Health Resources

Health Website Resources

To help you with your health questions we’ve collected a list of website resources for you that we recommend.

The website resources are organized under topics.

Click on the title of topic listed below and the website resources for that topic will be displayed.

To help you with your health questions we’ve collected a list of website resources for you that we recommend. 

The website resources are organized under topics.

Click on the title of topic listed below and the website resources for that topic will be displayed.


Additions and Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous® and Ontario South Al-Anon/Alateen are fellowships of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem, and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) provide access to a range of information and analysis relating to substance abuse issues, and connects Canadians to a broad spectrum of networks and activities.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health organization, integrating specialized clinical care with innovative research, education, health promotion, and policy development.

Go Smokefree! Health Canada’s Federal Tobacco Control Strategy Program and The Canadian Lung Association provide information and publications for helping smokers quit.

Holmes House located in Simcoe, offers withdrawal management services (detoxification) from alcohol and mood-altering chemicals in a residential setting. Support is offered 24-hours per day, year round. Norfolk General Hospital is the governing agency.

Smoker’s Helpline is an interactive, web-based service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering tips and tools to help you quit successfully. They provide free, personalized, and non-judgmental support, advice, and information.

Allergies and Asthma

Allergy/Asthma Information Association is the only Canadian patient association that deals with all aspects of allergy, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, and anaphylaxis.

Asthma Society of Canada provides evidence-based, market tested, age appropriate asthma information, education, management tools, and support programs for Canadians with asthma.

AlS (Lou Gehrig's Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Society of Canada provide information about research on the disease, and supports its provincial partners in the provisions of quality care for those living with ALS.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer Society of Canada provide support, education, and awareness programs to help people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Arthritis

The Arthritis Society is dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis education, research-based solutions, and community-based support.

Autism

Autism Society Canada (ASC) is a national incorporated non-profit charitable organization. It was founded in 1976 by a group of parents committed to advocacy, public education, information and referral, and support for its regional societies.

Back Problems

Canadian Chiropractic Association is a federated association representing the chiropractic profession in Canada. Their mission is to help Canadians live healthier lives by informing the public about the benefits of chiropractic care, by facilitating chiropractic research, and by advocating for health care system reform to ensure equitable and accessible health care for all Canadians.

Brain Tumour

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada provides informal one-to-one support through a toll-free number. They offer customized information packages, as well information regarding support groups, agencies, and resources in your community.

Cancer

Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) is a survivor-directed, national network of organizations and individuals. CBCN is a national link between all groups and individuals concerned about breast cancer, and represents the concerns of all Canadians affected by breast cancer, and those at risk.

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is the provincial agency responsible for continually improving cancer services. As the government’s cancer advisor, it works to reduce the number of people diagnosed with cancer, and make sure patients receive better care every step of the way.

Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer, and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation is a national, volunteer governed, charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with cancer, and their families.

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is dedicated to increasing awareness of colorectal cancer, supporting patients, and advocating for population-based screening, and timely access to effective treatments.

Screen Colons Canada mandate is to raise awareness about the prevalence and the preventability of colon cancer and to promote screening for it.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is a voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLSC funds lifesaving blood cancer research across Canada, and provide free information, and support services.

Lymphoma Foundation Canada provides education and support for individuals with lymphoma, and their support network. They fund medical research to find a cure for lymphatic cancer, and advocate for the best treatment and care for lymphoma patients. They promote further research, new treatments and, rapid access to new developments in lymphoma.

Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) provides mammography screening for women at average risk of developing breast cancer aged 50 years and older. Now, women aged 30-69 who are found to be at high risk for developing breast cancer will also have access to OBSP services including annual mammography, and breast MRI screening.

Ovarian Cancer Canada is a registered Canadian charitable organization whose mission is to overcome ovarian cancer, providing leadership by supporting women living with the disease and their families, raising awareness in the general public and with health care professionals, and funding research to develop early detection techniques, improved treatment and, ultimately a cure.

Prostate Cancer Canada provide services at the grass roots level, through monthly peer meetings, special educational events, outreach programs and presentations to service clubs, community health fairs, and more.

