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NADA Annual General Assembly

Posted: August 25th, 2015

NADA will be holding 15th Annual General Assembly on Wednesday, September 23. For more information, please download NAGA AGA Invitation (8 downloads) .

2015 Framework for Recreation in Canada

Posted: August 14th, 2015

The Framework presents 5 overarching goals that are consistent with the challenges and opportunities we understand in our work with Aboriginal communities: Fostering Active Living; Increasing Inclusion and Access; Connecting People and Nature; Creating Supportive Environments; and Growing Recreation Capacity.

The report does a good job of acknowledging the importance of achieving the goals for Aboriginal communities. It also highlights areas of possible engagement and collaboration with Aboriginal partners as this Framework moves into phases of endorsement, dissemination and implementation.

For more information, please go to this

Healthier Together Media Release

Posted: 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 (59 downloads)
Call for Applications (33 downloads)

NADA Executive Director Job Opening

Posted: 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 (420 downloads)

Operation Blue Sky

Posted: 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 (37 downloads) .

NADA Diabetes Resource Directory App

Posted: 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 (103 downloads) .

Active Outdoor Play Position Statement

Posted: 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. (180 downloads)
Active Outdoor Play Position Statement fr. (76 downloads)

NADA Program and Services Evaluation Report

Posted: May 19th, 2015

NADA is pleased to share the recent NADA evaluation results. Please download the report by clicking on
2014-2015 NADA Program and Services Evaluation Report (115 downloads) .

Seeds of Native Health – A Campaing for Indigenous Nutrition

Posted: May 8th, 2015

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting proposals for its “Seeds of Native Health” grant program under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI). The purpose of the Seeds of Native Health campaign is to support Native tribes and organizations working to eliminate food insecurity, promote access to fresh and healthy foods, and provide increased access to nutritional programs aimed at improving the overall nutrition and health of Native people and communities.

For more information go to First Nations Development Institute Website

Dollars & Sense Report

Posted: May 1st, 2015

The Dollars & Sense: Opportunities to Strengthen Southern Ontario’s Food System study identifies ways Ontario can make changes to its food system to increase the supply of local food, create jobs, and support healthier lifestyles.

For more information, go to this website website.