Resources

Helpful Apps

Aim2Be

Aim to be better – together.
One small step at a time, you and your family will level up and discover tiny habits that will make you happier and healthier.”

One app for parents, one for kids 10+. An app to help families live healthier.

  • Be healthy eaters
    • Discover proven strategies to help you be a mindful, healthy eater.
  • Be active
    • Energize your mind & body by uncovering everyday strategies to move more.
  • Be mindful of screen time & sleep habits
    • Find out how screens & sleep impact your mood & your health.
  • Be positive
    • Love yourself, love your body. Learn habits that boost your confidence.

Developed by the Childhood Obesity Foundation with funding, in part, from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Headspace

“Founded in 2010 by Andy Puddicombe and Rich Pierson, Headspace is a global leader in meditation and mindfulness through its meditation app and online content offerings. You can start learning to meditate right away with Headspace’s free Basics pack and other bite-sized minis.  To unlock additional content, paid subscription options are available which offer hundreds of meditations for everything from stress to sleep. 

Headspace has 70M users across 190 countries. It is available in
English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Download the Headspace app for free from the Apple App Store
or Google Play Store.”

“Our mission is to make the world happier and healthier. We’re the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation, with over 100 million downloads and over 1.5M+ 5-star reviews. We’re honored to be an Apple BEST OF 2018 award winner, Apple’s App of the Year 2017, Google Play Editor’s Choice 2018, and to be named by the Center for Humane Technology as ‘the world’s happiest app.’ Download CALM for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.”

Health Information

Native Youth Sexual Health Network

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada. NYSHN is lead by and for Indigenous youth 30 years of age and under. In addition to our staff, NYSHN is advised by 3 Youth Councils: the National Indigenous Young Women’s Council (NIYWC), the National Indigenous Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NIYCHA), and the National Native American Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NNYC-HIV).

Their website includes resources for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, including those who are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Website: http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/

Mental health and addiction services for Indigenous individuals and families

A resource prepared by the Government of Ontario.

Website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/mental-health-and-addiction-services-indigenous-individuals-and-families

Mental health and wellness in First Nations and Inuit communities

A resource prepared by the Government of Canada.

Website: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1576089278958/1576089333975

The Firelight Group: Mental Health Resources for Indigenous Peoples

The Firelight Group is a group founded with the aim of providing services specifically tailored to supporting the rights and interests of Indigenous and local communities in Canada and beyond. Firelight is 65% First Nation owned. They have assembled a list of mental health resources on their website:

Website: https://firelight.ca/2021/01/28/indigenous-mental-health/

A Guide to Suicide Prevention for Two-Spirited People

PDF: http://www.algomamodel.ca/uploaded/LGBT/Students/2012_04_%20Guidebook_twospiritSuicide_Prevention.pdf

Rainbow Health Ontario

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) creates opportunities for the healthcare system to better serve LGBT2SQ communities.

Patients can use the service directory to find health care providers and related services that are committed to a supportive environment. Their website also provides up to date information on resources, as well as the latest research and government policy.

“RHO offers training for healthcare providers across the province to feel more clinically and culturally competent in caring for their LGBT2SQ service users. RHO also supports system change by producing evidence-based print and web resources, contributing an LGBT2SQ health perspective to public policy processes, acting as a research catalyst and hosting Canada’s largest LGBT2SQ health conference.”

Rainbow Health Ontario

Website: https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/

TG Innerselves

Northern Ontario’s Transgender Support Site

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tginnerselves/

Website (not updated often): http://www.tginnerselves.com/

The Algoma Model: Resources for LGBTQ2S+ Youth

Website: http://www.algomamodel.ca/content.php?ID=35

Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services: Resources for LGBTQ2S+ Youth

Website: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/professionals/LGBT2SQ/guide-2018/relevantorganizations.aspx

A Guide to Suicide Prevention for Two-Spirited People

PDF: http://www.algomamodel.ca/uploaded/LGBT/Students/2012_04_%20Guidebook_twospiritSuicide_Prevention.pdf

Local Pride Organizations

“In the late 1940s, Charles Best formed the Diabetic Association of Ontario to help advocate for and serve the needs of the growing numbers of Canadians with diabetes. After this, other provinces and territories formed their own diabetic associations. In 1953, they decided to amalgamate and become the Canadian Diabetes Association, which provided advocacy, education, research funding, and programs and services for those living with the disease.
On February 13, 2017, The Canadian Diabetes Association changed its name to Diabetes Canada. This name change represents our renewed commitment to changing the conversation around diabetes, making the invisible disease more visible, and raising awareness about the diabetes epidemic.”

Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada is committed to leading the fight against diabetes through research, advocacy, and funding. More information can be found on their website:

The Lung Health Foundation is dedicated to ending gaps in the prevention, diagnosis, and care of lung disease in Canada. We invest in the future by driving groundbreaking research, and we give patients and their families the programs and support they need today.”

Lung Health Foundation

More information can be found on their website:

The Ontario Society of Chiropodists are committed to representing the profession as the primary foot specialists in Ontario. Their website is intended to serve both professionals and the general public, and includes news updates, foot care education information, and a membership directory of foot care specialists.

Ontario Society of Chiropodists

More information can be found on their website:

“Established in 1995, Wounds Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of wound prevention and management for all Canadians. We accomplish this by advocating for a population health approach that promotes best practices to support persons at risk of or living with wounds, health decision makers and frontline clinicians.
We develop and provide educational programs and resources as well as support research to further advance this holistic, risk-based approach. We foster relationships with interested individuals and organizations to expand and sustain a robust wound community in Canada that also has mutually beneficial global connections. Our goal is to reduce the prevalence and incidence of wounds of all types and the negative consequences they bring—including patient suffering and wasted health-care dollars.” 

Wounds Canada

More information can be found on their website:

Cancer Care Ontario is now part of Ontario Health, a 21st-century government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them. Cancer Care Ontario is the Ontario government’s principal cancer advisor and a division of CCO. We equip health professionals, organizations and policy-makers with the most up-to-date cancer knowledge and tools to prevent cancer and deliver high-quality patient care.”

Cancer Care Ontario

Cancer Care Ontario provides information on cancer to both patients and healthcare workers, as well as the government. Their website has information on different types of cancers, their symptoms, screening processes, and treatments, as well as links to various sources of information and cancer services.

For more about them, or to visit their cancer information pages, please visit their website at the link below:

“We’re the only national charity that supports all Canadians living with all cancers across the country. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, we’re able to fund groundbreaking cancer research into all types of cancer, offer support services to help people better manage life with cancer, shape health policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease, and offer trusted cancer information for all Canadians.” 

The Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society offers the largest support system in the country for people with cancer and their families, friends and caregivers. They provide access to free programs and services to help manage life with cancer, including an online community, online and phone-based information specialists, research programs, and much more.

For more information about them and the services they offer, please visit their website at the link below:

Lifestyle Information