General Health Organizations

Be Healthy Canada
National organization providing directories for health information and services for each province and territory; lists local authorities and organizations, databases, surveys and statistics, news and message groups
Website: www.behealthycanada.com

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Tel: 613-235-4048
Website: www.ccsa.ca

Canadian Health Network
Growing network, bringing together the best information resources of leading Canadian and international health organizations
Website: www.canadian-health-network.ca

Hope Air
A national charitable organization that provides free air transportation for financially burdened Canadians in need of medical treatment outside their communities
Website: www.hopeair.org

Institute for Work and Health
An independent, not-for-profit organization that conducts and shares research with workers, labour, employers, clinicians and policy-makers to promote, protect and improve the health of working people
Website: www.iwh.on.ca

Lifeline Systems Canada
Connects individuals living alone to neighbours, friends, and emergency services through trained staff by simply pressing a button
Website: www.lifeline.ca

MedicAlert Foundation (Canadian)
Emergency medical information service which provides identification bracelets and 24hour-accessible computerized medical files to medical personnel
Main contact: Catherine Horlock, Director
800-2005 Sheppard Avenue E.
Toronto, ON
M2J 5B4
Tel: 416-696-0267/800-668-1507
Email: medinfo@medicalert.ca
Website: www.medicalert.ca

National Association for Physical Activity and Health (NAPAH)
A non-profit organization empowering Canadians to achieve optimum wellness through physical activity and healthy lifestyles
Website: www.napah.ca

Ontario Long Term Care Association
A non-profit organization that provides advocacy, communication, and educational services to 325 member facilities across the province
Website: www.oltca.com