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Sport and Recreation Working Committee

Vision
The Tripartite Forum Sport and Recreation Working Committee is an effective component of the Tripartite process, with a clearly defined vision, role, identified timelines and resources for implementing its plan and strategies. Physical activity, sport and recreation, healthy eating, and the historical and cultural component of sport are recognized and valued as key drivers for the health and well-being of Aboriginal individuals and communities. There are greater opportunities and participation in physical activity, sport and recreation, leading to healthier lifestyles. A strong provincial Aboriginal sport body exists. Data is available and utilized to monitor trends, changes and progress.

Targets
• All Band-operated schools will have 30-minutes physical activity in school/day (PE/Intramurals/DPA/after-school programs).

• All band-operated schools will have a “no junk” policy;

• All band-operated schools offer extra-curricular activities (intramurals, before/after-school programs);

• An increase in physical activity, sport and recreation opportunities for all Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia;

• Increase in the number of bands with a designated sport/recreation/physical activity staff person;

• All bands will have identified a physical activity, sport and recreation lead and annual priorities, including community development and infrastructure

• An increase in the number of qualified/trained leaders (coaching, officiating, administration, fitness leaders);

• The Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Sport Council is active and functioning while linking with a designated lead (portfolio) within the KMKNO.

• An effective communications network;

• Increase in funding for sport, recreation and physical activity based on partnership approach;

• System in place for effective sharing and management of data collection;

• Tripartite Forum Sport and Recreation Working Committee is deemed to be an effective mechanism to support the vision and goals;

• Increased recognition and value of the historical and cultural component of sport;

• Enhance link with major sport events/competitions (NAIG/Provincial Games) National Hockey Championships).

The 2015-16 Goals and Key Strategies/Actions document outlines the targets and priorities for the Committee for the current fiscal year.
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Increase involvement and opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation for all Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia;
Promote greater awareness and practices of healthy lifestyle choices for all Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia;
Increase the capacity (human, fiscal and physical resources) of Mi’kmaw individuals and communities to provide quality physical activity, sport, recreation and healthy eating experiences for all Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia;
Support and link with the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Sport Council;
Collect and share data on trends, changes and progress in physical activity, sport, recreation and healthy eating of all Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia; Put together a workgroup to determine current level of success in various vision targets (Dawn/Tex/Farida/Levi).


Physical activity and structured/unstructured recreational opportunities do more than promote good physical and emotional development in children and youth. They provide an opportunity to relate to others and gain a valuable sense of achievement; the development of social skills; outlets for positive, constructive behavior and; contribute to strengthening the capacity of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq communities.


2011-2012 Work Plan Goals
  1. Increase the involvement and opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation for all Mi'kmaq in Nova Scotia.

  2. Promote greater awareness and prctices of healthy eating and healthy lifestyle choices for all Mi'kmaq in Nova Scotia.

  3. Increase the capacity (human, fiscal and physical resource) of Mi'kmaq individuals and communities to provide quality physical activity, sport, recreation and healthy eating experiences for all Mi'kmaq in Nova Scotia.

  4. Support a strong provincial Aboriginal Sport Governing Body.

  5. Collect data to monitor trends, changes and progress in physical activity, sport, recreation and healthy eating of all Mi'kmaq in Nova Scotia.


2015 Vision

By the year 2015, the Tripartite Sports and Recreation Working Committee is an effective component of the Tripartite process with a clearly defined vision, role and process for implementing its plan and strategies. As a result of its work and that of its member groups, physical activity, sports and recreation, and healthy eating are recognized and valued as key drivers for the health and well-being of Aboriginal individuals and communities. There are greater opportunities and participation in physical activity, sport and recreation. The capacity of human, fiscal and physical resources has increased to achieve the vision. A strong provincial Aboriginal sport body exists. Data is available and utilized to monitor trends, changes and progress.

Targets

By the year 2015:

  • All band-operated schools will have 30 minutes of physical activity in school/day (physical education/intramurals/DPA/after-school programs).

  • All band-operated schools will have a "no junk" policy.

  • All band-operated schools offer extra-curricular activities (intramurals, before and after-school programs).

  • An increase in physical activity, sport and recreation opportunities for all Mi'kmaq in Nova Scotia.

  • All bands will have a physical activity, sport and recreation committee with a plan and budget to provide supports and programs for their members - 80% of bands will have a recreation staff position.

  • An increase in the number of qualified/trained leaders (coaching, officiating, administration, fitness leaders).

  • The provincial Aboriginal Sport Body is active and functioning while linking with a designated lead (portfolio) within the Kwilmu'kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office.

  • An effecting communications network.

  • Increase in funding for sport, recreation and physical activity - based on partnership approach.

  • System in place for effective data collection and management.

  • Tripartite Sport and Recreation Working Committee is deemed to be an effective mechanism to support the vision and goals.




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