ARCHIVED - Knowledge Development and Exchange Component of the Healthy Living Program


This Invitation to Submit an Application (ISA) is now CLOSED
The following is for information purposes only

Request for Applications

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is committed to the promotion of physical activity as a means to maintain and improve the health of all Canadians. Recognizing the key role that intermediaries play in informing and supporting Canadians to become more physically active, the Public Health Agency of Canada, in partnership with Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), is pleased to announce the launch of a solicitation to support the development of tools and resources to support intermediaries who work with First Nations, Inuit and Métis in promoting physical activity as a way to help Canadians lead healthier lives.
Stakeholders are invited to submit a proposal for funding under the knowledge development and exchange component of PHAC’s Healthy Living Program. This program supports activities that contribute to policy objectives of the Integrated Strategy on Healthy Living and Chronic Disease. FNIHB, through the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, supports knowledge translation and exchange activities that help First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities adapt and share knowledge with other communities, researchers or other partners and help inform community based program planning and delivery.

This Invitation to Submit an Application responds to input received during PHAC’s recent consultations with provincial and territorial governments and national and regional stakeholders. Project proposals should draw from these consultation results, as well as recent research on physical activity and health and international and Canadian physical activity recommendations/guidelines. 

The anticipated start date is expected for February 2012, to finish on or before March 31, 2013. Additional information about the solicitation and application procedures can be found in the Guide for Applicants.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible organizations will need to demonstrate, through the application process, that they have expertise in communicating with intermediaries who work with First Nations, Inuit or Métis as well as the capacity to deliver health-related messages in the form of tools and resources. Partnerships between organizations with complementary areas of expertise are strongly encouraged.

How to Apply?

Applications must meet the objectives and criteria in the Guide for Applicants;proposals will be assessed as outlined in the Proposal Review Form.If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact to request a copy of the Guide for Applicants and the Proposal Review Form.

Proposals will be screened for completeness, eligibility, and program relevance. The budget will be assessed to determine whether the costs are appropriate for the project activities. Proposals will then undergo a quality assessment, which may include internal and/or external reviewers. To assess merit, this stage of the review process could include consultations with provincial/territorial officials and persons familiar with the particular issues.

How Much Funding is Available?

The maximum funding available per project is $140,000 over two fiscal years (2011/12 – 2012/13). Projects that address multiple populations may be considered for additional funding.

Please note that funding decisions are subject to the review and recommendation of proposals by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the approval of the Minister of Health.  PHAC will not reimburse costs incurred prior to the signing of an agreement.

When is the Application Due?

The application deadline for submissions is October 12, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications must be received by the Public Health Agency of Canada before the deadline to be considered for review. Late applications will not be accepted.

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