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STEP Forward

A beginner to intermediate level functional physical activity program, suitable for people with chronic health conditions limiting their ability to move.

Service offers:

  • Individual intake assessment with a healthcare provider to determine eligibility for the STEP Forward program
  • 8-10 weeks of exercise and education, held twice weekly, 1 hour in duration, in community setting
  • Progressive exercise, working up to between 45-60 mins of activity
  • Kinesiologist-led education sessions about learning to move safely and self monitoring (ongoing)
  • Occupational Therapist-led education sessions on benefits of exercise, goal setting, community resources (x3)
  • Individual exit assessment and review of personal physical activity goals
  • One, three, and six month follow-up and intervention, as needed
  • Occupational therapy consultation, if required, during programming

Contact Details

Edmonton Zone and Area

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Hours of Operation
Service hours not available.
Service Providers May Include
kinesiologists (KINs), occupational therapists (OTs)

Designed for adults(18+) who are medically stable and:

  • are re-integrating into the community following a medical or rehabilitation intervention
  • are able to ambulate independently with or without aid (cane, walker, etc.) for approximately 1 block
  • are under 500 lbs
  • aim to better manage physical status while living with a chronic health diagnosis
  • do not currently have an active Motor Vehicle Accident, Worker's Compensation, and/or Short Term Disability claim
Service Access

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

How to access the exercise program:

  • Clients may self-refer by calling the STEP Forward Intake Line
  • Healthcare providers may also call to refer clients to program
  • An initial assessment appointment will be scheduled to determine program suitability

Refer to Alberta Health Services guidelines on risk reduction.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of intake assessment.

  • There is no instructional fee.
  • A cost of $15.00 to cover cost of exercise bands and a workbook for clients to keep.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services


Partners with local community groups for use of facilities.

Also Known As
Supervised Transitional Exercise Program
STEP FORWARD (Supervised Transitional Exercise Program), STEP Forward, Supervised Transitional Exercise in a group environment