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

Welcome to your first walk form: Provides important information on a participant to Hike NS for evaluation purposes and ongoing support to Walk Leaders/Hosts

**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**

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 February 16, 2022 NS Walks Leader Training. Please use this document and social media graphics for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help promote the training. Here is a poster for download as well.

**COVID-19 Protocols for Walk Leaders**

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

Checking for proof of vaccination: To comply with new provincial Covid 19 regulations introduced on October 4 by the NS government, walking group participants are asked to provide proof of vaccination in order to join a walking group. They can simply bring a copy of their COVID-19 vaccine receipt to their first walk to show the leader. They will only need to do this once. 

**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! Blog PostStretch for Success with Your Walking Program

**NS Walks Leaders Update Emails**

May 2021     June/July 2021 

September 2021     October 2021 

November 2021     January 2022


Catherine Droesbeck, Project Manager, Hike Nova Scotia


NS Walks is a project of Hike Nova Scotia, offered in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism 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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