Chronic diseases last for a long time. They generally can’t be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication and they don’t just disappear. Common chronic diseases are diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and arthritis.
Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in Canada. It cuts people’s lives short and it introduces disabilities that reduce the people’s quality of life.
Chronic disease also demands the lion’s share of health care expenditures. Of all the money spent on addressing illness, chronic disease requires the greatest proportion of expenditure.
The most common chronic diseases are, for the most part, a result of lifestyle choices and are PREVENTABLE.The education programs that we offer are geared towards preventing chronic disease before it happens and helping those who are living with chronic disease make healthier choices to slow or prevent the progression of disease. We offer something for everyone!