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What is Mocc Walk?


The Mocc Walk is a free and inclusive healthy exercise initiative intended to increase awareness about diabetes and support physical activity amongst Indigenous women and their families across Ontario. It encourages everyone to “get active ∙ get fit ∙ have fun”. Whether it is exercising in your living room or walking around the block, participants are encouraged to get active and record the number of minutes spent exercising/walking. Minutes are submitted to ONWA for the chance at winning some cool prizes!

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How to participate


How to participate







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Weekly Challenges

Week 1


1 - 5 

Welcome to the first week of the Mocc Walk, we are so glad you are here! Being active can help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. ONWA encourages Indigenous women to take up their leadership roles in their communities to encourage family and friends to participate in this year's Mocc Walk and weekly challenges! Send us a story/ and or picture to show us why you are Mocc Walking.

Week 2


6 - 12 

May is the Flower Moon and is a time for healing and cleansing. Share a picture or submit a journal entry of what the Flower Moon means to you.

Week 3


13 - 19 

The Medicine Wheel teaches us that our well-being is best when we are balanced in all four directions of self  (body, mind, heart, and spirit).  What are you doing this week to work towards wholistic well-being? Submit a picture or journal entry.

Week 4


20 - 26 

Being active looks different to everyone. ONWA encourages Community Members of all abilities to participate in the Mocc Walk. Be proud of what you can accomplish! Submit a picture or journal entry of what being active looks like to you!

Week 5

May 27 - June 2

Try making small changes in your day that will add up! Take the stairs instead of the elevator, take short movement breaks, or do a chair workout. Submit a photo, piece of art or journal on how you have made small changes this week!

Week 6


3 - 9 

June is the Strawberry Moon. The strawberry represents the heart and working together with kindness and love. Did you know that strawberries (heart berries), as well as other fruits, can help regulate blood sugar? Submit a photo of yourself, friends, or family with a healthy snack, and let us know what the Strawberry Moon means to you!

Week 7


10 - 16 

Nature is Medicine! Get outside, explore a new trail, or visit a new park. Let us know how you connected with nature this week!

Week 8


17 - 23 

Processed foods are usually fast and convenient, but are often high in sugar, salt, and fat. Try to choose whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and wild game more often. Submit a photo or share a journal entry of what your favourite traditional meal is.

Week 9


24 - 30 

You did it! Submit a photo/journal entry about how the Mocc Walk has affected you. Do you plan on continuing to be active? Remember to submit all your minutes for the Mocc Walk by 11:59 PM EST on June 30, 2024.

Weekly Challenges
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Smoking Cessation Challenge

Are you looking to reduce the impact of smoking in your life?


Submit a journal entry reflecting on how you are reclaiming your health by reducing smoking. Complete this challenge by the end of the Mocc Walk for a chance to win additional prizes. 


Mocc Walk Smoking Cessation Journal Pages

In partnership with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Indigenous Cohort Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) on Promoting Smoking Reduction and Cessation with Indigenous Peoples of Reproductive Age and their Communities.

Smoking Cessation Challenge

Classroom Challenge


Are you a teacher looking to encourage youth exercise and diabetes awareness in your classroom?


Contact to enter. Every week gather and submit your class' combined exercise minutes for a chance to win the Classroom Challenge prize!


Mocc Walk Excercise Tracker

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*No cash option is available for any of these draws. For more details please check out the Rules and Regulations





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What is the Mocc Walk?

The Mocc Walk is a free and inclusive healthy exercise initiative that calls on Indigenous women and their families to get active, get fit, and have fun while promoting a healthy lifestyle and diabetes awareness. It encourages everyone to “get active ∙ get fit ∙ have fun”. Whether it is exercising in your living room or walking around the block, participants are encouraged to walk/exercise and record the number of minutes spent walking. Minutes are submitted to ONWA for the chance at winning some cool prizes! 

How long is the Mocc Walk?

Begins: 12:01 AM EST on Sunday, May 1st, 2024  

Ends: 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, June 30th, 2024 

Why is the Classroom Challenge contest period shorter?

