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Aboriginal Focus

Physical Activity-Aboriginal Focus

The 2012-2013 PACM project included information and resource gathering from the first annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity Conference. This attendance resulted in a workshop for PACM members and the greater community.

PACM Aboriginal Focus Workshop


Organizational Capacity Building handout.pdf 

PACM Conference 2013 Presentation Saint Elizabeth: The Benefits of Physical Activity for First Nation, Inuit and Métis Communities: Sharing Knowledge and Community Leading Practices

Useful Links-Compiled from the conference and the workshop:

Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council

Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre

Manitoba Mentors-Connecting learning and work

Manitoba Government: Creating youth opportunities

Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg-Volunteer opportunities

This workshop was the result of information and inspiration received at the First Annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity Conference in Vancouver, BC on February 21-22, 2013:

Engaging and Empowering Aboriginal People Through Physical Activity

Aboriginal Physical Activity & Cultural Circle www.a-pacc.com

To review the complete program, including extensive speaker bios and topic listings, please click here.

1) Right to Play-play program overview

Right To Play's mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities.

2) Sunworks Arts and Cultural Society 

Healing through Expressive Arts- Sunworks provides process-based creative arts programs that facilitate social and life skills development.

3) Canadian Parks and Recreation Association’s First Nations, Inuit and Metis ‘Everybody Gets to Play ™ Community Mobilization Toolkit

4) IndigenACTION Assembly of First Nations

5) Saint Elizabeth

The Benefits of Physical Activity for First Nations, Inuit and Metis Communities: Sharing Knowledge and Community Leading Practices

6)  Rec and Read Mentorship Program  

7) Physical Activity Approaches at the Ground-Level: Promising Practices Targeting Aboriginal Children and Youth (First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada)


9) First Nations Health Council

10) Just Move It – National Physical Activity Promotion Initiative

11) The Many Walks of Life Club

12) The Aboriginal Community Warrior Program

About the association

PAM is a group of organizations interested in promoting increased physical activity by all Manitobans through promotion, collaboration and education. 


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