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Weight Wellness Lifestyle Program

Weight Wellness Lifestyle Program helps participants develop a healthy lifestyle in relation to the food they eat and safely manage their weight for life. Participants will learn about food labels, nutritional value of foods, snacking, physical activity, common weight loss myths and more.

Topics discussed:

  • Set realistic goals for losing weight and keeping it off.
  • Develop a healthy eating plan and adjust portion sizes for healthy weight loss.
  • Develop a physical activity plan to boost your metabolism.
  • Understand and interpret nutrition labels and restaurants menus.
  • Get the lowdown on healthy meal planning and snacking.
  • Manage hunger and food cravings.
  • Tackle the common weight loss myths and fallacies.
  • Monitor your progress and help you stay on track.

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  • 18-10-16 08:30 - 18-10-16 12:00
    Managing Angry Moments (MAM) helps participants understand and deal with their triggers before anger escalates. Participants learn new tools to defuse situations and develop coping strategies that will ultimately increase personal wellbeing and improve relationships with others.

    Topics discussed:

    • Understand Anger and where it comes from
    • Understand the relationship between Stress & Anger
    • Learn to recognize your own “trigger thoughts’’, and develop personal “coping thought”
    • How to reframe thinking errors
    • Assertive communication skills
    • Managing Anger through forgiveness
    • Resilience & how to build it
  • 18-10-16 08:30 - 18-10-16 11:30
    Injury Reduction Strategies for Sports & Physical Activity: An educational briefing on common injuries in the CAF and the latest scientific evidence for preventing injuries in fitness training and sports.
  • 18-10-16 16:00 - 18-10-16 18:00

    Media are invited to a departure reception for Team Canada, as they head to Sydney, Australia to represent our nation at this year’s Invictus Games.

    Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will be among those in attendance.

    Team Canada is comprised of 39 competitors: 17 members of the Canadian Armed Forces and 22 veterans, all of whom acquired an illness or a physical or mental health injury while serving Canada. They will join more than 500 competitors from 18 nations competing in 11 adaptive sports throughout the course of Invictus Games Sydney 2018, which runs October 20 to 27.

    Media are asked to arrive no later than 3:45 p.m. Interviews with designated spokespersons and team members will be available following the official portion of the event.

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    Invictus Games Sydney 2018

    Follow us on Social Media:
    Facebook: @TCInvictusEC
    Twitter: @IGTeamCanada
    Instagram: @TCInvictusEC

     Notes to editor / news director:

    Parking for media will be available onsite. Please contact Lieutenant (Navy) Kelly Boyden, Team Canada Public Affairs Officer to RSVP or for more details.


    Lt(N) Kelly Boyden

    Team Canada Public Affairs Officer

    Cell: 613-797-2130



    Media Relations

    Department of National Defence

    Phone: 613-996-2353


  • 18-10-17 08:00 - 18-10-17 16:00

    Mental Fitness and Suicide Awareness is designed to promote awareness and skill-building, to maximize mental fitness both individually and in the workplace, and to lessen the incidence of mental health injuries including suicide.

    Topics discussed include:

    • The Mental Health Continuum and mental fitness
    • How to maintain and improve your mental fitness
    • How to practice 4 different types of stress management techniques
    • The role of a supervisor in promoting a culture of understanding and mental fitness
    • How to recognize the signs of a person in distress
    • How to intervene and help someone having thought of suicide, get the help they need.
    • Create a personal action plan to strengthen and maintain your personal mental fitness.

    The benefits

    • Be able to take concrete steps towards maintaining your own mental health, while also watching over that of others.
    • Know how to recognize the signs of a person at risk of suicide.


    • Foster a culture of understanding and greater safety.
    • Be there for your peers!
  • 18-10-19 09:00 - 18-10-19 10:30


    A new program from PSP Ottawa Health Promotion offered at NDHQ (Carling)


    CAF Run to Quit is a new 6-week program from the CFSU(O) Health Promotion Team which combines the BUTT OUT (CAF tobacco cessation program) with a run/walk program to help people reach their goal of becoming tobacco-free.



    The program starts Friday 5 October 2018 from 0900 to 1030 hrs. All other sessions occur Fridays from 0900 to 1000 hrs.



    NDHQ (Carling)


    For information and to register, call 613-996-4315 or email