Classes

Primary Care Networks offer a number of classes to help you meet your health goals. Classes are offered virtually, in person or on-demand. Some require a referral from a family doctor, while others do not. All are free to register.

The classes below are offered by one of the eight PCNs in the Edmonton Zone. You will have to contact the PCN offering the class to register.

Virtual groups are held via Zoom, an online platform that can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet or desktop.

Active Living 101

Some of the topics covered in this introductory class are the effects of inactivity, proper standing and sitting mechanics, physical activity guidelines and SMART goal setting. 

Adolescent Anxiety

Adolescent Anxiety

This interactive program helps adolescents identify the symptoms related to anxiety and teaches them ways to cope using physical movement, nutrition, and practical strategies to challenge anxious thoughts.

This program is for teens 13-17 years of age. The first evening is a MANDATORY parent information night where one or both parents will accompany their child(ren) to the program. The remaining five weeks is for the teens only, no parents.

 

Check back soon for the next date for this class! 

This class is a six-week program for 1 hour and 30 minutes each class. Class materials for Adolescent Anxiety can be downloaded here:

Anxiety to Calm

Anxiety to Calm

Anxiety to Calm is for anyone aged 18 or older who:

  • struggles with anxiety
  • has felt anxiety stop them from doing their usual activities
  • is held back from living their best life
  • wants to learn proven skills that will help them manage their anxiety

 

You will learn ways to help you manage your anxiety, challenge your thoughts, behaviours and emotions and improve your lifestyle.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

This class runs for eight weeks, with each class being two hours. Class materials for Anxiety to Calm can be downloaded here:

Beginner Exercise Classes

Join the Edmonton O-day’min PCN on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a 30-minute beginner workout you can do from your living room. 

Exercise specialists will lead you through a fitness session that’s good for your heart AND muscles. Suitable for all levels of fitness. (Via Zoom.)

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Every Tuesday and Thursday 

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. 

Virtual – Edmonton O-day’min PCN

Changeways: Strategies for Personal Change

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) teaches participants to identify and change unhealthy thinking habits into better alternatives that promote desirable behaviours and eliminate unwanted ones.

You will learn strategies that will help manage symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

This class is an six-week program and each class is two hours. Click here to download the class materials for Changeways CBT:

Child and Parent Anxiety

Child and parent Anxiety

This interactive program helps parents and children identify the symptoms related to anxiety and teaches them ways to cope using physical movement, nutrition, and practical strategies to challenge anxious thoughts.

This class is for children 6-12 years of age. A parent, or both parents MUST attend along with their child(ren) for the full six-week duration of the program. (Parents can alternate attendance i.e. mom can come one week and dad the next etc).

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

This class is a six-week program and each class is one hour and 15 minutes. You can download the class materials below:

Coping with Anger

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Want to learn how to deal with your anger? 

In this on-demand video, we talk about what causes and maintains anger, help you learn about your own anger styles, and touch on why we get so angry. 

You’ll be introduced to cognitive behavioural therapy methods of coping and working through anger, and get strategies on how to implement changes in everyday life.

Eating the Mediterranean Way

The Mediterranean diet is an evidence-based diet proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and helps with weight management.

This way of eating is popular in countries such as Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain.

Learn how incorporating foods like vegetables, fruits, lentils, lean proteins and nuts can be beneficial to your health and well-being.

Check back soon for the next dates for this class!

Emotion Regulation

Emotion Regulation

In this class, you will learn skills that will help you to respond to your emotions rather than react to them. The facilitators will help you understand the relationship between emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. There will also be practical learnings for: emotional regulation, coping skills, mindfulness, and relationship skills.

Developed using the principles of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, participants will be shown techniques to practice at home in between classes.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

Important note: This group is not an anger management class. If you require assistance finding an anger management workshop, please take a look at 221 Resources for Anger Management or The Family Centre.

The class hosted by the Edmonton Southside PCN is six weeks and each class is an hour and a half. 

The class hosted by the Edmonton North PCN is an eight-week program and each class is two hours. You can download the class materials for Emotion Regulation below:

GLA:D Back

GLA:D Back program is an evidence-based treatment program for individuals with persistent and/or recurrent back pain that negatively affects their everyday life and function. 

The GLA:D program  consists of self-management education classes and exercise therapy. It originated in Demark with results in patient outcomes showing a decrease in pain and an increase in functional ability.

By strengthening muscles and correcting movement patterns, patients can prevent the progression of symptoms and reduce pain. 

