Smoking Cessation

First Nations and Inuit Component of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/publications/healthy-living-vie-saine/fni-tobacco-strat-2012-2017-pni-strat-tabagisme/index-eng.php

Smoking prevalence for Aboriginal Canadians is almost triple that of non-Aboriginal Canadians. According to the 2008/10 Regional Health Survey (RHS), 57% of First Nations adults living on-reserve and in northern First Nations communities smoke daily or occasionally. The 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey reports that 63.3% of Inuit adults are daily or occasional smokers.

Health Canada is concerned about the high rates of smoking within Aboriginal communities.  It is working with First Nations and Inuit partners to take steps to reduce smoking and increase smoke-free environments to support healthy First Nations and Inuit individuals, families and communities.

The current Federal Tobacco Control Strategy includes $22 million (2012-2017) for a First Nations and Inuit Component.  This component supports First Nations and Inuit communities in implementing evidence-based tobacco control strategies.

NADA coordinates a Community of Practice for the Project Coordinators of the FNI-FTCS.

NADA’s primary goal was to assist the FNI-FTCS recipients and their respective communities to achieve project objectives focused on four (4) key indicators and enhance co-learning and knowledge exchange.

The approach to comprehensive tobacco control is organized around four key intervention pillars of; leadership, health promotion, smoking cessation, and research and evaluation.  Accordingly, the FNI-FTCS has adopted four related key success indicators, as follows:

  1. An increase in the percentage of smoke-free spaces in their communities
  2. An increase in the number and type of smoking-related resolutions and policies that are in place
  3. A decrease in the percentage of daily smokers in comparison to initial baselines
  4. The development of promising practices, both new and existing, that can be shared with other communities

The major objectives of the FNI-FTCS Community of Practice conference were to provide a host site that would augment learning and knowledge exchange opportunities.  Plus, participants were encouraged to share relevant resources, promising practices/strategies around a continuum of tobacco control and prevention modules.

Reports

FTCS-Final-Report 2014-2015

FNI-FTCS Two Year Review 2014-2016

A Report On The Findings From The Annual Outcome Reporting Process (2016-2017)

A Three-Year Report On The Findings From The Annual Outcome Reporting Process (2014-17)

FNI-FTCS Community of Practice Face to Face Gathering 2017 Report

2017 FNI-FTCS Community of Practice: Respecting Tobacco – A Discussion Paper to Inform Future Federal Tobacco Control in Canada

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Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

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The National Aboriginal Diabetes Association publishes a yearly calendar that extols the virtues of healthy living. This year, the 2019 Your Health Matters Calendar would like to feature community-based programs/activities in food security and food sovereignty from every region/territory in Canada.

This resource is marketed to Indigenous communities and helps raise awareness and educate about community-based diabetes prevention and the activities people and communities do in diabetes prevention and care. Our plan is to showcase the many community gardens, greenhouses, community freezers, food sharing networks, in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada in order to honour what these workers do and the hard work they do in their communities. We are asking for people working in these programs to contact us if they would like their program to be in the calendar or for those around them to nominate them. Please submit nominations by September 14, 2018

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