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About the Workshop

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Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

A Stanford University Self-Management Workshop

Ontarians with ongoing health conditions will now have additional support to take control of their health. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is now offered online. This evidence-based program was designed to help people with chronic health conditions overcome daily challenges and take control of their health.

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.

About the Program

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is now being offered online! Details of the online program are as follows:
  • 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

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

How to Register

Click to register for the online program!

Want to learn more?

Click here for more information about the Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

Click to view a one-page flyer.

Click to view a program brochure.

Click here to learn more about the original Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program on which the online program is based.

Are you interested in becoming a trained Peer Facilitator for the Online Program?

Click here for more information.

Prefer an in-person workshop?

Click here to learn about in-person workshops in the various regions across Ontario.