February 2014 eNewsletter

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February 2014 – Volume 7, Issue 2
March E-Newsletter deadline is February 21.


Health in Common News
Learning Opportunities
Funding Opportunities
Health and Sustainability Promotion

Health in Common News

Create and Analyze Online Surveys – A Workshop

Online survey tools such as Survey Monkey and Fluid Surveys are increasingly being used to gather information for program evaluation. On February 14, Bo and Anna will facilitate a full day workshop on how to use online surveys effectively. This session will be followed by a workshop on how to use excel to analyze survey data (Feb 21).

Both sessions will be at the United Way Learning Centre in Winnipeg, and are being sponsored by Volunteer Manitoba. For more information, or to register, visit: http://www.volunteermanitoba.ca/workshop_details.php?id=21

Manitoba Planning Conference

Cathy and Erin are heading to Brandon (February 26-28) to take in the Manitoba Planning Conference – RESILIENT REGIONS: Planning a Stronger Tomorrow Change. Join Erin and Lana Cowling-Mason from the Rural Municipality of Woodlands for a workshop on community facilities and recreation in rural Manitoba! Want more information? Check out http://www.mbplanningconference.com/

Growing Local Conference 2014

Many of us at Health in Common are gearing up for the Growing Local conference at the end of this month (February 28 – March 1). Over 500 people will come from around the province to listen to keynote speaker Michael Moss, experience 40 food workshops, films and panels, and indulge in delicious local lunches and snacks. Not to mention the chance to connect with friends, new and old, working for healthy, sustainable, and fair food for all. Will you be there?

Don’t forget that registration closes February 14! For more information: growinglocal@foodmattersmanitoba.ca 204 990 7317 or 1 800 731 2638 (toll free)


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Learning Opportunities

Around Manitoba
Various Locations & Distance Education
Outside Manitoba

Around Manitoba 


Volunteer Manitoba – Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation – Project Planning – February 11 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation – Social Media Basics – February 25 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation – Persuasive Proposal Writing – March 11 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Project Management – March 25 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Program Evaluation – April 8 ***NEW***


Sexuality Education Resource Centre – Classes for Newcomer Parents – January 25-March 29

Volunteer Manitoba – Effective Negotiation Skills – February 12 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Health in Common – Create and Analyze Online Surveys – February 14 ***NEW***

Healthy Child Manitoba – Nobody’s Perfect Manitoba – February 21 

Volunteer Manitoba – Effective, Efficient, and Meaningful Meetings – February 25 ***NEW***

Menno Simons College Esau Lecture Series – Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice – February 27

Volunteer Manitoba – Health in Common – Using Microsoft Excel for Survey Analysis – February 28 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Managing Agreement rather than Conflict – March 4 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Developing Effective Board Policy – March 11 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Health in Common – Needs Assessment Training – March 14  ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Eclectic Communications – Writing Effective Policies and Procedures – March 18 ***NEW***

Menno Simons College Esau Lecture Series – The Sustainable Intensification of World Agriculture –  March 20

Volunteer Manitoba – Applied Project Planning – March 21 ***NEW***

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities – Essential Communication Skills for Facilitators – March 27 

safeTALK – Suicide Alertness for Everyone – April 10, 2014 

Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDs Care – 2014 Conference – April 24-26, 2014 

Volunteer Manitoba – Volunteer Management Level 1 – April 29-May 1 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Volunteer Management Level 2 – May 28-30 ***NEW***

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Various Locations & Distance Education

Wellness Institute – Get Better Together! – Various dates and locations

Canadian CED Network – CoopZone Online Training Program – Various dates

CHNET-Works! – Seniors Health Knowledge Network – Falls Prevention Nutrition and Hydration – February 5 

CHNET-Works! – Employment and Social Development Canada – Older Spousal Caregivers: How A Caregiver Assessment Can Promote Seniors’ Mental Health – February 6 

CHNET-Works! – NCCMT – Knowledge Translation (KT) Planning Primer – February 11 

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 1 Diabetes – Travelling with Diabetes – February 13 ***NEW***

Canadian CED Network – Charity Law Seminar Series: Legal Risk in Charitable Fundraising – February 19

CHNET-Works! – PHAC – Lyme Disease 101 – February 19 

CHNET-Works! – Of Walls, Moats, and Ceilings: Reconceiving Health Human Resources in the Era of Quality Improvement – February 20 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Mental Health and Well-Being of Immigrants to Canada: Connecting Research Findings to Service Delivery – February 21 ***NEW***

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 2 Diabetes – Diabetes Burn Out – February 26 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – PHAC – A new way of looking at best practices in Aboriginal communities – February 26 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Propel – Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, 2014 Edition: An overview and orientation – February 27

CHNET-Works! – Healthy Canada by Design & Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – Incubating Healthy Communities in Rural and Remote Communities: Healthy Canada by Design in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan – March 4 ***NEW***

