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The resources on this page are intended to help organizations working to improve the health of Métis and First Nations children and families in our communities. They include our quarterly newsletter, project reports and research fact sheets, and other resources shared by our community partners and other organizations.

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Fact Sheets



Sport Participation Among Indigenous Children and Youth This fact sheet focuses on the health and activity levels of Indigenous youth, predictors of sport participation and benefits of organized sports in addition to how service providers can help in promoting participation. Download
Predictors of Obesity among Indigenous Children and Youth This fact sheet talks about the predictors of obesity among Indigenous children and youth. Download
Mental Health of Indigenous Populations in Canada This fact sheet discusses mental health risk factors among Indigenous populations in Canada. Download
Breastfeeding This fact sheet will briefly address the benefits that breastfeeding has been found to contribute towards nutrition, immune protection and chronic disease prevention. Download
Traditional Foods and Nutrition of Aboriginal Children and Youth in Canada This fact sheet briefly compares the nutrient content of traditional foods in comparison to supermarket foods. Download
Social Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples' Health Learn about the other factors in Aboriginal peoples' lives that directly and indirectly produce certain health outcomes. Download
Type II Diabetes: Aboriginal Children and Youth in Canada Learn about the basic physiology, risk factors and treatments relating to children and youth who may have type II diabetes. Download
Physical Literacy The following fact sheet explores what it means to be physically literate. Physical literacy means a person can move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities. Download
Food Literacy Food literacy represents a person’s knowledge, attitudes and food skills related to nutrition. Download
Food Insecurity Explore the concepts related to access of an acceptable amount and quality of healthy food. Download
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Building Effective Partnerships through Networking and Collaboration
Presenters: Albert Brule from Pillar Nonprofit Network & Tasha Shields from Healthy Weights Connection
Description: This webinar will explore how organizations can benefit from collaboration with other agencies, nonprofits, and community partners. Discussion will revolve around various types of partnerships and collaborations, and tips on how to get the most out of your working relationships!
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The Urban Poling Webinar series Step "UP"
In partnership with NADA
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Engaging Effectively with Clients Through Social Media
Presenter: Mitch Baird, SOADI
Description: This webinar is geared toward service providers interested in learning more about social media and social networking as it relates to their work.
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Anti-Aboriginal Racism in Canada
Presenter: National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH)
Description: In this webinar, Dr. Charlotte Loppie explored anti-Aboriginal racism in Canada - how to understand it in historical context, how it affects individuals and communities, and what programs, policies and strategies exist to combat it.
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The Sweet Truth: Making Health Beverage Choices
Presenter: Dr. Danielle Battram from Brescia University College at Western University
Description: On Thursday, October 20th, 2016, Dr. Danielle Battram discussed the benefits of consuming more water and decreasing the intake of sugar-sweetend beverages.
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The Healthy Weights Forum Phase I Final Report Download
Site System Scan - London Download
Site System Scan - Midland-Penetanguishene Download
Site System Scan - Niagara Download

Funding Opportunities

Ontario Sports and Recreation Communities Fund
Supports a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active in community sport, recreation and physical activity. The fund:

  • increases opportunities for physical activity in sport and recreation by developing new programs or increasing access to existing programs to encourage individuals to become more active and keep those who are, engaged throughout their lives
  • to embed physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity among individuals enabling them to make healthier activity choices
  • strengthens the community sport and recreation sector by providing training in areas such as coaching, youth development, and volunteer development to provide enhanced service and quality programming.
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All Applications for both Local/Regional and Provincial projects must be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Canadian Roots Exchange: Youth Reconciliation Grants
For workshop providers 29 years and younger who would like to host a workshop in their community focused on fostering reconcilliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth
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Dreamcatcher Chartiable Foundation
The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation will contribute to fund eligible applicants in the areas of:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education Support
  • Health Support
  • Sports and Recreation

Applicants may apply for support in any of the areas, but only one application is allowed per sector, per fiscal year.
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Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)
OTF is an agency of the Govenment of Ontario, and Canada's largest granting foundation. Over $110,000 is awarded annually to some 1,300 nonprofit and charitable organizations across the province. 2015 brings a new Investment Strategy for OTF and plenty of ways to obtain funds towards healthy and vibrant communities. 
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Click here for "Investment Strategy" powerpoint

Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award
This award recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent which may include but not limited to, short stories, poems, essays, plays, songs or even comic strips. Every year up to six Aboriginal students each recieve an award of $2,500. Deadline is May 31st. 
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Lincoln M. Alexander Award:
This award honors youth who have demonstrated leadership in eliminating racial discrimination in Ontario. Recipients receive a certificate as well as a $5,000 cash award! Deadline is May 31st.
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RBC Learn to Play Project
The RBC Learn to Play Project will provide grants to local organizations and communities in support of building the physical literacy of Canada's kids and youth. Applications are due in May for each year.
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Westminster College Foundation Grants
Westminster College Foundation provides grants to charitable and non-profit organizations concerned with education, health or spiritual care, with a particular focus on youth programs/projects. Application Deadline: 4:00 pm EST October 1 and March 1 each year. 
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Kids Sport Ontario  

Grant assistance to local children 18 years old or younger who are facing financial barriers preventing them from joining organized sport.  Application Deadline: 45 days prior to activity start date.
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Funding Opportunities Supporting Healthy Schools and Communities in Ontario
Over 35 funding opportunities to support projects that aim to improve the health of children through physical activity and healthy eating. Deadline: Varies
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Teen Physical Activity Grants
For non-profit organizations. If you are part of a community organization, recreational facility, or a school that provides teens with the grounds, facilities, equipment, instructors, expertise or leadership to support a physical activity program, we want you to be part of the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge!
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Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF)
The YOF is an annual program that provides grants and capacity building supports to youth-led grassroots groups and community-based organizations serving young people who face multiple barriers to economic and social wellbeing.
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Ontario150 Grant
For Canada's 150th birthday, Ontario will be celebrating with new funding, events and programs! 
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