Resources for Aboriginal Communities

The following resources provide support, outreach, coaching, training or capacity building events and opportunities to help create community social and physical environments that are supportive of regular physical activity; and to increase knowledge and develop personal skills to enable First Nations to adopt and sustain healthy, active lifestyles.

 

APACC's Learn to Run Program Guide

APACC has prepared a guide to help new runners prepare for a 5km learn.
Download our Learn to Run Program Final (pdf).

 

Aboriginal Physical Activity Resources

North American Indigenous Games 2014
http://www.masrc.com/naig_2014.php

Canadian Native Fastball Championships
http://www.nativefastball.ca/

Arctic Winter Games (occurs annually)
http://www.arcticwintergames.org/index.html

Ivakkak – Inuit Dog Race
Makivik Corporation – Head Office

http://ivakkak.com/

Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Provincial and Territorial Offices

British Columbia

Metis Nation British Columbia – Ministry Of Sport
http://mnbc.ca/sport/

Alberta

Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta
http://www.aboriginalsports.org/home.html

Saskatchewan

Aboriginal Sport Development (Division of SaskSport)
http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/aboriginalSport.php

SaskCulture
http://www.saskculture.sk.ca

Manitoba

Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council
http://www.masrc.com/

Winnipeg Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association
http://www.wasra.ca/

Ontario

Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario
http://www.aswco.ca/

Quebec

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (has a sport department)
http://www.kahnawake.com/

Kativik Regional Government – recreation department
http://www.krg.ca/en/general-information-recre

Newfoundland Labrador

The Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle of Newfoundland Labrador
http://www.asrcnl.ca/home/

Prince Edward Island

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island
Sports and Recreation department
http://www.mcpei.ca/node/307

Yukon

Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle
http://www.yasc.ca/

Northwest Territories

Aboriginal Sport Circle Northwest Territories

http://www.ascnwt.ca/

Northwest Territories Recreation and Parks Association
http://nwtrpa.org/rpa/

Nunavut

Artic Wind Riders
http://www.arcticwindriders.ca/

Government of Nunavut – Sports and Recreation
http://www.cley.gov.nu.ca/en/SportsIntro.aspx

 

Community Sports and Recreation Programs

Northern Link
Recreational connection for rural, remote and Aboriginal Communities
http://www.northernlinks.org/index.cfm?fa=nl.main

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

There are 24 Aboriginal B.C. Friendship Centres in B.C. listed below and each centre’s contact information can be found on the following website:
http://www.bcaafc.com/content/view/15/278/

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
http://www.fsin.com/index.php/sports-culture-youth-a-recreation.html

PLAY program (Ontario only)
Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
http://www.aboriginalaffairs.gov.on.ca/english/social/play.asp
OR

Right To Play Canada 


http://www.righttoplay.com/canada/our-impact/Pages/PLAYProgram.aspx

 

Programs with Aboriginal Involvement and Valuable Resources

Arthritis Society, Joints in Motion
http://www.arthritis.ca/splash/default.asp?s=1&returnurl=/arthritis%20home/default.asp?s=1

Canadian Kinesiologist, Find a Kinesiologist in your Area
http://www.bcak.bc.ca/findakinesiologist.php

2010 Legacies Now- Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund
The Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund supports programs which encourage BC’s Aboriginal youth to participate in physical activity and sport.
http://www.2010legaciesnow.com/aboriginalyouth_sport_fund/

Action Schools BC, utilized in over 70 BC First Nation Schools
http://www.actionschoolsbc.ca/content/home.asp

Act Now BC
Tips for Family, Youth, Adults, Pregnancy, Physically Challenged, and Seniors
http://www.actnowbc.gov.bc.ca/
Ideas for an active life
http://www.actnowbc.ca/EN/healthy_living_tip_sheets/physical_activity/

BC Healthy Communities
Library, Funding, Toolkits, and other resources
http://www.bchealthycommunities.ca/Content/Resources/Index.asp

BC Health Living Alliance
Fifteen initiatives implemented by members of the alliance under four major strategies: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Tobacco Reduction, Community Capacity.
http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/

BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca

BC Healthy Living Alliance initiatives:

Walk BC
http://www.walkbc.ca
http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/resource/walk-bc

Everybody Active
http://www.physicalactivitystrategy.ca/index.php/everybody-active/
http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/node/106

Community Based Awareness Initiative
http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/node/107

Built Environment and Active Transportation Initiative
http://www.bchealthyliving.ca/node/108

 

Fitness Programs

Fitness Leader Registration Courses (incl. Distance), Workshops, Conferences, and Events
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/fitness_program/registration/fitness_specialties/fitness_leader.htm

 

Programs with Aboriginal Components

Active Communities
The initiative mobilizes and collaborates with communities, local governments, First Nations and partner organizations to promote healthy lifestyle choices, increase accessibility to physical activities and build supportive community environments. There are currently over 26 Aboriginal communities registered.
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/active_communities.htm

Other Active Communities resources:
Active Workplace, Workbooks
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/active_communities/active_workplace.htm
Active Aging, Literature review
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/active-aging
Active Transportation, Action plan
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/active-transportation

