Health Education Programs
Virtual sessions, taught live online by an instructor, will be offered for some programs in winter 2021. Due to Covid-19, some programs are currently unavailable. Please click on the program you are interested in to view availability.
Pre-recorded sessions of the following programs are available and can be viewed at any time:
Chronic Pain Self-Management
Learn about the causes of chronic pain and how to cope with both physical and mental strategies to help improve daily living.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Learn what COPD is and how to manage COPD.
Get Better Together is also recommended for persons taking COPD.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Learn problem-solving strategies for changing unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour. Introduces practical mindfulness exercises in order to reduce stress.
Commit to Quit / Cesser de fumer
Learn all about how to stop smoking and stay quit in this 5-part series. Get support to develop a quit plan, learn about medications, and build skills to stay quit over time. Most people will be ready to quit using tobacco after week 4 of the program.
Coping with COVID-19
Learn coping strategies to better manage during these challenging times. Participants will learn several skills described by the instructor and will also be encouraged to learn and share with each other. Participants just wishing to listen are also encouraged to attend.
Craving Change / Goûter au changement
Learn about what influences your food choices. Learn how to change your thinking about using food for comfort and how to make healthy changes to your eating.
This series will help you understand what diabetes is and how it affects the body. There is a lot of conflicting information about diabetes, and these classes provide an opportunity to separate fact from fiction with a focus on prevention, management, and support.
Get Better Together is also recommended for persons taking the Diabetes Series.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
DBT is for people who are motivated to learn new skills to increase tolerance for distress. Learn to better regulate emotions to help reduce harmful behaviors and conflict.
This series is for those who have had a heart attack, have heart disease, or are at risk. Risks include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or pre-diabetes, or a family history of heart disease.
Get Better Together is also recommended for persons taking the Heart Health Series.
Nutrition for Busy People
This class is designed for people who want to learn how to eat healthy, or for people who already know about healthy eating but find it challenging to “stick with it” in the long term. We will also address weight management, fatty liver disease, and preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Packing it in: Creating a Plan to Quit Smoking
This class is a helpful introduction if you are interested in the longer Commit to Quit Program (5-part series). It is also helpful on its own as an overview of the steps recommended to stop smoking and stay quit.
Physical Activity Essentials
Learn how physical activity can help to manage your health and improve your overall well-being. Learn the essential components of a regular routine of physical activity and how to take the next steps to keep going or get started with being more active. This class is for people with or without a health condition.
Preparing for Success
Learn how to take control of your physical and mental health and how to set goals that you can actually achieve. This class offers a practical approach for anyone looking to make a healthy lifestyle change or stay the course.