The winning submission will be awarded with an IMAGINE: Legacy Grant, which will focus on key modifiable risk factors to support grassroots to government solutions by improving heath and wellness and supporting both action and partnership at the community level.
In the spirit of the 2015 Winter Games, health promotion projects can also be disease or injury prevention themed, focusing on physical activity and at least one other key health promotion goal, including tobacco-free communities, healthy eating, active living, harm reduction and chronic disease prevention.
“We know that health happens in the community so to combine the excitement of the games with our IMAGINE grants is a really great opportunity for us,” Regional Manager of Population Health, Kelsey Yarmish said. “We want groups in northern communities to think about how they can leverage the games, and all that they bring, to create sustainable projects around physical activity that will help make their community healthier.”
The project should incorporate the following elements:
• Focus on physical activity, considering the upcoming 2015 Winter Games and how the games can be leveraged to inspire community health
• A chance of living on after the funding ends
• Broadly impact the community in a positive way
• Help those who are disadvantaged or marginalized improve their access to better health
• Help people connect to each other and their community
• Encourage different groups to work together toward a common goal
• Reduce the risk and impact of chronic illnesses and injuries through education, awareness and action.
Information and application forms for IMAGINE Grants can be found at http://northernhealth.ca/YourHealth/HealthyLivingCommunities/ImagineGrants.aspx.
Feel free to also obtain information by calling 250 645 6407 or 1 855 645 6555.
You can also email [email protected]