April 2015 eNewsletter

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April 2015 – Volume 8, Issue 04
May eNewsletter deadline is April 24.


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

Health in Common News

Goodbye, Anna

Our small office just got a little smaller! As we finish up our  year end reports, Anna finishes up her time with us at Health in Common. Anna has accepted a job with the University of Manitoba as an Outreach Coordinator with the Office of Sustainability – an area that she is incredibly passionate about.

Anna, although we will miss you, it’s clear that exciting opportunities and challenges are at your door step. Thanks for implementing a composting system here at HiC, launching lunch club, making Thursday a standing board game day, and, of course, all your hard work. Congratulations!

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Photo Credit: Leon Simard


Let’s get Focused!

Since November, we have been working with Social Research and Demonstration Corporation to connect with employment assistance providers around the province and understand how they deliver employment and training services. To further inform this process, Bo, Erin, and Sara have been cruising around the province and hosting focus groups with providers. Later this month they will be in Selkirk and Steinbach – and look forward to the conversations!

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Learning Opportunities

Around Manitoba
Various Locations & Distance Education
Outside Manitoba

Around Manitoba 


West End Library – English Conversation Groups – March 7 – April 25

Volunteer Manitoba – Running Effective Meetings – April 8

Volunteer Manitoba – Media Relations for Non-Profits – April 13 ***NEW***

New Journey Housing – Manitoba Hydro Housing Workshop – April 14 ***NEW***

Klinic – Becoming Trauma Informed: Mind/Body Approaches To Creating Connection – April 15 & 16

Volunteer Manitoba – Diversity 101: Building an Inclusive Volunteer Program – April 15

Klinic – ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) – April 22 & 23

Volunteer Manitoba – Writing Persuasive Proposals – April 22

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

Volunteer Manitoba – Team Building Strategies: How to Move from Conflict to Cooperation – May 7 ***NEW***

Klinic – Trauma Informed Care Workshop – May 12

Klinic – Vicarious Trauma (Trauma Exposure Response) – May 13

Klinic – Love and Violence: Broadening Our Lens of Abuse in Intimate Relationships – May 21 & 22

Canadian Diabetes Association Manitoba – Lace Up with Team Diabetes Run – May 24 

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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

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute – Violence Threat Assessment: Planning and Response – April 24

CHNET-Works! – Restorative Approaches to Senior Safety: The Nova Scotia Experience/Approches réparatrices pour la sécurité des aînés : l’expérience de la Nouvelle Écosse – May 13 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – The Arts and Individual Well-being in Canada: A brief review of research on recreational arts engagement, health & well-being – May 21 ***NEW***

CHNET-Works! – Screening Children and Youth New to Canada: Practical Resources – June 10 ***NEW***

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Outside Manitoba

Calgary, AB

Tamarack Institute – CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact – April 15-17

Halifax, NS

Knowledge Translation Canada – Annual Scientific Meeting – May 11 & 12

Montreal, QC

Canadian Evaluation Society – 36th Evaluation Conference – May 24-27

Saskatoon, SK

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health – 2015 CADTH Symposium: What does the Evidence Say? HTA to Support Policy and Practice – April 12-14

Seattle, WA

American Planning Association – National Planning Conference – April 18-21 ***NEW***

Vancouver, BC

Canadian Public Health Association – Public Health 2015 Conference – May 25-28 ***NEW***

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 April 15, 2015 (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  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

National Crime Prevention Centre

Neighbourhoods Alive! Community Initiatives

Neighbourhoods Alive! Localized Improvement Fund for Tomorrow

Neighbourhoods Alive! 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


BioMed Central – Economic considerations and health in all policies initiatives: evidence from interviews with key informants in Sweden, Quebec and South Australia

British Columbia Ministry of Health – Setting Priorities for B.C. Health

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health – Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions

National Academies Press – Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products

World Health Organization – Health in all Policies [Training Manual]


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Health and Sustainability Promotion Days – April

Dental Health Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

National Dental Hygienists Week – April 5-11

National Organ Donor and Tissue Awareness Week – April 20-24

National Rail Safety Week – April 27-May 3

World Health Day – April 7

Earth Day – April 22


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