Health & Healthy Lifestyles

STI Awareness Campaign

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Chris Smith
Email address of primary contact person: 
ppr@accesscomm.ca
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Statistics have shown that Saskatchewan has the highest chlamydia rate of all provinces in Canada. Therefore, Planned Parenthood used funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to produced their 'STI Awareness Campaign'.  Their campaign uses a combination of humour and directness on billboards, buses and bathroom advertisements around Regina. The major goal was to educate people that Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are often visually undetectable and that often the only way to find out if one is infected is to get tested. Another goal was to inform people that the testing for these STIs is no longer invasive. The testing procedure is at the heart of our campaign slogan: 'Get informed. Get tested. It's as easy as 1-2-Pee.' (Our thanks to PP Toronto for sharing portions of the slogan with us.) In addition, we wanted to create something that could be used province-wide. Thus, the making of a 'youth produced youth friendly' pamphlet that discusses symptoms, why you should get tested, treatment, prevention and places to get tested. (We did not list all of the test sites, just those of our peer educator partners.)

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Sexually Transmitted Infections; STIs; Planned Parenthood; Regina
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

informal awareness

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Describe any participation in your project from the grassroots community, youth, the poor/vulnerable, minority groups: 

Did testing increase during the campaign? Were there more enquiries about STI's due to the campaign?

Project sponsors/funders: 

Public Health Agency of Canada

Sustainable Tools for Youth (Kahkewistahaw First Nation Health)

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Kiran Kashyap
Email address of primary contact person: 
kirankashyap@sasktel.net
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As a part of the Sustainable Tools for Youth, the The Task At Hand is a theatre project focused on developing and training young adults to experience the making and creating of a new theatre piece with a social issue, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, with the professional guidance of theatre professionals. The project was initiated by the Kahkewistahaw Health Center, The young theatre company met two to three times a week for thirteen weeks spending over 75 hours of creation/studio time with the professional artists.  Outside rehearsal requirements included research, fleshing out character development, and memorizing text and movement.  Easily these students committed to a 100 hours of work.   The Task at Hand facilitated learning about this disability that is completely preventatable and brought that message to their communities.  Through these young adults' involvement in this project, they have developed of their leadership skills and ability to work in a team environment.  This project is only one small part of the overall health initiative.  Other aspects of this program include cultural camps, which provide an intergenerational link in the community, allowing for Kahkewistahaw teachings to be passed on to the next generation.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

The Kahkewistahaw First Nation initiated a youth-based health program approximately ten years ago.  Training for this particular project began January 23, 2007 and ended April 25, 2007

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Theatre; social issue; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Chief Kahkewistahaw First Nation Community School; Acting
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal-awareness and formal-schools

What level of education does this project address?: 
Elementary school
Middle years school
High school
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Describe any participation in your project from the grassroots community, youth, the poor/vulnerable, minority groups: 

Another aspect of this program includes cultural camps, which provide an intergenerational link in the community, allowing for Kahkewistahaw teachings to be passed on to the next generation.

Project sponsors/funders: 

Health Canada

Enviro Cup Workshop

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Chad Reiss
Email address of primary contact person: 
creiss@sasksciencecentre.com
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Saskatchewan is wild!  Compete in a series of hands-on environmental games and puzzles all about Saskatchewan.  Test your team's skill at biodiversity, ecosystems, food chains, webs and pyramids.  Your school could win the Enviro-Cup!

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

During the school year

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Grades 5-8, elementary education, formal education, interactive game, puzzles, workshop
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

ILD! Saskatchewan classroom is an ideal location for teachers to bring to life student learnings.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Elementary school
Middle years school
Project sponsors/funders: 

Ducks Unlimited Canada, Lloyd & Evelyn Johnson Foundation, PFRA, Sask Environment, Saskatchewan Centennial 2005 & Saskatchewan Centenary Fund, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, The Nature Conservancy, TD Friends of the Environment

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Student researcher

Eco-Extravaganza (Eco-X)

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Michelle Yaskowich
Email address of primary contact person: 
pcap@sasktel.net
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Eco-X is unique in Canada as it brings together diverse conservation and agricultural partners with the common message that clean water & healthy grasslands are good for wildlife, livestock, people & the land.  Eco-X is targeted to Grade 1 to 6 students attending rural elementary schools within Saskatchewan's Prairie Ecozone, where significant areas of native prairie remain.  The Eco-X program was developed initially by Parks Canada's Grasslands National Park in 1999 to reach students that would be taking over as the land managers for their family operation, and to show support & increase the students' awareness about the importance of the land manager's relationship with native prairie and species at risk.  PCAP took over as the main lead in 2000 and since then has reached 11,445 Grade K-6 students at 161 schools.  Eco-X features almost a full day of fun, interactive games, skits and songs on native prairie, species at risk and riparian stewardship including the same activities delivered through the Owls & Cows Tour (Cows, Fish, Cattle Dogs and Kids Game Show, Owls On Tour and Loggerhead Shrike presentation) plus seven additional activities including Showbird Show & Tell, Biodiversity Bash, Sanford & Polonius PI: Prairie Investigators, Homes on The Range, Wildlife Habitat Relay, Macro Invertebrate Mayhem and Scaly Saskatchewan.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

During the school year

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Interactive learning, agri-education, formal education, informal education, prairie, grades K to 6, Burrowing Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Piping Plover, species at risk, conservation
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

The Eco-Extravaganza brings together up to 8 agricultural and conservation groups including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC-PFRA), Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Nature Saskatchewan (NS), Parks Canada's Grasslands National Park (PC-GNP), Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC), and Saskatchewan Watershed Authority (SWA) to deliver programs on prairie conservation and management to Grade K to 6 students in rural schools across the Prairie Ecozone. We use fun, interactive games, skits and songs on prairie conservation and management to accomplish our goals.  Some of the programs that we offer are coordinated with curricula in Saskatchewan (e.g. Macro-Invertebrate Mayhem from Project Wet)

What level of education does this project address?: 
Elementary school
Project sponsors/funders: 

Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, SaskPower, Carl Block Stewardship Education Memorial Fund

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Student researcher

University of Regina's Wellness Group

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Kelly Weldon
Email address of primary contact person: 
Kelly.Weldon@uregina.ca
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The U of R's Wellness Group is an initiative to promote wellness among U of R faculty and staff.  The Wellness Group is a partnership between Human Resources and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies with representation from other areas on campus.  The U of R Wellness group defines wellness as embracing the seven dimensions of well being (physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, environmental and financial) into a quality of living.  It is about striving to live life to the fullest and maximizing your personal potential. Through the Wellness groups' interactive website, readers can learn about the seven aspects of wellness and on-campus services that deal with these aspects.  Also, the Wellness group hosts events and challenges (such as Wellness Wednesdays and Holiday Calendar Challenge) that educate U of R faculty and staff about different aspects of wellness as well as promote wellness.  Wellness Wednesday activities range from walking the Fitness and Lifestyle Centre track (and touring the U of R Fitness and Lifestyle Centre) to Lunch and Learns.  As well, the Holiday Calendar Challenge provides an opportunity for faculty and staff members to earn points for physical activity and other activities that enhance wellness.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Wellness; Emotional; Social; Intellectual; Spiritual; Emotional; Environmental; Financial; University of Regina; faculty and staff; Wellness group
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

informal-awareness

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Are there any research questions and opportunities that have or could be examined with this project?: 

The Wellness group plans to assess the risk factors of the U of R employees in a Health Check Clinic and send out a campus wide survey to better understand their wellness needs and interests.

Project sponsors/funders: 

University of Regina

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