University of Victoria, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health

Self-Management Programs

Contact Information
Mailing Address 4907 Chisholm St, Suite 210 
Ladner, BC V4K 2K6
Office Phone 1.604.940.1273
Toll Free Phone 1.866.902.3767
Fax 1.604.940.2099
Volunteer Coordinator Christine Bramwell, Program Coordinator - interior Region; Phone: 1.866.902.3767 * 604.946.0521; Email:
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Description & Services
Service Details - FREE scientific evidence-based, health education programs delivered by trained program leaders that provide information, tools and practical skills on managing chronic health conditions 
- Increases the confidence and motivation people need to better manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition, chronic pain, diabetes or cancer 
- Participants share in a safe and confidential environment and give and receive support from others who are experiencing similar health issues 
- Programs are highly interactive, fun and not a 'sit-and-listen' lecture format 
- Trained leaders meet with groups of 10-14 persons for 2 1/2 hours once each week for six consecutive weeks 
- Participants are provided with an accompanying resource text and resource materials at no cost 
- Family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend
Hours Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Closed weekends and holidays
Eligibility Ages: 19 year(s) and up 
- Workshops are offered once per week over six consecutive weeks (2.5 hrs/week) 
- Registration is FREE but mandatory 
- Must register early as workshops may be cancelled if a minimum number of persons do not pre-register 
- Plan to commit to all six sessions as these are not 'drop-in' workshops
How to Apply Call the toll-free number or visit the website for more information
Cost None
Meetings - Offered in the Central Okanagan  
- Visit, then select Interior Health for listings of workshops and Leader Trainings
Located In Community British Columbia
Other Details
Languages English ; Punjabi
Established 2000
Former Name Arthritis/Fibromyalgia Self-Management (AFSMP)
Print Material - Brochures and information sheets are available 
- Please call toll free number for information