Virtual Groups

Join a virtual support group

You'll receive support from your Women@Heart Peer Leader and hear from other women with lived experience, without having to leave the comfort of your home. There is no cost associated with this program. 

These groups follow the same format as the in-person groups. Every 2 weeks, you'll meet with your group at a set time for 2 hours, for a total of 12 sessions (approximately 6 months). 

For more information on each session, click here

Participation

Women@Heart has been carefully developed and you'll benefit the most if you attend each session. We do know that “life happens” and people are not always able to participate each week, but participating in as many sessions as possible will give you the most benefit.

Requirements

In order to benefit from the full virtual experience, we recommend you have the following at home:

  • A computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone
  • Home internet
  • A camera (optional)
  • Earphones and/or a headset with a microphone
  • A toll-free number will also be provided to call in if needed

Registration & Next Steps

If you would like to join a virtual group, complete the registration form below. You will then be sent a confirmation email to complete your registration. 

Have Questions?

For more information, call the Prevention and Wellness Centre at 613-696-7071 or 1-866-399-4432, or email us at pwc@ottawaheart.ca.

Women@Heart Virtual Group Registration

Personal Information
Waiver of Liability

Waiver of Liability Release

  1. In consideration for receiving permission to participate in the Women@Heart program, the receipt of said permission being hereby acknowledged, I do hereby forever release any and all liability, discharge, and agree not to sue the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, its representatives, directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates, successors and permitted assigns (“UOHI”) and/or any other supporter or contributor to the program, and agree to hold and save them harmless and indemnify them from and against any and all liabilities, claims, injuries, losses, damaged, expenses, demands, actions, and causes of action of whatsoever kind or nature arise out of or related to any such loss, damage or injury that may be sustained by me for whatever reason while participating in the Women@Heart program or upon the premises or grounds where the Women@Heart program takes place or through the online platform where the Women@Heart program videoconference takes place, whether such damages are the result of negligence or for any other reason. 
  2. I am duly aware of the risks associated with relying on any information provided by the Women@Heart leaders and/or participants in the program, and I do hereby voluntarily assume all risks of loss, damage, or injury, that may be sustained if I rely on any said information. 
  3. I am duly aware that that the views expressed by Women@Heart leaders or any other group member are her personal views and UOHI does not guarantee the accuracy or appropriateness of the information, data, opinions, advice or statements expressed by Women@Heart leaders or any other group member.  
  4. I acknowledge that my Women@Heart leader will submit my name, along with the names of all other group members, to the Women@Heart program lead at UOHI for tracking and reporting purposes. This information will be kept confidential unless I provide written consent, or if disclosure is required by law. 
  5. I understand that anonymized personal health information of Women@Heart participants may be used for monitoring and evaluation, program improvements, and educational purposes.
  6. Over the course of the program, testimonials, pictures, videos and audio recordings may be taken of Women@Heart participants to promote the program, UOHI, and women’s heart health more broadly.  I consent to the use of my photo, video, audio recording, and/or written story, as applicable, by UOHI, in its discretion, to promote the program and/or UOHI in print and electronic materials.  I acknowledge that any materials created by UOHI will be copyrighted by UOHI. 
  7. In signing the foregoing release, I hereby acknowledge and represent that I have read the foregoing release; I understand it and I agree to it voluntarily.
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