Healthcare Resources

AIDS: MEDLINEplus – National Library of Medicine
Canadian Aids Society
Canadian HIV/AIDS Clearinghouse
Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
Canadian HIV Trials Network
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Health Canada – HIV and AIDS in Canada
WAVE Women & AIDS Virtual Education

Allergies and Asthma
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology-Patients & Consumers Center
Anaphylaxis Canada
Asthma Society of Canada
Allergy/Asthma Information Association
Consumers Center

Alternative Medicine

Health World Online
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – National Institutes of Health
Herbs and supplements – Medlineplus

Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Disease – MedlinePlus
Alzheimer Society Canada


Arthritis – MedlinePlus
Arthritis Foundation
Arthritis Society
Arthritis – Public health Agency of Canada


B.C. Cancer Agency: Patients/Public Information
Canadian Cancer Society – US National Cancer Institute
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Medicine Online
People living with cancer – American Society of Clinical Oncology
Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
Canadian Testicular Cancer Association

Cardiovascular Problems

American Heart Association
Cardiac Care Network of Ontario
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Children’s Health

Canada’s Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth – Health Canada
Caring For Kids – Canadian Paediatric Society

Kids Health

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Public Health Agency of Canada
Just for You: Kids – Health Canada
Safe Kids Canada
Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion
Canadian Institute of Child Health

Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease – US Centers for Disease Control
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease – Public Health Agency of Canada
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease – MedlinePlus – US National Library of Medicine
Creutzfeldt Jakob Syndrome – World Health Organization


LD Online (Learning Disabilities Online)
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
Learning Disorders – MedlinePlus
National Institute of Disability Management and Research
War Amps
Ability Online
Canadian Association for Community Living
Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres
Canadian Paraplegic Association

Down Syndrome

Canadian Down Syndrome Society
National Down Syndrome Society


Canadian Epilepsy Alliance
Epilepsy – MedlinePlus
Epilepsy Canada

Eye conditions and blindness

Canada Association of Optometrists
Canadian National Institute of the Blind
Canadian Ophthalmological Society – Public Information
University of Ottawa Eye Institute
Laser eye surgery – Canadian Ophthalmological Society


Canada’s Physical Activity Guide
Health and Fitness Information – American College of Sports Medicine
SportMed: Best Practices in Sport Health, Sport Safety, and Sport Training
Sports Fitness – MedlinePlus
Time to Run
Active Living Coalition for Older Adults
Active Living – Public Health Agency of Canada
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

Food and Nutrition

Eat Well, Live Well – Dietitians of Canada
Food and Nutrition – Health Canada
Consumer Centre – Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Eat Right Ontario

Grief and Caregiving

Bereaved Families Online Support Centre
Caregiving – Veterans Affairs Canada
Caregiver Network
Caregiver Support – Alzheimer Society
Lighthouse: Children and Families (for Quebec residents)
Canadian Virtual Hospice

Hearing Disorders and Deafness

Canadian Academy of Audiology – Consumer Information
Canadian Hearing Society
Hearing Disorders and Deafness – MedlinePlus
Tinnitus Association of Canada
Hearing Foundation of Canada

Kidney Diseases

Kidney Diseases – MedlinePlus
Kidney Foundation of Canada
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Men’s Health

Canadian Prostate Cancer Network
Men’s Health –
Men’s Health – MedlinePlus
The Prostate Centre – University of Toronto
Testicular Cancer – US Food and Drug Administration
Erectile Dysfunction – MedlinePlus
Just for You: Men – Health Canada
Men’s Health Center –
Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada
Canadian Testicular Cancer Association

Mental Health

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:Resources for Families – National Mental Health Association
Internet Mental Health
Understanding Mental Illness – Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Canadian Psychological Association
Facts for Families – American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Canadian Mental Health Association
Mental Illness Awareness Brochures – Canadian Psychiatric Association
Mental Illness Foundation
Schizophrenia Society of Canada
Mental Illnesses – Public Health Agency of Canada
Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Neurological Disorders

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:Information for Patients

Osteoporosis – Doctor’s Guide to the Internet
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Osteoporosis Society of Canada

Parkinson Disease

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Parkinson Society of Canada
Parkinson’s Disease – MedlinePlus
Parkinson’s Disease Research Web
Parkinson Society Quebec


American Association of Poison Control Centers

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Centers for Disease Control (U.S.)
Health Canada Online
Medline Plus
Questions and Answers for the Public – Canadian Medical Association
World Health Organization
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – Public Health Agency of Canada
Health Agency of Canada

Sexual Health – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention
Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections – Health Canada
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Fact & Information
Ask Noah – about STDs

Sleep Disorders

Royal Ottawa Health Care Group – Sleep Disorders Centre
Sleep Disorders – MedlinePlus

Smoking Cessation

Go smokefree – Health Canada
National Clearinghouse on Tobacco and Health
Tobacco Free Initiative – World Health Organization
Tobacco Information and Prevention Source – U.S. Centres for Disease Control
Canadian Council for Tobacco Control

Substance Abuse

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
US National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

Travel Medicine

Canadian Society for International Health-Travellers’ Health Centres
Information for Travellers – Health Canada
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Women’s Health

Canadian Women’s Health Network
Women’s Health Information – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Just for You: Women – Health Canada
Women’s Health Matters – Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre
WWWomen: Health
Women’s Health Center –
Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health


Canadian Blood Services

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus Update – Canadian Blood Services
West Nile Virus – Health Canada
Information for parents – Canadian Paediatric Society
West Nile Virus – MedlinePlus
West Nile Virus – US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
West Nile Virus Monitor – Public Health Agency of Canada

Blood and Blood Disorders

Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Hemophilia Society

Breast Cancer

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Breast Cancer Society of Canada
Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Gastrointestinal Problems

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada

New Sites

Health Canada Online – Latest Headlines
New York Times – Your Health Daily
USA Today Health & Science


Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
US National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information


Canadian Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

Family Medicine

Ask Your Family Doctor – College of Family Physicians of Canada

Flu (Influenza)

FluWatch – Public Health Agency of Canada
Influenza (Flu) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Influenza (Flu) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Influenza – World Health Organization


Canadian Hepatitis C Information Centre

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases – Public Health Agency of Canada
National Center for Infectious Diseases – Centers for Disease Control

Liver Diseases

Canadian Liver Foundation
Hepatitis – Health Canada
Liver Diseases – MedlinePlus

Nervous System Diseases/Disorders

ALS Society of Canada (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Huntington Society of Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:Information for Patients
PARC – Reflex Sympathetic Dystropy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Parkinson Society Canada
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada


Canadian Safety Council
Public Safety Portal – Government of Canada
Road Safety Links – Health Canada
Safe Kids Canada

Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Canadian Dermatology Association
Lupus Canada
Scleroderma Society of Canada
Scleroderma – Arthritis Society

General sites : American Academy of Family Physicians
Health Canada
Healthtouch: Online for Better Health
Med Help International
Medical Matrix (Free registration)

Merck Manual of Medical Information
New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)
Ontario Health
Patient Education Documents at Healthtouch

Consumer Health Resources – Oregon Health Sciences University Library

Sympatico Health
World Health Organization
Your Health – Calgary Health Region
Canadian Institute for Health Information

Resources for Health Consumers – Medical Library Association
UpToDate Patient Information
Patient Information Leaflets – NHS National Library for Health (UK)


Canadian Association of Transplantation