Indigenous, Northern, Rural and Remote

Resources that would be of interest to Indigenous populations, as well as to Northern communities in general and rural and remote communities.

See also the two sub-collection of webinars and videos that may be of interest. The first is on general topics. The second is a group of 45-minute webinars presented by Isabelle Aubé of Native Way Training Services. They are to provide support in making positive changes in Aboriginal communities. Topics covered: Improve Your Fund Seeking Skills; Bridging the Silos in Aboriginal Communities; Creating Links Between Elders and Youth; Collaborating with Other Communities and Organizations; Improving the Workplace with Cultural Teachings; Steps to Build Community Driven Projects; Engaging the People Who Need it the Most; Incorporating Culture into Recreation.

Note also that other resources and presentations of interest may be found in the many Conference Resources collections, such as conference papers from ARPA, CPRA, NWTRPA, PRO, Recreation Connections Manitoba, Recreation Nova Scotia, and SPRA.

"Sport is community": Urban Indigenous peoples' meanings of community within sport

Sport and community are often interconnected, yet little is understood about community within the context of sport for Indigenous youth....

2014 North American Indigenous Games Evaluation Report

Praxis Consulting was engaged by the North American Indigenous Games Council to conduct an evaluation of the impact of the 2014 NAIG on...

A First Nations Diabetes Report Card: 2006

This First Nations Diabetes Report Card is the first of its kind and comprises three parts. Part 1 lays the groundwork in six key...

A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor Learning: Forest and Nature School in Canada

The role of this guide is to help educators and the communities that surround and support them, (such as administrators, facilities staff,...

A Local Government Guide to Creating Municipal Alcohol Policy

This document was been prepared by the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with BC Healthy Communities, to serve as a guide for local...

A Sense of Belonging: Supporting Healthy Child Development in Aboriginal Families

This manual was developed to improve service delivery to Aboriginal families in Ontario. It shares important information about what...

Aboriginal Child Development - Resources from Best Start

Resources, ideas and research information related to physical activity and early years. Includes activity ideas for families with children...

Aboriginal Children - The Healing Power of Cultural Identity / Les jeunes autochtones : le pouvoir guérisseur de l'identité culturelle

Every day, 10 to 20 toddlers and preschool children gather at the Katl'odeeche First Nation Children's Centre on the Hay River Dene Reserve...

Aboriginal Coaching Manual - revised in 2017

The ACM is a professional development training tool for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal coaches who coach Aboriginal athletes, as they become...

Aboriginal Games and Sacred Circle Teachings: Workshop planning

Traditional Aboriginal Games and Sacred Circle Teachings have been researched and practiced for over 30 years. The games and activities...

Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway / Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life

Two resources from Sport for Life. The  Long-Term Participant Development document presents a roadmap for developing sport and...

Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle - 5km Learn to Run Program

This guide outlines an eight-week training program designed for participants training to run a 5-km event.

Aboriginal Ways Tried and True: good public health practices in Aboriginal communities

Ways Tried and True (WTT) refers to public health interventions that have been developed with or by Aboriginal communities and have...

Aboriginal Youth F.I.R.S.T. Sports & Recreation Program

Describes a program that offers sports and recreation opportunities to Aboriginal youth in BC. Programs and activities include leadership...

Active Spirit, Active History: A Culture of sports, activity and well-being among BC First Nations

This resource was created by the First Nations Health Council to share stories of First Nations people who have triumphed, mentored, or...

Amplify Toolkit: Designing Spaces and Programs for Girls

The Amplify Toolkit is a compilation of over 15 years of Girls Action’s expertise in delivering and supporting girls’ programs, as well as...

Back Pocket Games

Designed by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation as a quick reference to games and activities for participants of different ages, from preschool to...

Beauty in Movement: An Indigenous Guide to Physical Activity

This Indigenous Guide to Physical Activity includes culturally-relevant reasons why physical activity is appropriate for children (...

Being active: First Nations Health Authority resources

This site includes information and tips on getting active, and a beginner fitness program for adults with an easy tool that can be...

Boating safety tips in 33 languages

In an effort to reach out to Canadians whose first language is not English, the Lifesaving Society and Ontario Power Generation (OPG)...

Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines / 24-hour Movement Guidelines / Key Messages - all ages/languages

These various guidelines include the following:  Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years 0-4 (2012) Canadian...

Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2014: Public Health in the Future

Impacts on health that are covered in this report include changing age demographics, climate change, and digital technology as a tool for...

