August 2014 eNewsletter

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August 2014 – Volume 7, Issue 8
September eNewsletter deadline is August 22.


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

Health in Common News

Plain language primer

At Health in Common we know that clear writing takes practice. Earlier this month we sat down with Jeremy Johnson, a Winnipeg-based literacy guru, to talk about plain language. We learned how to create documents that everyone can read. We even tackled our own work and put our new skills of writing and clear design to the test.

Does your organization try to keep things readable and easy to understand? How does a plain language approach work for your business? We’d love to hear from you.


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Learning Opportunities

Around Manitoba
Various Locations & Distance Education
Outside Manitoba

Around Manitoba 


Women’s Health Clinic – French Rhyme Time (Les Petits Rouge Gorges) – July 23-August 27

Volunteer Manitoba – Develop Your Coaching Skills – August 21

Louis Riel Institute – Little Metis Sing With Me: Facilitator Training Opportunity – September 9, 10, 11 ***NEW***

Volunteer Manitoba – Writing Persuasive Proposals – September 23

Volunteer Manitoba – Volunteer Management: Engaging GenY Volunteers – September 25

Volunteer Manitoba – Board Governance: Roles and Responsibilities of an Accountable Board – September 30

Volunteer Manitoba – Marketing Basics for Non-Profits: Level 1 – October 9

Volunteer Manitoba – Board Governance: Meeting Management – October 21

Volunteer Manitoba – Volunteer Management Level 1 – October 28-30 

Volunteer Manitoba – Fund Development for Non Profits Level 1 – November 13

Tamarack – Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes – November 18-20 

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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

Canadian CED Network – Citizen-Led Sustainable Change Webinar – September 4 ***NEW***

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy – Online Continuing Education Course – HIA Step by Step – September 15-October 10 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Incubating Innovation Streets & Neighbourhoods – September 16

CHNET-Works! – How to Better Understand and Support Older Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities in the Workplace / Comment mieux comprendre et aider les travailleurs âgés ayant des responsabilités d’aidants naturels en milieu de travail – September 19 (new date)

CHNET-Works! – An implementation evaluation of the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health: A qualitative study – September 25

CHNET-Works! – “The next patient is from where in Africa? What am I supposed to do?” The Initial Medical Assessment of a New Immigrant or Refugee Child – October 22 ***NEW***

Klinic – Manitoba Trauma Forum 2014 – November 3&4 ***NEW***

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy – FRENCH Online Continuing Education Course – HIA Step by Step – October 27 – November 21 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Engaging Community Stakeholders in the Delivery of Early Childhood Injury Prevention Messages – November 19 ***NEW***


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Outside Manitoba

London, England

2014 World Congress – 8th World Congress on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders. Mental Wellbeing in All Policies – September 24-26th

Montreal, QC

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

Ottawa, ON

Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC)  – New Partnerships and New Approaches for Chronic Disease Prevention


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 

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

KidSport – Deadline August 15, 2014 (Winnipeg region)

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 Scholarship

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 – Deadline: September 10, 2014

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

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 Community Infrastructure Program

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


Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec – Policy Avenues: Interventions to reduce social inequalities in health

Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec – Summary Analysis of the Impact of the Romaine Hydroelectric Project on the Health of the Population: Monitoring the Situation in the Municipality of Havre-Saint-Pierre

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy –  Health Impact Assessment of the TOD Neighbourhood Project in Sainte-Catherine. Report on potential impacts and recommendations

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy – Constructing a Logic Model for a Healthy Public Policy: Why and How



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Health and Sustainability Promotion Days – August

International Youth Day – August 12

World Humanitarian Day – August 19


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