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Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada

 Acoustic Neuroma Association of CanadaCanada Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANAC) of Canada is a patient-led, volunteer, charitable organization, providing information and support to patients and their families who have been diagnosed with acoust ... [More]

Map RecordAIDS Network (The), Hamilton Central - 140 King St

Map RecordAIDS Network (The), Hamilton Central - 140 King StHamilton Central Provides education and support for individuals and communities regarding HIV/AIDS and related issues. Services include: Van Service and Men4Men Clinic -partnerships with Hamilton Public Health Service ... [More]

Map RecordAlliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention

Map RecordAlliance for South Asian AIDS PreventionToronto Downtown Central Health promotion workshops, including customized workshops on HIV/AIDS prevention, anti-homophobia * support for individuals living with HIV, including peer counselling, information and referral, form ... [More]

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton OfficeBurlington Provides education, support and resources to persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and to their families * supports research * maintains local support groups * strives to end the pers ... [More]

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 Information and support for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their carers at the time of diagnosis and throughout the course of the disease. * persons with memory loss and ... [More]

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Hamilton Mountain East - 1575 Upper Ottawa St - Family Support Groups, Family Support Groups

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Hamilton Mountain East - 1575 Upper Ottawa St - Family Support Groups, Family Support GroupsHamilton Mountain East A series of group-format support programs that help family, caregivers, and individuals with memory loss cope with progressive cognitive deficits, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease. Different groups ar ... [More]

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Hamilton Mountain East - 1575 Upper Ottawa St - Support Services, Support Services

Map RecordAlzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Hamilton Mountain East - 1575 Upper Ottawa St - Support Services, 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]

Map RecordAlzheimer Society Peel

Map RecordAlzheimer Society PeelMississauga Programs and services including adult day programs, respite, counselling, support groups and caregiver support * wandering person registry/Safely Home Program * public education Adult day program -- s ... [More]

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

Map RecordArthritis Society, Burlington, Hamilton & Niagara Region Office, Client ServicesBurlington Funds and promotes arthritis research, patient care and public education including: * physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social work services funded by Ministry of Health * Juvenile Arthritis fam ... [More]

Map RecordAsian Community AIDS Services

Map RecordAsian Community AIDS ServicesToronto Downtown Central HIV/AIDS education * support programs include buddy and practical assistance, treatment information, confidential individual counselling, referrals, case management, peer support group * outreach to y ... [More]

Map RecordAutism Ontario

Map RecordAutism OntarioToronto Downtown West Provides advocacy and support, public education/awareness and research around autism spectrum disorders (ASD) * support groups may be available at the local level

Map RecordBlack Coalition for AIDS Prevention

Map RecordBlack Coalition for AIDS PreventionToronto Downtown Central HIV/AIDS education, prevention and support, including information on HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) risk, sexual health and healthy relationships * community workshops and forums, outre ... [More]

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

Map RecordBrain 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]

Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome

 Canadian Association for Williams SyndromeOntario Provide supports and assistance to families of a child with Williams Syndrome as well as a social network and "family" for adults with Williams Syndrome.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Hamilton Branch

 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Hamilton BranchHamilton (City of) Self-help support group made up of hard of hearing people who have come together to share their problems, needs, experiences, and strategies for coping. Occasionally offers educational programs and cl ... [More]

Map RecordCanadian Liver Foundation, National Office and GTA Chapter Markham

Map RecordCanadian Liver Foundation, National Office and GTA Chapter MarkhamMarkham Liver disease information, awareness and supports liver research * local chapters Living with Liver Disease Program -- monthly support group meetings, topics announced on website * also information on ... [More]

Canadian Spondylitis Association

 Canadian Spondylitis AssociationToronto Downtown National resource centre for information relevant to the spondylitis community * education and support to spondyloarthritis patients

Map RecordChildhood Cancer Canada

Map RecordChildhood Cancer CanadaToronto Downtown North National support and information network for childhood cancer * resources and support for children with cancer, their siblings and their families * bursaries for survivors of childhood cancer * resear ... [More]

Map RecordCNIB [Halton-Peel Region], Mississauga Office

Map RecordCNIB [Halton-Peel Region], Mississauga OfficeMississauga Multiservice agency for people with vision loss * rehabilitation, assessment and support * information on financial assistance and employment CNIB Foundation - Social and recreational activities * sup ... [More]

Map RecordColorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network (CCRAN)

Map RecordColorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network (CCRAN)Oakville A patient-based organization that understands the needs of those diagnosed with colorectal cancer and their families * compassion, knowledge and understanding are offered through support groups across ... [More]

Cystic Fibrosis Canada, No Physical Address, Hamilton and Area Chapter

 Cystic Fibrosis Canada, No Physical Address, Hamilton and Area ChapterHamilton Disseminates information on cystic fibrosis, raises funds for research and education, and provides support groups.

Map RecordDiabetes Canada, Mailing Address, Community Health Promotion and Partnerships

Map RecordDiabetes Canada, Mailing Address, Community Health Promotion and PartnershipsHalton Region Provide services and information to Halton residents affected by diabetes * work with the Halton Diabetes Program to coordinate patient education and services Services include: * information sessions ... [More]

Map RecordDystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada

Map RecordDystonia Medical Research Foundation CanadaToronto Downtown West Supports the needs and well-being of people with dystonia and their families * promotes awareness and education * funds dystonia research

Map RecordEpilepsy South Central Ontario

Map RecordEpilepsy South Central OntarioMississauga Support, advocacy and public education to promoting independence and optimal quality of life Individual Counselling and Support Groups -- for all ages * one-on-one counselling by appointment , support ... [More]

Map RecordGBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada, Whitby (Town of)

Map RecordGBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada, Whitby (Town of)Whitby Offers support programs to people diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) or Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). Support may be in the form of telephone contact, email suppo ... [More]

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]

Map RecordHalton-Peel Myeloma Support Group

Map RecordHalton-Peel Myeloma Support GroupBurlington Community-based,  non-charitable organization that provides information and support to myeloma patients, family and caregivers in the Halton, Peel and Hamilton region * myeloma is a rare can ... [More]

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

Hemophilia Ontario, No Physical Address, Hemophilia Ontario Central West Region

 Hemophilia Ontario, No Physical Address, Hemophilia Ontario Central West RegionHamilton Central Provides programs and services to improve the health and quality of life of all people with inherited bleeding disorders, and supports work to discover cures. A national voluntary health charity.

