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What is Dads in Gear Indigenous?

Dads in Gear Indigenous (DIG) is a unique, evidence-based program for Indigenous dads and granddads who want to be healthy and smoke free.

  • First stop smoking program developed specifically for Indigenous dads
  • An innovative face-to-face group program
  • 10 week program – 2 1/2 hour session each week with dads
  • Creative, masculine approach that is activity-based and interactive
  • Focused on Being a Dad, Being a Healthy Dad, and Being a Smoke-free Dad
  • Supports men in their efforts to be healthy and smoke free

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Dads in Gear Indigenous (DIG)

The main objective of the program is for Indigenous men to gain the strength, the motivation, and the tools they need to build healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families. DIG uses the power of social connections and men’s desire to be good dads and granddads to inspire their determination to stop smoking cigarettes and to become more physically active.

Contact the DIG Indigenous Program Team
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Phone: 250-807-8072

Program Development Team Leads

Dr. Joan Bottorff, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Dr. John Oliffe, University of British Columbia Vancouver
Dr. Gayl Sarbit, University of British Columbia Okanagan
PG Web Designs, Prince George, British Columbia

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