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Alzheimer Society of Canada - The Alzheimer Society works to improve quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. It is active in communities right across Canada, the Society has programs and services near you.
Link: http://www.alzheimer.ca/en 

Canadian Cancer Society - The Canadian Cancer Society is a national volunteer organization that works to  eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with this disease. It provides a range of support services, from emotional support groups, to helping cancer patients find wigs or prostheses.
Link: http://www.cancer.ca/en/?region=ns

Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation - The Heart and Stroke Foundation aims to build healthier hearts and minds across Canada by bringing life-saving knowledge to communities nationwide. Find information about healthy living, and resources like heart-healthy recipes on their site.
Link: http://www.heartandstroke.on.ca/site/c.pvI3IeNWJwE/b.3581583/k.F7E3/Hear...

The Canadian Hearing Society – The Canadian Hearing Society  provides services, products, and information for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.
Link: www.chs.ca

Canadian Immunization Guide - The Canadian Immunization Guide is a comprehensive resource for health professionals, vaccine program decision-makers and other Canadians with an interest in immunization.
Link: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cig-gci/index-eng.php

The Canadian  Lung Association - CLA works for healthy lungs and healthy air.  It is the leading organization in Canada working to improve lung health through research, advocacy, education and support. Their site can connect you with support programs in your area.
Link: https://www.lung.ca/

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind - CNIB provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.
Link: http://www.cnib.ca/en/about/Pages/default.aspx

Canadian Mental Health Association  - The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes mental health and supports the recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service. Their site provides resources on dealing with stress and grief, as well as links to community support services.
Link: http://www.cmha.ca/

Canadian Public Health Association - The Canadian Public Health Association is the national association representing public healthcare in Canada. The CPHA’s members promote universal and equitable access to the basic conditions necessary to keep Canadians healthy.
http://www.cpha.ca/en/default.aspx

doris.inc – This book presents a business approach to caring for elderly parents. It features lessons and strategies for handling the challenges of eldercare; making tough decisions, finding help, reducing stressful crises and planning for the high costs of elder care.
Link: http://dorisinc.ca/

The Government of Canada - Health Canada - Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
Link: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/index-eng.php

The Government of Canada - Health Canada's Healthy Living - Health Canada encourages Canadians to take a more active role in their health. On this site you will find information to help you make informed choices about your health in areas such as healthy eating, physical activity, pregnancy, mental health and sexual and reproductive health.
Link: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/index-eng.php

The Government of Canada - Seniors Canada Online: This site offers information for seniors, their families, their caregivers and supporting service organizations. This includes information on benefits and services provided by the federal, provincial, territorial and some municipal governments.
Link: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/index.shtml

Accreditation

Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that consults with experts to develop health care standards based on best practices. They accredit a wide range of health care and social services providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, clinics, and community health programs. Accreditation Canada has been helping providers improve health care quality and safety for more than 55 years.