Many people suffer with ongoing health conditions that can effect so many areas of their lives. Take Control Take Charge services  Niagara, Hamilton and the Halton and Haldimand regions.  Located in Hamilton at the Hamilton Health Sciences, we offer two workshops that are aimed to help people live their lives to the fullest with their ongoing health conditions. Both workshops are FREE and run six (6) weeks. You are welcome to bring a family member with you, so they too can understand living with chronic pain and chronic disease.

One or more of these workshops may be perfect for you! [Read More]

Chronic Pain


Chronic Pain Self Management workshop is for people who live with chronic pain. Each week you will learn new ways to live your life with your chronic pain and improve the quality of your life.

Some of the Topics you will learn about are:

Treatments that are available to you

What to do when you have
difficulty sleeping and feel worn out

What to do when you feel closed off from others

How to cope when you feel
like pain is controlling your life.

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Chronic Disease


Take Charge! is a workshop for those who live with any chronic or ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, anxiety, pain, depresssion and arthritis to better manage their symptoms.

Some of the Topics you will learn about are:

Healthy eating

How to add exercise to your day

Managing stress

Planning and problem solving

How to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider

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Enhance your patient care! Learn new ways to help your patients succeed in making healthy choices and changes to both prevent and manage their chronic conditions.

Some of the Topics you will learn about are:

Who leads the workshop

Who trains the Peer Leaders

Launch a great workshop

Promotional Materials

Brief Action Planning

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Online Chronic Self-Management Program

FREE to individuals across Ontario who are living with one or more chronic conditions such as diabetes, chronic pain, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, heart or kidney conditions. Many of the workshops are also beneficial for caregivers and anyone looking to improve their health literacy. The online programs can be accessed from any device with an internet connection and have been designed to meet different needs; from one-on-one health coaching and group-based workshop series, to one-time health literacy webinars. To learn more about the online self-management programs or to register for an upcoming program visit


or call (Toll-free) 1-844-301-6389

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What people have to say about
Take Control Take Charge

"I have just completed the 6 week course . I found it extremely useful. I met approximately 12 exceptionally brave and wonderful people who were all willing to share their experiences and feelings with one another. At first I thought it might be very intimidating, but I found out after the first class that it was going to be very relaxed and with no pressures. I was so happy to find this particular course. I highly recommend it to any one with a chronic illness that are as frustrated as I am."


"Since the completion of this course, eight of us decided to continue on supporting one another and formed our own group. We named ourselves the “ living, sharing caring group” and meet every three to four weeks, and continue to share and support each other any way we can. We communicate through e-mails and phone calls and regularly keep in touch in order to help make life manageable on a daily basis. We welcome new members and so far have extended invitations to other "Take Charge" groups as this program is the reason for our new- found achievement. Thank you."


I have just finished the six week (Take Charge!) workshop covering the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book. I was pleasantly surprised of the contents and the value of the presentations I received. Many of us who live each day with our chronic conditions do not have the opportunity to express our situation and have people who care and listen. The items we covered including the Action Plan reinforced the value of taking control of our conditions and making plans to achieve our goals. I felt it made me more aware of how to apply myself. I was impressed with the number of exercises in the book however every section we covered was equally valuable. I was very fortunate to be able to attend this seminar and I thank you.



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