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Below are links that lead to information on healthy living through nutrition, exercise, and positive lifestyle practices.


Santé Canada / Health Canada

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances. 

Health Canada's goal is for Canada to be among the countries with the healthiest people in the world. To achieve this goal, Health Canada:


  • Relies on high-quality scientific research as the basis for our work.
  • Conducts ongoing consultations with Canadians to determine how to best meet their long-term health care needs.
  • Communicates information about disease prevention to protect Canadians from avoidable risks.
  • Encourages Canadians to take an active role in their health, such as increasing their level of physical activity and eating well.


Tel:  (613) 957-2991
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709

TTY:  1-800-267-1245*


* A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening. A TTY is required at both ends of the conversation in order to communicate


Agence de santé publique du Canada / Public Health Agency of Canada

The agency’s mission is to promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health Focused on more effective efforts to prevent chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, prevent injuries and respond to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks, the Public Health Agency of Canada works closely with provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy and help reduce pressures on the health care system.

Tel: (416) 973-4389
Toll free: 1-866-999-7612


L’Association pulmonaire / The Lung Association

For over 100 years, The Canadian Lung Association has been dedicated to its mission of promoting and improving lung health for all Canadians. A non-profit and volunteer-based health charity, The Lung Association depends on donations from the public to support lung health research, education, prevention and advocacy.


Tel: (613) 569-6411
Toll-free: 1-888-566-LUNG (5864)
Fax: (613) 569-8860
Email:  info@lung.ca


Canadian Diabetes Association

(English only)

This website provides information on living with and managing diabetes, prevention, research, advocacy activities as well as information on their programs and policies. The site also provides information for professionals and volunteers. The association aims to translate research into practical applications in an effort to find a cure.


Conseil canadien pour le contrôle du tabac / Canadian Council for Tobacco Control

The CCTC is committed to ensuring the timely and practical transfer of critical knowledge and skill development for effective local, provincial, and national action on tobacco issues. CCTC acts as a key facilitating agent to coordinate and support advocates in tobacco control.


Conseils aux professionnels de la santé

This CCTC page gives advice for health professionals in a variety of disciplines on intervention, prevention, best practices, and other resources.


Toll-free: (800) 267-5234
Tel: (613) 567-3050
Fax: (613) 567-2730
E-mail: info-services@cctc.ca


 Fondation canadienne du foie / Canadian Liver Foundation

The Canadian Liver Foundation is a resource for all Canadians who want to learn more about liver health and liver disease. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, sponsors and volunteers, we have supported research and education into the causes, diagnoses, prevention and treatment of all forms of liver disease for over 35 years.


Tel: 416-491-3353
Fax: 416-491-4952
Toll-free: 1-800-563-5483
Email: clf@liver.ca


Fondation des maladies du coeur/ Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a national voluntary non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of Canadians by preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke through research, health promotion and advocacy. 

Heart and Stroke Foundation experts provide information on their website on healthy living with tips on diet, physical activity and other healthy habits 


Initiative de prevention des AVC / Prevent Stroke Ontario

Prevent Stroke's role is to help Ontario health care providers find programs and services that can help prevent stroke in their community. We provide tools to help health care providers increase stroke prevention by linking clients to appropriate services, and improve health promotion by collaborating with others in their communities.


180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1900

Toronto ON  M5G 1Z8

Email: info@preventstroke.ca


The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

(English only)

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) was established in 1993 with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to foster and conduct research, monitoring and evaluation contributing to programs and policies to eliminate tobacco-related health problems in Ontario.


Tel: (416) 595-6888

Email:  info@otru.org