High Five, Quality assurance for programs aimed at children 6-12.
http://bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/recreation/high_five/overview.htm

Everybody Gets to Play, economic support
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/everybody_gets_to_play/information_overview.htm

Playground Safety Course
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/parks/playground_safety.htm

Walking Programs, pedometer handbooks, and guides
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/walking/default.htm

Women in Leadership
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/recreation/women_leader.htm

Youth Workers
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/youth/default.htm

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity
http://www.caaws.ca/e/
Mothers in Motion
http://www.caaws.ca/mothersinmotion/home_e.html
Physical Activity for Women aged 55 to 70
http://www.caaws.ca/women55plus/index.cfm
Active and Free of tobacco
http://www.caaws.ca/activeandfree/e/index.cfm
Girls at Play
http://www.caaws.ca/girlsatplay/
Active Strategy
http://www.caaws.ca/active/eng/
On the Move
http://www.caaws.ca/onthemove/e/index.htm

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute
http://www.cflri.ca/eng/about/structure.php

Canadian Sport For Life, Useful information on Physical Literacy.
http://www.ltad.ca/content/home.asp

The Coaches Association of BC
http://www.coaches.bc.ca

Summer Active and Winter Active
Healthy living tips
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/etehiveractif-summerwinteractive-eng.php

Hearts in Motionô Walking Club – A program encouraging people to participate in
http://www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/site/c.kpIPKXOyFmG/b.3757991/k.C97D/Hearts_in_Motion8482_Walking_Clubs.htm

Heart and Stroke Foundation
http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3484259/k.3CA6/Tips_to_get_physically_active.htm
http://www.heartandstroke.ca

Kid Sport, Grants for 6-18 years old
http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/

ProMOTION Plus, Programs and Services, Awards, Grants, and Library
http://www.promotionplus.org/content/home.asp

Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia
Everybody’s Welcome, Understanding Social Inclusion
http://www.sfu.ca/dialog/study+practice/media/pdf/Everybody-is-Welcome.pdf

Sports BC
http://sportbc.com/

Sport Med BC
http://sportmedbc.com/community

 

Aboriginal Resource Tools

The Active Circle (a Motivate Canada Program)
http://www.activecircle.ca/en/home

 

Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative: Active Living Fact Sheet
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/diseases-maladies/diabete/index-eng.php

Active Community 2010 Tool Kits
Sports, Fitness and Recreation programs
http://www.heartandstroke.on.ca/site/c.pvI3IeNWJwE/b.6020891/k.CF88/Healthy_Living__Shaping_healthy_active_communities_toolkit.htm

Active Living at Work
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/pau-uap/fitness/work/started_manage_e.html

Act Now BC
http://www.actnowbc.gov.bc.ca/

Physical Activity Guidelines
http://www.actnowbc.ca/EN/everyone/physical_activity_guidelines:_f.i.t.t./
Physical Activity Safety and Injury Prevention
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Physical Activities for Families
http://www.actnowbc.ca/EN/families/physical_activity_for_families/
SMART Goal Setting
http://www.actnowbc.ca/EN/everyone/s.m.a.r.t._goal_setting/
Endurance, Flexibility and Strength
http://www.actnowbc.ca/EN/everyone/endurance,_flexibility_and_strength/
Heart Rate Calculator
http://www.actnowbc.ca/EN/healthy_workplaces/heart_rate_calculator/
Warming Up and Cooling Down Tips
http://www.actnowbc.ca/EN/everyone/warming_up_and_cooling_down/
Exercising During Pregnancy
http://www.actnowbc.ca/healthy_choices_in_pregnancy/healthy_choices_in_pregnancy_physical_activity
Physically Challenged
http://www.actnowbc.ca/EN/physically_challenged/physically_challenged,_physically_active/

Body Mass Index, Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/weights-poids/guide-ld-adult/bmi_chart_java-graph_imc_java-eng.php

Canada’s Physical Activity Guides, no charge
Order by phone: 1-888-334-9769
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/pau-uap/paguide/index.html

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Fitness guides
http://www.csep.ca/english/view.asp?x=804

Diabetes Medicine Bag
http://www.diabetesmedicinebag.com/

Diabetes: Physically Active
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ccdpc-cpcmc/diabetes-diabete/english/prevention/activity.html

National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization
Come Meet the Challenge
http://www.niichro.com/2004/pdf/cmc-eng-binder.pdf

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)
http://www.csep.ca/cmfiles/publications/parq/par-q.pdf

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire with medical examination (PARmed-X)
http://www.csep.ca/cmfiles/publications/parq/parmed-x.pdf

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire with medical examination for Pregnancy
http://www.csep.ca/cmfiles/publications/parq/parmed-xpreg.pdf

Silken’s Active Kids, Play Resources
http://www.creativehouse.com/clients/silken/index.html

Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia
Building Bridge Together, A workbook for series of intercultural dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples
http://www.sparc.bc.ca/

SportMed BC Library
http://www.sportmedbc.com/libraryOverview.php