The KSDPP Training Program in Diabetes Prevention is a five-day series of workshops that will enable and empower participants to begin or enhance a diabetes prevention or wellness program in their community. Community mobilization for healthy lifestyles is one of the more important skills that health workers need to understand and possess. The KSDPP Training Program was created to offer the experience learned in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory to other Aboriginal communities. It is based on the experiences of the successful Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) that has been in operations since 1994 in this Mohawk community located near Montreal, Quebec. The long-term KSDPP goal is to decrease diabetes through increasing healthy eating and physical activity among the children and youth. Since 1994, KSDPP is witnessing trends that indicate children are learning healthy lifestyles.
The Training Program is held at Kahnawake Territory which is located on the beautiful St. Lawrence River, 20 minutes from Montreal, Quebec, an international city known for its history, scenic beauty, shopping and restaurants. It is also 20 minutes from Pierre Trudeau International Airport, Dorval VIA Rail Station, Central Train Station and 30 minutes from the Rue Berri Bus Terminal. Taxi rides are approximately $30 one way.
The main Training Program facilitator, Alex McComber, M.Ed. has extensive experience working with KSDPP as a former diabetes prevention intervention facilitator, training coordinator and executive director. He has been a key developer of the training program which has been successfully delivered in Kahnawake since 2001 and in other Indigenous communities in Ontario and Alberta. Other Training Program facilitators also have extensive experience with KSDPP and expertise in areas of diabetes, nutrition, physical activity, school based interventions and information dissemination.
The Training Program includes culturally appropriate content reinforced with KSDPP research results, a wide variety of hands-on instructional methodologies and opportunities to develop practical activities for local implementation. Follow-up consultation on implementation strategies is also available.
Who should take the Training Program?
The KSDPP Training Program is geared towards workers in Aboriginal communities and organizations that are involved with diabetes prevention, healthy lifestyles, health promotion, nutrition, recreation, wellness or education.
KSDPP Training Program Features:
KSDPP Training Program Content
This cost provides participants with
New 5-day session is in the planning stages for the Summer of 2011. Please respond with your interest in attending, number of participants and preferred dates.
We will announce the date by the end of June, 2011.
Participants are fully responsible for their own accommodations and transportation.
In Chateauguay (10 minutes drive)
Near Trudeau International Airport and VIA Rail Train (20 minutes drive)
There are other hotels in the western part of Montreal that require taxi travel as well as many hotels in the downtown area that are generally more expensive. On-line searches will give you many options.
There are good taxi services in Kahnawake. They are less expensive than Montreal based taxis and they know their way around Kahnawake and Montreal.
Mike’s Taxi (450) 635-3114
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