Upcoming Classes

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Tuesday, May 7 – Thursday, July 4, 2024

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

In Person – Edmonton North PCN 

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Tuesday, June 4 – Thursday, August 1, 2024

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

In Person – Edmonton North PCN

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Tuesday, July 2 – Thursday, August 29, 2024

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

In Person – Edmonton North PCN 

This class runs twice a week, on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. 

GLA:D Hip and Knee

GLA:D Hip and Knee is for anyone who is experiencing any level of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis.

The GLA:D programs consists of self-management education classes and exercise therapy. It originated in Demark with results in patient outcomes showing a decrease in pain and an increase in functional ability.

By strengthening muscles and correcting movement patterns, patients can prevent the progression of symptoms and reduce pain. 

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Tuesday, June 18 – Thursday, August 1, 2024

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

In Person – Edmonton North PCN 

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Tuesday, August 6 – Thursday, September 19, 2024

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

In Person – Edmonton North PCN 

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Tuesday, September 24 – Thursday, November 9, 2024

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

In Person – Edmonton North PCN 

This class runs twice a week, in person, at the Edmonton Community Health Hub North.  

Happiness Basics

Happiness Basics

Learn how to make lifestyle changes and add new habits into your everyday life to boost your overall happiness. Taking Happiness Basics has been shown to increase mood, increase energy levels, and boost physical and mental health.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

This class is a four-week program and each class is two hours. Below you can download the class materials for Happiness Basics:

Healthy Eating 101

Edmonton Zone Courses

Looking to incorporate healthy eating into your life? In this online class, you’ll learn about effective healthy eating strategies for general health and for a variety of health conditions – from diabetes to weight management to high cholesterol. 

Topics include: balanced meals and appropriate portion sizes, meal and snack patterning, fibre, sugar and sodium, hunger and fullness signals, and SMART goal setting.

Healthy Eating for Managing Blood Sugars

Healthy Eating for Managing Blood Sugars

This two hour class gives you information on how healthy eating can manage blood sugars. You will learn how to balance different types of food to help manage blood sugars. This class is facilitated by one of our dietitians and answers many questions around diabetes including meal timing and portion sizes.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

Each class is a one-time, two hour session. Class materials for Healthy Eating for Managing Blood Sugars can be accessed below:

Healthy Feet 101

Do you know how to properly take care of your feet?

In this video, you’ll learn about the importance of daily preventative foot care, how to do a basic self foot exam and how to select good supportive footwear. We’ll also look at some common foot conditions and how to treat them. 

This foundational class is recommended for everyone, but especially those with foot or lower leg conditions and anyone with diabetes or chronic health conditions. 

Healthy Meal Planning

Have you ever tried planning a week’s worth of food? Does it seem like this would take too much time?Meal planning in advance should help you save time in your busy week.

This class will teach skills that will break menu planning down into simple steps. A dietitian will help you consider what you need to get started, and how to work around your busy schedule and family commitments.

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Heart Health

Emotion Regulation

This class will provide you with a greater understanding of what hypertension and dyslipidemia are and what factors cause them, as well as effective ways to control and treat them. 

Learn how your diet and medication work to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol to improve your Heart Health. 

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

Journeying through Grief

Journey through grief

Did you know there are 40 different types of loss that can incur over a lifetime? If you are experiencing grief, join Journeying Through Grief for an eight week class that will help you learn skills to cope with grief more effectively.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

This class is an eight-week program and each class is two hours long. Class materials for Journeying through Grief can be found below:

Living with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes

Prediabetes

In this two hour class, participants will learn the health risks related to having pre-diabetes or diabetes as well as healthy lifestyle changes they can make to better manage their blood sugars.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

Each class is a one-time, two hour session. Class materials for Living with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes can be accessed below:

Managing Menopause

Dealing with hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping and mood swings related to menopause? 

Discover ways to help manage these symptoms through lifestyle changes, non-prescription and prescription therapy options, including a detailed discussion on hormone therapy.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

Mindful Eating Active Living

This is a six week program that helps you cultivate a healthy and satisfying relationship with food, your body, and physical activity.

This program challenges popular diet rules that are short-term and unsustainable and instead teaches you the skill of focusing on your body’s hunger and fullness cues to guide eating. Instead of someone else telling you what to eat, how much weight to lose or how much exercise you need, this program will guide you to tune into your body’s wisdom. 

This program will encourage you to make satisfying food choices, develop a positive body image, and connect with your body’s need for daily movement.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

In-person – Edmonton North PCN

This class is a six-week program and each class is two hours long. 