Cerebral Palsy

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting people with cerebral palsy in Ontario. The organization is committed to supporting independence, inclusion, choice, and full integration of all persons with cerebral palsy.

Children's Health

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haldimand-Norfolk facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their full potential, both as individuals and citizens.

Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is a national association of paediatricians, committed to working together to advance the health of children and youth by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research, and support of its membership.

Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand-Norfolk provides protection, prevention, and counselling services to children, youth and families. They offer support, and provide the means to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment.

Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) provides voluntary services to children and youth with complex mental health and/or developmental challenges. The highly specialized services offered include assessment, consultation, treatment, research, and education. They also provide programs and clinics for children and youth, their families and caregivers.

CONTACT Haldimand-Norfolk was established to help people get information, and be connected with services with one phone call. CONTACT can help you if you are calling about children and youth who need counselling, or need help with disabilities or emotional, behavioural, and developmental concerns. CONTACT can also provide help for adults with developmental disabilities.

Dalhousie Place, Haldimand-Norfolk Supervised Access Centre is for families caught in custody and access disputes. They provide a safe, neutral, child-focused setting for visits with or exchanges of children.

Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids®) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost pediatric health-care institutions, and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research, and education. Founded in 1875, and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals, and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally.

Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous, and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. From trouble with homework to dealing with loss and grief to thoughts of suicide, kids can talk to Kids Help Phone about anything. Professional counsellors provide anonymous, confidential, and non-judgmental support 24/7, 365 days a year.

Lansdowne Children’s Centre is a children’s treatment centre for children with physical, communication and/or developmental needs located in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

London Health Sciences Centre, Children’s Hospital is a world-class hospital with the latest technology, and the best specialists, scientists and health professionals in Canada. As a regional referral centre, they provide specialized pediatric inpatient and outpatient services to children in Southwestern Ontario from birth through to age 18.

McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) is one of the top pediatric academic health science centres in Canada. MCH serves the special and unique healthcare needs of children with its subspecialty clinics, diagnostic areas, emergency department, inpatient wards, and operating rooms.  It has one of the largest and most impressive Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Canada.

Ontario Early Years Centre Haldimand-Norfolk is a place where parents and caregivers can get answers to questions, and have an opportunity to talk to professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers.

Cystic Fibrosis

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation research towards the goal of a cure or control for cystic fibrosis (CF).  They promote public awareness, support high quality CF care, and allocate raised funds for these purposes.

Diabetes

Canadian Diabetes Association provides people with diabetes, and healthcare professionals with education and services. They advocate on behalf of people with diabetes, supporting research, and translating research into practical applications.

Haldimand-Norfolk Diabetes Program assists people with diabetes, and their families to manage diabetes effectively in order to obtain and maintain an optimum level of wellness. They offer both private and group appointments with a diabetes nurse and dietitian educators.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, but lasts a lifetime. JDRF sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder of, and advocate for, diabetes science worldwide.

Down Syndrome

Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a national non-profit organization providing information, advocacy and education about Down syndrome.  The CDSS supports self-advocates, parents, and families through all stages of life.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy through promotion and support of research, and facilitation of education and awareness initiatives that build understanding, and acceptance of epilepsy.

Eye Care and Safety

Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) represents over three thousand Doctors of Optometry, the primary eye care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge, and a national voice to ensure blind and partially sighted Canadians have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

Family Resources

Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation, and resources to those who care for children and support families.

Canadian Caregiver Coalition is the national voice for the needs and interests of family caregivers. They are a bilingual, not-for-profit organization made up of caregivers, caregiver support groups, national stakeholder organizations, and researchers. They provide leadership in identifying and responding to the needs of caregivers in Canada.

Food Banks Canada is the national charitable organization representing the food bank community across Canada. Port Dover Lifeline Food Bank, Simcoe Caring Cupboard, and Waterford and District Food Cupboard are local food banks that provide food to families and individuals in need. They are operated by volunteers.

