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Community Workshops

The Waterloo-Wellington Self-Management Program offers a variety of workshops (available online or in-person) to support you with getting the most out of life while living with a chronic condition. The following programs are offered for FREE in the region of Waterloo Wellington. If you have any questions about the Self-Management Program workshops and/or want to be put on the wait list, please contact Justine (Admin. Assistant) at 519-947-1000 x 255 or email at

1. Craving Change: This 4-week program helps you understand why you eat the way you do.  It is led by health care professionals certified in the program, and is offered at various locations throughout the region.

2. Better Sleep: This program will help you learn strategies to relax your mind and body, to decrease insomnia, and to fall asleep or back to sleep easier.

3. Take Charge- Chronic Pain: This 6 week workshop is for people struggling with chronic or persistent pain.  It is led by certified Peer Leaders in a community setting.

4. Dial It Down: This program helps you develop strong skills in releasing body tension, calming and focusing the mind.

5. Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training (M.A.S.T):  This 4-week program introduces mindfulness practices that will help individuals to feel more balanced and present in their lives.

6. Powerful Tools for Caregivers: This 6- week interactive workshop series is designed to help caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools.

7. Diabetes Self-Management Workshop: This 6- week program was developed to support individuals living with Type 2 Diabetes and their families to help manage their diabetes.

Breastfeeding Buddies Workshop (Region of Waterloo):

  1.  Me Breastfeed: prenatal lactation workshop. 

The New Vision Family Health Team offers of variety of workshops to our patients and community.  Please complete the form below to attend.

Walk and Talk:

These sessions are facilitated by one our Social Worker and Registered Dietitian and will be held indoor at the Waterloo Rec Complex located at 101 Father David Bauer Drive in Waterloo. (Please meet at the concession area near the swimming pool).

Date: Winter Session (6-week series) - Thursdays starting January 11 to February 15, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

Date: Spring Session (6-week series) - Thursdays starting April 4 to May 9, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

Topic: These sessions focus on nutrition/stress management, boosting energy and engaging in more active lifestyle. 

Healthy Steps:

These sessions are facilitated by one of our Registered Dietitians and is in-person at the New Vision Family Health Team main site (23B- 421 Greenbrook Drive in Kitchener).

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.
Topic: You may have heard of mindfulness, but how does this apply to our eating experience? Join us to learn how to use your physical and emotional senses to help you enjoy what you eat!

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.
Topic: In this workshop, learn all about how your blood sugars respond to different types of foods. Discover how to balance your meals and snacks to achieve more stable blood sugars and feel your best!