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.
Women’s Health Matters is an online source for women’s health information provided by the New Women’s College Hospital. The site offers women’s health news, information about diseases and conditions, a resource database and more.
The MotHERS Program is dedicated to improving mother’s health through education, research and screening. It contains various resources for women who are contemplating pregnancy, are pregnant or are now new mothers.
The Exercise & Pregnancy Helpline is a free service offering information to any pregnant or pre-pregnant woman who has questions related to exercise during pregnancy.
Breastfeeding & Nutrition
An online database where you can search all breastfeeding support services available in your area.
Telehealth Ontario’s 24/7 Breastfeeding advice and support service
Call to speak with a registered dietitian for free 1-877-510-5102.
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