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Chronic Illness

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Agence de Santé publique du Canada- maladies chroniques/Public Health Agency of Canada – Chronic Diseases

Information about all the major chronic diseases affecting Canadians.

 

 

Surveillance des maladies chroniques majeures / Major Chronic Diseases Surveillance

The website will provide you with the most current major chronic diseases statistics in Canada. You will be able to look at trends in major chronic diseases mortality by province and territory, by age group, over time, and for many different chronic diseases.

 

Centre de prévention et de contrôle des maladies chroniques / Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

"The CCDPC works with stakeholders at all levels to provide pan-Canadian and international leadership in chronic disease prevention and control through integrated policy and program development, surveillance, and knowledge development and dissemination".

 

Access a list of organizations that deal with:

 

Alzheimer's Disease

Société Alzheimer du Canada / Canadian Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's Society of Canada identifies, develops and facilitates national priorities that enable its members to effectively alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, promotes research and leads the search for a cure.

 

Arthritis

La société d’arthrite / The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society provides a variety of treatment and education programs for people with arthritis. To find out what specific programs and services are available where you live, be sure to check with your provincial or division office.

 

Cancer

 

Action Cancer Ontario / Cancer Care Ontario

Cancer Care Ontario is the provincial agency responsible for continually improving cancer services. As the government’s cancer advisor, Cancer Care Ontario works to reduce the number of people diagnosed with cancer, and make sure patients receive better care every step of the way.

 

Tel: (416) 971 9800 

 

Société canadienne du cancer / Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

 

Tel:  (416) 488-5400
Toll-free:  1-800-268-8874

 

Diabetes

Association Canadienne du Diabète / Canadian Diabetes Association

Many helpful articles for those who have diabetes, know someone who does, or simply want to learn more about diabetes. You can learn about the types of diabetes, living with and managing diabetes and information on diabetes in Canada and around the world.

 

Heart and Stroke

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.  The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a Federation of 10 independent Provincial Foundations and one National Office, led and supported by a force of more than 130,000 volunteers.

 

HIV-AIDS

Black Coalition for Aids Prevention (Black CAP)

(French service available upon request)

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a volunteer-driven, charitable, not-for-profit, community-based organization. We work in partnership with organizations and individuals who support in principle and practice our mission, philosophy and activities.  HIV/AIDS continues to be a formidable challenge in African and Caribbean communities both locally and globally and it is only by working together that we can make a difference in the lives of those at risk and those living with HIV/AIDS.  Mission: To reduce the spread of HIV infection within Black communities and enhance the quality of life of Black people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

Tel. Main: (416) 977-9955

Direct: (416) 977-7725

 

Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA)

(French services available)

Africans in Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (APAA), is committed to the provision of HIV/AIDS education in a linguistically and culturally sensitive context. APAA believes that a supportive environment is essential to the well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), as well as their partners, families and friends.

 

APAA's programs and services are intended to help reduce the spread of HIV infection from within African communities that are located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), by various means, including: the education, empowerment and culturally appropriate support of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially women and their families.

 

APAA believes in the health and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), recognizing the difficulties that African people face when they are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. APAA continues to respond to an increasing number of requests for practical and emotional support from a diverse clientele, but especially from PHAs living within African communities.

 

Tel: (416) 924-5256

 

African Community Health Services

(French services available - two programs below serve the Greater Toronto Area)

 

Africans United to Control AIDS - education, counselling, referral, HIV/AIDS support group, practical support for people living with HIV/AIDS, brochures in several African languages

Inter-African HIV/AIDS Project - supportive education, counselling, referral and practical support for urban youth and young adults, including gay and lesbian youth, troubled youth, youth with addictions or involved with prostitution

 

Tel: (416) 591-7600

Fax: (416) 591-7317

Email:africanhealth@hotmail.com

 

Liver disease

Maladies du foie - Fondation canadienne du foie / Liver diseases – Canadian Liver Foundation

Founded in 1969 by a group of doctors and business leaders concerned about the increasing incidence of liver disease, the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) was the first organization in the world devoted to providing support for research and education into the causes, diagnoses, prevention and treatment of all liver disease. Throughout the Foundation’s 35+ years, we have served as a model for similar organizations around the world.

 

Lung disease

L’Association pulmonaire du Canada / Canadian 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.

 

Women’s Health

Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes / Canadian Women's Health Network

The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) was created in 1993 as a voluntary national organization to improve the health and lives of girls and women in Canada and the world by collecting, producing, distributing and sharing knowledge, ideas, education, information, resources, strategies and inspirations.

 

e-mail: cwhn@cwhn.ca

 

Femmes en santé / Women’s Health Matters

At womenshealthmatters.ca, consumers will find the latest information, news and research findings on women's health, diseases and lifestyle trends. The bilingual site, which is updated several times a week, is backed by women’s health experts at Women's College Hospital.

 

Email: info@womenshealthmatters.ca