Visit these web sites to learn more about health and wellness. You will find plenty of tips to incorporate into your own daily routine and share with your family, friends and colleagues.
Canada Food Guide
This web site provides Canada's food guide to healthy eating for people four years and over. Links include "How many servings from each food group do I need?" and a "Healthy eating checklist."
Canada's Healthy Workplace Month
This web site provides practical tools to help you and your organization develop a healthier workplace through physical, social and personal improvements. In addition to information about Canada's Healthy Workplace
Month, you will find valuable links to organizational health and wellness related resources, articles, research and more.
Canada's Physical Activity Guide
This site provides a practical guide on how to integrate endurance, flexibility and strength activities into our daily lives. Canada's Physical Activity Guide will help you make wise choices about physical activity to improve your health, help prevent disease and allow you to get the most out of life. Through this web site you can download the activity guide or order your own free hard copy.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
CCOHS is a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario, that supports the vision of eliminating all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries. The CCOHS website provides easy access to the best Canadian and international workplace health information available on topics such as ergonomics, work-life balance, stress management and injury prevention. In addition, you can get answers to specific work place and work-life balance questions through their Inquiries Service.
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute
The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute enhances the well-being of Canadians by conducting research and providing information about physically active lifestyles. This web site provides links to publications and surveys on the fitness and well-being of Canadians, as well as tips for being active.
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential data and analysis on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians. CIHI also identifies and promotes national health indicators—measures such as life expectancy or what we spend on health per capita—that are used to compare health status and health-system performance and characteristics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is a U.S. government agency and a global leader in preventing and controlling infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. The CDC web site provides a wealth of information on a wide range of health topics.
Centre for Families Work and Well-Being
The Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being uses research and teaching expertise to promote individual and family well-being, responsive and productive work environments, and strong, sustainable communities. On this web site, researchers at the University of Guelph provide information on topics such as organizational health, family dynamics, social support and community development.
City of Brampton – Parks & Recreation Department
The City of Brampton provides a variety of recreational and leisure programs designed for people of all ages and levels of ability. These programs are offered through a network of parks and 32 recreation facilities located throughout the community.
City of Mississauga – Recreation & Parks Department
The City of Mississauga's recreational facilities offer activities and programs for people of all ages and levels of ability. Recreational activities include swimming, skating, hiking trails, golfing and skateboarding.
Go For Green – The Active Living & Environmental Program
Go for Green is a national non-profit, charitable organization encouraging Canadians to pursue healthy, outdoor physical activities while being good environmental citizens. This web site provides links to practical activities, programs, services and resources for Canadians of all ages interested in enhanced environmental and lifestyle choices.
Nutrition Labelling Information Centre
Nutrition Facts Labels provide valuable information that can help us make good food choices. But understanding the information on the label can be a real challenge. The Nutrition Labelling Information Centre provides easy-to-read fact sheets and a fun, interactive grocery store game that demonstrates how to use nutrition labels to shop for healthy foods.
The Online Coaching Clinic
The Online Coaching Clinic is a performance support tool that organizations can add to their Intranet or allow employees to access on the Internet to supplement other learning. Topics addressed in the Online Coaching Clinic's 150 modules include stress management, emotional intelligence, change management and managing others. Each module includes a short lecture, examples and a question for the user to answer. The answer to the question will be in the form of actions that the user can take.
Peel District School Board
Peel District School Board serves 130,000 students in kindergarten to the end of secondary school. Operating 199 schools in the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga with an annual budget of $710 million, the Peel board is the largest employer in Peel. This web site provides links for parents, students and the community.
Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada maintains a comprehensive web site that delivers timely, trusted and credible information on healthy living, common diseases and injury prevention. Topics cover a wide variety of health issues, ranging from active living and alternative health to violence prevention and workplace safety. The web site also provides access to statistical reports and an extensive list of government health and wellness programs targeted at specific segments of the population (e.g. children, youth, adults, seniors).
Region of Peel – Public Health
As the regional health department, Peel Health offers a wide range of public health services to ensure residents and workers can obtain credible information on preventing illness and improving the health of the community. The information on this web site complements community-based programs and partnerships in which Peel Health staff and volunteers are involved. Links include healthy lifestyles, family health and resources.
Town of Caledon – Recreation Department
The Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness offers a barrier free environment for Caledon citizens. Facilities include a fully equipped 10,000 square foot weight and cardio training area, two international squash courts, spa change rooms and a program room.
This is the official web site for YMCA of Canada – representative body for all YMCA associations on national issues.
YMCA of Greater Toronto
The YMCA of Greater Toronto delivers over 60 different programs at 241 sites from Brampton to Durham to downtown Toronto. YMCA of Greater Toronto provides community-based health and fitness programs, childcare and employment counselling for men and women of all ages.
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington
Established in Hamilton in 1856, YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington was the first YMCA in Canada to provide physical activity programs. This web site provides information on fitness and recreation programs, child care centres, career development, day camps and resident camp.
YMCA of Oakville
Oakville's new YMCA offers programs and facilities to lead to a healthy and active lifestyle. YMCA of Oakville has two pools, a Wellness Centre with state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment, an indoor track, an Adventure Centre with three climbing walls, a double gym and a Computer Resource Centre.
USDA National Database
What is the food value of a hot dog? Find out the nutritional value - calories, fat, cholesterol, vitamins and lots more - of 10,000 different foods.
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