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PACE Program

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What is the PACE program?

The Physical Activity Community Educator (PACE) Program is a peer led, community based, physical activity and education program. The PACE Program is funded through the Ontario Sport & Recreation Communities Fund. Volunteers will be trained to lead physical activity groups as well as provide one-on-one mentoring for individuals in the community looking to participate in regular physical activity. 
 
Programs will take place at the Grand River Community Health Centre as well as at the T.B. Costain/ SC Johnson Community Centre. 
 
 

Group Physical Activities

PACE program volunteers will offer weekly, group physical activity sessions. These sessions will vary from: group walking classes, pick-up sports, general fitness activities etc. 
 
Group programs are a great way to get connected in the community and meet others who are also working towards living a more active lifestyle!
 
 

Not Sure Where to Start?

For those who would like to be more physically active, but are not sure of how to get started,  PACE offers one-on-one mentoring. One-on-one peer mentors will be available to help individuals set realistic goals, provide the support, encouragement and resources needed to be more active.  
 
If you are interested in bing matched with a one-on-one mentor, contact Neb Zachariah (519)754-0777 ext 253 or email pace@grchc.ca.
 

Make Physical Activity a Part of Everyday Life

We want to make physical activity convenient and available to everyone. The PACE Lending Library offers physical activity equipment loans for up to two weeks.
 
Items available to be borrowed include:
  • Pedometers
  • Walking Poles
  • Soccer and Basketballs
  • Exercise DVDs 
  • Yoga Mats
  • Resistance bands
  • Dumbells
 In the city of Brantford and Brant County there are a number of opportunities to participate in free or low cost physical activity programs.
Click HERE for more information.
 

 Physical Activity Workshops

Peer Activity Educators will be trained to educate their communities about the importance of physical activity, ways to be more active, and tips for effective goal setting. If you are a community group or organization and would like more information about inviting a Peer Activity Educator to speak to your group, contact Caitlin Francis (519)754-0777 ext 254 or email pace@grchc.ca.
 

Interested in Getting Involved?

All PACE activities are led by passionate volunteers from the community, who have successfully completed Peer Activity Educator training. We are always looking for individuals to become Peer Activity Educators, as a Peer Activity Educator you will have the opportunity to lead community physical activity programs, connect with and mentor others in your community to be more active.

If you are interested in being more physically active, and helping others in your community to do the same, contact Caitlin Francis 519.754.0777 ext 254 or email pace@grchc.ca.

 

Volunteer Resources:

Peer Activity Educator Training Manual

Goal Setting Worksheet

Action Planning Worksheet