Health Connect Ontario: Connect with a registered nurse day or night for free, secure and confidential health advice.

Access safe, high-quality care and avoid unnecessary visits to the emergency room. This service is an easy way to get connected to care you or your loved ones need, but it does not replace your other touch point with your health care provider. In a medical emergency call 911 immediately.

List of hundreds of verified discounts for persons with disabilities in Canada:

Peer support groups – pay what you can. Accessibility, affordability, creating a sense of community, and knowing that you are not alone. 25 different groups.

General health resources in Ottawa:

Abuse & Sexual Assault

The Ottawa Hospital: Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program

Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-0511

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre 613-562-2333

The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa


**NEW** Breaking Free from Substance Use: Evidence-based wellbeing and recovery support program For more information:

Looking for support for your mental health or substance use/addiction? Navigating the complex and sometimes confusing healthcare system can be challenging. We can help

Ottawa Addictions Access and Referral Services

Ottawa Addictions Resources


“Taking Charge of Adult ADHD” by Russell A. Barkley
Info re: ADHD symptoms, treatment options, and compensatory strategies for attentional and executive challenges.

“Mastering Your ADHD. A Cognitive Behavioural Approach” by Safran et al


** NEW ** East End breast feeding and baby support:

New service available in Orléans in collaboration with the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resources Centre that allows babies to be weighed on an accurate scale. Ottawa Public Health is increasing in-person breastfeeding support by certified lactation consultants (IBCLC), now 3 days a week, by appointment. Appointments are booked through the Baby Help Line 613-580-2424, ext. 23774.

International Breast Feeding Centre with Dr.Jack Newman, Information Sheets for common breastfeeding questions and concerns:

Private Lactation Consultant Services (fee).

Laleche League Canada.


Information on breast cancer screening: Experts discuss early breast cancer detection: Information on breast density:

Drs. Jason Fung & Steven Tucker: Influencing Cancer outcomes through Diet, Exercise, Sleep & other lifestyle changes Feb 17th podcast

Learn about your individual cancer risk

Canadian Cancer Society

Learn about cancer screening and prevention – Cancer Care Ontario

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation


Information for patients:

Love Your Brain Yoga: Resources and Programs for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion


Resources for patients and families, referral options for a dementia care coach


Canadian Dermatology Association information about common skin condition and approved products

Skin cancer self exam mobile app: UMSkinCheck

For patients with sensitive skin, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea – list of products with little chance of causing skin reactions


Eating Disorders

Services for patients struggling with disordered eating. We welcome all bodies and are weight inclusive and proudly 2SLGBTQIA+ friendly. Our services are all virtual and available for people aged 17+, free of charge or covered by

Connecting with resources and information for every stage of the eating disorder journey

Website of support for those caring for a youth with an eating disorder and parents

Heart and Stroke


Routine Childhood Immunization Schedule for Ontario

Ministry of Health Info on Immunizations

Public Health Canada: Immunization Fact or Fiction


**NEW** DECODE Insomnia provides education, resources, and services to help access the benefits of starting with sleep

“Sink into sleep – A Step-by-Step Handbook for Insomnia” by Judith R. Davidson PhD

“No more sleepless nights” by Peter Hauri

“Say Goodnight to Insomnia” by Gregg Jacobs

Mindfulness and meditation apps:,,

CBT for insomnia:
Dalhousie University

Intro to mindfulness:

Lung Disease

Mental health

** NEW ** an evidence-based 24-hour group program for people who are in a relationship with someone who has emotion dysregulation or related problems. It is provided free of charge to participants.

AbilitiCBT is suitable for anyone age 16 or older. AbilitiCBT programs include anxiety, depression, anxiety related to a pandemic, pain management and insomnia.

Free mental health therapy (guided CBT) for Ontario residents:

Schedule a free same-day or next-day phone or video counselling session:

TeleCBT: OHIP-covered and private options for cognitive behavioural therapy

Virtual platform for Psychotherapy

Brené Brown with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle:

Online self-help peer support forum that any Ontario patient can access for free. Anonymous peer support for depression, anxiety, etc & access to self-help resources and tools.  The forum is moderated by a trained therapist.

Better Help online therapy – Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.

Inkblot: Affordable, virtual mental health support

Mindshift App – to help relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking & identify active ways to take charge of anxiety

Healthy Mind App– Royal Ottawa Hospital problem solving tool to deal with emotions

Online self-help for Depression & Anxiety

Searchable Database of Community Resources and Supports

Mental Health Crisis Line

Distress Centre – Ottawa and Region

Ottawa psychologists

“Mind Over Mood” by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky

“Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” by David Burns

“The Anxiety and Worry Workbook – The Cognitive Behavioural Solution” – by David A. Clark and Aaron T. Beck

“The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook” by Edmund J. Bourne

“The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You” by Robert Leahy

“This is Depression” by Dr. Diane McIntosh

BounceBack: coaching program as a first step towards cognitive behaviour therapy, available by referral or patient self-referral

CBT through Royal Ottawa Hospital:  free, short-term, face-to-face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Mindfulness and Meditation

