Share your thoughts about a new mobile app we are creating to help people like YOU be more physically active


Health researchers, digital media experts and health consumer advocates across Canada have joined forces in an effort to improve the prevention and treatment of brain and joint diseases in real life. This team, called ICON*, is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research.


The ICON team will create an app called “Walk 10 Blocks”. This tool aims to encourage Canadians to walk at least 1 km (or 10 city blocks) a day, which researchers suggest is the minimum required to improve cognitive and brain health and may even help maintain healthy joints.


To help us better understand the needs of potential users, we would like to learn more about your health and your neighbourhood environment.


If you are willing to help, please take 10-15 minutes to fill out this survey. All responses will remain anonymous and confidential and there will be no information collected that will identify you. You may answer all, some or none of the questions. Your participation assumes that you have provided consent.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Linda Li, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia at 604-207-4020 or toll free 1-800-871-4575 or via email If you have concerns about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this survey, contact the Research Participant Information Line in the UBC Office of Research Ethics at 604-822-8598 or if long distance e-mail or call toll free 1-877-822-8598.


Thank you for taking part in this important effort to improve your health and the health of millions like you across Canada!


* ICON: Improving Cognitive and Joint Health Network

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