As the sponsoring organization, the Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan would like to acknowledge its partners, namely the Healthy Start Steering Committee, for its ongoing feedback, mentorship and support of the initiative.

Thank you to the over 400 childcare centres, childcare homes, pre-kindergarten programs, family resource centres and Head Start programs that have embarked on this ambitious undertaking with Healthy Start – their contributions are nothing short of inspiring!

From 2012 to 2020, funding for Healthy Start was generously provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada through the Innovation Strategy Phase II Project: “Achieving Healthier Weights in Canada’s Communities” and the Government of Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund.

Healthy Start Steering Committee Member Organizations

  • Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
  • Association des parents fransaskois
  • SK Ministry of Education, Early Years Branch
  • SK Ministry of Health, Health Promotion Branch
  • SK Ministry Parks Culture and Sport
  • New Brunswick Department Social Development, Wellness Branch
  • Saskatoon Open Door Early Learning Centre
  • University of Saskatchewan, Evaluation Team
  • College Mathieu, French Early Childhood Educator Program
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Early Childhood Educator Program
  • Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association (SECA) representative & Dundonald Childcare Co-operative
  • Public Health Agency of Canada – Aboriginal Head Starts (on reserve)
  • Community Initiatives Fund, Government of Saskatchewan

Other Supporters

  • University of Saskatchewan
    • College of Medicine
    • Department of Community Healthy and Epidemiology
    • College of Kinesiology
    • College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
  • Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • Appetite to Play – British Columbia
  • Best Start / Meilleur Départ – Ontario
  • New Brunswick Gymnastic’s Association – Active Kid / Jeunes actifs provincial partnership
  • New Brunswick Association of Family Resource Centres
  • Le Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, Université de Sherbrooke.
  • L’Université de Moncton – Groupe des technologies d’apprentissage
  • L’Université de Moncton – Éducation continue
  • University of New Brunswick – Faculty of Kinesiology
  • Government of New Brunswick – Department of Social Development, Wellness Branch
  • Government of New Brunswick – Department of Education, Early Childhood Development
  • Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition (HEPAC)
  • Mouvement Acadien des Communautés en Santé du Nouveau-Brunswick (MACS-NB)
  • Recreation New Brunswick
  • Physical Literacy New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Community Colleges



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