About the Workshop

This evidence-based online workshop was designed to help people with chronic health conditions overcome daily challenges and take control of their health.

  • A free, six-week, highly interactive workshop that takes place entirely online
  • Participants log on at their own convenience 2-3 times per week for a total of about 2 hours per week
  • Each workshop is led by two trained peer facilitators
  • Groups of about 25 individuals participate together
  • New lessons are posted each week
  • Confidential and anonymous

Who Can Participate?

  • Ontario residents experiencing chronic conditions (such as arthritis, kidney disease, chronic pain, cancer, depression, asthma, respiratory disease or any other chronic condition).
  • Individuals with all levels of computer skills can participate from anywhere that they can access a computer (or mobile device) and internet.
  • Caregivers, friends, and family members are also welcome to participate.

Topics Covered by the Program Include:

  • How to handle issues such as pain and fatigue
  • Activities for improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Medication management
  • Healthy eating
  • Effective communication with health care providers and loved ones
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Making an action plan, problem-solving, and decision making

Benefits of Participation

  • Gain confidence in managing your own health and maintain an active and fulfilling life
  • Learn how to better manage your symptoms
  • Learn tips to make your daily activities easier
  • Develop self-help tools and strategies
  • Mutual support with other participants living with chronic health conditions