Just Move It

Just Move It (JMI) is a North American campaign leading the path to promote physical activity for Indigenous People. JMI successfully engages communities toward an ambitious goal: to get 1 million Indigenous People moving.

  • Preventable chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, are hitting Indigenous populations at staggering rates. By expanding physical activity as part of a community lifestyle, a foundation of wellness can be built to fight this trend.
  • Many Indigenous communities are already taking steps to promote physical activity. JMI aims to strengthen these efforts by sharing what is working and building networks of Indigenous communities and programs.

The Just Move It Initiative (JMI) originated on the Navajo Nation in 1993 and expanded in 2005 to include American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities across the United States to help showcase the many local promising practices happening in the promotion of physical activity.

Success of JMI was noticed in Canada and dialogue was initiated with a common goal of expanding the reach of JMI to benefit First Nations and Inuit communities. The new Statement of Partnership was signed on November 26, 2013 between the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA), Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), and Healthy Native Communities Partnership (HNCP).

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Benefits:

  • Access to a variety of culturally appropriate physical activity tools and resources
  • Free promotion of your physical activity events
  • Connection with a growing network of Indigenous communities across Canada and the United States
  • Qualitative and Quantitative evaluation. Progress tracking: identify what works and what doesn’t
  • Program/activity reporting – unique website feature that allows you to print updates of your events -Satisfies work plan reporting requirements

You can download the JMI Toolkit to help plan and promote your community event!

Sign up today and share what kind of  physical activities or recreation programs your community is practising. Sign up at www.justmoveit.org 

To watch JMI related videos developed by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Community Wellness Program and the University of Alberta School of Public Health Click Here.

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Contact Us

National Indigenous Diabetes Association Inc.
103-90 Garry Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3C 4H1

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  • Registration is now open for the 2020 BC Aboriginal Diabetes Conference / NIDA National Indigenous Diabetes Conference!

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please photocopy registration form or print form from website as required.  We encourage you to register online @ www.bcadc.ca. Payment required at the time of online registration.  Participants will receive an agenda when you check in on site at the Conference. Check-in begins Monday, March 16th, at 2 p.m. in the foyer.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE
Per Participant
Before February 7th – $275
After February 8th – $300
Ages 7 – 18 years – $200

PLEASE NOTE:
PRE-Registration Only – No new registrations will be taken on site.

No registrations accepted without payment. Space secured only upon payment.

If you cannot register online, please print and mail the form linked here.

A $50 administration fee will be charged to all refunds prior to February 14th.
No refunds after February 15th.
Registrations are transferable with prior notification. Payment must accompany registration forms.

SCENT FREE EVENT
Please consider those who are sensitive to scents, colognes and perfumes.

CONFERENCE INCLUDES
March 16th, Monday – Supper
March 17th, Tuesday – Breakfast, Lunch, Supper & Snack
March 18th, Wednesday – Breakfast, Lunch, Banquet & Snack
March 19th, Thursday – Breakfast, Lunch & Snack & Conference Package

Resources & Poster Displays
Do you have a poster presentation or resource you want to display or vendor sales? Contact: TRADEFAIR@shaw.ca

Online registration available @ bcacd.ca
Payment with credit card MUST accompany online registrations.
Registration secured only upon payment.
Additional registration info – Contact: bcadcregistrations@shaw.ca
or 250 804 8332

http://bcadc.ca/registration/

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  • Happy Winter Solstice! #nonprofit #community
  • A friendly reminder that the National Indigenous Diabetes Association (NIDA) is accepting submissions for our Winter 2019 newsletter (December 21). We are accepting submissions until 4:30pm Friday, 
December 13, 2019. We want to share your stories and information for 
others to read about and learn from.

We welcome submissions related to all things related to wellness of 
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples... diabetes and healthy-living, 
Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, seasonal recipes, seasonal physical 
activity, kids’ activities, eye care, physical activity, foot care, 
mental health, food sovereignty, food security, nutrition, research, 
community and personal success stories with diabetes management and 
prevention.

Articles are accepted in MS Word format, can be up to 600 words, and 
can include pictures or graphics. Pictures may be submitted in jpeg 
format, and separate from the Word document.

Please email your submissions to executivedirector@nada.ca

Thank you!

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