SOADI Staff Blog

2nd NADA Webinar February 14, 2017: Indigenous Food Security and Sovereignty: Community Projects

In partnership with the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA), and the Nanaandawewigamig First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba – Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (PEKE), the Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program is excited to announce the upcoming webinar to meet your learning needs.

This webinar is available at no cost to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities from across the country.

Topic: Indigenous Food Security and Sovereignty: Community Projects

Date: Tuesday,

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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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Teaching Yoga 2

Yoga for Youth in Moose Cree First Nation

Guest blog post today from Brittany Ann one of our student Yoga instructors in Moose Cree First Nation on teaching yoga classes to young women in her community:

Today I had the most rewarding experience teaching yoga to 14 young women from grades 6-8 at a First Nations public school. Initially, I was nervous because this was only my second ever yoga class that I instructed. I am still in awe about how respectful the girls were to each other’s yoga experience.

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Yoga Trainees

YES Yoga Training at SOADI Head Office

 

SOADI recently hosted YES 1 (Yoga Exercise Specialist) yoga training at SOADI head office.  This training gives line front line workers and chance to be able to provide their communities safe Hatha Yoga classes for a variety of groups.  The trainees will return in a few months to finish their practical work, complete their teaching hours and write an exam. Congratulations on completing your first step in becoming Yoga instructors.

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Congratulations to SOADI's YES 2 Graduates

Congratulations to SOADI’s most recent graduates from our YES Yoga instructor program. They will now be able to teach in their home communities, a safe Hatha Yoga class accessible to many fitness levels.

Congratulations on four months of study and training, passing your final teaching practical work and written exam!

From L to R.  Julie Virgoe, Joanne Mitchell, Michelle Nadhee, Sarah Smith, Miriam Beatty and Elaine Issacs

Thorold YES (Yoga Exercise Specialist) graduates

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Traditional Knowledge Program Coordinator Job Posting

Here We Grow Again!

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.

Traditional Knowledge Program Coordinator Job Posting

 

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April Webinar: Finding Peace Through Meditation – With Carolina Lipinski

There is a lot of talk and information about the positive effects of a regular meditation practice.  Meditation has been shown to help people manage their blood sugar levels, help with management of stress hormones and can also help people to manage their diet.  So with all these benefits why don’t people practice meditation more often? Our ancestors had many different forms of contemplative and meditative practices as a part of their regular ceremonies and rituals.  

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