Government of Canada supports improving healthy living behaviours for priority populations in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Physical activity and healthy eating help improve health, well-being and quality of life. These healthy behaviours can reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. It is important for everyone living in Canada, especially those who are socially and economically marginalized, to have the support needed to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours.

Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced an investment of more than $948K for two organizations to support projects that focus on designing interventions for Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and individuals living with HIV in Alberta, to help facilitate healthy eating and physical activity. This investment will support:

The University of Saskatchewan with $849,753 to design culturally appropriate and comprehensive school food programs that are integrated into school curriculums. These food programs will promote healthy eating and can be implemented within Indigenous communities in the province.
The HIV Network of Edmonton Society with $99,136 to engage individuals living with HIV on the design and modeling of chronic disease interventions that will focus on healthy eating, physical activity and smoking cessation.