The Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) would like to say Chi Miigwetch (Thank you) to everyone who participated in the MOCC Walk 2020 Challenge.

Together we have helped raise awareness about diabetes, and supported physical activity amongst Indigenous women and their families across Ontario.

Thank you for getting active, getting fit, and having fun!






What is the Mocc Walk?

The Mocc Walk is a free walking challenge 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 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: 12:00 am on Friday, May 1st, 2020  

Ends: 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 

“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?

Residence of Ontario – women, men, youth and children. 


Can I participate as a part of a team?

No, teams will not be permitted this year due to the current government mandate of social distancing for safety due to COVID-19. Participants enter as individuals.


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 form

  4. Watch this page and ONWA social media for weekly challenges – participate for more chances to win prizes 

  5. Submit final tracking to ONWA before July 15, 2020


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 – Mocc Walk weeks run from Friday to Thursday. Friday’s are a great time to log your time!

TIP: Having trouble keeping track of your time? We have created a Mocc Walk 2020 Exercise Tracker to help!

How do I win prizes?

  1. Participate in Mocc Walk, all participants are entered into draw at the end 

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

  3. Place in the Top 3 in your region in Ontario (Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western)  – be sure to track and submit minutes to qualify  

TIP: Need more information, check out the Mocc Walk 2020 Rules & Regulation.


What are the prizes?

Prizes include prepaid gift cards and fitness watches. 


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.

How do I find out what the Weekly Challenge is?

We will be posting the Weekly Challenges on our Social Media. Be sure to follow us to keep up to date!

Where do I submit my Weekly Challenge entry?

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


What are the dates of the Mocc Walk Weeks?  


  • Week 1: May 1 to May 7

  • Week 2: May 8 to May 14

  • Week 3: May 15 to May 21

  • Week 4: May 22 to May 28

  • Week 5: May 29 to June 4

  • Week 6: June 5 to June 11

  • Week 7: June 12 to June 18

  • Week 8: June 19 to June 30

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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