Useful Websites and LInks

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Below are a collection of websites and links that our physicians thought you might find helpful.  We will be adding to this list as time goes on, so please keep checking back.  

  • Canadian Diabetes Association — programs, services, publications and resources from The Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Canadian Hearing Society - arrange a hearing test for adults and children
  • HPV Info — information on HPV from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
  • Living with Arthritis — programs, services, publications and resources from The Arthritis Society
  • Menopause and U — information on menopause from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
  • The North American Menopause Society — information sheets written by menopause experts that provide clear, easy-to-understand explanations of important menopause-related topics.
  • Ontario Physiotherapy Association — information from The Ontario Physiotherapy Association, including a link to locate a physiotherapist near you
  • Osteoporosis Canada - recommendations for calcium and vitamin D intake as well as a dietary calcium calculator 
  • Pelvic Health Solutions — information on pelvic health and the role of pelvic floor physiotherapy
  • Sex & U — information on sexual health from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
  • Smokers' Helpline — tools to help with quitting smoking from the Canadian Cancer Society

Preventative Care

Mental Health

  • Anxiety Canada ― a comprehensive online resource for patient with anxiety; highlights include the Resource Documents section and the Mind Shift mobile app
  • Beacon 2.0 Depression Services ― list of internet-based resources for depression that are based on CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) principles
  • Big White Wall - online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and an online community moderated by trained staff, supported by OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network)
  • BounceBack - free 1on1 telephone coaching program for adults and youth 15+ , learn skills to help manage worry and anxiety, combat unhelpful thinking, and become more active and assertive, free to people living in Ontario and who have a valid health card number
  • Canadian Mental Health Association ― resources on mental health including information 
  • CBT-i Coach - improve sleep / insomnia through cognitive behaviour therapy
  • ConnexOntario ― free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness, or gambling  
  • Drug and Alcohol Helpline ― provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario
  • Gerstein Crisis Centre ― 24-hour community based mental health crisis service
  • Headspace App - meditation and mindfulness app
  • HeadsUpGuys - free online resource that offers men information, practical tips, and guidance for managing and recovering from depression
  • Mental Health Helpline ― provides information about mental health services in Ontario
  • Ontario Psychological Association Referral Service ― searchable database of registered psychologists for a variety of counselling needs
  • Psychotherapy Referral Service ― helps match patients with a psychotherapist based on his/her individual needs
  • Online and Emergency Resources for Teens - list of online apps, programs, and phone lines compiled by FMPE
  • Sleep Hygiene ― helpful tips on improving sleep habits

Nutrition & Fitness

  • Canada's Food Guide — nutrition resources from Health Canada
  • Darebee - independent fitness resource run and maintained by a small group of volunteers and fitness professionals; workout plans, challenges, fitness information, nutrition, and meal plans are all free to access and download; supported by user donations
  • Eat Right Ontario — nutrition and healthy eating information
  • The Mediterranean Diet - heart healthy diet
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation — programs, services, publications and resources including healthy eating, healthy weight and physical activity
  • Regular Exercise Advice - regular exercise helps reduce heart disease

Pregnancy & Fertility

  • Pregnancy Related Links
  • — information on breastfeeding, pregnancy, child development, parenting, immunization, etc.; includes free online information and programs


               Why Vaccinations Are a Healthy Choice for a Strong Immune System - guide to address top concerns from parents about vaccines to help them make informed and healthy choices for their children.

               Tips for a Positive Immunization Experience - steps to take before, during, and after a vaccine for a better immunization experience.

               If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child - disclosure of the risks of not vaccinating your child.

  • Introducing Solids — guide to starting solid foods from The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Mothercraft — early childhood resources including programs, workshops, and interventions
  • Rourke Baby Record for Parents — health information for parents and children from the Rourke Baby Record; includes information about normal child growth and development, along with information on common health topics

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