Become a Walk Leader/Host

Do you like to walk and are looking for a way to give back to your community? Help support more people in Nova Scotia enjoy the benefits of walking! NS Walks is starting local community-based walking groups. We are looking for people interested in leading gentle, fun, friendly regularly scheduled walks for others who are currently less active. We will provide free walk leader virtual training to give you the skills and confidence to lead these walks. Learn more about NS Walks here

Not sure if this is for you? Please watch this short video for more details.

Training Outline

In this live, online session, we'll cover the following: 
  • Purpose of NS Walks
  • Aspects of health
  • Benefits of physical activity and walking
  • Encouraging people to become more active
  • Roles of a walk leader
  • Pace of a walk
  • Planning routes
  • Risk assessment
  • Gaining confidence
  • and more...
Included will be breaks and a real walk in your community!

View a short video from CBC TV about a Truro NS Walks walking group and get inspired!

Walk Leader Virtual and In-person Training Registration

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022 (registration deadline Nov. 16) - Register Here
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Format: Live online session - last session in 2022!

December 2022: no training this month

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2022 (registration deadline Jan. 10) - Register Here
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Format: Live online session 

Upcoming training sessions, for which registration will become available soon, include: 
Feb. 16, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mar. 22, 2023 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

If the dates above don't work for you, register here for a future training. We'll let you know about future training dates.

Help Promote

Please help promote the November 17, 2022 NS Walks Leader Training. Please use this Word document with text to go along with these social media graphics for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help promote the training.


Catherine Droesbeck, Project Manager, Hike Nova Scotia

Partners & Supporters

NS Walks is a project of Hike Nova Scotia, supported by these partners and supporters.    

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