A Partnership in Health: Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

One of the highlights of the past year has been our collaboration with the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI). 

Our relationship with the federal Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI) has grown since our first conversations back in 2018. This Initiative facilitates physical activity programming in First Nation communities across our province and that is work that we are mutually passionate about!

Based on this shared goal, ADI partnered with us to host a Forever...in motion (FIM) Leader and Trainer training. The FIM program helps people be more physically active in their community through volunteer, peer or staff-led physical activity groups.

Eight staff, varying from registered dieticians, nurses and health educators, were trained this year as FIM leaders. Fifty percent of these leaders went on to complete the FIM Trainer Training, which equips them with the skills and resources they need to train others to lead physical activity programs in their respective communities, which include: Saskatoon Tribal Council, James Smith Cree Nation, Onion Lake First Nation, Cowessess First Nation, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Prince Albert Grand Council and Carry the Kettle First Nation.

These leaders are truly LEAD-ing by example. They are role models inspiring others to be physically active in order to reap the many social and health benefits that come along with active lifestyles.

Did You Know? We offer a Forever...in motion grant to assist with the implementation of the program in your community. Apply by November 15, 2022.