Resources

Below are useful 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.

Arthritis

programs, services, publications and resources from The Arthritis Society

information from The Ontario Physiotherapy Association, including a link to locate a physiotherapist near you

Diet

Health Canada’s nutrition resources

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

nutrition and healthy eating information, including free access to dietitians

programs, services, publications and resources including healthy eating, healthy weight and physical activity

Menopause

information on menopause from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

information sheets written by menopause experts that provide clear, easy-to-understand explanations of important menopause-related topics.

recommendations for calcium and vitamin D intake as well as a dietary calcium calculator

Mental Health

a comprehensive online resource for patient with anxiety; highlights include the Resource Documents section and the Mind Shift mobile app

list of internet-based resources for depression that are based on CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) principles, including MoodGYM

resources on mental health including information on how to find help

free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness, or gambling

provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario

a 24-hour community based mental health crisis service

provides information about mental health services in Ontario

a searchable database of registered psychologists for a variety of counseling needs

a searchable database of registered psychologists for a variety of counseling needs

helps match patients with a psychotherapist based on his/her individual needs

includes a directory of self-help groups in Toronto

helpful tips on improving sleep habits

The MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program that can help you overcome mental health concerns related to depression, anxiety, panic and PTSD.

Pediatrics

The Hospital for Sick Children provides health information for parents and children

Government of Ontario resource to help parents navigate available services, supports and programs

breastfeeding resources from Dr. Jack Newman

health information for parents and children from the Canadian Pediatric Society

an integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) sharing children’s health information among Ontario’s medical professionals

guide to help introduce solid foods to babies

information about infectious diseases and the importance of vaccines in preventing many of these diseases.

guide to address top concerns from parents about vaccines to help them make informed and healthy choices for their children.

steps to take before, during, and after a vaccine for a better immunization experience.

disclosure of the risks of not vaccinating your child.

guide to starting solid foods from The Hospital for Sick Children

early childhood resources including programs, workshops, and interventions

Help promote your child’s developmental milestones in various domains of development (social, emotional, language, intellectual, gross and fine motor).

information for new parents from the University Health Network

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

provides resources and supports to infants, toddlers, preschool children and their families living in the City of Toronto experiencing challenges with communication development, hearing loss, and visual impairment

Pregnancy

free online prenatal classes offered by Durham Region

program designed for women that have recently given birth or have adopted a child and are experiencing episodes of postpartum adjustment.

information on exercise during pregnancy.

information on prenatal and parenting classes, and additional programs and services offered at Mount Sinai Hospital to support expectant mothers

information on healthy eating during pregnancy

information on safety of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding from The Hospital for Sick Children

pregnancy-related information supplied by the University Health Network, including articles about common symptoms and concerns during pregnancy, routine tests ordered during pregnancy, nutrition, labour and delivery, and breastfeeding

information on prenatal screening tests

free online information and programs for pregnancy, parenting, and breastfeeding; includes contact information for the Public Health nurse

Preventative Health

arrange a hearing test for adults and children

information about preventative health screening guidelines in Canada

a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments, and procedures

tools to help with quitting smoking from the Canadian Cancer Society

information on breastfeeding, pregnancy, child development, parenting, immunization, etc.; includes free online information and programs

information on Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule

Sexual Health

A national organization aimed at helping Canadians reach their reproductive goals

information on HPV from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

information on pelvic health and the role of pelvic floor physiotherapy

information on sexual health from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada