Who we are:
The Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program (WWSMP) is hosted by Langs. The role of the WWSMP is to coordinate self-management programs that support individuals and their caregivers in the region living with or at risk of developing chronic diseases. The role also includes providing self-management support training, education and mentoring to healthcare providers.
There are 14 self-management(SM) programs across Ontario, each aligned with their respective Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). For contact information on other SM programs in Ontario, click here
Self-management is defined as the active, engaged participation of individuals in achieving their best health and wellness. This involves gaining the confidence, knowledge and skills to manage physical, social and emotional aspects of life in partnership with healthcare providers and community supports.
Self-management support is the range of organizational, community and healthcare provider strategies to elicit and support the active participation of individuals in achieving their best health and wellness.
For more information on our program or if you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at [email protected]
or call us at:
1-866-337-3318 or 519-947-1000 Ext. 255
Regional Coordination Centre
Langs, as a settler-led organization, acknowledges that it is a form of respect, wherever we live, to find out whose traditional territory we are on because every part of what is now known as Canada is someone’s Indigenous traditional territory. We acknowledge that Langs is on the Haldimand Tract, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Chonnonton People.
We have much to learn from the First People of this land who assist in the spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental well-being of others. We are grateful for the historic and ongoing care for the land by the Indigenous peoples of this area. Langs recognizes that we are all treaty people with a responsibility to honour our relations and live with each other in kinship.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada published a report in 2015 with 94 calls to action. These actions are broken down into action areas, such as Health, Education, Youth Programs, Professional Development Trainings, Justice and more. Recommendations made are an important blueprint for Canadian reconciliation, and specific calls to action pertain to much of the work that Langs does.
A territorial acknowledgement is a way of recognizing the everlasting presence of colonialism in Canada and to remember that the land on which we live, work, and play was and continues to be Indigenous Land. Langs recognizes that we are on an active learning journey through our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) work. We welcome feedback from the community, our participants, patients, partners, staff, volunteers and students.