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Healthier Together Media Release

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Healthier Together: Mobile Screening and Education for Aboriginal Peoples in Manitoba is a new program that will work to improve the health of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in Manitoba by sending mobile screening clinics to all areas of the province.

To download the press release and call for applications, please click on the links below:

Healthier Together Media Release (37 downloads)
Call for Applications (20 downloads)

NADA Executive Director Job Opening

Monday, July 27th, 2015

To download the ad and NADA Executive Director Job Description, please click on the link below:
Complete Ad & NADA Executive Director Job Description (254 downloads)

Operation Blue Sky

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

MNP in partnership with HeroX, and distributed via NADA, has developed and launched a challenge designed to improve the health and wellness outcomes within remote Aboriginal communities. While Canada’s health care system is a point of national pride, various statistics show that serious health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and tuberculosis are anywhere from 1.5 to 10 times higher amongst Aboriginal Canadians.

Challenge participants will develop an actionable strategy to address Aboriginal health concerns, one that takes into consideration the history and experience of these communities. To ensure Aboriginal communities are accurately represented, it is essential that strategies be developed from within the communities or through meaningful conversations with the communities. The most innovative idea will receive a $25,000 cash prize, while a second place winner will receive $5,000. In addition, a People’s Choice winner will receive $5,000.

For more information please go to
or download Operation Blue Sky Poster (26 downloads) .

NADA Diabetes Resource Directory App

Friday, June 19th, 2015

NADA has developed an app for the National Diabetes Resource Directory. This app will allow you to look up the diabetes resources and programs from the National Diabetes Resource Directory using your Android and iPhone device. Please download and share the following poster: NADA Diabetes Resource Directory App Poster (89 downloads) .

Active Outdoor Play Position Statement

Monday, June 15th, 2015

In support of the recently released 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, where the steady decline in children’s play is highlighted as a public health concern linked with healthy development, the Lawson Foundation has launched a new funding opportunity to better understand how to support Canadian communities to foster children’s opportunities for unstructured outdoor play. Please follow the links below to access funding criteria, general FAQ’s and instructions on how to apply. Also included for your information is the excellent Position Statement on active outdoor play.

2015 Funding Opportunity – Active Outdoor Play
Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT.

The Lawson Foundation is excited to announce a new funding opportunity in the area of Active Outdoor Play (see Press Release).

The Foundation is inviting letters of intent from registered charities across Canada to increase children’s opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in all settings – at home, in school, in child care, the community and nature.

Please check the Foundation’s website for funding criteria, timelines and the link to submit an application. Note that the submission deadline is Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT.

Last but not least, the Foundation hopes to engage with great ideas of registered charities from a broad range of stakeholders involved in the delivery of community programs, services, and supports, as well as policy and research initiatives focused on outdoor play. To help ensure a broad reach, we would appreciate your sharing this information with your networks.

For more information please download:
Active Outdoor Play Position Statement eng. (169 downloads)
Active Outdoor Play Position Statement fr. (67 downloads)