Come Meet the Challenge! Physical Activity and Nutrition Initiatives in Aboriginal Communities Resource Guide

This comprehensive manual will help you develop programs in First Nations and Inuit communities that encourage physical activity and...

Cooking Basics for Kids: A Presentation Module for Community Food Advisors / Plus First Nations Edition

A tool for Community Food Advisor volunteers to use when teaching basic cooking skills, kitchen safety and food safety to school–age...

Dads in Gear free 8-week program

Dads in Gear is a free eight-week pilot program from Vernon's First Nations Friendship Centre, launched as a support group for new fathers...

Discovering Strengths Toolkit

There are four tools in the Discovering Strengths Toolkit.  Initial pilot testing has shown that they work most effective when used...

Dreamcatcher Fund Guidelines and Application

The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation is a nationally recognized philanthropic organization. Since 2004, the Foundation has continued to...

Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide - First Nations, Inuit and Métis / Ready-to-Use Presentation for Nutrition Educators

This resource provides background information, tips and tools to complement each recommendation in Canada’s Food Guide, adapted...

Engaging with Communities at Risk

This Canadian Red Cross session provides tools and resources to build relationships and engage First Nations communities in your...

Everybody Gets to Play - various Northern resources

The First Nations, Inuit and Métis Supplement is an additional resource to the Everybody Gets to Play Community Mobilization Tool Kit that...

Everyone Wins – Community sporting clubs: Action Guide, Toolkit, Glossary

Everyone Wins provides practical tools and resources to help Victoria's (Australia) community sports clubs become more inclusive and...

Evidence Review in Support of the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy

This report explores five areas of inquiry, arising from the 2011 Nunavut Suicide Prevention Action Plan. For each section (and sub-...

Feathers of Hope: A First Nations Youth Action Plan

The Feathers of Hope report by Ontario's advocate for children and youth is calling for a five-year plan to address the needs and...

First Nations Inspired Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Activity Kits

Ophea’s new First Nations Inspired Daily Physical Activities (DPA) resource makes it easy and fun to incorporate DPA into school or...

First Nations recreation board development manual

An overview of types of recreation, why recreation and leisure are important, and the role of a board of directors with a focus on First...

Government of Canada: Canada's Rural Partnership - Rural Canadian Guide to Programs/Services

This is an archived guide of Government of Canada programs and services, but which includes useful current links, put together especially...

Growing Up Healthy: A resource booklet about healthy children for First Nations and Métis parents in BC

This booklet is targeted to help parents learn how to help their children grow up in a healthy way. It will help families think about...

Healthy Aging through Fall Prevention among Older Aboriginal People: From Many Voices to a Shared Vision

This report was the result of a two-day symposium exploring the elements of an Aboriginal approach to Fall Prevention (FP), with key themes...

Healthy Schools Grant

As part of the Healthy Schools Initiative, school divisions and independent and First Nations schools in Manitoba receive funding to assist...

Illustrations, Posters, Video, and Comic books on health and social issues for youth

These resources from the Healthy Aboriginal Network cover a range of social issues, such as maternal child health, sexual health...

KUMIK Council of Elders: Information Sheet

Describes an employee initiative to allow Native and non-Native employees to benefit from the knowledge and teaching of Elders, their...

Let’s Talk Science programs (based on STEM)

Let’s Talk Science programs use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as the learning platform and help develop important...

Move and Play through Traditional Games: Includes Video

The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association and the Be Fit For Life Network collaborated on this project to share traditional games...

Moving Forward: A National Roundtable on Aboriginal Women in Sport

The National Roundtable on Aboriginal Women in Sport, hosted Feb 22-24, 2008 was part of a larger effort by academics and practitioners to...

My Journey with Tobacco: Youth Tobacco Cessation Toolkit Facilitator's Guide

The intent of the guide is to : • Encourage tobacco cessation programming aimed at urban Aboriginal youth;• Support existing youth...

National Aboriginal Diabetes Association resources

Many resources, such as for: physical activity, e.g., Share Our Play toolkit, an Aboriginal themed tool kit of games, activities,...

Nunavut's Physical Activity Guide To Healthy Active Living

A two-page guide outlining the benefits of regular physical activity, and tips to get started.

On the Move: Creating Positive Programs for Aboriginal Girls and Young Women - Presentation

This presentation from the 2011 Northwest Territories Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference discusses the benefits of physical...

On the Move: Increasing Participation of Girls and Women in PA and Sport / After School / Newcomers / Aboriginal / Ethnic

On the Move is an innovative programming concept to help service providers increase girls’ and young women’s participation in sport and...

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