It is for individuals across Ontario who are living with one or more
chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory disease,
kidney disease, chronic pain, cancer, or any type of long-term physical
or mental health issue. Family, friends, and caregivers of someone who
has a chronic condition are also welcome. Individuals looking to improve
their health literacy will also greatly benefit from our programs.
Our programs are interactive and asks participants to set goals and
participate in discussions, so the program may not be suitable for
individuals not willing or able to participate in this way. For
instance, the program may not be appropriate for someone with dementia
or memory impairment. However in these cases family members or friends
may benefit by learning self-management skills in order to help support
others and take care of themselves.
No. While some people are referred, anyone who is interested is welcome to participate.
There are about 10-15 individuals participating together in group workshops. This allows for dynamic discussion and interaction among the group of participants. Health Coaching is a one-one program.
The online workshops and Health Coaching do not conflict with
existing treatments or programs, and is designed to enhance
disease-specific education. The program may be especially helpful to
individuals who are living with more than one chronic condition,
providing them with the skills and confidence to better manage their
The programs can be accessed from a mobile device or tablet.
To register for an online workshop or webinar please visit the Self Management Ontario website.