Health & Healthy Lifestyles

Creatures in our Midst

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
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

Focus is on getting people walking and being active, while educating them. Utilizes education as a means to becoming physically active.

Note: This program is in the process of being revived, so it will take time to get it going again.

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

Awareness education.

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

City of Regina

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Ann-marie urban.

Addional comments/suggestions: 

Note: This program is in the process of being revived, so it will take time to get it going again.

Regina in Motion Community Walk: Walk a Block

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Roberta Cox
Email address of primary contact person: 
Roberta.cox@rqhealth.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

 

This focuses on educating and raising awareness that physical activity is not only an individual responsibility, it is also a communal responsibility that must be realized in order to build healthy and sustainable communities. Take your partner, children, neighbors and pets and walk or wheel around the block, in your neighborhood. It's as simple as that. No fundraising, no special equipment, no sign-up sheets.

 

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

 

Awareness, informal.

 

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

YWCA Big Sisters of Regina

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Rebecca Haugen
Email address of primary contact person: 
rebeccah@ywca.regina.sk.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

YWCA Big Sisters of Regina is a non-profit organization committed to serving boys and girls between the ages of six and sixteen.  Little Sisters and Brothers are matched with a 'Big Sister'“ a woman from the community who volunteers to support, encourage and befriend a child in need of a positive role-model.  The program offers one-to-one mentorship as well as group mentorship for children and youth who would benefit from a relationship with a strong female role model.  The Mentoring Coordinator involves the Big Sister, the child and the parent(s) in an ongoing evaluation to ensure a successful relationship. Big Sisters Regina also offers bi-weekly recreational events and activities to all program participants.

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): 
Big sisters; mentor; role model; mentoring; role modeling; Little Sister; Little Brother; mentor; mentorship; role modelling
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)

Summer Active

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Roberta Cox
Email address of primary contact person: 
Roberta.cox@rqhealth.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

This will help educate the public on how easy and accessible physical activity can be. It is designed to help Canadians take the first step towards regular physical activity. It is an effort to encourage people to participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day of the week. This can include going for a walk, gardening, riding a bike or joining a sports team (there are so many options to choose from!!). 

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): 
physical activity, accessible physcial activity
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal/formal awareness.

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

City of Regina

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Ann-Marie Urban

YWCA Go Girls

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Kayla Williamson
Email address of primary contact person: 
kaylaw@ywca.regina.sk.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a mentoring program designed to encourage physical activity, healthy eating and positive self-image among girls ages 12 to 14. Go Girls! matches groups of girls in grades 7 and 8 with women aged 18 to 25 who act as their mentors. The Mentors develop relationships with the girls and lead them through a process of positive self-reflection. They act as role models as girls build their self-confidence and their knowledge about healthy lifestyles. Go Girls! is a 7 week that takes place during school, after school, or at lunchtime. The sessions were developed by the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association, University of Toronto Centre for Girls and Women's Health and Physical Activity and the Nutrition Resource Centre. Each session plan equips Mentors to guide the girls through activities and discussions on a certain theme. Overall, the aim for the girls is a balanced approach to health and confidence about who they are on the inside and on the outside.

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

7 weeks long each session.  During the school year.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Go Girls; healthy; body image; mentor; mentoring; mentorship; confidence; confident; self-reflection; Ontario Physical and Health Education Association; University of Toronto Centre for Girls and Women's Health and Physical Activity; Nutrition Resource Centre
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)
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