Recreation and Health Promotion for Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities

Resources to promote recreation and health support and opportunities for immigrants and ethnic minorities.

Collection of various of the resources prior to 2010 was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion under the Communities in Action Fund Program, which was part of Ontario's ACTIVE2010 strategy to increase physical activity and sport participation throughout Ontario.

CAMH Multilingual Resources / Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better booklet

The Multilingual Resources section has been created to provide multi-language information on mental health and addiction to people for whom...

A Qualitative Study Examining How Canadian Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists Manage Cross-Ethnic Interaction: Awareness and Idiocentrism

The study presented in this paper identifies, from the perspective of six Canadian certified therapeutic recreation specialists, how...

Aboriginal Sport Strategy

The Aboriginal Sport Strategy strives to create and enhance "a dynamic and leading edge sport environment that enables Aboriginal Peoples...

Achieving Equal Access in Health Care

The main purpose of the Achieving Equal Access in Health Care project was to investigate how to improve access to health care for limited...

Active Adults: A Proactive Health Care Approach for a Diverse Population

Presenters: Graham Thomson (Genesis Centre) and Evan Ward (Mosiac Primary Care Network) This session looks at how a unique partnership...

Active Living Diversity Project

Describes a project to identify the barriers to and opportunities for developing effective programs to increase physical activity in the...

Active Living Security in the Calgary Health Region: Focus on Vulnerable Population Groups including Low-income and/or Immigrant Families

This report investigates the active living/physical activity situation for low socioeconomic families including those who are culturally...

Addressing the Obesity Epidemic - Public Policies for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Environments

This Issue Brief discusses social and environmental contributors to the obesity epidemic from the perspective of communities of color,...

Application for Membership

Link to membership application for those wanting to register for the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV), which entitles...

Beyond the Basics: Lifestyle Choices for Diabetes Prevention and Management

This resource will provide information to help anyone improve his or her lifestyle. The goal of this manual is to promote good health and...

Calgary Welcoming Community Policy

This policy supports the city in effectively continuing its engagement with the local community and senior governments in providing...

City of Ottawa Equity and Inclusion Lens: A User's Guide

This is a tool that was developed in 2009, in partnership with City for all Women Initiative and the generous contribution of the community...

Communities Helping Children be Healthy: A Guide to Reducing Childhood Obesity in Low-Income African American et al Families

This document is intended to assist those in communities who want to start culturally appropriate programs to reduce childhood obesity. It...

Community Activities from Around the World

Community Activities from Around the World is a multicultural toolkit that offers ideas and strategies for building inclusive sports,...

Considering the Practicalities and Possibilities of Intersectoral Collaborations: Reflections on an Academic/ Practitioner Research Project

Co-Presenters: Dr. William Bridel, Simon Barrick and Joan Bard MillerSport is popularly promoted as a way for immigrants to...

Cost Recovery Policy for City Parks and Recreation Programs

This non-binding city policy provides the rationale for the outlined cost recovery policy, which includes fees that are lower for targeted...

Cross Cultural Connections Directory: 2016 edition

This publication is an established guide to numerous culturally diverse organizations in Calgary and to a wide range of mainstream...

Cultural Competency: A Self-Assessment Guide for Human Service Organizations

Cultural Competency-A Self-Assessment Guide For Human Service Organizations presents a cultural diversity lense through which human service...

Culturally Responsive Service Delivery Training Package

A training tool for municipalities wanting to ensure that recreation services are responsive to the increasing cultural diversity in their...

Diabetes Awareness in Ethnocultural Communities / Resource Guide

The goal of the project was to increase awareness among high-risk ethnocultural communities in Canada about the risk factors for type 2...

Diversity Activities for Youth and Adults

The activities in this publication are appropriate for use by teachers, youth leaders, child care professionals, and human service...

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

This report identified and assessed Peel’s current situation; created the mandate and objectives; identified priority actions; identified...

Diversity in Practice: Becoming Culturally Competent

This issue of Wellspring focuses on how to work with immigrants from various regions of the world when exposing them to physical activities.

Embracing Diversity at the Community Level

This presentation presents a summary of policies and approaches to diversity in the community, as well as demonstrated examples of...

