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Mocc Walk

get active · get fit · have fun



How far can your moccasin’s walk?

The Ontario Native Women’s Association’s Aboriginal Diabetes Program is CHALLENGING YOU TO A MOCC WALK! Join this FREE walking challenge intended to increase awareness about diabetes and to promote physical activity among Indigenous people across Ontario.

Just record the number of minutes you spent walking, tally your points at the end of the challenge and submit them to ONWA. You earn 1 point for every 10 minutes you walk. The more points you get, the more chances you have to win great prizes!

Everyone of all ages is encouraged to participate - women, men, youth, children, elders. Participate as individuals or gather your families, co-workers or friends and participate as a team! You can walk anywhere – on a treadmill, outside or at the mall.



Everyone! REGISTER as Individuals or Teams (4 per team)



Begins: May 1st, 2018

Ends: June 30th, 2018



All across Ontario


Take the Mocc Walk Challenge!


Registration Deadline: April 30th

To register, complete the registration form and e-mail, fax, or mail it to Robert Fenton at ONWA. 


Fax: 807-623-1104

Mail: 380 Ray. Blvd., Thunder Bay, ON  P7B4E6


Robert Fenton
Aboriginal Diabetes Education Coordinator
Tel: (807) 625-8579
Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816


Facebook Event Page (2019)


Download Calendar Trackers (click here)



Frequently Asked Questions

Q:   What is the Mocc Walk?

The Mocc Walk is a walking challenge that promotes awareness about diabetes among Indigneous people and encourages everyone to “get active· get fit · have fun,” while taking part. Whether walking as an individual or as a team, participants are encouraged to walk and record the number of minutes spent walking. For every 10 minutes spent walking, 1 point is awarded. Points are tallied and submitted to ONWA for the chance at winning some cool prizes!


Q:   Who can participate in the Mocc Walk?

The Mocc Walk is open to women, men, youth and children throughout the province of Ontario.

Participants can enter as individuals or as teams of four (4). Note: Teams do not have to walk together


Q:   How long is the Mocc Walk?

Walking begins 12:00 am on May 1st and will end 11:59 pm on June 30th.


Q:   Where is the Mocc Walk?

All across Ontario!

Participants can walk anywhere – a treadmill, outside, at the mall


Q:   What do participants have to do for the Mocc Walk?

    • Complete the Registration form and e-mail, fax or mail to ONWA by May 1st.
    • Start walking and record walking minutes on the calendars provided for May and June.
    • Note: Walking minutes cannot include working hours (breaks and lunch hour are acceptable).
    • Tally points monthly (10 minutes of walking = 1 point) and e-mail, fax or mail to ONWA.
    • Participants may also submit photos and stories about their walking experiences to ONWA.
    • Final tracking results need to be submitted by July 12


Q:   Why should I participate in the Mocc Walk?

    • Get Active ·Get Fit · Have Fun
    • Raise awareness about Diabetes - a key public health concern for Indigenous people
    • Chance to win cool prizes!


Q:   How are the prizes awarded for the Mocc Walk?

Prizes are awarded to the top three (3) individuals and teams for each region in Ontario (Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western).

All individuals/teams are eligible for the 3 Grand Prizes, which will be randomly drawn.

* In order to be eligible for prizes, participants must track their results and submit them to ONWA.


Q:   How do I get more involved?

Contact the Aboriginal Diabetes Education Project at the Ontario Native Women’s Association:

Robert Fenton
Aboriginal Diabetes Education Coordinator
Tel: (807) 625-8579
Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816



Connect with us

Head Office: 150 City Road P.O. Box 15-684, City Road, Fort William First Nation, ON, P7J 1J7
Phone: (807) 577-1492 - Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816 - Fax: (807) 623-1104
Satellite Office: 380 Ray Blvd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4E6 - Phone: (807) 623-3442