition to physical activity, it promotes psychological well-being, mental health, the development of key social and cognitive skills, not to mention success in school.

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FitSpirit gives teenage girls the opportunity to engage in regular physical activity through an extracurricular activity where the fun of being active with friends is put forward.

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Fun, team spirit, fulfillment and commitment are at the heart of FitSpirit activities.

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At a FitSpirit partner school, participants receive coaching from caring people who help implement FitSpirit activities and ensure that they enjoy positive, high-quality experiences practicing a physical activity.

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FitSpirit supports individuals who rally the participants in an effort to help them better identify the obstacles to physical activity among teenage girls.

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The FitSpirit Celebrations are major events deployed throughout Quebec allowing thousands of teenage girls to take up the challenge of running or walking 5 km or 10 km without a stopwatch and to experiment various physical activities.

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Since its first edition in the spring of 2017, the Father/Daughter Ball is one of the most popular and highly coveted events in Montreal by the business community mobilizing each year to raise valuable funds to support the physical and mental well-being of teenage girls.

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Getting teenage girls to be active for life!

Statistics on inactivity show that one out of two girls give up sports when they hit puberty. Moreover, that trend takes a dramatically downward turn between the ages of 12 and 17, since 9 girls out of 10 do not meet Canadian exercise guidelines by the time they graduate from high school.

Founded in 2007 by Claudine Labelle, FitSpirit is a non-profit organization based in Quebec whose mission is getting teenage girls to be active for life by creating unforgettable experiences for them and building a community of inspirational, committed individuals around them.

Rolled out as an extracurricular activity, FitSpirit supports high schools in developing a varied program of physical activities that corresponds to the needs and preferences of girls between the ages of 12 and 17. In other words, FitSpirit is the high school women's non-competitive multi-sport team.

Claudine Labelle is a true social entrepreneur, using her business acumen to create a range of physical fitness activities that will have an enduring effect on teenage girls.
Paul C. Genest
Senior Vice-President
Power Corporation of Canada



schools were involved in the program during the 2021-2022 school year


extracurricular activity participants during the 2021-2022 school year


girls introduced to the importance of sports and physical activity since 2007


View the video of FitSpirit’s 15th anniversary!