Encouraging Diversity in Your Community: Learnings from the ACE 'Diversity Friendly' Communities

Speakers: Barb Pedersen, Janet Naclia This session shares the learnings of the ACE Diversity Friendly Communities (DFC) initiative....

Engaging culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Queenslanders in physical activity: Findings from the CALD Physical Activity Mapping Project

This project explored what physical activity initiatives were available in Queensland for CALD communities, the extent to which mainstream...

Engaging Native Elders and CHRs: Talking Circles in Community-based Diabetes Education

This overview presentation looks at the long-term goals of this US-based project to promote diabetes awareness and education in Tribal...

Engaging Newcomers to Alberta in Your Community

As Alberta’s workforce attracts international workers to fill shortages, communities are looking for new ways to engage this new...

Enjoy one of Canada’s oldest and most popular recreational activities: skating

Ideas on how to get the most out of your skating experience, including learn-to-skate programs, how to find places to skate, safety...

Equal Rights to Equal Health: Moving Forward Together

Recommendations for action identified at the Equal Rights to Health roundtable are detailed on the following pages. These recommendations...

Everyone Belongs Outside - Alberta’s Plan for Parks: Inclusion Plan

Regardless of age, ability, gender, cultural background, education level, or individual perspective, time spent in nature can be an...

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...

Female Athletes of Colour: Articles and Reports

Provides links to articles and reports about minorities in sports, specifically women.

Finding Solutions: Making Recreation Accessible for More Albertans

Speakers: Allison Pratley, Bethan Kingsley Recreation and sports programs provide children and youth with opportunities for physical,...

Fitting it in: How being new to Canada influences physical activity

This Wellspring article presents the findings from a study conducted by the Alberta Centre for Active Living. Overall, transitioning to...

Four Hypotheses about the Public Policy Significance of Youth Recreation: Lessons from a Literature Review and a Data Analysis

Girls between the ages of 10 and 13 were slightly less likely to participate in sports with a coach, 22.7 per cent “never” participate...

Free online courses for providers serving newcomers to Ontario: Self-directed training

Self-directed online training courses from the OCASI designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to assist you in...

Game Plan: Increasing cultural diversity in sports clubs

Game Plan is a suite of resources to support sports clubs to increase their cultural diversity and to attract and retain young people from...

Gentle exercise - nothing to lose and a lot to gain: Multiple languages

A guide from the New South Wales Ministry of Health to the beneifits of gentle exercise for older people, including stronger bones and...

Getting active as a new Canadian youth

This Lifestyle Tips article discusses what to keep in mind in working to get new Canadian youth more active, such as looking at many...

Getting Help for Mental Disorders: Fact Sheets in multiple languages

This site provides links to various fact sheets in multiple languages, on the following topics:  Getting Help for Mental Disorders...

Government of Canada Multiculturalism Funding Program

The Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program supports the socio-economic integration of individuals and communities and helps them to...

Growing older, but staying well

A guide to good health for older people, including ways to keep body and mind active. This resource is available in Arabic, Chinese,...

Growing up in a New Land – Strategies for Working with Newcomers Families

This manual contains many strategies to assist service providers who work with newcomer families with children 0-6. Background information...

How can I find an association or group for my community?

Local Community Information Centres keep lists of local ethno-cultural organizations and other community groups. You can find a Centre in...

How to Engage Inactive Communities in Physical Activity: Top Tips from the BHFNC 8th Annual Conference

This booklet provides practical tips for engaging inactive communities in physical activity. The ideas presented were put forward by...

Immigration, Leisure, and Acculturative Stress: Practical Implications Based on a Study of Chinese-Albertans

Co-presenters: Liz Halpenny and Junyang Deng This presentation looks at study results of the stresses faced by immigrants during the...

Including Immigrant and Refugee Seniors in Public Policy: Discussion Paper

This discussion paper highlights some of the issues requiring additional research and dialogue, and provides a rationale for making an...

Inclusive Community Organizations: A Tool Kit

The purpose of this Tool Kit is to support diversity and improve inclusion within small to mid-sized, volunteer-based, not-for-profit...

Involving migrant and refugee young people in social and recreational activities: Information Sheet

This Good Practice Guide is designed to assist those running events and activities for migrant and refugee young people, to increase...

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