Active Older Adult Certification

****A lot of our courses have been cancelled and/or postponed due to COVID-19… as soon as more course dates are available, we will add them to this page. For now, these are all the Courses available. 


It is estimated that by the year 2031, 20 % of Canada’s population will be older than 65 years old and unfortunately, the majority of people in this age group are not active enough to realize health benefits and as such, a great load is put upon our health care and long-term care resources. By the 1980’s the Canadian government recognized that costs associated with institutionalization were drastically escalating and that different ways were needed to manage health care costs. The MFC Active Older Adult course prepares you to work with older adults.

We have changed the format for the delivery of this course as well as incorporated a textbook and resources. It allows you to take the course at home and just attend a 1 day practical session before you write the exam.

The new format for this course includes an at-home/distance education component which MUST be completed prior to attending the 8-hour in-class session. The at-home manual and text MUST be purchased at the MFC office prior to attending this program. As with all MFC certification courses, a written exam and practical evaluation are required after completing this course,  in order to gain this certification

Please pick up your course materials from the MFC office and review the information BEFORE this course date.

This course is a designation course therefore leaders must have a completed certification to add this course.

Currently certified MFC Instructors can expand their knowledge to teach Active Older Adults. This enhancement course teaches the physiological, biological and social changes affecting older adults. Principles will be applied to help you motivate and educate your older participants to develop strength, balance and coordination to improve active daily living skills.

You must hold a certification in one of the following to take the AOA course (Group, Resistance Training, Yoga, or Aqua). If you are teaching land base classes you must hold a land base certification (Group, Resistance Training or Yoga). If you hold the Aqua Certification, then you can teach AOA in the water with your participants.

Active Older Adult Certification Course

Active Older Adult Course
March 5, 2023.
9am-5pm in-person. Location TBA (either the Rady JCC or MFC office).
Registration link coming soon. Please call 204-235-1245 for more information. Please pick up your course materials from the MFC office and review the information BEFORE this course date.