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Heart Health

Pause to Play Challenge

Pause to Play Did you know that less than half of all Canadians are active enough to receive health benefits? Here is a fun way to try being more active and eating healthy foods. Try the Pause to Play challenge - turn off your screens (TV, Computer, Video games, Movies) for one week and try replacing this time with physical activity and healthy eating. See if you can survive without screens.




Chronic Disease Prevention Program


The goal is to reduce the premature morbidity and mortality from preventable chronic diseases by focusing on risk factors such tobacco use, unhealthy eating and lack of physical activity.




Heart and Cardiovascular Health Links:

Canadian Cardiovascular Society

This site is designed primarily for health care professionals working in the field of cardiovascular care. Continuing Medical Education programs, ethics issues, research, clinical cases and upcoming conferences are all features. Users and required to register and log in. Uses cookies.


Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses


This site will be of interest to those it represents: nurses working in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Information on the Association, Board and Committees, and professional standards is presented. Bilingual. Uses cookies.


Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide

A bilingual site designed for both the general public and health professionals. It offers information on lessening risk factors for cancer and heart disease.  Statistics, facts and research on nutrition and food safety preparation are also outlined.


Canadian Health Network

Funded by Health Canada, this comprehensive health information website covers health issues and topics from A - Z. It also has a good FAQ section organized by health topic. Bilingual.


Canadian Institute for Health Information

CIHI is a national, not-for-profit organizaiton whose role is to provide knowledge, research analyses, data, specialized research and strategies to its clients. The site reflects the work of the organization, offering information on current initiatives, objectives and the organization's structure and mandate. Bilingual.


Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Formerly the Medical Research Council of Canada, the CIHR was renamed and reborn in June 2000. It encompasses 13 individual institutes and is Canada's leading funding agency for health research. The website provides organizational information on the CIHR, as well as on each Institute. Extensive funding and grant sections will be of interest to researchers. Bilingual.


Canadian Medical Association

Although the CMA's mandate is to be "the national voice of Canadian physicians", the website offers information of interest and use to a wider audience including members of the general public. Bilingual. Uses cookies.


Canadian Women's Health Network

Databases, research initiatives, links to other sites and features which focus on current issues in women's health are found on this site. Bilingual.


Cardiology Online

Designed for health care professionals, this website provides links to cardiology research, programs, conferences and resources around the world.


Cardiac Care Network of Ontario

An advisory body to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the CCN is "dedicated to improving quality, efficiency, access and equity in the delivery of cardiac services in the Canadian province of Ontario." Physicians will find information on cardiac centres, hospital waiting times for cardiac surgery and the cath-referral form amongst other information. A patient information booklet helps patients and their families understand the cardiac care system in Ontario.


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

This site offers information of interest to health care professionals and lay people alike. Patients or members of the general public may search for a physician, benefit from one or several Fact Sheets, learn how to file a complaint about a physician or find further resources through a links section. Physicians may register online to become members of the College, learn about upcoming Continuing Medical Education courses or read past or present issues of the College's Dialogue magazine.


Health Canada

This very large website, created by the federal Ministry of Health, offers a wealth of information on health topics, research, regulated products, current issues and news, journals, health partners, resources and much much more. Bilingual.


Health Finder®

Developed by the U.S. Department of Health, this website is intended to serve as a guide to consumer health information on the Internet. Included are sections on prevention and wellness, diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, health care professionals, health news and more. Uses cookies.


HealthyOntario


HealthyOntario.com is owned by the Ontario Government and operated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This site contains thousands of pages of content, health assessment tools, health and medical information, healthcare services available in Ontario, and links to other Ontario health and wellness Web sites.


Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

This comprehensive website offers readers information on both heart disease and stroke, along with information on the Foundation itself. Use of cookies required to enter site.


Ontario Medical Association

The Ontario Medical Association represents 'the economic and professional interests' of Ontario's physicians and acts as an advocate for health care professionals. Their site offers information on OMA programs and services, health policy issues, copies of the Ontario Medical Review, drug reports and a members-only section.


Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

A wide variety of information makes this site a useful resource. Main sections include news, community health resources and information, featured topics, government and health, programs and services and publications.


Ottawa Heart Institute




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