The Classroom Challenge runs from May 1 - May 26, 2024. This is done to allow the winning class to receive their prize before the end of the school year. 

What are the Weekly Challenge dates of the Mocc Walk Weeks?  

  • Week 1: May 1 to May 5

  • Week 2: May 6 to May 12

  • Week 3: May 13 to May 19

  • Week 4: May 20 to May 26

  • Week 5: May 27 to June 2

  • Week 6: June 3 to June 9

  • Week 7: June 10 to June 16

  • Week 8: June 17 to June 23

  • Week 9: June 24 to June 30

“I registered for the Mocc Walk but I did it late, am I still registered?” 

Yes – There is no registration deadline, you can join and participate starting at any point during the Mocc Walk.

Where is the Mocc Walk?  

All across Ontario – anywhere you can walk or exercise.   


Who can participate?

All residents of Ontario - everyone! Elders, adults, youth and children! 


Can I still enter the Mocc Walk individually if I am participating in the Classroom Challenge?

Yes - please do! Participants taking part in the Classroom Challenge are still eligible for individual participation in the Mocc Walk. 

Can I participate as a part of a team?

At this time, we are only accepting individual registrations. However, we encourage you to make your own teams/groups and challenge each other. Encourage your family and friends to join you in getting active. 

What are the types of registrants?

You can enter as one of three types of registrants:

  1. Community Member

  2. ONWA Membership (Chapters and Councils)

  3. ONWA Employee - Please note: This draw is for employees of ONWA and their households, and will be communicated internally. It is conducted separately from the other Mocc Walk draws, and will not impact your chance of winning.


Why should I participate?

  • Get Active ∙ Get Fit ∙ Have Fun  

  • Help raise awareness about Diabetes - a key public health concern for Indigenous people  

  • Chance to win cool prizes


How do I participate?

  1. Register

  2. Walk/exercise, keep track of how many minutes 

  3. Submit minutes to ONWA every week, using our online Time Log form

  4. Participate in Challenges (Weekly Challenges, Smoking Cessation Challenge, Classroom Challenge) for more chances to win prizes 

  5. Submit to ONWA before 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, June 30, 2024


Do I have to walk to participate?

No, any type of exercise will do – garden or rake outside, watch and follow along a YouTube exercise video, walk up and down stairs, jump rope, etc. You can exercise standing up, sitting down, as long you are exercising! Be creative! 


When should I log my exercise time?

Once a week – Friday’s are a great time to log your time!

TIP: Having trouble keeping track of your time? We have created a Mocc Walk Exercise Tracker to help!

How do I win prizes?

  1. Register and submit at least one Time Log will be entered into a draw for the Grand Prizes and Participation Prizes at the end of the promotion.

  2. Participate in Weekly Challenges to be entered into weekly draw.

  3. Participate in Smoking Cessation Challenge to be entered into a draw at the end of the promotion.

  4. Participate in Classroom Challenge to be entered into a draw at the end of the promotion.

Be sure to track and submit minutes to qualify!

TIP: Need more information, check out the Mocc Walk Rules & Regulations.

What are the prizes?

Prize details can be found here or in the Mocc Walk Rules & Regulations


What are the Weekly Challenges?

Every week during the course of the Mocc Walk, there are optional Weekly Challenges available for participants. These are meant to help encourage you to “get active ∙ get fit ∙ have fun” and keep you engaged in the Mocc Walk. They also offer the chance to win additional prizes.

Where do I submit my Weekly Challenge entry?

There is a spot on the Log Your Time form to enter you Weekly Challenge submission. 

Where do I submit my Smoking Cessation Challenge entry?

There is a spot on the Log Your Time form to enter you Smoking Cessation Challenge submission. 


What are the Rules and Regulations of this promotion?

Click here to read the full Rules and Regulations for this promotion. Please be aware that by participating in this promotion you agree to follow the Rules and Regulations outlined for this promotion. 


Have more questions?

Contact the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Aboriginal Diabetes Education Project - Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816

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