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Map RecordAcclaim Health, Oakville - Trafalgar Rd, Alzheimer Services - Caregiver Support and Education Program

Map RecordAcclaim Health, Oakville - Trafalgar Rd, Alzheimer Services - Caregiver Support and Education ProgramOakville (College Park) Provides education, support and resource information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to clients, families, and professionals. * support groups throughout Halton allow a forum for careg ... [More] Halton Region

Map RecordAIDS Network (The), Halton, Regional Services

Map RecordAIDS Network (The), Halton, Regional ServicesHamilton (City of) A non-profit community based AIDS service organization mandated to recognize and respond to the stigma and challenges posed by HIV/AIDS on individuals and communities through education and support. AI ... [More] Brant County ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Norfolk County

Map RecordALS Canada

Map RecordALS CanadaMarkham Services supporting ALS patients and their families include: * information (publications, AV material) and referral * education and support * in-home visitation * support meetings held monthly in vari ... [More] Ontario

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton, Hamilton Mountain East, Family Support Groups

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton, Hamilton Mountain East, 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 Hamilton and Halton, Hamilton Mountain East, Support Services

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Hamilton and 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 and ... [More] Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)

Map RecordAlzheimer Society Peel, Mississauga - 60 Briarwood Ave

Map RecordAlzheimer Society Peel, Mississauga - 60 Briarwood AveMississauga Programs and services for individuals with dementia and their families include: * counselling * support groups * Medic Alert (wandering person) registry * public education * school programs * day prog ... [More] Halton Region - those areas served by the Mississauga Halton LHIN ; Peel Region

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

Map RecordArthritis Society, Burlington - Burlington Hamilton & Niagara Region Office, Client ServicesBurlington (Central) 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] Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)

Asperger's Society of Ontario

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

Map RecordBrain Injury Services / Step Up! ABI Recovery, Brain Injury Services

Map RecordBrain Injury Services / Step Up! ABI Recovery, Brain Injury ServicesHamilton Services for individuals with an acquired brain injury include: * long-term residential living services * short-term transitional living services * in-home services * community outreach services * gro ... [More] Brantford ; Burlington ; Haldimand County ; Hamilton (City of) - and surrounding area ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County

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 Diabetes Association, National office

Map RecordCanadian Diabetes Association, National officeToronto 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 Central Support * education * public awareness * support groups for patients, families and friends * quarterly newsletter Canada

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Wellington County Unit

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Wellington County UnitGuelph Local branch of the Canadian Cancer Society Services include: * Transportation to and from cancer related appointments. Cannot provide transportation to individuals unable to transfer into a vehicle * ... [More] Guelph ; Halton Hills (Acton) ; Wellington County ; Wellington North

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Oakville - Halton Community Office

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Oakville - Halton Community OfficeOakville (Bronte) 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 ; Halton Hills (Georgetown) ; Milton ; Milton (Campbellville) ; Oakville

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

 Canadian Celiac Association, Dundas - Hamilton / Burlington Chapter - Mailing Address, Celiac Information and SupportDundas 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, Halton Peel Chapter, Celiac Information and Support

 Canadian Celiac Association, Halton Peel Chapter, Celiac Information and SupportMilton 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 ; Oakville ; Peel Region

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 GroupOakville (River 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 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 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 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] Greater Toronto Area

Georgetown Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Telephone Support Group, Mailing Address

 Georgetown Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Telephone Support Group, Mailing AddressHalton Hills (Georgetown) 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 GroupHalton Hills (Georgetown) * guest speaker at every meeting Halton Hills

Halton Down Syndrome Association, Mailing Address

 Halton Down Syndrome Association, Mailing AddressOakville 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

Map RecordHalton Healthcare Services, Oakville - 700 Dorval Dr - Suite 108 - Oakville Corporate Centre, Mississauga Halton Self Management Program

Map RecordHalton Healthcare Services, Oakville - 700 Dorval Dr - Suite 108 - Oakville Corporate Centre, Mississauga Halton Self Management ProgramOakville (Glen 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

Map RecordHamilton Family Network, Child Development Centre Building

Map RecordHamilton Family Network, Child Development Centre BuildingHamilton 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)

Map RecordHemophilia Ontario, Toronto and Central Ontario Region

Map RecordHemophilia Ontario, Toronto and Central Ontario RegionToronto 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

Map RecordHospital for Sick Children, Brainchild

Map RecordHospital for Sick Children, BrainchildToronto 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, Mailing Address

 Kidney Cancer Canada, Mailing AddressToronto 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 RecordLupus Foundation of Ontario

