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Agencies that focus on health promotion and prevention


Promotion de la santé / Health Promotion - Centre de toxicomanie et de santé mentale / Center for Addiction and Mental Health

This section of the CAMH website is designed to help people in the fields of mental health and addiction access health promotion information and resources that will enhance their work toward improving the health of individuals and communities.


Ministère de la Promotion de la santé / Ministry of Health Promotion

The Ministry’s bilingual website provides information on its programs, services, tools and incentives that are designed to enhance health and well-being  in Ontario. The Ministry leads the development of healthy public policy and champions health promotion in this province.


Nexus Santé / Health Nexus

Health Nexus (formerly Centre ontarien d`information en prévention (COIP) / Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse (OPC)) is Ontario's longest standing health promotion organization. The centre helps individuals, groups and communities use health promotion strategies to achieve health and well-being.


Réseau des Centres ontariens de ressources pour la promotion de la santé/ Ontario's Health Promotion Resource System

Ontario’s Health Promotion Resource System (OHPRS) supports health promotion in Ontario.  People and organizations who want to increase their capacity to effectively promote health in Ontario communities contact our members for


  • training,
  • consultation,
  • print and electronic resources,
  • network building opportunities, and
  • referrals.


Centre for Health Promotion – University of Toronto

(English website only/ some information available in French)

The Centre for Health Promotion (Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto), established in 1989, is a community-academic partnership. The Centre is committed to excellence in education, evaluation and research. In a multi-disciplinary, collaborative context it activates, develops and evaluates innovative health promotion approaches in Canada and abroad. The Centre is an active, high quality, internationally recognized leader in health promotion.


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

The PHAC is a national, bilingual web-based health information service. CHN's goal is to help Canadians find the information they're looking for on how to stay healthy and prevent disease. 


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:


  • Relies on high-quality scientific research as the basis for their 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*


L'Association canadienne pour la santé mentale (ACSM) / The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

The CMHA is a national volunteer organization working to promote the mental health of all Canadians and to encourage the resilience and the recovery of people afflicted with mental illness. 

The Ontario office of the CMHA develops and offers advice on how public policy can promote mental health and improve the life of people experiencing mental illness. The Ontario branch website is in English only.


La Commission de la Santé Mentale du Canada (CSMC) / The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a non-profit organization. The MHCC aims to attract the attention of the country to the various mental issues and collaborate with other organizations to improve the life of people living with mental health problems.


Passeport Santé

This Quebec website offers practical information for the general public on disease prevention and the acquisition of a healthy lifestyle. 

You will find the following and more on this site : daily news; files and interviews on health topics; fact sheets on various illnesses, nutrients, natural health products and alternative health care modalities; healthy recipes; expert advice as well as interactive features.



This website acts as a warehouse of resources and practices in health promotion. It is a major research tool filled with French language resources (providing the definition of basic concepts, news, tools and practices, publications, documents relating to training and conferences etc.) The mission of Promosanté is to equip francophone health promotion staff in Canada and abroad with the tools needed to work more effectively with francophone communities. Promosanté also aims to develop a better understanding of health promotion in the public health domaine.

Promosanté was born of a partnership between Innovaction and the Groupe de recherche et d'intervention en promotion de la sante de l'Université Laval, le Réseau francophone international pour la promotion de la santé. (REFIPS) has hosted the site since 2008. 


Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) / World Health Organization (WHO)


The WHO defines health promotion as "the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health." (WHO, 1986)  This section of the website provides links to health promotion activities, reports, information and events, as well as contacts and partners in different programs and WHO offices involved in health promotion.