Walk Leader Training


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

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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!

Walk Leader Live Virtual Training Registration

Date: March 30, 2021 (registration deadline Mar. 24) - Training Complete
Time: 9 am to 12:30 pm
Format: Live online session


Date: April 21, 2021 (registration deadline Apr. 13)
Time: 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Format: Live online session
Register here for April 21


If the dates above don't work for you register below to be contacted about future training dates: 
Register here for a future training


Catherine Droesbeck, Project Coordinator, Hike Nova Scotia

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NS Walks is a project of Hike Nova Scotia, supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage Active Communities Fund, the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors Age-friendly Communities Program and our communications partner, the Healthy Tomorrow Foundation, through its Make Your Move campaign. 


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