"Walk and Talk" is an 8 to 10-week activity-based program for diabetes self-management and prevention. Participants meet weekly to learn and gain new skills from professionals such as dietitians, podiatrists, diabetes educators and fitness instructors. Each session includes a group walk where they can further engage with each other and the guest speaker. Wellness tools and resources are given out to enhance participants’ self-management toolkits. Walk and Talk empowers people to self-manage their diabetes, creates a supportive environment for individuals to engage in physical activity with their peers, and provides access to experts in a positive, proactive setting.
This program is free!
Speaker topics include walking safely, healthy eating, active living, staying motivated, and setting personal goals
Join us for a low-impact walk around the neighbourhood in a supportive and non-competitive environment
The structure of each session includes a 10-15-minute presentation followed by a 45 to 50-minute walk
Free tools and resources for all participants
For registration information, please click on a program in your community below. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Sessions in BC:
Community Partner Highlight
The WalkBC website and interactive map is a resource for members of the general public, walk organizers, programmers and walk leaders to share information related to recreation facilities and walking routes around British Columbia.
Powered by GOOGLE™, the map assists site users in finding appropriate locations to facilitate their walking and general physical activity activities. Users are able to add comments and pictures to existing walk routes, add new routes, and search for community facilities and amenities.
What Others Have Said...
“It has given me a renewed sense of wanting to change my habits into more healthy routines”
“The best part of the program for me was that my husband became more aware of what diabetes is! Helps me in my job.”
“It has given me more energy. I've renewed my desire to go on walks daily. It has reminded me to go swimming soon.”
“The highlight was meeting so many interesting people. I've exchanged telephone numbers with some as stated the speakers were all very good