Resources

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. 

Dreamcatcher Fund Guidelines and Application

The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation is a nationally recognized philanthropic organization. Since 2004, the Foundation has continued to provide life-changing opportunities to Aboriginal People through the provision of financial grants. The Foundation addresses situations that are unique to the First Nations community and provides financial assistance to eligible applicants in the areas of: 1) Arts and Culture 2) Education Support 3) Health Support 4) Sports and Recreation

The Foundation also provides grants to community involvement projects that have a lasting and positive impact on their members. Grants are awarded to those in need.

Tim Hortons Learn to Play Program

The Learn To Play Program is a revolutionary way of introducing the sport of Softball to children ages 5-10 years old. Activities are include which foster the improvement of all players, including players with and low skill levels. Kids will experience excitement, enjoyment and success.  Activities and lead-up games are patterned after informal playground games that promise FUN and LOTS OF ACTION.  Participants will go home at the end of the night happy, tired while not realizing they are improving their fitness level.

The Learn to Play Manual is designed to be easily implemented by a volunteer coach and contains lesson plans, easy to follow instructions, a letter to parents about the program, progressions for teaching basic skills, and lead up games. The program includes Learn To Play Kits that may include T-shirts, balls, gloves, posters, pencils, and more.

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 programming;
• Contribute to the strongest possible efforts to support youth tobacco-use cessation;
• Recommend activities for urban Aboriginal youth in education, prevention, and tobacco cessation; and
• Guide discussions within and among organizations addressing or planning to address funding research and/or programs related to youth tobacco-use cessation.

The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), through research, interviews, and workshops, and with the guidance of a Steering Committee, identified a framework to support Aboriginal youth tobacco cessation (including activities and practice guidelines). For implementation, the NAFC has provided easy-to-use activities for the program facilitator and/or youth coordinator at Friendship Centres. This guide is meant to accompany the NAFC’s youth tobacco cessation toolkit which provides Aboriginal youth with tobacco education activities, facts and research. Together, these resources are intended to build and support a stronger infrastructure for the delivery of tobacco cessation programs and enhance existing Aboriginal youth programming.

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 difficulties facing aboriginal young people. The report was released in February 2014 and urges governments of all levels to make northern remote and fly-in First Nations communities safer and healthier.

The report came out of meetings in 2013 involving more than 160 aboriginal youth from 64 communities. It touches on the lingering effects of residential schools, culture, education, youth suicide, physical and mental health, and drug and alcohol abuse.

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