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Recreation Your Way – Inclusive Recreation Guide

This resource guide has been developed to assist groups and/or communities to facilitate their own Recreation Your Way events, or other inclusive recreation events. The purpose of these events is to enable people with disabilities, their family and friends to try some recreational and sporting activities, learn about them, have some fun, and hopefully be inspired to continue an active, healthy lifestyle.

Author/Origin:
Recreation NB

Regional Wellness Consultants

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.

Author/Origin:
New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch

Regional Wellness Grant Program

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.

Author/Origin:
New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch

School Travel Planning Toolkit

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.

Author/Origin:
Active and Safe Routes to School

Screen Smart!

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.

Author/Origin:
Screen Smart!

Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program

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 2018-2020 term are:

County        Name
Albert Fred Veysey
Carleton Linda MacFarlane
Charlotte Sylvia Humphries
Charlotte Muriel Jarvis
Charlotte Joyce Elaine Bryant
Charlotte Annabelle Juneau
Gloucester Mary Perry
Kent Bea Patterson
Kings Della Webster
Kings Paul Taylor
Kings June McLennan
Kings Alison Luckett
Kings Patty Deering
Madawaska Georges-Henri Levesque
Northumberland Bernard (Bunny) Dempsey
Restigouche June Harquail
Saint John Brian Boudreau
Saint John Roberta Gardener
Saint John Deborah McCormack
Sunbury Malcolm (Mac) MacFarlane
Sunbury Lesley Brennan-Caravan
Sunbury Helen Ladouceur
Sunbury Rose-Marie Robichaud
Westmorland Jeanne Brideau
Westmorland Line Godbout
Westmorland Lillian Surette
Westmorland Patricia (Pat) Merrithew
Westmorland Anne MacLeod
York Beverlee-Jane (Jane) Stewart
York Patricia (Pat) Kilfillen
York Adeline Misener
York/Carleton Beverley Jacobson

Note that applications are still being accepted for Counties with no representation. Please contact the Wellness Branch of the Department of Social Development for more information 506-453-4217 or by email at mieux-etre.wellness@gnb.ca

Queens Vacant
Victoria Vacant

 

Author/Origin:
New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch

Smoke-Free Places Material

In support to the amendments to the Smoke-Free Places Act, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health developed material to help businesses and organizations promote smoke-free environments. Find bilingual signage and social media shareables in this small bundle, targeted for sports areas, playgrounds and beaches.

Author/Origin:
New Brunswick Department of Health

Smokers Helpline

Smokers’ Helpline has proven, free and personalized tools to help you quit successfully. They provide both telephone counselling by dialing 1-877- 513-5333, and online services at http://smokershelpline.ca/how-to-get-help?section=1

Author/Origin:
Canadian Cancer Society
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