Moving on with Persistent Pain

Moving on through Persistent Pain

Moving on with Persistent Pain is an eight week group (once weekly), led by an Exercise Specialist and a Behavioural Health Consultant. Learn ways to manage pain including planning your activities to improve stamina and energy while preventing flare up; exploring the relationship between anxiety and stress and pain levels; learning to set goals to change your lifestyle and decrease pain.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

This class is an eight-week program and each class is two hours long. Class materials for Moving on with Persistent Pain can be accessed below:

Personal Directive and Enduring Power of Attorney

A personal directive is a legal document you make in case you cannot make your own personal decisions in the future. An enduring power of attorney is a legal document that you make to give another person the authority to make financial decisions on your behalf.

This free service will teach you more about each and assist you in completing each document.

You must be over the age of 18, have photo identification, and be a resident of Alberta. Due to the legal nature of these documents, this service is only offered in English, and use of an interpreter is not permitted.

For more information on what you can expect during this class and some things to consider when creating these documents, please  click here.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

In-person – Edmonton North PCN

Protein and Fibre: Am I Getting Enough?

Nutrition Banner

Are there benefits of getting enough fibre and protein in your diet? 

If you are trying to manage your appetite and your weight, there is evidence this can help! This online video will help you evaluate your diet and find practical ways to make sure you are ‘hitting the mark’ for both protein and fibre.

Relationships in Motion

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This eight week program empowers you to improve work, personal and family relationships.

Each week you will learn new skills that will promote positive relationships.

We will challenge you to practice the skills during the week. You will discover a few skills that you find work the best for you. You have the biggest influence over your present and future relationships through your everyday choices.

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Thursday, May 2 – June 20, 2024

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Virtual – Edmonton North PCN

Smoking Cessation

In this three-session class, participants will get help to quit smoking from a PCN pharmacist.

Learn strategies to manage cravings and withdrawals, and get tips on dealing with stress and ways to develop a quit plan that works for you.

All three lessons are required to complete the class.

Please check back soon for upcoming class dates.​

Supervised Exercise

This six week class will help you gain the skills to be able to exercise independently based on your health needs and any limitations you may have.

Exercise sessions are held at the medical fitness centre at the Edmonton Community Health Hub North. Sessions consist of a combination of education, cardiovascular, resistance, flexibility and adult physical literacy exercises (balance, agility, integrated movement).

The exact content will be tailored based on your specific health needs.

Check back soon for the next date for this class!

Virtual "drop-in" Exercise

Virtual Drop in

Led by an Exercise Specialist, this class focuses on guiding you through low impact stretches and exercises. Each class will focus on a specific muscle group, so you optimize your workout and learn exercises associated with different muscle groups. 

We do not require medical screenings for participation in this class, so if you have any concerns please contact one of our Exercise Specialists to discuss them.

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Every Monday and Thursday

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Alberta Health Services Classes

The Alberta Healthy Living Program with Alberta Health Services offers a number of programs and services to those living with chronic conditions or diseases. You can search current workshops and classes or view the full listing of what is available in the Edmonton Zone.

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How to Register for Classes?

All classes here are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780.473.7131.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.
  3. You can also download the class materials from the class description, there is a link there.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780.473.7131 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton North PCN

This class is open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

 

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-473-7131.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.
  3. You can also download the class materials from the class description, there is a link there.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-473-7131 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton Southside

This class is open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

 

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-395-2626.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.
  3. You can also download the class materials from the class description, there is a link there.

Edmonton Southside workshops: www.edmontonsouthsidepcn.ca/workshops

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-395-2626 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Leduc Beaumont Devon

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-986-6624.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

Leduc Beaumont workshops:
lbdpcn.com/events

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-986-6624 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Westview

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-960-9533 Ext. 3
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

Westview workshops:
www.westviewpcn.ca/classes

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-960-9533 Ext. 3 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Sherwood Park Strathcona County

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-410-8000
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

Sherwood Park Strathcona County workshops:
www.sherwoodparkpcn.com/events-calendar

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-410-8000 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton O-day'min

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-453-3753 Ext. 142
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-453-3757 Ext. 142 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

St. Albert Sturgeon

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-419-2214
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

St. Albert Sturgeon workshops:
www.saspcn.com/events

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-419-2214 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton West

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-443-7477
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-443-7477 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

This class requires a referral!

This class requires a referral from a primary care provider who is a member of the Edmonton North Primary Care Network. 

Steps to get a referral:

  1. Book an appointment with your primary care provider
  2. Ask for a referral to this class
  3. Our staff will contact you once we receive your referral to book you into this class

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-473-7131 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.