Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Funding opportunity: "On the Move" physical activity programs for Aboriginal girls & young women

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Aboriginal Girls on the Move
Request for Applications
Submission Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2008 4:00pm (Pacific Standard Time)

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), in partnership with the Aboriginal Sport Circle, is seeking opportunities to collaborate with six communities to develop and implement On the Move physical activity programs for Aboriginal girls and young women. Communities across Canada are invited to submit an application.

Funding is available to support the development and implementation of an On the Move physical activity program for inactive Aboriginal girls and young women (aged 9-18). This program will be delivered twice during the funding period, prior to March 31, 2009 (e.g. Fall 2008 and Winter 2009). Each program must be a minimum of 8 weeks, and provide a variety of physical activity and educational sessions (e.g. healthy eating, tobacco prevention and cessation, self-esteem, media awareness, healthy living-themed arts projects) with the goal of promoting the importance of healthy, active living.

Communities will also benefit from:

  • An On the Move workshop to increase community capacity to deliver physical activity programs for Aboriginal girls and young women;
  • Participation in a national project meeting for professional development, evaluation and celebration prior to the end of the national project;
  • Project communication and evaluation strategies; and
  • Ongoing support and communication with CAAWS.

Download the Request for Applications for more information

Organizations considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact Sydney Millar, Project Manager, to discuss proposed activities and address any questions.
Tel: 604.738.2468 or

Funding for the Aboriginal Girls On the Move project has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.