Victims of Violence, Canadian Centre for Missing Children is a federally registered charitable organization. The mandate of the organization is to “provide support and assistance to victims of violent crime, and to assist families of missing children in the search for their loved ones.”  They are dedicated to the prevention of crimes against children, and to educating children on personal safety issues.

First Aid/CPR

St. Johns Ambulance Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Branch mission is to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety, and quality of life by providing training (first aid) and community services (health and safety).

Foot Health

Canadian Podiatric Medical Association is a non-profit organization working on behalf Canada’s premier foot specialists. They are dedicated to enhancing the profession of podiatry, and increasing awareness among Canadians about the importance of good foot health care. The site provides a comprehensive list of common foot conditions and ailments.

College of Chiropodists of Ontario set standards of practice and conduct to ensure Ontarians receive competent and safe care. All chiropodists and podiatrists who work in Ontario are responsible for meeting their standards. The site includes an online directory of chiropodists and podiatrist in Ontario.

Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC) is a national, non-profit organization whose main mandate is to develop and promote the study, practice, and knowledge of Pedorthics in Canada.

Gastrointestinal Disease

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research (CSIR) was the first registered charity in Canada to enhance public awareness by providing patient and professional information, and funding medical research on a wide array of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.

Canadian Celiac Association provides information on sources of gluten-free food, to foster research, and to encourage mutual support among celiacs.

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, for more than 40 years, has led the way in giving Canadians affected by these diseases hope for a cure, support and education, and a community that understand.

Grief and Loss

Bereaved Families of Ontario provides compassionate, non-denominational, mutual aid support for families and individuals who have lost a significant person to death.

Bereavement Ontario Network is a diverse group of organizations and individuals throughout the province that work in the field of grief, bereavement, and mourning as professionals and volunteers.

Canadian Centre for Pet Loss Bereavement (CCPLB) offers an organized portal of resources where bereaved animal lovers and animal care professionals can locate specialized services such as counselling, public education, helpful articles, and media initiatives.

The Compassionate Friends Canada is a non-profit, non-denominational, self-help organization, offering friendship, understanding, grief education, and hope for the future to all families who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause.

Perinatal Bereavement Services of Ontario (PAIL) is a registered charity dedicated to providing self-help through bereavement support services for parents adjusting to a new life after miscarriage, medical termination, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death.

Hearing Loss/Prevention

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is a not-for-profit agency and the leading provider of services, products, and information that remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health, and promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing.  CHS is governed by a board of directors, the majority of whom are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing.

Heart Health

Heart and Stroke foundation of Ontario  is a volunteer-based health charity, which leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke, and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.

Hypertension Canada is a newly integrated volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization representing over 50 years of expertise in the field of hypertension.  The leadership of three organizations is aggressively moving forward to achieve a common vision; a vision that will bring about positive benefits for the millions of people in Canada who, on a daily basis, deal with the dangers and harmful effects of hypertension.

Hemophilia

Canadian Hemophilia Society is committed to improving the health and quality of life of all people with inherited bleeding disorders, and ultimately to find a cure.

HIV/AIDS/Hepatiitis C (Liver Disease)

CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date, unbiased information about HIV and hepatitis C. They connect people living with HIV or hepatitis C, at-risk communities, healthcare providers, and community organizations with the knowledge, resources, and expertise to reduce transmission, and improve quality of life.

Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national coalition of over 120 community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. They are dedicated to strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS across all sectors of society, and to enriching the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS.

Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) mandate is to promote liver health, and to reduce the incidence and impact of all liver disease. They improve public awareness and understanding of liver health and liver disease, raise funds for research, and reach out to liver disease patients and their families.

Huntington Disease

Huntington Society of Canada is a national network of volunteers and professionals united in the fight against Huntington disease. The Society maximizes the quality of life of people living with HD by delivering services, enabling others to understand the disease, and furthering research to slow and prevent Huntington disease.

Infertility

Fertility Matters Canada (FMC) is the national organization that empowers Canadians to help reach their reproductive health goals by providing support, awareness, information and education; and promoting equal access to fertility treatments. We are Canada’s fertility resource.

