On the Land Collaborative Fund Annual Report

Governments (federal, territorial, and Indigenous), corporations, and philanthropic organizations in the Northwest Territories (NWT) all place significant emphasis on supporting on the land programming, particularly initiatives delivered by Indigenous organizations and communities. These various sectors fund and otherwise support on the land programming for a variety of reasons, including:

  • outdoor experiential education;
  • cultural revitalization;
  • arts;
  • restorative justice;
  • traditional economy;
  • mental health and addictions, family wellness, and healing;
  • youth engagement and capacity building; and
  • environmental research, monitoring, and stewardship.

On the land programming is valued because it produces interdependent outcomes across economic, social, and environmental spectrums. In light of this interconnectedness, supporters have recognized the need for better collaboration amongst all sectors to make the best use of resources to fund, deliver, and evaluate on the land programming in the NWT.

Effective Meetings

This resource offers advice to community organizations and partnerships on the necessary components of effective meetings. Most of the advice in this resource can be applied to virtual as well as in-person meetings.

Forest School in Canada: Guide and other resources

The role of A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor Learning guide is to help educators and the communities that surround and support them, (such as administrators, facilities staff, parents, licensing officials, etc.), to learn more about Forest and Nature School (FNS) and what this model of education offers Canadian children.

Forest School Canada was formed in the spring of 2012 as an education initiative of the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. Nurtured under this organization for a couple of years, Forest School Canada is now an independent not-for-profit organization that works within a collaborative leadership model.

Check out the site also to explore the growing network of Forest & Nature Schools across Canada. 

ThinkFirst Smart Hockey Video / Smart Hockey Concussion Kit

ThinkFirst's hockey video has info on concussion, protecting your brain and spinal cord, as well as on return-to-play after you have recovered from concussion symptoms. It is intended for young hockey players and their families, and also for their coaches, referees, trainers, league officials and for the medical personnel who provide treatment for active and injured players.

This video has been endorsed by the NHL, NHLPA, the IIHF and Hockey Canada.

The Concussion Kit and related resources accompany the video.

Right To Play: PLAY Program in Pine Creek First Nation (Video)

Video, 9.5 minutes.

Athlete Ambassador Sami Jo Small visited Pine Creek First Nation with Right To Play in January 2014. The purpose of the three-time Olympian’s visit was to run on-ice sessions, meet and interact with the youth and adults in the community, and witness the positive impact PLAY is having in Pine Creek since its inception in May 2013. This video shows some of the many activities that took place during her visit.

The PLAY Program works with 54 First Nations and urban Aboriginal organizations in Ontario and two First Nations in Manitoba and is aiming to continue its successful expansion into other communities.

Right To Play’s Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) Program aims to limit the challenges and build on the strengths of Aboriginal youth and their communities, while supporting the value of culture and identity.

Heartbeat of the Anishnawbe Nation - Heart and Stroke video

This video will help you learn about lowering your risk of stroke by managing your blood pressure using medical and Aboriginal traditions. The video explains how smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol and medication affect blood pressure and the risk of stroke. The language of the video is Ojibwe and dubbed in Oji-Cree (14 Minutes).

Tai Chi for Elders: Video

A seven-minute video showcasing the positive outcomes of physical activity at every age, with elders participating in a Tai Chi program.

INDIG-A-FIT - video

An eight-minute documentary on promoting healthy lifestyles for Indigenous people.

AHKC Report Card 2014: Results and Findings from the Report Card and Global Summit - Online Webinar

Online webinar, 37 minutes.

This is the 10th anniversary of the most current and comprehensive annual assessment of the physical activity of children and youth in Canada. For the first time, this Report Card - titled Is Canada in the Running? - reveals how Canada stacks up against 14 other countries. Launched at the 2014 Global Summit, this webinar discusses the results of the Report Card, global comparisons and key findings from the Global Summit.

Join lead author, Joel Barnes, for a presentation and discussion about this year's results and key findings.

Webinar hosted by Parks and Recreation Ontario

Note: See also the later Report Cards - 2015 report card, 2016 report card.

Engaging the Aging: Physical Activity for Older Adults: Recorded Webinar

Recorded Webinar, 1.5 hours

This webinar explores the benefits and key elements of effective physical activity programs for older adults. Strategies for overcoming challenges will also be discussed, as well as key program components and overcoming barriers to physical activity. This webinar is great for program facilitators and those advocating on behalf of older adult physical activity policies.

Presenter: Clara Fitzgerald, Program Director, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging

Kids, have you played today? Online webinar and poster

Online webinar, 53 minutes: This webinar, delivered by Jocelyn Jarvis from Public Health Ontario (PHO), explores current evidence surrounding active play from the Public Health Ontario evidence brief Promoting active play for children 0-12: A review of community-based interventions. A specific focus is on types of interventions that were found to be effective in certain child populations. How to incorporate active play evidence when developing community-based interventions is also discussed.

This webinar was presented on March 16th, 2016.

Who’s who in the physical literacy sector: Two webinar recordings and slides

Two webinar recordings, each one hour, conducted by Drew Mitchell from Canadian Sport for Life. Overview:
  • Brief overview of physical literacy
  • Physical Literacy National Strategy – new initiative – early outcomes
  • Physical Literacy Delivery and Promotion at the national, provincial and regional level
  • Community Engagement examples from across Canada
  • Opportunities – RBC Learn to Play grants
  • Increasing Awareness & Knowledge

Original webinar run on November 26, 2015, second on January 12, 2016. There are slight variations between the two seminars.

Follow the link below to listen to the audio recorded during the webinars and view the slides.

Improving Access to Recreation in Your Community: Policies and Programs For Healthy Communities: Webinar Video

Video, 47 minutes. Ontario municipalities, community-based organizations, sports and cultural groups, public health and health promotion professionals are well-versed in the role of recreation in healthy communities. Still, many Ontarians experience barriers in accessing recreation in their community such as affordability, transportation and cultural factors. This pre-recorded webinar introduces a variety of tools and steps that can be used to create policies to enhance access to recreation in your community. The key questions that need to be considered as you create the framework for your Affordable Access Policy are discussed, as well as potential roadblocks to policy development and how to effectively address them. Success stories and promising practices from Ontario communities are also shared.

Physical Literacy for Communities: Online webinar

Webinar, 1 hour

Physical Literacy for Communities provides a foundation and framework that can be tailored to meet the needs and capacity of communities across Canada. As well, it supports cross-sectoral community leadership through three implementation phases: education, training and mentoring. 

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