Health Resources A to Z

Active Living

23 and 1/2 Hours: What is the Single Best Thing We Can Do For Our Health? By Dr. Mike Evans (video)

24 Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years 0-4 yrs

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth

Getting Active in Georgina

Physical Activity Guidelines For All Age Groups (video)

Town of Georgina Recreation and Culture Guide



10 Great Reasons to Breastfeed Your Baby – Public Health Agency of Canada’s resource that explains the benefits of breastfeeding.

La Leche League Canada – Breastfeeding Information & Group Support

Breastfeeding Supports in York Region

Telehealth Ontario 24/7 Breastfeeding Supports – Free telephone support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Speak with a Registered Nurse, or a Lactation Consultant if needed, who can answer your questions about breastfeeding.



All About HPV (The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC))

Cancer Care Ontario’s Screening Programs for Breast, Colorectal and Cervical Cancers

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Breast Cancer Society

Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care)

Colorectal Cancer Society of Canada

FOBT Checklist for Colon Cancer Screening

Get Screened for Breast Cancer (video)

Home Screening for Colon Cancer: FOBT (video)

My Cancer IQ – Complete a cancer risk assessment and get your personalized action plan now.

Prostate Cancer Canada


Cannabis / Marijuana Information

Cannabis and its Health Effects – Government of Canada website

Cannabis and its Risk on Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Parenting – A resource by Best Start

Cannabis Information – Information by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Cannabis Legalization and Regulations in Ontario – Government of Ontario website

Cannabis Talk Kit – Know How to Talk with Your Teen – A toolkit for parents by Drug Free Kids Canada

Clearing the Air about Marijuana Use – Myths and Facts – A factsheet by the Ontario Medical Association

Additional Links for More Resources on Cannabis


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Canadian Lung Association



Diabetes Canada (formerly Canadian Diabetes Association)

Preventing and Living with Diabetes (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care)

Diabetes Fact Sheets (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care)

Managing Your Diabetes (videos) (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care)


Heart Health

Heart and Stroke Foundation


Healthy Aging

A Guide for Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Are You At Risk of Falling? Take this Fall Risk Self Assessment!

Malnutrition (video)

Tips to Lower Your Fall Risk


Mental Health

Big White Wall – An online mental health and well-being service offering self-help programs, creative outlets and a community that cares.

Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress and Depression – tips from GNPLC’s social worker

Work-Life Balance – tips from GNPLC’s social worker



Cookspiration – Get inspired to cook with these healthy and delicious recipes. A website and mobile application (app) developed by Dietitians of Canada.

Unlock Food – Explore dozens of articles, delicious recipes, an online meal planner, and videos that provide nutrition information for all age groups. A credible and reliable source of information from Registered Dietitians.

Good Food Box – A nutritious and affordable monthly fresh food box from the York Region Food Network

Minute Nutrition News – A Monthly Nutrition Newsletter and Recipe brought to you by GNPLC’s Registered Dietitian



Caring for Kids – A website developed by the Canadian Pediatric Society that provides parents with information about their child’s and teen’s health and well-being.

Choosing Not To Vaccinate Your Child? – A fact sheet by Caring for Kids on the risks and responsibilities of choosing not to vaccinate.

Have a Ball Together! – A website with resources and ideas for games and activities for your child 0-6 years of age.

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program – A home visiting program where eligible families are connected with a public health nurse and a family visitor who offer support and services to meet the needs of parents on various parenting topics .

Ontario Early Years Centre – A range of free programs that support parents and caregivers, encourage positive interactions with children and provide information regarding early learning and child development.

Tips for a Less Stressful Immunization Visit – Get tips on how to prepare for an immunizations visit with your Nurse Practitioner.

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program – A parenting program that gives parents a toolbox of parenting strategies and ideas. Visit the website for tips on parenting and more information about the Triple P Program.

Zero to Three – Parenting information on infant and toddler health and development.


Pregnancy (Prenatal)

All Babies Count – Canadian Prenatal Nutrition ProgramAll Babies Count prenatal nutrition program is a free weekly program for women of all ages who need extra support during their pregnancy. Expecting mothers learn about nutrition, pregnancy and parenthood.

Motherisk Helpline – The Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children provides up-to-date information about the risk and safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

OMama – A website and a mobile application (app) that connects women and families to trusted, evidence-informed healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting information for Ontario, Canada.

The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy – A publication from the Public Health Agency of Canada with important information related to prenatal nutrition, alcohol, smoking, physical activity, emotional and oral health during pregnancy.

York Region’s Prenatal Classes – York Region offers in-person and online classes designed to support pregnant women and their partners to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy birth experience and a healthy baby.


Sexual Health

CATIE – Canada’s source for HIV and Hepatitis C information

York Region Sexual Health – York Region sexual health clinics and resources



Canadian Cancer Society – Smoking and Tobacco Information

Quitting Smoking is a Journey By Dr. Mike Evans (video)

Second Hand Smoke and Your Pet

Smoker’s Helpline – Information and Support for Quitting Smoking

The Lung Association

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