Map RecordLupus Foundation of OntarioRidgeway Voluntary non-profit organization comprised of volunteers and one part-time staff person * Provides supportive care to Lupus patients and their families on a non profit, non-sectarian basis * Provides ... [More] Ontario

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, Hamilton - 20 Emerald St N - South Central Regional Office

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Hamilton - 20 Emerald St N - South Central Regional OfficeHamilton A community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities. Major services include: Assistive Devices: * helps individuals to buy, repair and maintain a wide variety o ... [More] Brant County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)

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. Halton Region

Map RecordMultiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Halton Regional Chapter, Multiple Sclerosis Support and Advocacy

Map RecordMultiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Halton Regional Chapter, Multiple Sclerosis Support and AdvocacyBurlington Major Services: * information and referral * one on one client meetings * support groups * organized social and recreational activities * educational workshops * funding assistance for purchase of equ ... [More] Halton Region

Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada, Mailing Address

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

Neurofibromatosis Society of Ontario, Mailing Address

 Neurofibromatosis Society of Ontario, Mailing AddressPickering (City of) 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 of) 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 Adress

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

Map RecordParkinson Society Canada

Map RecordParkinson Society CanadaNorth York Central Information for people living with Parkinson's and for health professionals * public awareness * exercise and support groups * discussion group for partners * special events * advocacy * research prog ... [More] Canada

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

 Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario, Burlington - Mailing Address, Parkinson Disease Support GroupBurlington An informal, self-managed support group for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers * affiliated with the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario * meetings include guest speake ... [More] Halton Region

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

 Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario, Milton - Mailing Address, Parkinson Disease Support GroupMilton The Milton PD 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] Milton ; and surrounding area

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

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

Map RecordProstate Cancer Canada Network, Brampton, Prostate Cancer Support GroupBrampton (City of) One-on-one support available by telephone or in person by appointment. * call any of the phone numbers provided Bolton ; Brampton (City of) ; Caledon ; Halton Hills ; Halton Hills (Georgetown) ; Orangeville ; Shelburne

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. * also annual Father's Day Run and participates annually in 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, 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

Rebounders Canada, Mailing Address, Support for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

 Rebounders Canada, Mailing Address, Support for Adult Survivors of Childhood CancerOakville Opportunities are provided to foster new friendships with fellow survivors at regular monthly social gatherings. Other events include: * Annual Survivor Conference * New Life Dinner * visit the websit ... [More] Canada

Robbie's Rainbow, Mailing Address

 Robbie's Rainbow, Mailing AddressOakville 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 Central Public awareness of sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait * counselling * monthly support groups * advocacy * public education Ontario

Map RecordStroke Recovery Canada, Guelph Wellington Chapter

Map RecordStroke Recovery Canada, Guelph Wellington ChapterWellington County Stroke survivors self-help and support group services include: * information concerning stroke recovery * peer support and referrals to other stroke survivors * educational workshops * hospital visits ... [More] Halton Hills ; Wellington County

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 Support group to help those recovering from a stroke connect with peers, exchange information and resources, learn new skills, explore the personal impact of stroke and build supportive relationships. ... [More] Halton Region

Map RecordStuttering Connections, Upper Appleby Professional Centre

Map RecordStuttering Connections, Upper Appleby Professional CentreBurlington Meetings provide a place to talk openly and freely about stuttering and other related topics. Burlington

Take Charge Take Control, Workshops to Assist with Health Challenges

 Take Charge Take Control, Workshops to Assist with Health ChallengesHamilton Mountain West 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) - including Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton and Stoney Creek ; 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 Initiative, Burlington programs - Mailing Address

 Take Charge! Self-Management Initiative, 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 from ... [More] Burlington ; also offered in other communities in the Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand Brant LHIN (Local Health Integration Network)

Map RecordTourette Canada

Map RecordTourette CanadaMississauga Information and referral * individual or group support for patients and families * public education * advocacy * newsletter * annual conferences * workshops * school and workplace inservices 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, Burlington-Oakville-Hamilton Region Chapter - No Physical Address, Tourette Syndrome Support Groups

 Tourette Syndrome Association, Burlington-Oakville-Hamilton Region Chapter - No Physical Address, Tourette Syndrome Support GroupsBurlington Committed to delivering Tourette Syndrome services which are sensitive to the needs of the Tourette Syndrome community. Local chapters provide support and information to members. Burlington ; Hamilton (City of) ; Oakville

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

Map RecordWellspring Birmingham Gilgan House Cancer Support Centre, Halton / PeelOakville Part of a network of centres that 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 Resource Centre

Map RecordWellwood 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), Mailing Address, Oakville Osteoporosis Group

 Women's Centre (The), Mailing Address, 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