Infertility Network (IN) is an independent, registered, charity, providing information on all aspects of infertility: medical treatments, psychological impact, adoption, child-free living, current legislation, and advocacy efforts.  They strive to help people make informed choices about their family-building options.

Kidney Disease

Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national volunteer organization committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through funding and stimulating innovative research, providing education and support, promoting access to high quality healthcare, and increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. Their mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.

Literacy

Haldimand-Norfolk Literacy Council provide volunteer tutors and staff to work with adults who need to upgrade their literacy and math skills in order to improve their quality of life. They offer English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Services are free and confidential to adults 19 years and older.

Lupus

Lupus Canada is a national voluntary organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with lupus through advocacy, education, public awareness, support, and research

MEDICALERT®

Canadian MedicAlert® Foundation is a paid membership based registered charity with medical identification products linked to a 24 hour emergency hotline. MedicAlert® ensures your vital medical information is immediately known to emergency health care providers, and will speak for you when you cannot.

Medications

MedsCheck helps you manage multiple medications to ensure you are getting the most from your medication. With all the different instructions and potential side effects, it is hard to know if the medications you take on a daily basis are working as well as they should.

Mental Health

Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education (CFTRE) is a registered Canadian charity created to further the understanding of the fields of neurobiology & psychophysiology, through education and research, as they pertain to the treatment of traumatic conditions. They are committed to conduct research, and to train professionals in effectively treating people who suffer from symptoms of trauma and other forms of dysregulation in the autonomic nervous system.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Haldimand-Norfolk Branch is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing outreach services to individuals with serious mental illness for over 22 years in the community

Canadian Psychiatric Association is a national voluntary professional association, and the voice of Canadian psychiatrists. It advocates for the professional needs of its members, and promotes excellence in education, research, and clinical practice.

Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) Affiliated with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), CSP offers training (community workshops and online courses), and has the largest English language library dedicated to the collection and dissemination of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario.

Mood Disorder Society of Canada is a national, not for profit, consumer driven, voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voices of consumers, family members, and caregivers are heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness; and in particular with regard to depression, bipolar illness, and other associated mood disorders.

Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders Society mission is to help people affected directly or indirectly by bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety live better lives.

Schizophrenia Society of Canada exists to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy, and research.

Telecare Distress Centres of Canada Inc. provides an anonymous, confidential crisis line service, for anyone having difficulty coping in life. They offer compassionate, non-judgmental emotion support, 24 hours of the day, 7 days of the week. and 365 days of the year.

Veterans Affairs Canada offers information about operational stress injuries, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Migraines

Help for Headaches is a non-profit organization, and a registered Canadian charity that is committed to educational services for those suffering from and treating headaches. Their mission is to provide advocacy, research, support, and up-to-date information on the subject of head pain to headache sufferers, their families, employers, and the public at large.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada mission is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis, and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.

Naturopathic Medicine

Armstrong Clinic is a naturopathic medical clinic which diagnoses, treats and prevents disease using therapies such as acupuncture, homeopathy, nutrition, botanical medicine, exercise therapy, IV therapy, craniosacral therapy, and colon therapy.

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) is the national association for qualified naturopathic doctors across Canada. The CAND promotes naturopathic medicine to the public, corporations, insurance companies and the federal government, and facilitates communication within the naturopathic profession.

Nuclear Medicine

Norfolk Nuclear Medicine Service is an independent health facility that supplies the patients and physicians of the Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant, and Oxford County areas with scans and studies using technology previously only available in larger city centers.

Simcoe Diagnostic Imaging/Humber Valley Imaging facilitate access to diagnostic services such as X-Ray, Mammography, General Ultrasound, Vascular Ultrasound & Cardiac service.

Nutrition and Eating Disorders

Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the national professional association for dietitians, representing almost 6000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. DC is one of the largest organizations of dietetic professionals in the world. The site includes an online searchable database to help locate a dietitian.

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Canadian, non-profit organization, established in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. Their goal is to promote healthy lifestyles that allow people to be fully engaged in their lives.

Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion is a Health Canada resource centre on healthy eating, healthy weights, prenatal nutrition, nutrition labeling, and Canada’s food guide. Health Canada is also recognized as an authoritative source for research, policy reports and publications.

Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotics Prosthetics Canada Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) is the representative national organization for the prosthetic and orthotic profession.  Its role is to protect the public and advance the profession of prosthetics and orthotics through quality standards of practice, professional credentialing, education and awareness.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Canada is a registered charity, and the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower, and support individuals and communities, in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

Palliative Care

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national voice for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada. Their work includes public policy, public education, and awareness. Established in 1991, its volunteer Board of Directors is composed of hospice palliative care workers and volunteers from Canadian provinces and territories as well as members-at-large.

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson Society Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s. Since 1965, Parkinson Society Canada has been dedicated to providing education, support services, advocacy, and funding for research on behalf of over 100,000 Canadians coping with this brain disease every day.

Physiotherapy

Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) mission is to advance the profession of physiotherapy in order to improve the health of Canadians.  It has an online searchable database to find a physiotherapist who is a member of the CPA in your area.

Private Health Care

Find Private Clinics (FPC) is Canada’s largest directory for locating quality private clinics and health care professionals across Canada. The resources are searchable by category, province and city, and are filled with manually reviewed private clinics, health professionals, and wellness centers in Canada.

Respiratory Services

R.T. Respiratory Services Inc. is a team of dedicated health care professionals including Registered Respiratory Therapists and Registered Nurses. They provide quality care to a wide area, including Brant, Oxford, Haldimand-Norfolk, and the Niagara area. Their services include oxygen, aerosol, suction, assessments, CPAP & BIPAP, in-service and education, CPR Instruction and re-certification, patient education, and rehabilitation support

Seniors Health

Canadian Homecare Association (CHCA) is a national voice to promote excellence in home care through leadership, awareness, and knowledge. Their vision is accessible, responsive home care and community supports, which enable people to stay in their homes with safety, dignity, and quality of life.

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of the abuse of older people in Canada.

Grand-Parenting Again Canada Brant (GPA Brant) is a not-for-profit support group for grandparents and extended family members raising related children (grandchildren, nieces/nephews, etc.).

Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services enhance the independence, and improves the quality of life for seniors and adults living with disabilities over the age of 60.

Sexual Health

Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) is a national registered charitable organization to foster professional education and public knowledge about sexuality and sexual health. SIECCAN work with health professionals, educators, and community organizations to ensure all Canadians have access to high quality sexual health information; education, and related health and social services.

Skin Conditions

Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) represents Canadian dermatologists.  The association exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the care of the skin, hair, and nails. They provide continuing professional development for its members, support and advance patient care, provide public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin health, and promote a lifetime of healthier skin, hair, and nails.

Psoriasis Society of Canada is a national, registered, charitable organization dedicated to Canadians who have psoriasis.  They assist their affiliated chapters, and represent their members’ needs on a national level which includes providing up-to-date treatment information, programs and services, support groups, increase awareness among health care professionals and the public, consult with government to assist with programs and services, and encourage research programs to find the cause and cure for psoriasis.

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada is a federation of 13 organizations working collectively on behalf of people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, and their families.

Spinal Cord Injury

Rick Hansen Foundation is a registered charity established in 1988, to raise awareness of the potential of people with disabilities, accelerate progress in building inclusive communities, and achieve breakthroughs in spinal cord injury (SCI) research.

Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Foundation of Canada (TFC) is a non-profit registered volunteer organization whose mission is to support thyroid patients across Canada through awareness, education, and research.

Vaccinations

Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion (CCIAP) is a partnership of national non-governmental, professional, health, consumer, government, and private sector organizations with a specific interest in promoting the understanding and use of vaccines recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

A complete list of The Ministry of Health’s publicly funded routine immunization schedules for Ontarians. Unless there is a valid written exemption, certain vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella) are required for attendance at school.

Created by the Public Health Agency of Canada, this site includes a list of recommended vaccines required prior to travel based on where you plan to travel, and what you plan to do.

