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Other Self-Management Programs


Community Airways Clinics


These clinics provide respiratory assessment, education and management for adults with lung conditions. They offer spirometry, which is a simple breathing test that measures the speed and amount of air you are able to blow out of your lungs.  This test can be used to diagnose different types of lung diseases such as asthma and COPD.  The clinics are funded by the WWLHIN and are offered through a partnership with the 4 Community Health Centres in our region and St. Mary’s General Hospital.  Clinics are offered at the following sites:

  • Langs Community Health Centre
  • Woolwich Community Health Centre
  • Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre
  • Guelph Community Health Centre

You will need a referral to this program from your physician or nurse practitioner. Click Here for the referral form.


For a simple lung test, click here


Living with Stroke:


The Heart & Stroke Living with Stroke program is a community based support and educational program designed for

stroke survivors and their care givers. This program focuses on helping both survivors and caregivers gain confidence

in managing the challenges of living with stroke. This is a free 6 week program! The sessions are 2 hours and are led by

a healthcare professional.


Some topics that will be covered include:

- Understanding stroke

- Physical challenges and changes

- Emotions and depression

- Activites and relationships


To register or for more information on dates please call Nancy at: 519-743-5201 extension: 255 or visit www.csnstroke.ca



Diabetes Fit:


This program is for those individuals diagnosed with prediabetes, type 2 diabetes or at risk for diabetes.

It is a 12-week program, 2 sessions per week, led by certified YMCA staff, that includes a mix of education and exercise.

Participants also recieve a FREE YMCA membership for the duration of the program. You may access the YMCA

outside of the program hours.


Some topics that will be covered include:

- Diet

- Foot care

- SMART goal setting

- Exercise guidelines


                                                   For Programs in Cambridge:                                               



                                                   For Programs in Kitchener, Waterloo or Guelph: 


                                                   To register for a program, call:


                                                    Cambridge:  519-623-9622 #2214

                                                    Kitchener:     519-743-5201 #238

                                                    Waterloo:  519-725-8783 #270

                                                    Guelph:  519-824-5150 # 408






Arthritis Self-Management Pain Program:


Increase your understanding and learn new ways to cope with your Arthritis!


This program helps participants:


- Better understand their arthritis

- Learn ways to cope with chronic pain

- Take a more active role in managing their arthritis






120 Over 80 Wellness Series


120 over 80 is the ideal blood pressure for adults wishing to have good health.

It is just one of many metrics you can use to lead a healthier life. 

This series offered by the AR Kaufman Family YMCA offers interactive evening presentations on a wide range of health topics.









SMART Program

(Seniors Maintaining Active Roles together)


The SMART program is a national, evidence based gentle exercise and falls prevention program to assist older adults in maintaining or improving their functional fitness and independence.


Functional fitness is about strength, endurance, balance and flexibility.


To find  programs available in your community, click here




Big White Wall®

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes,

creative outlets and a community that cares.


Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can simply find support by loggin on.


For more information on services, click here



BounceBack Ontario®

BounceBack Ontario® a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.


To learn more about BounceBack Ontario® services, click here.





KW Fibromyalgia Support

Click Here to visit the Kitchener-Waterloo Fibromyalgia Support Group website for more information on support for Fibromyalgia


Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program Newsletters


2017 Fall Newsletter

2017 Winter Newsletter

2018 Spring/Summer Newsletter

2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter

2019 Spring/Summer Newsletter

2019 Fall/Winter Newsletter


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