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July 2021

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My Health My Choices | Metro

My Health My Choices | Metro

With annual sales of more than $16 billion, METRO Inc. is a food and pharmacy leader in Quebec and Ontario.
As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the company operates or services a network of some 950 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as some 650 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment to almost 90,000 people. For more details, visit

My Health My Choices, is a new guide for customers who want to simplify making the best product choices based on their own lifestyles, values or health needs when they shop. With nearly 9,000 products – found in store, online and the My Metro app and close to 50 attributes this program allows Metro customers to make their shopping experience easier and faster.

Virtual Facilitation Training a Tremendous Success

Funding from the Seniors Community Grant Program allowed Active Aging Canada to train seven community leaders in Ontario on virtual facilitation using our resource Your Personal Passport to Healthy Living. Our two facilitators, Pasty Beattie-Huggan and Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier, PhD, who have been working with us since the creation of the Passport and training tools, did an outstanding job of virtually training the leaders and then guiding them through their own virtual facilitation with our eight older adults in a pilot of a virtual Passport to Healthy Living Workshop. Both the leaders and volunteer older adults found the training and workshop to be beneficial and the healthy lifestyle behaviour changes sustainable.

We hope to be able to build on this virtual pilot workshop and continue to offer them to older adults in the future.

Virtual Facilitation Training

Leaders and facilitators on the final debriefing day.  A tremendous success for all!

Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark
National Executive Director

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