**NEW** Build resilient, focused, and strongkids in just a few minutes a day

Meditation & Mindfulness

Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress with more than 100k guided meditations

Kids’ mindfulness, focus and sleep

Men’s Health

**NEW** Health and wellness services and programs for guys into guys in Ottawa

Health strategies for men, for managing and preventing depression


Canada’s Food Guide –

Intermittent Fasting Information –

Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition – Using nutrition to improve health & treat metabolic disease

Low carb and keto made simple

“Life in the Fasting Lane” and “The Obesity Code” by Dr. Jason Fung

Solving Healthcare podcast about Intermittent Fasting:
Feb 11th: Benefits of Intermittent fasting with Megan Ramos
Apr 30th: Jason Fung: Fasting Physiology, Why It Can Transform Healthcare, Impact on Immunity & More
Aug 18th: Dr. Ken Berry: Reversing Diabetes in Over 400 Patients…
Aug 8th: COVID-19: ICU Doc Loses 30 lbs to Reduce His Risk, with Dr. Tom (Speak with a Registered Dietician for Free at 1-877-510-5102)

Dieticians of Canada – Info on eating well + Search for a local Dietician

Ellyn Satter Institute resources for healthy eating

Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, information & app


Individualized coaching from Registered Dietitians, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to explore your “why” and help you overcome barriers, and appropriate use of anti-obesity medications

Food self-monitoring apps: my fitness pal, baritastic, carb manager, lose it, Ate

Obesity Canada resources:



TAPMI has developed these learning modules to help you:

  • Become knowledgeable about chronic pain
  • Focus on goals that are important to you
  • Minimize stress
  • Identify warning signs and avoid flare ups
  • Improve overall quality of life
  • Stay active to improve your pain levels
  • Pace your activities to reduce your risk of flare up
  • Practice daily relaxation techniques
  • Learn how to communicate with family, friends, and care providers
  • Improve your sleep so you can cope better with your pain

Exercise videos for back pain:

Book on back pain: Dr. Stuart McGill “Back Mechanic: The step-by-step McGill Method to fix back pain”

OHIP-funded physiotherapy – information and locations

Simple exercises to manage knee pain from prolonged sitting: “Treat your own Knee” by Robin McKenzie

Information and resources on back pain

Information on safe opioid prescribing

Living with chronic pain workshops

Palliative Care – Talking with kids and teens about serious illness, dying and death helps you to understand and work through your grief Help with advance care planning For Ontario specific information and tools to help you have important conversations about future health care decisions Includes a workbook for people to go through and help brainstorm their wishes for end of life.


Resources on empathy, connection and emotional regulation:

Triple Positive Parenting Program, Ontario.

Tips for soothing newborns: “Happiest baby on the block” by Harvey Karp

Tips for parenting toddlers: “How to talk so kids will listen, and listen so kids will talk” by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Tips for parenting and dealing with bullying: “Kids are worth it: Give your child the gift of inner discipline” by Barbara Coloroso

Tips for managing technology among kids: “The Tech Solution” by Dr. Shimi Kang

Directory of Resources for Parents

Ontario Early Years Centres


What You Need to Know About Fever

Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario: Child and Youth Mental Health

Pregnancy and prenatal care

**NEW** University of Ottawa recruiting healthy pregnant individuals to participate in a study re: exercise and weight gain in pregnancy

**NEW** evidence-based text messaging program that sends you information timed to your stage of pregnancy to help you achieve healthy pregnancy and birth

**NEW** useful app and website for pregnancy and postpartum information

Motherisk – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Info 1-877-439-2744 (Motherisk Helpline)


Web-based series of free educational videos and other resources for caregivers, families, and patients coping with dementia

Home and community care

Regional geriatric programs

Sexual health 

Sexual health, contraception, sexually transmitted infections

HPV facts

Come as you are Co-operative –  online information and shop with anti-capitalist and feminist approach to sexual pleasure, health, and education

Platform offering women a holistic approach to sexual health and wellness

Smoking cessation


Sound options: affordable tinnitus treatments that have been clinically tested to help people manage their tinnitus

Tinnitracks: web application which allows you to filter your music in order to use it for a new tinnitus therapy

Chronic tinnitus: What helps – and what doesn’t?

Travel health

Travel Health Info

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention – search by destination for health info for travellers

Women’s health

Evidence-based resources for patients with pelvic pain:

Cervical cancer screening

Youth mental health

** NEW ** A simple way for children, youth and families to access the right mental health and addiction care, at the right time.

Mightier- Online anxiety program for children, teaching calming skills through play, developed by Harvard & Boston Children’s Hospital

Children’s mental health centre up to age 12

Youth service bureau age 12-18

Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario PLEO- Offers parent support, parent navigators they can be reached at 613-321-3211

Anxiety resources for youth –

Healthy Mind App– Royal Ottawa Hospital problem solving tool to deal with emotions

Can download the writable version of the workbook “Dealing with Depression – Antidepressant Skills for Teens” at the link below: