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

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Tel: 613-235-4048

Canadian Health Network
Growing network, bringing together the best information resources of leading Canadian and international health organizations

Hope Air
A national charitable organization that provides free air transportation for financially burdened Canadians in need of medical treatment outside their communities

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

Lifeline Systems Canada
Connects individuals living alone to neighbours, friends, and emergency services through trained staff by simply pressing a button

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

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

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