Mothers in motion

CAAWS Mothers in Motion to fund ten community programs

April 27, 2009 - Ottawa, ON…The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is pleased to announce the successful grant recipients for the Mother in Motion program, made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Ten communities across Canada were selected to collaborate with CAAWS on the development and implementation of physical activity and/or sport program for mothers of low socioeconomic status. These communities will service as pilots to evaluate key research findings and recommendations stemming from the two-year project

Response to the Call for Applications was overwhelming, and the quality of applications received was exceptional. With over 50 applications, the Selection Committee was faced with many difficult decisions. CAAWS is very excited to partner with these organizations to help educate LSES mothers on the benefits and importance of physical activity in leading a healthy, active lifestyle. The following ten communities were selected for funding:

Softball for Women and Girls
Spirits of Burns Lake
Burns Lake, BC

Moms On the Move!
Maywood Community School
Burnaby, BC

Mothers in Motion
City of Calgary Community & Neighbourhood Services, East Division
Calgary, AB

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
Okotoks, AB

Yoga Yum - en mouvement!
Association des parents fransaskois
Saskatoon, SK

Women Alive!
City of Hamilton Public Health Services
Hamilton, ON

Moms on the Move
Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Mères en mouvement
Centre Communautaire Hochelaga
Montréal, QC

Mothers in Motion
The One Change Inc.
Saint John, NB

Mothers in Motion
YMCA Lunenburg County
Bridgewater, NS