Sharon Martin Community Health Fund - SMART Fund

Sharon Martin
Community Health Fund

The SMART Fund

Currently Funded Programs - Aboriginal / First Nations People

Amlat'si Family Place
Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society
Provides opportunities for young Aboriginal fathers and mothers to build support networks for themselves and their young children through a fathers’ support program, a family drop-in, and peer mentor training program which increases parenting skills and promotes Aboriginal cultural.

Community Food Action Initiative (Bella Bella)
Hailika'as Heiltsuk Health Centre
Promotes food security awareness and capacity building strategies to engage community members while establishing related initiatives in the community.

Cultivating a Healthy Community in the Grandview/?Uuqinak'uuh Spirit of Nature Community Gardens
Grandview/?Uuqinak'uuh Parents Advisory Society
Improves the personal health and social environment of single Aboriginal and immigrant mothers and children attending Grandview/?Uuqinak'uuh elementary school.  Supports involvement in cultivating a vegetable garden and green space on the school grounds and holding healthy food preparation workshops and traditional community meals.

Family Healing Program
Warriors Against Violence (WAVS)
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Works to decrease family violence and to increase health and stability by providing culturally sensitive education and the support of positive Aboriginal role models. Provides traditional and contemporary strategies to decrease family violence.

Harmony and Healing
Vancouver Native Health Society
Provides music therapy to a population of Aboriginal children, youth, and families dealing with drug and alcohol issues and those affected by FASD. This program improves social functioning, self-esteem and confidence through participant directed sessions held at Sheway - a program for pregnant and parenting moms, and with Aboriginal students at West Coast Alternate School.

Lil'Wat Healthy Lifestyles and Healing
Mount Currie Band Council
Educates community members on chronic disease management and traditional practices which support healthy lifestyle choices.

Operation Sweet Assassin: Self-Care Management of Chronic Disease
Sechelt Indian Band
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Improves the health and wellness of members of the Sechelt Indian Band living with chronic health issues through support groups that focus on developing realistic self-care management goals.

Our Youth, Our Future
Musqueam Indian Band
Offers capacity building activities to Musqueam youth to promote healthy lifestyles and develop self-esteem through cultural awareness and cultural teachings, educational workshops and physical activities. Supports leadership opportunities for the youth through an Advisory Youth Council.

Pain Self Management
Squamish Indian Band
Provides caregivers the necessary skills to teach self-administered pain management to members of the Squamish Aboriginal community suffering from chronic disease supporting the use of personal self-care plans.

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