Helpful Links

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – This is the province of Ontario’s government site devoted to Health and Long Term Care

Azheimer Society – The Alzhiemer Society is committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease. 1-800-879-4226

Canadian Cancer Society – The Canadian Cancer Society is dedicated to eradicating cancer as a major health issue through research, education, advocacy, and service. 1-888-939-3333

Canadian Hearing Society – The C.H.S. treats and assists people with hearing impairments and disabilities. 1-877-347-3427 TTY Toll Free: 1-877-216-7310

Canadian Mental Health Association – Explore this site for mental health information for youth, adults and their families, to find news, and learn of Foundation programs and events, and more. (905) 436-8760

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association – When faced with a life-limiting illness, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association helps patients and their families to understand hospice care and the steps necessary to access this quality end-of-life option. 1-800-668-2785

Canadian National Institute for the Blind – The CNIB is dedicated to assisting Canadians who are blind or living with vision loss, and to provide information about vision health for all Canadians. 1-800-563-2642

Canadian Diabetes Association – The Canadian Diabetes Association is a health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy. 1-800-226-8464

Developmental Services Ontario – The DSO helps adults with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports in their communities. Durham 1-855-277-2121, Toronto 1-855-372-3858

Durham Elder Abuse Network – The Elder abuse Network aims to prevent elder abuse through, networking, information sharing, raising awareness and advocacy. Seniors Safety Line Phone: 1-866-299-1011 (available 24/7)

Canadian Geriatrics Society – This Societies main objective is to promote excellence in the medical care of older Canadians. 1-855-415-3917

Heart and Stroke Foundation in Ontario – The foundation’s purpose is centered on educating individuals about the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke, and to fund medical research regarding the causes of these conditions. 416-489-7111

Lifeline Canada – Philips Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service that lets you summon help any time of the day or night. 1-866-784-1992

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – M.S. Society of Canada promotes Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research and provides education and services to people with MS and their families and caregivers. The society’s mission is to seek a cure for MS and to enable people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. Oshawa 905-626-8654, Toronto 416-922-6065.

Osteoporosis Canada – Osteoporosis Canada is the only 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. 1-800-463-6842

Parkinson Society Canada – The Parkinson Society Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s, they guide the way for people affected by Parkinson’s in four key areas: Research, Education, Advocacy and Support. 1-800- 565-3000

The Brain Injury Association of Durham – The goal of this organization is to enrich the lives of the people of Durham Region, particularly those who live with the effects of brain injuries, their families, friends and communities. 1-866-354-4464

The Arthritis Society – The Arthritis Society is devoted solely to funding and promoting Arthritis research, patient care and public education. 1-800-321-1433

The Kidney Foundation of Canada – The Kidney Foundation promotes organ donor awareness, and fundraises for kidney/renal research at various hospitals across Canada 1-800-387-4474

The Canadian Lung Association Ontario – The Canadian Lung Association’s mission is to improve the lung health of all Canadians. 1-888-344-5864

Veterans Affairs Canada – This is the government site for Veteran Affairs Canada. 1-866-522-2122