Walk Leader/Host Resources


These resources are for trained NS Walks Walk Leaders/Hosts:

**Walk Leader Training Resources**

Walk Leader Training Manual: Complementing the online training session, the manual supports you in the skills, confidence and knowledge you need to lead a walking group in your community. 

**Forms for Participants**

Get active Questionnaire and the Get Active Questionnaire Reference Document: For walk participants to complete before joining a walking group. This short questionnaire is to see if there is any reason for a participant to check in with their healthcare professional before starting a walking program. A participant does not need to pass in this form to you. Participants who are unable to download this form, can go to their local library and they can print off a copy of the form.

Participant agreement and waiver form: Outlines the responsibility of both the participants and leaders for safety and enjoyment on the walks

**Forms for Leaders**

My walk group details form: This form gives NS Walks key information about your walk to help us promote it and prompts us to send you your vest, clipboard, first aid kit, copies of forms and other materials you need.

Risk assessment form: This form helps Walk Leaders/Hosts assess a walking route before taking a walking group on the route

Walk attendance form: Walk Leaders/Hosts complete this form for every walk

**Promotional Tools**

NEW: Fall Campaign to encourage people to join a walk group

Sample email to participants: Use and tailor this sample email to send to your walking group participants

Flyer to promote your local walk: Use this editable PDF file to create a flyer to print and post locally in public places

Branding Guidelines: How to create your own promotional material while making sure to recognize NS Walks and partners

Help Promote NS Walks: This document is where you can access links to the graphics specific for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to use in promotion and corresponding messages to use with each

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.

**COVID-19 Protocols for Walk Leaders**

COVID-19 Walk/Hike Guidelines: Recommendations for walking/hiking group best practices during the pandemic

**Other Neat Info**

Indoor Walking Tracks: View a list of indoor walking tracks where groups can walk during inclement weather.

Go Here Washroom Access: Find out where there are washrooms for the public to use

How-to Videos: Short videos to help you walk well! Video: Creating inclusive walking groups for people with a physical disability

Blog PostStretch for Success with Your Walking Program

Winter Walking Safety Infographic: View it here

**NS Walks Leaders Update Emails**

May 2021     June/July 2021     September 2021

October 2021     November 2021     January 2022

February 2022     March 2022     April 2022 

May 2022     June 2022     July 2022 

August 2022     September 2022     October 2022

Contact

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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