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Request For Proposals – Event Planner

Request for Proposals – RFP event planner SOADI event 2017

Requirement 

The Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative seeks an experienced event planner to provide conference coordination services to organize the delivery of SOADI’s annual conference in Niagara Falls.

 

Overview of Conference

SOADI’s 15th annual conference will take place over 2 days targeting front line workers from across Ontario as well as an evening social for community members. 

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Young Diabetes Research Study

McGill University Health Centre is recruiting young Canadians (ages 14-24) with Type 1 Diabetes for a study.  They would like to gather feedback (via a 20 minute long online questionnaire) on how youth living with type 1 diabetes feel they are being judged by others due to their disease.   The goal of the study is to find better ways to help these individuals cope with their disease.

Participants will complete a 20 – minute online questionnaire and receive a $10 gift card from Amazon.ca

 This study is funded by the Canadian Diabetes Association:

http://www.diabetes.ca/research/clinical-trials/participate-in-a-clinical-trial/living-with-diabetes

 They are on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/youngdiabetes1/?fref=hovercard

twitter: @YouthDiabetes

 Visit www.youngdiabetes1.ca if you are interested in participating.

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Job Posting for: Circle of Care Program Clinic Prep Worker Part time

The Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative is seeking a well organized, interpersonal self-motivated person with demonstrated knowledge and background in diabetes and foot care. The position is to assist the SOADI Circle of Care Team in organizing and maintaining the SOADI Foot Care Clinics. This position will be part of a network of Aboriginal diabetes support services for Southern Ontario.

Position Summary: It will be the responsibility of the Circle of Care Program Clinic Prep Worker to work closely alongside the SOADI Circle of Care Program Team and aid in Pre and Post Clinic duties and inventory.

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Diabetes epidemic in Indigenous populations’ highlights disparity

‘The alarm was on. People started working on it. But somehow the snooze button got pressed’

About eight in 10 Indigenous Canadians who are young adults will develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes compared with five in 10 in the general population, a new study suggests.

To make the projection published in Monday’s issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers in Alberta used data on a population of 2.8 million adults who were free of diabetes in the province and followed their health records for 20 years.

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Job Posting – Gestational Diabetes Program Assistant

SOADI is looking for a new team member.

If you’re interested in working for a team who’s common vision is helping Indigenous peoples to be empowered to make healthy choices and live free of diabetes, now and in future generations, then click the link below for our latest job posting.

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Job Description

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Asian Carp Warning

 

Fish are a wonderful health option for us to eat, and we need to protect our lakes and rivers as much as we can so future generations can enjoy the health and wellness they provide.

With that in mind, please keep an eye open for this invasive species of carp as we begin our late summer and fall fishing season. Asian Carp are a invasive species of fish and can very quickly take over a lakes ecosystem.  

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Guts and Grease: The Diet of Native Americans

Check out this classic Weston Price article on traditional diets:

The hunter-gatherer’s dinner is front page news these days. Drawing from the writings of Dr. Boyd Eaton and Professor Loren Cordain, experts in the so-called Paleolithic diet, columnists and reporters are spreading the word about the health benefits of a diet rich in protein and high in fiber from a variety of plant foods 1,2. It’s actually amusing to see what the modern food pundits come up with as examples of the “Paleolithic Prescription.” Jean Carper offers a Stone Age Salad of mixed greens,

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2nd Annual Taking Aim FORE Men’s Health Golf Tournament

It was a great day on the course in support of Native Men’s health.  On August 5th 2016 SOADI hosted our second annual Taking Aim FORE Men’s Health  Golf Tournament at Niagara Falls Golf Club.  54 golfers teed it up for men’s Diabetes awareness. Special Thanks to Grandmother Renee for her opening prayer at dinner, Warren Hill from Niagara’s Ole Tyme BBQ for the whole hog BBQ, Herbie Barnes for his great Master of Ceremonies work, and  sponsor Biodetic Foot cream as well.  

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