We are so thrilled to introduce this year’s Health Promotion Lab, Trampoline cohort!
RADIUS’ Trampoline program is an eight-week business model validation program for early stage ventures (startups and nonprofits). Through Trampoline’s capacity building sessions, we support entrepreneurs to test their business model for alignment in key areas, identify critical gaps, and build their confidence to advance their businesses.
This year, we are excited to support nine ventures and 15 participants with their ideas, prototypes, and existing businesses designed to address lifestyle-based chronic illnesses. The nine ventures are: Sakinah Vancouver, StudyHubble, NYX Yoga Therapy for Kids, FLEXSYON, Fit Nation StrongHouse, Femininiteas, Pearl Cicci Wellness, Sisonke Podcast, and The South Asian Community Hub.
Sakinah Vancouver is an early-stage community platform dedicated to the exploration and development of mental health care models that are culturally competent, affordable and effective. The platform’s co-founders, Osob, Lina and Halah were fellows in RADIUS’ Reimagine Health inaugural cohort where they connected over their shared interest in health care and the needs of their Metro Vancouver Muslim community. The latest research in health links poor mental health with the development or worsening of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Sakinah Vancouver’s aspirations lie at the intersection of chronic disease prevention, mental health and culturally accessible health care. Sakinah Vancouver recognizes their work takes place on the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ nations. The platform aspires towards best practices that can be shared with other communities systematically underserved by mainstream health care providers, allowing us to individually and communally cultivate sakinah (سكينة) a word meaning peace, serenity and tranquility.
StudyHubble is an interactive app designed for post-secondary students who are experiencing social isolation and difficulty finding peers to engage in physical activity with. The goal of StudyHubble is to reduce the number of isolated students in Metro Vancouver, by providing them with an online platform that fosters student community through study groups, workshops and wellness habits. This interactive platform connects students with other students on campus looking for peer support and community.
NYX Yoga Therapy integrates yoga and fitness and aims to make physical activity and mindfulness accessible to parents and their children. Educational workshops help families we’re connected to navigate their nervous system throughout life and provide them with the ability to create positive change in the mind through the body with kindness, mindful movement and play.
FLEKSYON is a mobile athletic venture that combines injury prevention services with dynamic movement tutorials and fun classes to help people live healthier lives. This venture offers in-house rehabilitation services for people who suffer musculoskeletal injuries that can lead to a lack of physical activity and movement. This venture also provides fitness classes to communities who identify as being underserved so they can build community, increase social connections and be physically active.
FIT Nation StrongHouse is a gym facility that works with underserved communities in Surrey, B.C. to help community members lead healthy lives through physical activity. Both trainers at FIT Nation StrongHouse utilize culturally safe and aware approaches when working with clients. Through the RADIUS Reimagine Health program, co-founders Jas and Simran, developed new strategies to tackle chronic disease prevention from a holistic lens.
Femininiteas is a social enterprise on a mission to provide accessible tools for personal, professional, and mindset transformational growth for young women in Canada. Stemming from the co-founder’s experiences in RADIUS’ Reimagine Health program, they plan to develop their prototype and establish themselves as a service in their communities. Their ultimate goal is to make healthcare more accessible by bridging healthcare businesses and communities impacted by chronic diseases. Femininiteas provides health care businesses with dynamic and culturally competent health communication tools in addition to training platforms for health professionals. They incorporate a community engagement model through their educational workshops and training to people impacted by stress and limited access to healthcare services.
Pearl Cicci Wellness is all about empowering people to take control of their health through nutrition education and fitness. This platform combines virtual and in-person delivery of coaching and training to people, in an effort to improve health outcomes through physical activity and healthy habits. This venture is designed to support individuals who are at risk of developing chronic health issues.
Sisonke, meaning we are together in Devele, is exactly what this podcast platform aims to achieve. It is a show about pregnancy, chronic disease prevention, childbirth and postpartum experiences in Canada. The goal of this podcast is to connect people in critical dialogue on the chronic health issues that impact Black women and Black mothers in hopes of empowering mothers from vulnerable communities and reducing their risk to health complications from their visits to health care systems.
The South Asian Community Hub (S.A.C.H.) offers wrap around services for individuals and families vulnerable to chronic health issues while exploring the intersections of wellness and mental well-being. The hub model is a cross-sector, inter-agency, and collaborative intervention that mobilizes multi-sectoral services for rapid risk mitigation of individuals living with physical and mental health challenges. SACH will offer a wide range of educational workshops, one to one support, and personal, social and cultural resources to the South Asian community in Surrey, B.C.
Please join us in welcoming and celebrating the 2020 Fall Trampoline cohort!
The Health Promotion Lab Trampoline Program is made possible by: