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Map RecordAIDS Network (The)

Map RecordAIDS Network (The)Hamilton Central Provides education and support for individuals and communities regarding HIV/AIDS and related issues. Brant County ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Norfolk County

Map RecordALS Canada

Map RecordALS CanadaMarkham Services for patients and their families include: * information and referral * loan and funding assistance for assistive devices to patients registered with ALS Society * in-home visitation Other acti ... [More] Ontario

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Simcoe - Norfolk St N, Alzheimer Society Haldimand Norfolk

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Simcoe - Norfolk St N, Alzheimer Society Haldimand NorfolkSimcoe Supports for older adults, and adults with disabilities * helps people remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible * referral to other community services Supports for people with Alz ... [More] Haldimand County ; Norfolk County

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Family Support Groups

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Family Support GroupsHamilton Mountain East Family Support Groups help family and individuals with memory loss cope with progressive cognitive deficits, dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Hamilton Mountain East, Support Services

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Hamilton Mountain East, Support ServicesHamilton Mountain East Programs, services, education and on-going support for individuals with dementia, as well as, support for family members. Information, education and consultation services to community organizations an ... [More] Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Ontario, Mississauga, Alzheimer Programs and Services

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Ontario, Mississauga, Alzheimer Programs and ServicesMississauga (City of) Promotes public and professional awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Offers programs and services through Brampton and Mississauga chapters, including: * counselling * support grou ... [More] Halton Region - those areas served by the Mississauga Halton LHIN ; Peel Region

Map RecordArthritis Society, Burlington, Hamilton & Niagara Region Office, Client Services

Map RecordArthritis Society, Burlington, Hamilton & Niagara Region Office, Client ServicesCentral Burlington Services to assist people living with arthritis are provided by physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers, all with advanced training in arthritis management. Other services include ... [More] Brant County ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Norfolk County

Asperger's Society of Ontario

 Asperger's Society of OntarioToronto Downtown North Information and referral to Asperger's Syndrome resources and services * monthly adult social group * monthly parent and caregiver support group Ontario

Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton, Peel & Halton, Acquired Brain Injury Services

 Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton, Peel & Halton, Acquired Brain Injury ServicesMississauga (City of) Advocates for the needs and provides information to, survivors of brain injuries, their families and support network through facilitating measures to promote the prevention of brain injury, improve qu ... [More] Halton Region ; Peel Region

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Burlington, Adult Brain Tumour Support Group

 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Burlington, Adult Brain Tumour Support GroupBurlington Help survivors, family and caregivers through their journey with a brain tumour by providing connections with others who have faced life with a brain tumour thereby offering reassurance, reducing feel ... [More] Burlington

Map RecordBreast Cancer Support Services

Map RecordBreast Cancer Support ServicesBurlington Major Services: * walk-in support * information and referrals * lending library * lending of wigs, mastectomy bras and prostheses * Support groups * comfort bags (mastectomy and chemo) * telephone pee ... [More] Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Peel Region

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Wellington County Community Office

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Wellington County Community OfficeGuelph Services include: * transportation to and from cancer related appointments; cannot provide transportation to individuals unable to transfer into a vehicle * one-on-one peer support (by phone) can be a ... [More] Acton ; Guelph ; Wellington County ; Wellington North

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Georgetown Dufferin Peel Unit, Cancer Programs and Services

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Georgetown Dufferin Peel Unit, Cancer Programs and ServicesMississauga (City of) A national community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer through research, education, p ... [More] Dufferin County ; Georgetown ; Peel Region

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Halton Community Office

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Halton Community OfficeBronte Major services: Cancer support * matches cancer patients and their caregivers with volunteers who have been through the same experiences * service available in English, French and many other languages ... [More] Burlington ; Campbellville ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville

Canadian Celiac Association, Celiac Information and Support, Dundas - Hamilton / Burlington Chapter

 Canadian Celiac Association, Celiac Information and Support, Dundas - Hamilton / Burlington ChapterDundas Hamilton/Burlington chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, strives to establish a supportive network to help members cope with a gluten free diet and to distribute information regarding sources o ... [More] Brantford ; Burlington ; Dundas ; Dunnville ; Grimsby ; Hamilton (City of) - and surrounding area

Canadian Celiac Association, Celiac Information and Support, Halton Peel Chapter

 Canadian Celiac Association, Celiac Information and Support, Halton Peel ChapterMilton The national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten and works to improve diagnosis and quality of life. Halton Peel Chapter has four support groups: * Gluten Free 101 for newly diagnose ... [More] Halton Hills ; Milton ; Mississauga ; Oakville

Map RecordCanadian Diabetes Association, National office

Map RecordCanadian Diabetes Association, National officeToronto Downtown Central Information and literature on nutrition and health care * support groups, education, advocacy * library, including videos * pamphlets in Chinese, French, Italian * Etobicoke, North/Central Toronto, Sc ... [More] Canada

Canadian Spondylitis Association

 Canadian Spondylitis AssociationToronto Downtown Central Support * education * public awareness * support groups for patients, families and friends * quarterly newsletter Canada

Map RecordCNIB, Halton/Peel Office, Services for people who are blind, partially sighted, deafblind

Map RecordCNIB, Halton/Peel Office, Services for people who are blind, partially sighted, deafblindMississauga (City of) National, community-based organization committed to vision health of all Canadians, research and enhancement of independence for people with vision loss. Services include: * services for children and ... [More] Halton Region ; Peel Region

Map RecordColorectal Cancer Association of Canada, Oakville Support Group

Map RecordColorectal Cancer Association of Canada, Oakville Support GroupRiver Oaks * comprised of volunteers, members, and management led by a board of directors * a patient-based organization that understand the needs of those diagnosed with colorectal cancer and their families * c ... [More] Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Peel Region

Map RecordDystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada

Map RecordDystonia Medical Research Foundation CanadaToronto Downtown Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary and sustained muscle contractions, causing abnormal body postures. * it commonly occurs in the neck, eyes, vocal cords and arms, and can be ... [More] Canada

Map RecordEpilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton

Map RecordEpilepsy Halton Peel HamiltonMississauga (City of) Epilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton offers the following services: Child & Youth Support Services * In-school training for teachers and boards * Safety planning guides * Training for camp leaders and/or coa ... [More] Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Norfolk County ; Peel Region

Map RecordEpilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton

Map RecordEpilepsy Halton Peel HamiltonErin Mills Services include: * summer camps for children with epilepsy * client services * counselling * information and referral services * education and advocacy services for those living with seizure disorder ... [More] Halton Region ; Hamilton ; Peel Region ; Greater Hamilton area including Haldimand/Norfolk

FASworld Canada

 FASworld CanadaScarborough South Information and referral * counselling * monthly support group meetings for parents, caregivers and professionals * awareness and education workshops and presentations for groups -- fee schedule avail ... [More] Canada

Foundation for Prader Willi Research Canada

 Foundation for Prader Willi Research CanadaRichmond Hill Composed of parents, family members, researchers, and others from across Canada, who are interested in addressing the many issues related to Prader Willi Syndrome, including childhood obesity and auti ... [More] Canada

Map RecordGeneva Centre for Autism

Map RecordGeneva Centre for AutismToronto Downtown North Clinical Services -- intake and assessment * early intervention services * behaviour and communication programs * social skills building groups * sibling and parent groups * parent training programs ... [More] Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto (City) ; York Region

Georgetown Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Telephone Support Group

 Georgetown Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Telephone Support GroupGeorgetown Services for those suffering with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia: * facilitator provides individual counselling * some additional therapies and servi ... [More] Halton Hills ; Peel Region

Map RecordGeorgetown Osteoporosis Support Group

Map RecordGeorgetown Osteoporosis Support GroupGeorgetown * guest speaker at every meeting Halton Hills

Halton Down Syndrome Association

 Halton Down Syndrome AssociationOakville Helps individuals with Down syndrome reach their true potential and full enjoyment of life through services that include: * bursary program for therapies and conferences * new parent support * peer pl ... [More] Halton Region ; Peel Region

Halton Healthcare, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital - Dorval Dr - Mailing Address, Maximize Your Health - Mississauga Halton Self Management Program

 Halton Healthcare, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital - Dorval Dr - Mailing Address, Maximize Your Health - Mississauga Halton Self Management ProgramGlen Abbey * provides free 6 week (2.5 hours per week) chronic disease self management workshops called "Maximize Your Health" Group discussion topics specific to chronic disease symptom management include: * he ... [More] Halton Region ; Mississauga

Map RecordHamilton Family Network

Map RecordHamilton Family NetworkHamilton Services: * provides information and support to those with a family member with a disability in a variety of ways * offers independent planning, advocacy training * workshops for youth with disabiliti ... [More] Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)

Hearing Improvement Committee of Guelph

 Hearing Improvement Committee of GuelphGuelph Supplements services of agencies that assist people who are hearing impaired * disseminates information * promotes hearing help courses and hearing accessibility in public places Dufferin County ; Guelph ; Halton Hills ; Wellington County

Map RecordHemophilia Ontario, Central West Ontario Region

Map RecordHemophilia Ontario, Central West Ontario RegionHamilton Central A national voluntary health charity, which provides programs and services to improve the health and quality of life, of all people with inherited bleeding disorders, and ultimately to find a cure. Brant County ; Glanbrook ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County ; Peel Region

Map RecordHemophilia Ontario, Toronto and Central Ontario Region

Map RecordHemophilia Ontario, Toronto and Central Ontario RegionToronto Downtown Central Assistance in obtaining direct aid, education, vocational guidance, rehabilitation and social adjustment services * transportation to and from clinics * educational literature and audiovisual material ... [More] Central Ontario ; Toronto (City)

Hospital for Sick Children, No Physical Location, Brainchild

 Hospital for Sick Children, No Physical Location, BrainchildToronto Downtown b.r.a.i.n.child is a volunteer group of parents, family and friends who have the common experience of caring for a child with a brain tumour or who are survivors * organization provides support, educa ... [More] Canada

Kidney Cancer Canada

 Kidney Cancer CanadaToronto Downtown A kidney cancer support group formed to: * increase awareness about kidney cancer * provide timely information to patients and caregivers facing a diagnosis of kidney cancer * help patients navigate t ... [More] Canada

Map RecordLeukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, National Office

Map RecordLeukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, National OfficeNorth York East Information and support for individuals affected by blood cancers, particularly leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative diseases * peer-to ... [More] Canada

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, 20 Emerald St - South Central Region, Post Polio Association of Hamilton / Brant

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, 20 Emerald St - South Central Region, Post Polio Association of Hamilton / BrantHamilton Central To promote direct support among persons, their family & friends, who are challenged with coping with Post Polio Syndrome and disseminating information about the late effects of Poliomyelitis to physic ... [More] Brant County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Head Office, Post-Polio Canada

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Head Office, Post-Polio CanadaEast York Support, information and resources * local support group network * newsletter * information packages for patients and health professionals Canada

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Head Office, Stroke Recovery Canada

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Head Office, Stroke Recovery CanadaEast York Information and referral * information packages * support groups Canada

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Milton - Allendale Long-Term Care Home, Stroke Recovery Canada

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Milton - Allendale Long-Term Care Home, Stroke Recovery CanadaMilton A monthly peer support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Services include: * learn more about stroke, stroke symptoms and stroke recovery * find stroke recovery resources in your area * ... [More] Halton Region

Map RecordMultiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton Chapter

Map RecordMultiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton ChapterHamilton Central Part of a world-wide effort to find a cure for multiple sclerosis and enable people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. Programs & Services Include: Awareness & Education Programs Informa ... [More] Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)

Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada

 Myasthenia Gravis Society of CanadaNorth York Offers support for persons with myasthenia gravis (MG) and their caregivers: * information * quarterly newsletter "Contact" for members * education for the general public and health care professionals ... [More] Ontario

Map RecordNational ME/FM Action Network

Map RecordNational ME/FM Action NetworkNepean Network assisting people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and/or Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) through education, advocacy, support, and research Canada

Neurofibromatosis Society of Ontario

 Neurofibromatosis Society of OntarioWillowdale Offers workshops and info sessions on a variety of topics related to life with NF. * bi-annual meetings are held in May and October in Toronto * work is in process to establish local support groups in ... [More] Ontario

Ontario Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

 Ontario Prader-Willi Syndrome AssociationToronto (City) Information and referral * support groups * telephone support * one-to-one support in vicinity of Toronto * literature in French, Italian, Spanish * advocacy * workshops and conferences Ontario

Map RecordOsteoporosis Canada, Toronto

Map RecordOsteoporosis Canada, TorontoNorth York East Information on osteoporosis * public education * research support * support groups, self help materials * literature in English and French * speakers Canada

Ostomy Canada Society, Halton and Peel Chapter 711 - Mailing Address

 Ostomy Canada Society, Halton and Peel Chapter 711 - Mailing AddressOakville Major services include: * visiting post-operative patients * the distribution of ostomy literature to interested parties Halton Region ; Peel Region

Map RecordParkinson Canada

Map RecordParkinson CanadaNorth York Central Information for people living with Parkinson's or with atypical parkinsonisms, their caregivers, and health professionals * information and referral line * support groups * caregiver support groups * ... [More] Canada

Parkinson Canada, Burlington - Mailing Address, Burlington Support Group

 Parkinson Canada, Burlington - Mailing Address, Burlington Support GroupBurlington The Burlington Support Group meets for mutual support, as well as to learn more about living with Parkinson's disease * for more information about the group, or to be connected with the current local ... [More]  

Parkinson Canada, Milton - Mailing Address, Milton Parkinson Support Group

 Parkinson Canada, Milton - Mailing Address, Milton Parkinson Support GroupMilton The Milton Support Group meets for mutual support, as well as to learn more about living with Parkinson's disease. For more information about the group, or to be connected with the current local volun ... [More] Halton North ; Milton

Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario, Oakville - Mailing Address, Parkinson Disease Support Group

 Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario, Oakville - Mailing Address, Parkinson Disease Support GroupOld Oakville The Oakville Chapter is a support group for people with Parkinson's and for their families and friends. * weekly exercise classes and support groups * occasional meetings will feature a film or speake ... [More] Halton Region ; Peel Region

PKD Foundation of Canada, Hamilton Chapter, Polycystic Kidney Disease Support and Education

 PKD Foundation of Canada, Hamilton Chapter, Polycystic Kidney Disease Support and EducationHamilton Local chapter activites include: * regular meetings where patients connect and help each other cope with the emotional aspects of a PKD diagnosis and find the local resources they need * host seminars ... [More] Guelph ; Halton Region ; Hamilton ; Niagara Region

Promoting Awareness of RSD/CRPS in Canada

 Promoting Awareness of RSD/CRPS in CanadaSt Catharines Provides information and education about Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) * offers support to individuals living with CRPS/RSD, their families and fri ... [More] Canada

Map RecordProstate Cancer Canada Network, Brampton, Prostate Cancer Network

Map RecordProstate Cancer Canada Network, Brampton, Prostate Cancer NetworkBrampton (City of) Prostate cancer support group for men with prostate cancer and for their families * offers fellowship * peer counseling * education about treatment options * fosters an awareness of prostate cancer in ... [More] Acton ; Bolton ; Brampton (City of) ; Etobicoke ; Georgetown ; Halton Hills ; Milton ; Orangeville

Prostate Cancer Canada Network, Burlington Chapter - No Physical Address, Prostate Cancer Support Group

 Prostate Cancer Canada Network, Burlington Chapter - No Physical Address, Prostate Cancer Support GroupBurlington Peer-to-peer support group for prostate cancer patients, their families and friends * events include annual Father's Day Run and Movember Burlington ; Hamilton ; Niagara Region ; and area

Prostate Cancer Canada Network, Oakville-Mississauga Chapter - No Physical Address, Prostate Cancer Support Group

 Prostate Cancer Canada Network, Oakville-Mississauga Chapter - No Physical Address, Prostate Cancer Support GroupOakville Whether newly diagnosed or living with prostate cancer, the group will provide fellowship, emotional support, information and discussion. Milton ; Mississauga ; Oakville ; and surrounding area

Psoriasis Society of Canada, National Office - Mailing Address

 Psoriasis Society of Canada, National Office - Mailing AddressHalifax * services include support groups and public awareness * encourages research to find cause and cure for psoriasis Canada

Robbie's Rainbow

 Robbie's RainbowOakville Services include: * helping children living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis access critical drug treatments not covered by private or provincial health plans * parent mentoring program hel ... [More] Ontario

Map RecordSickle Cell Association of Ontario

Map RecordSickle Cell Association of OntarioNorth York West Public awareness of sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait * counselling * monthly support groups * advocacy * public education Ontario

Stroke Recovery Canada, Burlington Chapter - No Physical Address

 Stroke Recovery Canada, Burlington Chapter - No Physical AddressBurlington Various chapter programs for stroke survivors, caregivers and families * monthly meetings * summer picnic in mid-July * seasonal events throughout the year Burlington

Stroke Recovery Canada, Halton Stroke Fellowship - No Physical Address

 Stroke Recovery Canada, Halton Stroke Fellowship - No Physical AddressBurlington Connect with peers, exchange information and resources, learn new skills, explore the personal impact of stroke and build supportive relationships. Open to stroke survivors, family members, caregivers ... [More] Halton Region

Map RecordStroke Recovery Canada, Guelph Wellington Chapter

Map RecordStroke Recovery Canada, Guelph Wellington ChapterGuelph Information, resources and a network of mutual support through work with local peer support groups * local meetings, activities and seminars provide opportunities for stroke survivors to develop new s ... [More] Guelph ; Halton Hills ; Wellington County

Map RecordStuttering Connections

Map RecordStuttering ConnectionsBurlington Meetings provide a place to talk openly and freely about stuttering and other related topics. Burlington

Map RecordTake Charge Take Control, Workshops to Assist with Health Challenges

Map RecordTake Charge Take Control, Workshops to Assist with Health ChallengesHamilton Mountain Central Take Charge is a free program offered through workshops for anyone struggling with an on-going health condition. Find ways to: * manage stress * make healthier choices * find support from other people ... [More] Brantford ; Burlington ; Haldimand County ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County ; The area served is mainly the same area covered by the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB-LHIN)

Take Charge! Self-Management Program, Burlington programs - Mailing Address

 Take Charge! Self-Management Program, Burlington programs - Mailing AddressBurlington Free program to help those struggling with an on-going physical or mental health condition to better manage their symptoms and find ways to: * manage stress * make healthier choices * find support fro ... [More] Burlington ; also offered in other communities in the Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand Brant LHIN (Local Health Integration Network)

Map RecordTourette Canada

Map RecordTourette CanadaOntario Information and referral * online, in-person individual or group support for patients and families * public education * advocacy * newsletter * annual conferences * workshops * school and workplace in ... [More] Canada

Map RecordTourette Canada, Hamilton, Halton and Niagara Region Chapter

Map RecordTourette Canada, Hamilton, Halton and Niagara Region ChapterBurlington A volunteer organization dedicated to helping individuals with Tourette Syndrome, their families and other interested parties by gathering and distributing information, promoting local self-help and p ... [More] Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region

Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario, Burlington-Oakville-Hamilton Region Chapter - No Physical Address, Tourette Syndrome Support Groups

 Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario, Burlington-Oakville-Hamilton Region Chapter - No Physical Address, Tourette Syndrome Support GroupsBurlington Committed to delivering Tourette Syndrome support which is sensitive to the needs of the Tourette Syndrome community Local chapter provides support and information to members * informal chapter meetin ... [More] Burlington ; Hamilton (City of) ; Oakville

Map RecordWellspring Birmingham Gilgan House Cancer Support Centre, Peel/Halton

Map RecordWellspring Birmingham Gilgan House Cancer Support Centre, Peel/HaltonOakville Part of a network of centres which provide emotional and psychological support for individuals and families living with cancer. * located in a warm and welcoming facility * services offered at no cost ... [More] Halton Region ; Peel Region

Map RecordWellwood, Wellwood Resource Centre

Map RecordWellwood, Wellwood Resource CentreHamilton Programs include: * peer support groups * individual peer mentoring * coping skills training * individual and family counselling * spirituality issues * educational seminars and workshops Activity pro ... [More] Brant County ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington

Women's Centre (The), Oakville Osteoporosis Group

 Women's Centre (The), Oakville Osteoporosis GroupOakville A patient support group, a program of The Women's Centre. Activities include: * support group for those with osteoporosis and their families * osteoporosis lending library * educational events * fundr ... [More] Halton Region