In 2015, the Active Communities Team (ACT) surveyed organizations in northern Saskatchewan to learn more about physical activity initiatives, needs and challenges in the region. The most desired physical activity initiative was ‘policy and organizational support for physical activity in the workplace’. For this reason, the ACT created a toolkit to provide northern Saskatchewan leaders with a guide for starting and improving initiatives to support physical activity among their employees.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Saskatchewan are not aware that they have the infection. The number of people living with HIV differs across different communities in northern Saskatchewan.
Created though a challenge to youth in the Simcoe Muskoka District of Ontario, the Know What’s in Your Mouth campaign is a great resource for teaching and learning about chewing tobacco. The website has health information, myth busting, videos and tips for quitting. Check it out at www.knowwhatsinyourmouth.ca