Health & Healthy Lifestyles

City of Regina Pedometers in Motion

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Regina Public Library
Email address of primary contact person: 
ksare@regina.ca
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Regina Public Library in partnership with RIM will offer pedometers for library patrons until the end of September. Pedometers count and record steps, helping individuals reach their goal of 10,000 steps a day for health benefits.

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): 
pedometer, library, walking
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal education, awareness.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
How did you find out about this survey?: 

Ann-Marie Urban.

Common Circles: Addressing Violence Through Art

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Gerry Rueker
Email address of primary contact person: 
2431 8th Avenue
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Over the summer of 2008, Common Weal hosted this project at the Albert Scott Community Centre.  The project invited multi-cultural organizations, community members and various artists to explore issues related to violence against women and families.  The project artistically explored the ideas behind the four areas of the Medicine Wheel, Circle of Courage and the Perceptual Control theory, which include: independence, generosity, belonging and self power.  Through these workshops, the outcomes and learning experiences were brought together to create a visual resource manuals for schools, organizations, victims and others to visually empower, educate and bring awareness to the prevalent issue of women, violence and multiculturalism. Educators and artists worked with participants twice a week on different art projects ranging from voice, beading and fabric work.  Each week had a different theme that was discussed and collaborated into the participant's artwork.  The community in which this project addressed includes: women, their partners, families, children, anyone affected by violence in their life and those community members who want to take an active and cultural approach to this issue.  The artwork and resource manual had their community launch at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in November of 2008.

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

Summer 2008

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Violence against women; art; visual resource; multi-cultural; Medicine Wheel; Circle of Courage; Perceptual control theory; voice; beading; fabric work
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal, non-formal

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Professional and other training outside the formal school/higher education system (non-formal education)
Publications (Has there been any documentation of this project/research?): 

The creative workbook summarizing the initial workshops Common Circles: Addressing Violence Through Art was launched on November 21, 2008.

Transition House Bridges of Hope Outreach Program

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Kim Fellner
Email address of primary contact person: 
thouse.outreach@gmail.com
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Transition House Bridges of Hope Outreach Program provides ongoing contact to women from the time of their departure from the Transition House shelter to becoming involved with ongoing services in the community.  Participation in the Outreach Program is voluntary.  The Outreach Coordinator will works with women to develop an individualized outreach plan.  Outreach can help women with goal setting, safety planning and partner violence education, finding safe and affordable housing, meeting basic needs, advocacy, and connecting with resources and services in the community.

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): 
Outreach; Violence Against Women; Transition House; Bridges of Hope; Intimate Partner Violence; Domestic Violence
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Bridges of Hope provides women with informal education on family and intimate partner violence, parenting, and life skills.

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?: 

Bridges of Hope is currently undergoing a program evaluation.

Project sponsors/funders: 

Social Services

Isabel Johnson Shelter Outreach Program

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Stacey Keston
Email address of primary contact person: 
staceyk@ywca.regina.sk.ca
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Outreach Services are available to all women who are currently residing at the IJS and also to those women who have moved on.  The primary goal of the IJS Outreach Program is to offer women support during their shelter stay and ongoing support through their transition back into the community.  Our aim is to support each individual woman in regaining her independence, confidence, safety, and a healthy lifestyle that is free of violence and abuse.  The Outreach Service Program also aims to empower each woman through education and the acquisition of knowledge on the dynamics of abuse, family violence, and violence in our communities. Outreach Services are tailored to the individual needs and wishes of each client.  Services include, but are not exclusive to:  Programs, Individual Ongoing Support (during and after shelter stay), Goal Setting, Planning, Support with finding and attaining safe housing, Safety Planning, Referrals, Follow-up (Phone call, Home Visit, YWCA Visit, etc.), Advocacy, Education on abuse, Support with education, skill development, and employment, Social Support, Support with life skills, Facilitate resources for Addiction Recovery and Trauma Recovery.

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

Since August 2008, will continue on into the future

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Isabel Johnson Shelter; Outreach Program; intimate partner violence; family violence; abuse; violence
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

informal

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)

The Power of Play/ Play in the Park (PIP)

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Pat Lee, Active Living Coordinator
Email address of primary contact person: 
Pat.Lee@rqhealth.ca
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Silken's key message is designed to inspire people into action, to communicate the power of play, and to challenge our fear based, no-risk approach to parenting. There is no charge for this event and no pre-registration is required. It is geared towards education of parents, guardians, educators, administrators and staff of daycares, preschools and pre-Ks; anyone interested in the health of young children.

PIP builds on Silken's key message for educators and staff of daycares, preschools and pre-Ks. It was hands on experiential educational session for the target population. Resources such as LEAP workshops and information packages are also available for individuals wanting to learn more.

Note: This is the first year this program has been held and RIM hopes that it will become an annual event.

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

Started in 2008. Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
play, phsycial activity, LEAP
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal education awareness.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
How did you find out about this survey?: 

Ann-marie Urban.

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