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Alberta Healthy Living Program - Calgary Zone

The Alberta Healthy Living Program offers health education classes, self-management workshops, nutrition counselling and supervised exercise programming for adults living in the community or living with a chronic health condition. All services are offered via Zoom or by phone. AHLP also offers in-person programming for Supervised Exercise classes at limited locations. All patients must have at least one chronic condition to be eligible for our exercise program.

Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) offers individual and group programs.
Health Education:
Our interactive health education classes are open to all Albertans over the age of 18 and their support persons.
General Health Topics:

  • nutrition (For example, The 4 P's for Meal Planning, Celiac Disease - Going Gluten-free, Heart Healthy Eating and Tips for Eating: Prediabetes and Diabetes), Staying Active, Managing Emotional Eating, Emotional Wellness (Self-Kindness, Stress, Grief), Pacing, Sleep, Creating a Personal Directive and more
  • the 4 P’s for Meal Planning: Cooking Demo classes include a cooking demonstration
  • nutrition classes on Heart Health, Tips for Eating: Prediabetes and Diabetes, and Eating Well for Good Health are now offered in Mandarin and Cantonese languages
  • nutrition classes on Heart Health, Tips for Eating: Prediabetes and Diabetes are now offered in Punjabi language

Topics on the following chronic conditions:

  • arthritis, Celiac Disease, Cholesterol / Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, COPD, Diabetes / Pre-diabetes, Fatty Liver Disease, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidney Health, Osteoporosis / Bone Health, Parkinson's Disease, Weight Management and Post Covid-19. For more information please visit our website

Self-Management Workshops:
The Better Choices, Better Health® - Chronic Pain and Better Choices, Better Health® - Chronic Disease workshops are for adults living with a chronic condition and / or chronic pain and their support people. These 6-week workshops offer participants the opportunity to learn about the following:

  • working with healthcare professionals
  • healthy eating and weight management
  • exercise and physical activity
  • dealing with difficult emotions
  • managing pain and fatigue
  • better breathing
  • problem solving
  • communication skills
  • getting a good night's sleep
  • action planning and goal setting

Supervised Exercise Program:
Do you have questions about how exercise can help you manage your chronic health condition? The Supervised Exercise Program will help you better understand the positive impact of exercise on managing your condition(s) and how to begin or modify an exercise program based on your symptoms and abilities. A healthcare professional will guide you through the program and help you develop strategies to overcome barriers to being physically active. You will be provided with opportunities to attend educational sessions, exercise in a supervised group setting, participate in health-coaching, and work on an action plan to continue exercising at home or in the community. Call for more information or to register. Your physician or healthcare provider can also refer you to this program.

Nutrition Counselling:
Adults living with a nutrition-related health condition are eligible for nutrition counselling with a registered dietitian. Participants will be asked to attend a relevant Health Education class, if available, before booking a nutrition counselling appointment. We will accept Health Care Provider referrals as well as patient self-referrals.

Contact Details

Calgary Zone and Area

Location Info
Services Calgary and surrounding rural areas.
1-844-527-1160 (Registration)
Getting There

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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Hours of operation vary by program. Call for information.

Service Providers May Include
dietitians, kinesiologists, occupational therapists (OTs), physiotherapists (PTs), respiratory therapists (RTs), social workers

Adults 18 years and older. Our Group Health Education Classes, Self-Management Workshops and Nutrition Counseling appointments are open to anyone. Patients must be able to participate in a group environment. Family members and / or caregivers are welcome to attend our Group Health Education Classes, Self-Management Workshops and Nutritional Counseling appointments.
Patients referred to our Supervised Exercise Program must have a chronic condition, must have a basic understanding of English, be cognitively capable of applying the self-management principles shared in class, and be able to ambulate with or without a walking aid for approximately 50 meters ( this applies to in-person programming only ). All patients referred to exercise must be evaluated for risk of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic disease and be medically stable to proceed with exercise.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Call for more information or to register for all program types.

Register online for health education classes and self-management workshops through our website.

Visit our website for health education class descriptions. Physician or health care provider and self-referral accepted

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Living Well with a Chronic Condition
Better Choice, Better Health(R), Health Coaching, Health Education, Self Management, Supervised Exercise Program