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World Diabetes Day 2014

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

World Diabetes Day 2014 is fast approaching on November 14. NADA encourages communities to organize events to promote a healthier lifestyle. Download WDD Poster 2014 (3 downloads) and distribute widely.

Aboriginal Community Warrior Program Comes to Hamilton

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Aboriginal Community Warrior Program will be given at the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre on November 22-27, 2014 in Hamilton. For more information, please download ACW Registration Form (5 downloads) and Aboriginal Community Warrior Program (4 downloads) .

October 29 is JMI Day!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

October 29th, 2014 is the 12th Annual JMI Day across North America, where all Indigenous communities and individuals are encouraged to organize an activity to celebrate and post on www.justmoveit.org. Thank you to all of the communities that have signed up on the JMI website in 2014. Help us reach a new level of participation and join now. Let’s “JUST MOVE IT” together!

Drop the Pop Challenge

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Kidney Foundation of Canada encourages elementary schools in Manitoba with a significant Aboriginal student population (at least 50%) to organize a Drop the Pop Challenge. This is an opportunity for school and community staff to help educate young students about the dangers of sugary drinks.

Teachers take on the role of challengers, asking students to “drop the pop” and all sugary drinks for one week while they help teach their students more about making healthy lifestyle choices. The Drop the Pop Challenge is a part of the Foundation’s curriculum for Aboriginal schools called Our Children, Their Health, Our Future.

For more information download Drop the Pop Challenge Information Sheet (12 downloads) and Drop the Pop Challenge Application Sheet (7 downloads)

2014 Stroke Report

Friday, September 19th, 2014

NADA would like to share a link to the 2014 Stroke Report by Heart and Stroke Foundation: Together against a Rising Tide. Today, more Canadians than ever before are surviving strokes. But a new report by the Heart and Stroke Foundation reveals that the gains we’ve seen in stroke treatment and care will soon be challenged by an aging population and an increase in younger people having strokes. Can our already-stressed healthcare system meet the coming demand?

You can read the full report here