Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) childhood and adolescence programs and initiatives raise awareness and provide practical tools to help parents, educators and communities better the lives of children and youth in Canada and around the world.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is working to establish a patient-focused, results-driven, integrated and sustainable publicly funded health system. Its plan for building a sustainable public health care system in Ontario is based on helping people stay healthy, delivering good care when people need it, and protecting the health system for future generations.
Public Health Ontario (PHO) is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health.
Public Health Units offer healthy living programs and disease prevention information to all members of the community. Visit your local Public Health Unit if you need information about healthy lifestyle for you and your child, including information about vaccinations, breastfeeding, and healthy growth and development.
Health Care Connect is a program that helps you find a doctor or nurse practitioner if you don’t have one. You can also use the program to change family health care providers, but only after you drop off your current family health care provider’s patient list.
Immunize Canada is a coalition of national non-governmental, professional, health, consumer, government and private sector organizations with a specific interest in promoting the understanding and use of vaccines.
Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Telehealth Ontario is only offered over the phone. Email advice is not available.
Educational Resources for Patients and Families
Resources for patients and families from The Hospital for Sick Children.
Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre.
Child and youth health information from Canada’s paediatric specialists.
Call to speak with a registered dietitian for free 1-877-510-5102.
Canada’s Food Guide is an eating plan to help children, teens and adults make healthy food choices.
National association of Canadian registered dietitians that provide resources for consumers and health professionals.
The Mental Health Helpline is a service of ConnexOntario, a free and confidential health service information organization funded by the Ontario Government.
Free Health Services Information Line: 1-866-531-2600
Current information to help you navigate Ontario’s child and youth mental health system and access resources and supports that best meet your needs.
Good2Talk is a toll-free, and confidential helpline that offers Ontario’s postsecondary students professional counselling, mental health and addictions information, and connections to local resources. The Good2Talk services are available 24/7/365, in both English and French.
Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community.
CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research is a research and educational centre located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.