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Every year more than 150,000 Canadians die from four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs): cancer, heart disease and stroke, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.
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Current Projects
  • Webinars
    • CDPAC has worked with a number of partners including the Public Health Agency of Canada to coordinate the development and delivery of a series of webinars focusing on a range of chronic disease prevention topics.

Past Projects
  • Working on Wellness (WoW) in Strategic Populations - CLASP (Oct 2013 - Sept 2016)
    • WoW aims to improve the workplace environment and promote healthy choices in northern BC male-dominated worksites, and First Nations community offices in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Working with employers and employees, WoW strives to improve access to relevant information and education on healthier choices, and how to access them. WoW will take the lessons learned from working closely with these populations and use them to influence change at a higher policy level.
  • Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Strategy for the Food Environment Manual - Health Canada (Mar 2015 - Mar 2016)
    • CDPAC collaborated with Health Canada's Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion to develop and implement a knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) plan for their Food Environment Manual that engaged key networks and used a suite of targeted knowledge exchange events and activities to ensure that its stakeholders and end users are aware of and able to use the manual.
  • Supporting and Monitoring Adaptation and Use of the Food Security Evaluation Guide - PHAC (Sept 2012 - Mar 2014)
    • CDPAC collaborated with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to develop and implement a detailed plan for a series of specific knowledge exchange events to support dialogue about useful food security-related evaluation tools and resources, with a particular focus on supporting expanded reach and use of the PHAC-developed food security evaluation guide entitled, Evaluating Outcomes of Community Food Actions: A Guide (the Guide). CDPAC tracked and analyzed access and use of the Guide and its webpage and produced a final report to PHAC.
  • Collaborative Action on Childhood Obesity Phase 2 (CACO2) - CLASP (Oct 2012 - Sept 2014)
    • CDPAC and partner organizations received renewal grant funds under the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative. The CACO2 coalition was comprised of seven national, provincial and territorial partners, having expertise in the policy, research, prevention / promotion and clinical practice, as well as nine First Nations communities. In CACO2, we are leveraged the resources, partnerships and processes developed in CACO1 to broaden the reach and deepen the impact of our prevention efforts by targeting additional settings where children live, learn and play. In our partner rural, remote First Nations communities we deepened our impact by adding a suite of mental wellness, physical activity, and nutrition literacy initiatives to the land-sea-based food procurement and distribution strategies already underway.
  • Collaborative Action on Childhood Obesity Phase 1 - CLASP (Oct 2009 - Mar 2012)
    • CDPAC and partner organizations have received grant funding from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP)initiative. The project was additionally co-funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. The CACO1 coalition consisted of six National, Provincial, and Territorial partners with expertise in policy, research, prevention/promotion and clinical practice. The coalition's goal was to contribute to reversal in the escalating trend in child and youth obesity by reducing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and screen-time by Canadian youth and by providing a viable, local and culturally relevant alternative food management model in Aboriginal communities.
  • Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing for Food Security in Remote First Nations - PHAC-IS (2011 - 2012)
    • CDPAC partnered with the Indigenous Health Research Group (IHRG) at the University of Ottawa to support and build capacity for local and sustainable community gardening, food distribution and preparation in two northern Ontario First Nations communities. The overall aim of the project was to help support food security and healthy weights in children, and the project engaged youth, adults, and elders in deliberately planned intergenerational gardening, food distribution, and cooking activities. The project was funded by PHAC through the Innovation Strategy (IS) initiative.
  • A multidisciplinary approach to reduce the drawing power of sugar-sweetened beverages - PHAC-IS (2011 - 2012)
    • CDPAC partnered with the Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ) and the main objective of the project, funded by PHAC through the Innovation Strategy (IS) initiative, was to increase understanding of the marketing of sugar-sweetened beverages targeted at youth in Canada in order to propose concrete measures to enable environments favorable to healthy lifestyle choices, for future implementation. As part of the project we published the four-part report entitled "Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Marketing Unveiled" view...