Niagara Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Niagara is one of 45 communities across Ontario taking part in The Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC). The goal of HKCC is to link organizations from different sectors in the community to promote the health of children aged 12 years and under and accomplish the Ontario Government’s Healthy Kids Strategy to reduce childhood obesity rates. With $1.125M in funding, partners from different sectors will be joining forces to deliver interventions focused on one specific theme every nine months for the next three years. Theme One – Run. Jump. Play. Every day. was aimed to encourage daily physical activity and making Niagara a community where it’s easy for kids to be active. Theme 2 – Water Does Wonders will focus on promoting water consumption; encouraging kids and families to make water their first drink of choice and to reduce their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. Join us in The Challenge!

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara will develop and implement programs, policies and supports through community-led planning and action to reduce the prevalence of and prevent childhood overweight and obesity in the community.

Objectives:

  • To improve the conditions, as a community participating in The Challenge, by creating supportive environments to enable healthy behaviours in children, and related support behaviours in their parents.
  • To contribute to the evidence on the effectiveness of centrally-coordinated, community-based interventions to improve healthy weights and weight related behaviours.
  • To increase community capacity to plan, implement and evaluate sustainable health interventions at the community level.
  • To improve community collaboration and coordination on promoting healthy childhood weights, through the development and mobilization of multi-sectoral community partnerships.
  • To increase the proportion of children reporting recommended levels of specific health behaviours targeted by The Challenge.
  • To increase the proportion of parents in the community who engage in parental support behaviours and reduce the proportion who perceives barriers to supporting child health behaviours.
  • To increase awareness of and participation in The Challenge.

Judith Rudoler
Coordinator, Niagara Region Public Health
Niagara Region Public Health is Local Project Manager of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge in Niagara.

 

CONTACT DETAILS
Email: judith.rudoler@niagararegion.ca

 

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jul
15
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Summer Trauma and Attachment Certification Series @ Hilton Garden Inn
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day

ATTCH is pleased to be offering another summer conference series based on request on July 15-19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. This comprehensive conference will cover the following topics and allow you to take your trauma processing to a deeper level:

  • Understanding the foundations (including neurological, social, physiological, and psychological implications of trauma and attachment dysregulation)
  • Phase-based clinical applications to promote healing and integration of trauma and attachment dysregulation
  • The importance of establishing boundaries, self-compassion, and healthy relationships
  • Experiential review of trauma specific assessments
  • Practical application of trauma processing activities
  • Demonstration of trauma processing
  • A variety of tools and skills to enhance your trauma treatment toolkit
  • Experiential introduction to various biofeedback and neurofeedback tools used to treat trauma and calm the brain, mind, and body.

This series is hosted by ATTCH.

Jul
23
Tue
An Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice @ Online
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What is trauma informed practice?

The webinar will answer this question by providing a brief overview of current literature and practical applications for front line staff.

Join this webinar to gain a greater understanding of the definition of trauma, the common reactions to trauma that service providers are likely to encounter and the phases of trauma treatment. The key principles of trauma informed practice will be introduced, and practical strategies to both engage and support clients with trauma will be discussed.

You will also have the opportunity to ask Jenn any questions related to your work.

Speaker: Jenn Corbiell, Family Counsellor

This webinar is hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project.

The Managed Alcohol Program – Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy Education Session @ Online/in-person at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

You are invited to join this educational session to learn all about the Managed Alcohol Program at Wesley Urban Ministries. The special care unit uses a harm reduction model for men and women experiencing homelessness, addiction and serious health problems, using an evidence-based model.

This session is being held in person at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (West 5th Campus, Upper Auditorium) and via webcast.

This event is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Demystifying Food Politics: News from the Hill on Poverty and Food Policy @ Online
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

With the launch of A Food Policy for Canada and a federal election on the horizon, there’s no better time to look back on what’s been done to advance policy around poverty reduction and food, and look forward to what may come next.

Join Community Food Centres Canada and policy experts from Maytree, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and Food Secure Canada to navigate three key policies currently in play: the Poverty Reduction Strategy, the Healthy Eating Strategy, and A Food Policy for Canada. Find out what these policies entail, what their impact could be, and what the next government should do to build on these actions.

Panelists will also delve into what you can do to keep food security on the federal agenda over the next four years.

Panelists:

  • Hannah Aldridge (Policy Analyst, Maytree)
  • Manuel Arango, MA, MHA (Director, Policy, Advocacy & Engagement, Heart and Stroke Foundation)
  • Jennifer Reynolds (Institutional Food Program Manager, Food Secure Canada)
  • Sasha McNicoll (Policy Manager, Community Food Centres Canada)
Tech Mashup @ Montebello Park
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Innovate Niagara for the summer Tech Mashup of 2019 for your chance to meet tech entrepreneurs, students and researchers in Niagara!

The event will be at the Pavilion in Montebello Park on Tuesday, July 23rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Jul
24
Wed
Caregiver Wellness: Technology and Home Adaptation @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region presents “Technology and Home Adaptation”, as part of their Caregiver Wellness program.

Featured Speakers: Catherine Porter & Vicky Banka, Simpson’s Pharmasave

Respite services are available. Please note that 2 weeks notice prior to the event date is required to set up respite care. Please call the office to discuss eligibility.

Space is limited. Register online or by phone (905-687-3914).

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

The Managed Alcohol Program – Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy Education Session @ Online/in-person at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

You are invited to join this educational session to learn all about the Managed Alcohol Program at Wesley Urban Ministries. The special care unit uses a harm reduction model for men and women experiencing homelessness, addiction and serious health problems, using an evidence-based model.

This session is being held in person at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (West 5th Campus, Upper Auditorium) and via webcast.

This event is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

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