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Online Resources

Below are some helpful and reliable online links recommended by our healthcare professionals for patients interested in learning more.

The information obtained from these links is NOT a substitute for seeking professional healthcare advice from your provider.  These links are to be used as a resource to enhance your understanding of healthcare topics.  Any health concerns you have should be taken up with your healthcare provider.

General Medical Inquiries Mental Health Senior Care Smoking Cessation Heart Health Chronic Pain Long Term/End of Life Care Travel Health Information Pregnancy and Childcare Food and Nutrition


General Medical Inquiries

Health Check ups When you need them and when you don’t

Preventative Care Testing

  • Mayo Clinic
    The Mayo Clinic is an excellent resource for learning about various diseases and conditions.  This resource allows you to look up diseases and conditions by name, associated symptoms and key words. Patients also enjoyed the Mayo Clinic Patient newsletter click newsletter to purchase a subscription
  • Alzheimer Society of Canada
    The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Information about using CBD for Arthritis pain.
  • Choosing Wisely Canada
    Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to help physicians and patients make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.
  • Health Canada
    The website for the federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ Resources
  • Niagara Region Public Health
    Provides information on vaccinations, infectious diseases, and dental information, as well as advice regarding pregnancy & children, sexual health, travel and healthy lifestyles.
  • Niagara Physician Recruitment
    This site offers information on practice opportunities, information on Niagara communities, as well as hospital facilities in Niagara.
  • The Arthritis Society
    The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years, and is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis.
  • Osteoporosis Canada
    Osteoporosis Canada is a 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.
  • Canadian Lung Association
    The Lung Association assists, educates and empowers individuals living with or caring for others with lung disease.
  • brings trustworthy information about menopause and osteoporosis to the general public and health professionals. Use this website to find out more about menopause.
  • takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians. From talking about sex, to lifestyle choices, to contraception awareness and sexually transmitted infections, provides accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health.
  • Parachute Canada
    A helpful resource to find out more information on preventable and predictable injuries.
  • Lung Health
    Use this resource to find out more information on lung health, breathing and lung research.
  • DocMikeEvans – Youtube Channel
    This resource provides excellent information on various medical topics presented in “white-board” style educational videos on the Youtube platform

Mental Health

Adult Resources

Youth Resources

  • Anxiety Canada
    AnxietyBC is a leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders. This site provides information to help you understand anxiety, as well as resources and tools to help you manage your anxiety.
  • Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)
    CADDRA is an independent, not-for-profit, resource organization for medical, healthcare and research professionals with an interest in the field of ADHD. However, we do not have any health professionals on staff to diagnose or to answer questions. If you are seeking these services, please consult your healthcare professional.
  • Hamilton Shelter Health Network: Voices from Within

Senior Care


Smoking Cessation

Niagara North smoking cessation program

    FACET is a program of research based out of UBC that is committed to finding original ways to support young families in their efforts to become smoke-free.
  • Smoker’s Help Line
    Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service operated by the Canadian Cancer Society offering support and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use.
  • Leave The Pack Behind
    Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB) is a tobacco control program that offers young adults smoking and quitting information, personalized support, and quitting resources – all for free! It is funded by the government of Ontario.

Heart Health

  • Heart and Stroke
    The Heart and Stroke foundation is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke.  Their work has saved thousands of people and impacted millions of lives.  Use this link to find out more about heart disease, stroke and healthy lifestyle choices as well as to learn more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
  • Hypertension Canada
    Hypertension Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and control of hypertension and its complications. They work with leading minds across medical and health disciplines to advance research and professional and public education, and with policy makers to ensure Canadians can avoid the potentially deadly complications of hypertension.
  • Canada Fitness Guide
    This resource provides a useful guide to help you make wise choices about physical activity. Choices that will improve your health, help prevent disease, and allow you to get the most out of life.

Long Term/End of Life Care

Travel Health Information

Passport Health Travel Medicine Clinic for:

  • Destination Advice
  • Travel Medicine
  • Vaccination information
  • Travel Health and Safety
    A helpful resource provided by the Government of Canada for travelers.  This website provides essential information on travel health risks and preventive measures to keep you and your loved ones safe during your travels.
  • CDC Travel
    This resource provided by the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides helpful information on travel health notices to various international destinations.

Pregnancy and Childcare

  • Infant Feeding
    This online resource is provided by Health Canada and gives helpful information on recommendations surrounding infant feeding.
  • About Kids Health
    A comprehensive resource provided by Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) that covers a variety of child health related issues.
  • Breast Feeding
    Use this website for helpful information on breastfeeding.
  • Caring for Kids
    Caring for Kids provides parents with information about their child’s and teen’s health and well-being.
  • Play&Learn
    An expert-reviewed learning resource for parents looking to support their child’s development that helps support growth in kids from 1.5 – 6 years old. Discover activities that focus on improving skills in one of four developmental domains: Thinking & Learning, Social & Emotional, Movement, and Language.
  • The 18-Month Well-Baby Visit Planner
    Parents explore 5, expert-identified, areas of healthy child development: Physical Health, Safety, Parenting & Healthy Habits, Motor & Language Skills, and Social & Emotional Development. This easy 5-10 minute guide helps caregivers prioritize items of concern, ensuring a productive visit for you both.

Food and Nutrition

  • Dietitians of Canada
    Dietitians of Canada is a useful resource for finding out credible, evidence based information about food and nutrition.
  • Diabetes Canada
    Diabetes Canada is a useful tool for finding out more information on Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, and provides useful resources for individuals caring for or living with diabetes.
  • Canada Food Guide – My Guide
    Canada’s Food Guide provides information on healthy food choices, eating habits, recipes, tips and more.

Chronic Pain