2016 Funded Projects
Alexander First Nation - 'Mamaknowaakiy (Mother Earth)'
Promoting culturally sensitive healthy eating practices, increasing food security, and promoting physical activity in order to reduce prevalance of disease.
Boyle McCauley Street Community Services - 'Women's Wellness'
Making physical activity, recreation, and artistic expression more accessible for young women that live in the Edmonton inner city.
Edmonton Multicultural Coalition - 'Building Community Foundations'
Increasing the number of community members using the community gardens by building raised beds and improved community signage.
Fishing Lake Métis Settlement - 'Community Kitchen'
Addressing the lack of resources and knowledge of healthy cooking practices for local families.
Fort McKay - 'Indoor Community Gardens'
Providing healthy food choices for those unable to travel to Fort McMurray for fresh produce.
Grande Cache - 'Parenting in Motion'
Increasing healthy mother-daughter relationships through meaningful land-based interactions, communications activities, storytelling, and outroor activities.
Morley - 'Stoney Nakoda Community's Active Partners'
Addressing the lack of recreation opportunities available to you due to the restricted hours of the Youth Centre.
Neutral Hills Community Adult Learning Society - 'Community ChooseWell Kitchen'
Educating community members on how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.
O'Chiese First Nation - 'Gardens Re-Shaping O'Chiese (GRO)'
Increasing knowledge of gardening and traditional food, while increasing community access to fresh produce.
Renfrew - 'Renfrew Community Garden'
Encouraging residents to engage in healthy living practices by creating a more sustainable food source.
Springbrook - 'Springbrook Community Gardens - Raised Garden Beds'
Adding 32 raised garden beds to the already established community harden to improve access to those with limited mobility, allow for a transfer of knowledge and skills within th ecommunity, and foster community connections.
Sunchild First Nation - 'Community Garden'
Provide community members with opportunities to grow, maintain, and harvest frest vegetables to nourish their families.
The Steadward Centre - 'Inclusive Fitness Provider Workshop Series'
Provide education to community fitness professionals regarding inclusive fitness provision and accessibility.
Coaldale - 'Coaldale Active and Safe Routes to School program and action plan'
Supporting active transportation as a habitual choice for school children by conducting a behavioural and physical investigationof the primary routes children take to and from school.
Fox Creek - '55+ Swim & Fitness'
Improving the health of local seniors by offering them an opportinity to participate in weekly aquasize and workout classes, free of charge.
2015 Funded Projects
Athabasca Native Friendship Centre - 'Athabasca Community Collective Kitchen'
Received a grant to purchase start-up supplies for a community kitchen to bring the community together and reduce food insecurity, especially during the winter months.
Boyle Street - 'UpSHIFT!'
Received a grant to purchase start-up supplies for a bike program, where high-risk populations can learn to build, repair and maintain bicycles in a 12-week program, ending with a fully functional bike that they will own.
Cold Lake - 'Garden Gnomes'
Received a grant to purchase start up supplies for a summer youth gardening program, which taught children ages 6-17 how to plant, nurture, and harvest produce, ending with a 'Harvest Dinner' in the fall.
Coronation - 'Outdoor & Active'
Received a grant to provide education opportunites for community members to learn how to properly use the newly-installed outdoor fitness equipment and walking path.
Crossfield - 'Roots'
Received funding to support a monthly program bringing women in the community together and provide an opportunity for personal time away from the home and an opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive environment.
East Prairie Métis Settlement - 'Healthy Start'
Received funding to purchase star-up supplies for a fitness facility to provide community members a safe, indoor space to exercise.
Edmonton Native Healing Centre - 'Kamamak Community Health Ambassadors'
Received funding to support a physical activity focus duing their weekly Kamamak program, which engages femaie Inidgenous youth, aged 13-18, and promotes cultural teaching, health & wellness, lifeskills, and leadership development.
Kainai - 'Developing Active First Nations School Environments'
Received funding to create a more interactive school environment that promoted unplanned, unorganized physical activity in students.
Lacombe - 'Bike Share Program'
Received funding to purchase start-up supplies for a bike-share program in the community, giving community members free access to active transportation.
Langdon - 'Balanced Fitness for Seniors'
Received a grant to purchase low-impact exercise equipment more suitable for seniors and others with a higher injury risk to allow them to exercise without as much injury concern.
Lougheed - 'The Lougheed Low German mennonite Health and Nutrition Education Project'
Received funding for start-up costs for an educational healthy cooking program for a population with a lack of foundational knowledge on nutrition.
Manning - `Gardening with Kids 4 Kids`
Received a grant for start-up materials to build raised planter beds for an out-of-school care program for children aged 4-12.
Mirror - `Sharing and Giving Gardens`
Received funding for starting up a community garden open to the whole community, including raised beds.
Paul First Nation - `Agricultural Academy`
Received a grant to build a chicken coop and community garden with fencing to protect them from wild dogs and horses.
Red Deer - `Physical Literacy Back Packs`
Received funding to build back packs that could be rented from their toy lending library that included resources to teach parents and children about physical literacy.