Healthy Lifestyles

Norma Kassi, Director of Indigenous Collaboration and Marilyn Van Bibber, Associate Director.

Norma Kassi, Director of Indigenous Collaboration and Marilyn Van Bibber, Associate Director.

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (1946).

An individual’s or a community’s health is affected by circumstances that go beyond health specifically, to include social, economic, cultural, educational, housing, and employment factors, among others.

AICBR’s focus on healthy lifestyles is founded on a holistic approach to well-being. Having a healthy lifestyle can include active living, eating well, and having emotional and spiritual wellness. As such, our priority of Healthy Lifestyles may encompass a broad area of health-related factors. We are interested in hearing about any upcoming events, potential projects or partnerships in this area.

 As a part of the project: Working Together to Achieve Healthier Lifestyles in Yukon and Northwest Territories’ Communities, we have worked with partners to create an online inventory of healthy eating and active living programs in Yukon and Northwest Territories’ communities. Building on the Healthy Living Inventory, we have also developed a free, six-lesson unit plan for teachers which integrates storytelling, mapping and healthy lifestyles education, with hands-on, experiential learning. The unit fulfills a number of curriculum requirements and connect kids to healthy eating, active living and other health programming in their communities. This unit is part of our Healthy Living in my Community Project. To learn more about the unit and project, click here

Healthy Lifestyles Reports, Publications & Videos

(For full list of reports - go to Reports section)

[link] Healthy Living in the Yukon - A Story Map

[pdf] Celebrating Our Stories - Building a Healthier Yukon Together

[pdf] Poster: Working Together to Achieve Healthier Weights in Yukon Communities

[pdf] Yukon First Nations Health Promotion Spring School 2007 Report