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 1 Diabetes – Variables: Managing Activity, Diet, Blood Sugar, Stress and More – March 13 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Seniors Health Knowledge Network – Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum: New Delivery Model to Enhance Knowledge-to-Practice – March 13 

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 2 Diabetes – Eating Well – March 26 ***NEW***

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 1 Diabetes – Effective Use of the Diabetes Health Team – April 10 ***NEW***

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 2 Diabetes – Getting Active – April 30 ***NEW***

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 1 Diabetes – Psychosocial Issues – May 8 ***NEW***

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 2 Diabetes – Fit Feet – May 28 ***NEW***

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 1 Diabetes – Diabetes Equipment – June 12 ***NEW***

Canadian Diabetes Association – Type 2 Diabetes – Medications and Starting Insulin – June 25 ***NEW***


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Outside Manitoba

Denver, CO

Local Government Commission – New Partners for Smart Growth Conference – February 13-15, 2014

Halifax, NS

Resilience Research Centre – Researching Resilience Workshop – April 28 – May 2 OR May 5 & 6, 2014 

Montreal, QC

EcoHealth 2014 – Connections for Health, Ecosystems, and Society – August  11-15, 2014

Ottawa, ON

Canadian Evaluation Society – 35th Evaluation Conference – June 15-18, 2014 

Toronto, ON

Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research – Conference 2014: Convergence of Health Policy and Evidence – Bridge Over Troubled Water – May 12-15, 2014 

Active Healthy Kids Canada – 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children – May 19-22, 2014

Watch Your Step – 2014 National Fall Prevention Conference – May 27-28, 2014

Vancouver, BC

CHSPR – 26th Annual Health Policy Conference 2014: Performance Anxiety – February 25, 2014

International Health Data Linkage Network – International Health Data Linkage Conference – April 28-30, 2014


Funding Opportunities

Funding Deadlines Calendar

Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk Program

Arts Development Project Support Program (ADPS)

Assiniboine Credit Union

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Canada Summer Jobs

Canadian Institute for Health Research, Funding Opportunities Database

Canadian Rural Research Network (list of funding opportunities)

Canadian Tire Jump Start

Canadian Women’s Foundation

Carolyn Sifton Foundation

Celebrate Canada

Communities 4 Families

Designated Heritage Buildings

Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund

Earth Day Canada, Hometown Heroes Award Program

Ethnocultural Community Support Fund

FCC AgriSpirit Fund

Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk

Heart & Stroke Foundation Manitoba Primary Prevention Challenge 

Heritage Canada Building Communities through Arts & Heritage Local Festivals Grant

Hometown Green Team

Hometown Manitoba

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada


Lake Winnipeg Foundation – Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program

Manitoba After School Arts Enrichment Program

Manitoba Camping Association Sunshine Fund

Manitoba Community Arts Council Grants

Manitoba Community Museums Grant Program

Manitoba Community Places Program

Manitoba – Localized Improvement Fund for Tomorrow

Manitoba  Community Services Council

Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism

Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships

Manitoba Heritage Grants Programs

Manitoba Hydro Commercial Custom Measures

Manitoba Hydro Forest Enhancement Program

Manitoba Lotteries Corporation

Manitoba Water Stewardship Fund

Mountain Equipment Coop Community Contributions

National Crime Prevention Centre

Neighbourhoods Alive! Lighthouses

Neighbourhood Renewal Fund

New Horizons for Seniors

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge

Regional – Community Sport Development Grants and Programs

RCMP Foundation

Selkirk & District Community Foundation, Games Legacy Fund

Sport Manitoba

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Tides Canada – Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community Fund

Urban Green Team

Young Canada Works

Youth Take Charge

Winnipeg Arts Council

Homelessness Partnering Strategy – Aboriginal Homelessness Funding Stream

Western Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund

Winnipeg Foundation Community Grants

Winnipeg Foundation Camps & Summer Programming Grants

Winnipeg Foundation EnviroGrants Program

Winnipeg Foundation Literacy for Life Fund

Winnipeg Foundation Nourishing Potential Grants Program

Western Communities Foundation

Women in Sport Encouragement Fund

Women to Watch (Sport Manitoba)

Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grant


Frontiers in Public Health Services and System Research – Evidence Use in New York City Public Health Policymaking

Human Impact Partners – Health Impact Assessment: An Effective Strategy to Use in Organizing Campaigns and to Build Community Power

Institut National De Santé Publique du Québec – Alcohol Consumption and Public Health in Québec: Summary

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy – Introduction to Public Health Ethics: Background

Public Health Information of Scotland – What Would it Take to Eradicate Health Inequalities?

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Health and Sustainability Promotion Days – February

Heart Month

Psychology Month

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week – February 23-March 1


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