Resources for Patients

We are working on creating resources specific for residents of Scarborough. In the meantime, please connect directly with your family doctor’s office, or, if you are in need of a family doctor, consider contacting Health Care Connect.

Additional Resources:

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

  • Canada's Food Guide — nutrition resources from Health Canada

  • Canadian Diabetes Association — programs, services, publications and resources from The Canadian Diabetes Association

  • Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care - information about preventative health screening guidelines in Canada

  • Canadian Hearing Society - arrange a hearing test for adults and children

  • Choosing Wisely Canada — a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments, and procedures

  • Eat Right Ontario — nutrition and healthy eating information

  • 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

  • Fertility - Website written by Canadian fertility doctors addressing numerous questions around getting pregnant and fertility

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation — programs, services, publications and resources including healthy eating, healthy weight and physical activity

  • 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

  • The Mediterranean Diet - heart healthy diet

  • 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

  • Regular Exercise Advice - regular exercise helps reduce heart disease

  • 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

  • Toronto Public Health — information on breastfeeding, pregnancy, child development, parenting, immunization, etc.; includes free online information and programs

  • Vaccinations — information on Ontario's Routine Immunization Schedule

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Anxiety BC ― 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

  • Greenspace - a made in Toronto tool to potentially help patients find a better therapist match

  • 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

  • Self-Help Resource Centre ― includes a directory of self-help groups in Toronto

  • Sleep Hygiene ― helpful tips on improving sleep habits

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