Wellness

The Aberdeen Health and Community Services Foundation is an independent, locally based, registered charity which supports charitable health care initiatives for the benefit of residents in Brant, Haldimand & Norfolk Counties.

Canadian Wellness is a comprehensive directory of fitness, diet, health, nutrition, and other wellness related professionals and their services.

Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport encourage Ontarians to lead healthy, active lives, and make the province a healthy, prosperous place to live, work, play, learn, and visit. Its fundamental goals are to promote and encourage Ontarians to make healthier choices at all ages and stages of life, to create healthy and supportive environments, lead the development of healthy public policy, and assist with embedding behaviours that promote health.

Thehealthline.ca is an innovative web portal that puts accurate and up-to-date information about health services at the fingertips of consumers and health providers across South West Ontario. Thehealthline.ca provides easy access to a reliable source of data, and empowers consumers to find the services they need close to home.

Welcome Wagon Ltd, Baby, Bride Showcase & Newcomer Welcome, Simcoe, Waterford, Port Rowan and Areas is a community welcome program for newcomers to the area; the home visits bring greetings and information about local services.

Weight Management

Eat Right Ontario provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help you make healthier food choices.  Registered Dietitians provide feature articles on food and nutrition, meal planning advice, healthy eating tips and recipes.  You can ask nutrition-related questions and receive feedback by phone or email from a Registered Dietitian at no cost. Nutrition tools and links offer many additional resources to support you in developing healthy eating habits for you and your family.

www.fitnesspal.com is a free online calorie counter and diet plan. Lose weight by tracking your caloric intake quickly and easily. Find nutrition facts for over 1000000 foods.

Women's Health

Haldimand & Norfolk Women’s Services provide shelter, counseling, support, and advocacy for women and children whose lives have been affected by abuse. All services and programs are voluntary and free of charge.

La Leche League Canada Norfolk Group encourages, promotes, and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families, and society.

menopauseandu.ca brings trustworthy, evidence-based information about menopause and osteoporosis to the general public and health professionals.

Motherisk is a program, in affiliation with the University of Toronto, which provides evidence-based information and guidance about the safety or risk to the developing fetus or infant, of maternal exposure to drugs, chemicals, diseases, radiation, and environmental agents. They provide pregnant, planning, and breastfeeding women answer to their questions to help them make well-informed choices, and a healthy start for their unborn children.

Norfolk Pregnancy Centre offer free pre and post-natal education and support services for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.

The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) is a voluntary national organization to improve the health and lives of girls and women in Canada and the world by collecting, producing, distributing, and sharing knowledge, ideas, education, information, resources, strategies, and inspirations.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) is comprised of over 3,000 professional members, including gynaecologists, obstetricians, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals. The SOGC’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to advance the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, outreach, and education.

womenshealthmatters.ca is Canada’s most trusted source of information, news and research findings on women’s health. It provides detailed information on conditions that commonly affect women, including osteoporosis, diabetes, pelvic health, environmental health, and many others.

Workplace Health and Safety

Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) is a bilingual association of individuals and organizations with interest in ergonomics.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) promote the total well-being, physical, psychosocial, and mental health of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems, and solutions that support health, safety, and wellness programs.

Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada’s leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism in the country. Their vision is to be a leading and authoritative national voice, and agent of change for the elimination of all forms of racism, and the promotion of a more harmonious Canada.

CanOSH enable Canadians to locate workplace health and safety information from the Canadian federal, provincial and territorial governments, and their agencies.

Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an accessible and inclusive Canada.

Institute for Work and Health (IWH) conducts and shares research that protects and improves the health of working people, and is valued by policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians, and health & safety professionals.

National Institute of Disability Management and Research is an internationally recognized organization committed to reducing the human, social, and economic cost of disability to workers, employers, and society by providing education, research, policy development, and implementation resources to promote workplace-based reintegration programs.

Persons with Disabilities Online provide integrated access to information, programs and services for persons with disabilities, their families, their caregivers, service providers, and all Canadians.