Health, Wellness and Nutrition

Web Link Aboriginal Health Access Centres

Similar to Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Care Centres offer culturally appropriate primary care to Aboriginal families and individuals.

Web Link Cancer Assistance Program

Based in Hamilton, CAP provides rides to medical appointments and loan of equipment.

Web Link Cancer Support Community

Information and support for those dealing with cancer.

Web Link CASTLE

Find out about colon, breast and cervix cancer screening in Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk and Brant.

Web Link Complementary and Alternative Therapies

National centre regarding complementary and alternative medicine, alerts and advisories.

Web Link Cottage Dreams

This organzations provides free respite for cancer patients at a cottage suited to their needs. Cottage owners are recruited and screened for potential matches with participants.

Web Link Facing Cancer Together

An online community where women with cancer and their supporters can gather experience on their cancer journey.

Web Link Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

This centre provides primary health care, education and advocacy to those individuals who face barriers to improving their health and well being.

Web Link Hearth Place, Oshawa location

Hearth Place, est. 1997, is a support centre where cancer patients and their families can come and share their experiences, find resources and discover new ways to care for themselves and each other.

Web Link “Look good .. feel better” Canada

Dedicated to helping women living with cancer manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer and its treatment.

Web Link Mindfulness Hamilton

This website will connect you with others with a common vision of working together to create a more mindful Hamilton. You’ll be able to share ideas and resources and create a community of practice to sustain you in your work

Web Link National LGBT Cancer Network

The National LGBT Cancer Network’s mission is to improve the lives of LGBT people with cancer and those at risk.

Web Link Sexuality and Cancer – Dr.Anne Katz

An informative resource into the issues related to cancer and sexuality.

Web Link Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

This database includes information and a safety rating for 79,000 products to help visitors make safer choices for healthy living. *The ratings are based on American regulations and may differ from Canada.

Web Link The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

This American website has the latest news and updates on regulations related to safe personal products. The focus is on personal care and cosmetics. *Note – regulations in Canada may differ

Web Link The Healing Journey Program

The Healing Journey is a progressive, stepwise group psychotherapy program for cancer patients interested in doing more to help themselves, as an addition to conventional medical treatment.

Web Link Wellspring

Wellspring is a network of centres in Toronto, Halton-Peel, London and Niagara that provide emotional and psychological support, free of charge, to individuals and families living with cancer.

Web Link Willow Breast Cancer Support & Resource Services

Now a part of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Information, support, facilitator training, and psychosocial education for people with breast cancer, their families and friends, and healthcare professionals across Canada.

Web Link YWCA Encore Program

ywcaencore is a FREE exercise program designed specifically for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives. Based around floor and pool exercises and relaxation techniques, ywcaencore is safe, fun, and therapeutic.

Web Link Cancer Fatigue

There are ways to reduce cancer related fatigue. Knowing how to manage cancer related fatigue can improve your well-being and quality of life.

Web Link Hummingbird Center for Hope

Bereavement support to men and women after the death of their spouse or partner. A peer-to-peer environment of hope facilitates the rebuilding of a new sense of self as an only parent.The Hummingbird Centre for Hope recognizes that young parents face extraordinary and ongoing hardships when their spouse dies, and they become the sole guardians of their families in grief.

Web Link Optimal Aging

The overall goal of the Portal is to ensure you know about and have access to high-quality information that can help you remain healthy, active and engaged as long as possible, and to manage your health conditions. The Portal aims to be a trusted voice on optimal aging for citizens, clinicians, public health professionals and policymakers.

Web Link Cancer Kindness Blog

For women affected by Breast and Gynecological Cancer – this is a comprehensive list with direct links to available support programs, financial resources and personal care services within, or close to the community of Burlington.