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A not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the recreation and parks field by broadening the knowledge and experience base of its members and by advocating for the value and benefit of leisure and recreation opportunities for all people. The organization provides educational opportunities, offers resource materials, distributes a broad range of information through its publications, and acts as a voice for the recreation and parks movement in New Brunswick.
- Recreation NB
Across New Brunswick, there are Regional Wellness Consultants that act as connectors and facilitators to help communities, families, organizations, schools and workplaces enhance their wellness. No matter what aspect of wellness you are working on, they can help guide you to the right resource and offer financial support. This map will help you identify which Regional Wellness Consultant covers your region and provides contact information for each of them.
The Regional Wellness Grant Program supports community-led wellness initiatives that lead to the development of healthy and resilient people living in healthy and resilient environments. To be considered for funding your initiative must contribute to support at least two of the following focus areas: mental fitness and resilience, healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-free living.
Your initiative must also be led by a New Brunswick organization that is committed to furthering the wellness of New Brunswickers. The types of organizations may include Wellness Networks, coalitions, schools, communities, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations (local, regional, provincial) and associations. Individuals and private businesses are not eligible to apply.
Grant applications for the Regional Wellness Grant Program will be accepted throughout the year, providing funds are available. Eligible applicants can receive up to $5,000 in grant funding.
For more information, contact your Regional Wellness Consultant.
School Travel Planning is a comprehensive process designed to increase local ownership of Active & Safe Routes to School by engaging stakeholders that include school boards, municipal transportation planners and engineers, public health, police, parents, students and school staff. School Travel Planning undertakes research to assess the barriers to active school travel and uses this knowledge to develop and implement action plans.
- Active and Safe Routes to School
These grants provide financial resources to schools to support the implementation of Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approaches to increasing mental fitness, healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco free living among their students and within their community.
A classroom-based program for teachers and health professionals who work in schools settings. This initiative is designed to make students from kindergarten to Grade 6 aware of how much time they spend in front of screens while encouraging them to choose healthy physical or recreational activities. The program offers teachers with interactive, in-class activities for 5 to 10 days, encouraging students to participate in the Ultimate Screen Challenge. All family members are invited to participate.
- Screen Smart!
The objective of the Senior Goodwill Ambassador (SGA) Program is to influence community inclusiveness by promoting an intergenerational approach which engages New Brunswick seniors, their families, and friends and community members in healthy active living, supporting independence and a culture of wellness.
Senior Goodwill Ambassadors are New Brunswick residents 60 years of age and older who volunteer to participate in events or programs within their community. They participate in activities to influence the senior’s capacity to make healthy choices through conversations, public presentations at workshops or conferences, and attendance at community and social events. Senior Goodwill Ambassadors speak with individuals and groups about wellness, healthy active living and staying engaged in their community. They promote an intergenerational approach to enhance opportunities to create conditions which support inclusion, community connectedness, and age-friendly environments.
Senior Goodwill Ambassadors who have been appointed by the Governement of New Brunswick for the 2016-2018 term are:
|Gloucester||Mrs. Gale Babin|
|Northumberland||Bernard Dempsey “Bunny”|
|Saint John||Brian Boudreau|
|Saint John||Roberta Gardner|
|Saint John||Carol Polley|
|Saint John||Deanna Vlug|
|Westmorland||Jean Paul Morel|
|York||Malcolm (Mac) MacFarlane|
|York||Himanshu (Himu) Kumar Mukherjee|
For more information about the Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program, please contact the Department of Social Development Wellness Branch at (506) 453-4217.