Join a chronic condition education or support program

These programs help you learn how to manage your chronic health conditions. If you were recently diagnosed or want to improve your health, these programs will help.

Program availability may change. Visit the calendar or email for current programming.

Getting started: What is pre-diabetes

A registered nurse leads this program and will help you understand:

  • pre-diabetes;
  • diabetes;
  • risk factors;
  • diagnosis; and
  • the important management strategies for a healthy life.

Diabetes Wellness Program

This is a 2-part workshop where you will:

  • connect with others living with diabetes;
  • take practical steps to eat healthy, manage medication, and stay active; and
  • learn from a variety of diabetes specialist such as:
    • dietitians;
    • nurses;
    • pharmacists; and
    • exercise specialists.

Diabetes management- Insulin 101

This is a 2-hour session to help you understand insulin. We recommend this program for people who:

  • already know about diabetes; or
  • have attended the Diabetes Wellness Program.

In this session, you’ll:

  • get expert guidance on insulin use;
  • connect with peers; and
  • increase your confidence in insulin use.

Next level ‘Carb Counting’ for diabetes management

A registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator lead this workshop. It focuses on managing carbohydrates intake for better blood sugar control.

We recommend this program for people who:

  • already know about diabetes; or
  • have attended the Diabetes Wellness Program.

Your health your way

This is a 6-week online program. We created this program in partnership with Self-Management British Columbia. It aims to help people who have ongoing or are at risk of developing chronic condition:

  • better manage your symptoms;
  • learn self-management skills; and
  • reach goals by taking small steps and discover tips to manage day-to-day activities.

You’ll also get support from people with similar health concerns.

Making sense of pain

A self-management program developed in collaboration with PainBC. We designed this program for people living with chronic pain. This 10-week workshop will provide participants opportunities to learn about pain through:

  • the various factors that can cause or make pain worse; and
  • simple strategies that can help participants better manage pain in everyday life.

How to join the programs

Eligibility criteria

  • Any resident of Yukon who has a chronic health condition can register for any of these programs.
  • Anyone interested in improving their overall health is also eligible.

How to sign up

  1. Visit the health and wellness event page.
  2. identify which programs you will like to attend.
  3. Email or phone 867-667-8733 to register for the programs.

Check Department of Health and Social Services' Facebook page regularly for updates on these events.



For more information, visit our office at unit 300, 4201-4th Ave., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5A1, email or phone 867-667-8733. Phone toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 8733.