The CHANGE Program helps participants take steps toward living healthier lives. Here’s what program graduates say about their experiences.

We strongly recommend friends to join this program. Friends have commented that they are seeing great changes in us. The blood test also shows the improved results. We have told them to talk to their family doctor to get into the program.
Brampton, June 2019
The dedication, encouragement and commitment to see us succeed in our overall health and well being stands out in this program.
Brampton, June 2019
The CHANGE Program has motivated me to make healthy changes in my life. I have lost weight (17lbs) feel energetic, optimistic and prepared to stick with these changes. It has helped me to identify bad habits, see where and how they are unhealthy and to replace them with better alternatives.
Haliburton, May 2019
I cannot say enough about how impressed and grateful I am for the warm, constructive support, education and non-judgemental attitude of the team. The approach utilized and engaged the whole person - cognitive, emotional and social dimensions. This approach generatges commitment to change. I am very grateful.
Haliburton, May 2019
The CHANGE Program has helped me to understand what I need to focus on to improve my health and how to do it. I didn't understand why I could not lose weight (previously). I now know what food to focus on and which to eat less of or even cut out. Knowledge is everything.
Haliburton, May 2019
I think the amount of time we have spent together has shown that my medical team are in this to help. They have provided great care and with their personal touches have shared their expertise with the CHANGE Program.  I am a bit lazy so would have asked for a bit more of a "push" to make me fill out the weekly forms or suffer conseqences if not done.
Haliburton, May 2019
The CHANGE Program has helped me consider what I eat (sometimes indulging), what I buy, portions, health knowledge, my bloodwork, etc.
Haliburton, May 2019
Having a team that's basically showing and explaining things at our level and giving us tools to work with - not demanding which I think turns people away. 
Haliburton, May 2019
I feel better! It has given me more info regarding diet as well as beneficial exercises. I learned how to shop for good food vs. bad (i.e. bar code) and learned what exercises are better for me. I feel stronger and more motivated.
Haliburton, May 2019
"The CHANGE Program educated me in how to maintain my diet and exercise to keep me healthy, to keep my blood sugar level within acceptable limits."
Cobourg, July 2018
"The CHANGE Program is well worth participating in. You are provided with regular meetings with your very own exercise specialist and dietitian, and this represents a wealth of information. It is great to have someone to talk to about making positive lifestyle changes in a supportive, courteous environment."
Cobourg, July 2018
"It is very easy to make wrong choices. This program will help you make better choices; I found it very educational."
Cobourg, July 2018
"I can't begin to tell you everything I have learnt that will make a difference forever."
Kingston, August 2018
"The team approach has been excellent - the CHANGE Program is well worthwhile."
Kingston, July 2018
"The regular frequency of meetings and monitoring helped me to keep on track towards my goals."
Kingston, June 2018
"The CHANGE Program is a simple and easy way to modify how you approach food and exercise."
Kingston, June 2018
The CHANGE Program has helped me to understand the benefits of food, read labels and portion sizes. How much to eat in a day and not to eat when not hungry.
Kingston, July 2018
The CHANGE Program has provided the information and incentive to help me modify how I approach food and exercise and has resulted in both weight loss and a reduction in my daily medication and insulin usage. It is a simple and easy way to modify how you approach food and exercise.
Kingston, July 2018
The CHANGE Program has been an excellent resource of information in areas that have concerned me. My physio and dietitian have been there to answer my many questions and to provide support for my new healthy lifestyle goals.
Cobourg, July 2018
“It starts out with them just finding out what you’re eating and then you gradually change, but along with that is all the education. So you’re learning but you’re also changing your diet at the same time. So it’s not a difficult thing because anything that you learn is easier when it’s put into practice ‘cause you remember it better.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“Other programs that I’ve been associated with, they expect you to do it all at once, and that’s sort of what makes it fall flat on its face. If you got a more gradual approach, it sure worked for me, it was really good.”
Edmonton, November 2014
“The social aspect of the study was prominent. The people That I met on the machines all struggling the same as I as...and the staff were very friendly. I think every person that I worked with really felt the person that they were working with — that they really wanted to help that person.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“My wife, colleagues, and family were all inspired to join me...You can change the habits of 10 people through only one person.”
Quebec City, May 2014
“The staff was amazing, the encouragement and support was fantastic to me.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“Participants appreciated when their spouse could come in for the meetings and they can learn together.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“This program was my partner. I’ve lived alone for 20 years so I didn’t have that.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“So me and my wife, this July 1st, we started swimming at the outdoor pool. Every day, walk to the pool and swim. I even have my daugher on board. She’s going to Good Life with us. So it’s the whole family change…She’s actually eating her vegetables. Could you imagine?”
Toronto, March 2014
“People should be doing stuff like this before you’ve got health problems.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“You’re not made to feel guilty if things don’t go as well as you would like them to. You just dig in your heels and try again.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“I really like the very structured approach to changing your diet and exercising and everything, and yet it’s so flexible. The diet is about what I want to eat, not about what somebody else is shoving down your throat and I really appreciate that.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“The outcomes/benefits keep them coming back.”
Toronto, March 2014
“Learning to read food labels.”
Quebec City, May 2014
“Access to the dietitian at all times.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“Connection with the staff.”
Edmonton, March 2014
“Commitment to the program.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“Accountability — that someone will check on them.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“The rigid structure of the weekly meetings for three months with dietitian and kinesiologist.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“The first time the kinesiologist said to me, ‘45 minutes on the treadmill’, I thought, ‘My god, you’re gonna be wiping me off the floor with a rag before I get there!’ And I did it. It was just such an incredible feeling to think that you could actually accomplish a goal like that.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“Lost 2 to 3 dress sizes.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“I’m 61 years old. I can run more now than I used to at 40.”
Edmonton, October 2014
“I feel better about myself.”
Toronto, March 2014
“Good for people intimidated by the gym.”
Quebec City, February 2015
“I found it relaxing. They seemed to work on the comfort aspect to make you feel comfortable…[That] was probably the best part of it.”
Edmonton, February 2015
“Adding instead of subtracting food has motivated many people to join the program.”
Quebec City, February 2015