Map RecordHemophilia Ontario

Map RecordHemophilia OntarioScarborough North Programs, support and education for individuals with inherited bleeding disorders

Map RecordHuntington Society of Canada, Halton/Peel Resource Centre

Map RecordHuntington Society of Canada, Halton/Peel Resource CentreKitchener Support services include: * consultation * education on HD * referral to community resources * advocacy * support groups

Map RecordLittle People of Ontario

Map RecordLittle People of OntarioToronto Peer-peer self help group * fellowship * social and medical information, including online resource library * annual medical conferences

Map RecordLMC Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Map RecordLMC Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diabetes and EndocrinologyOakville Multi-disciplinary centre providing complete care in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism * diabetes education program focuses on diabetes prevention, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabete ... [More]

Map RecordLMC Diabetes and Endocrinology, Georgetown, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Map RecordLMC Diabetes and Endocrinology, Georgetown, Diabetes and EndocrinologyHalton Hills Medical clinic providing diabetes and endocrinology specialist care * diabetes education program focuses on diabetes prevention, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, insulin pump therapy, ... [More]

Map RecordLondon Health Sciences Centre - Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario - Canadian Directory of Genetic Support Groups

Map RecordLondon Health Sciences Centre - Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario - Canadian Directory of Genetic Support GroupsLondon The online directory is designed as a resource guide for families and professionals seeking information on genetic support groups in Canada. * links to web pages are added as they become available ... [More]

Lupus Ontario, Hamilton Central, Hamilton & Area Support Group

 Lupus Ontario, Hamilton Central, Hamilton & Area Support GroupHamilton Central Meetings provide an opportunity exchange of information and to hear speakers. Membership with Lupus Ontario includes regular newsletters and updates.

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Head Office

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Head OfficeEast York Community-based rehabilitation and advocacy * affordable supportive housing for people with physical disabilities Attendant Care Services -- non-medical assistance with activities of daily living in t ... [More]

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Milton Stroke Support Group

Map RecordMarch of Dimes Canada, Milton Stroke Support GroupMilton Support group that meets once a month to provide stroke survivals and their families/caregivers an environment for information, social and educational programs, resources and  ... [More]

Map RecordMaximize Your Health - Mississauga Halton Self Management Program

Map RecordMaximize Your Health - Mississauga Halton Self Management ProgramOakville Programs and services that enable people to take control of their own health by gaining the confidence, skills and knowledge necessary to manage the physical, social and emotional aspects of ... [More]

Map RecordMind Forward Brain Injury Services

Map RecordMind Forward Brain Injury ServicesMississauga Community-based support and rehabilitation services to adults living with the effects of an acquired brain injury * referral to other community services Assisted Living - Assisted living beds with 24 ... [More]

Map RecordMultiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton Chapter

Map RecordMultiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton ChapterHamilton West Enables people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. Also advocates and works toward a cure for multiple sclerosis. Service include equipment grants to improve quality of life, public educa ... [More]

Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada

 Myasthenia Gravis Society of CanadaWhitchurch-Stouffville Support for persons with myasthenia gravis (MG) and their caregivers * information * quarterly newsletter for members * education for the general public and health care professionals Support meetings ... [More]

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 (FM) through education, advocacy, support, and research

Map RecordOakville Osteoporosis Group, Oakville - St Michael's Roman Catholic Church

Map RecordOakville Osteoporosis Group, Oakville - St Michael's Roman Catholic ChurchOakville Affiliated with Osteoporosis Canada * educate, empower, and support individuals in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis Activities include: * support group for those with osteoporosis and thei ... [More]

Map RecordOstomy Canada Society, Ontario Chapter, Halton/Peel Peer Support Group

Map RecordOstomy Canada Society, Ontario Chapter, Halton/Peel Peer Support GroupOakville Offers self-help and psychological support group for ostomates * major services include: * visiting post-operative patients * distributing of ostomy literature to interested parties * communicate with ... [More]

Map RecordOvarian Cancer Canada

Map RecordOvarian Cancer CanadaToronto Downtown Central Supports women and their families living with ovarian cancer * raises awareness in general public and with health care professionals * funds research to develop reliable early detection techniques, im ... [More]

Map RecordParkinson Canada, Burlington Support Group

Map RecordParkinson Canada, 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]

Map RecordParkinson Canada, Milton Support Group

Map RecordParkinson Canada, Milton Support GroupMilton The 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 volunteer c ... [More]

Map RecordParkinson Canada, Oakville Support Group

Map RecordParkinson Canada, Oakville Support GroupOakville The 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 volunteer c ... [More]

Promoting Awareness of RSD/CRPS in Canada (PARC)

 Promoting Awareness of RSD/CRPS in Canada (PARC)Niagara Region Provides information and education about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) * offers support to individuals living with CRPS/RSD, their families and friend ... [More]

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

Map RecordProstate 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 monthly service meetings and Movember fund raising

Map RecordProstate Cancer Canada Network, Oakville-Mississauga Chapter, Prostate Cancer Support Group

Map RecordProstate Cancer Canada Network, Oakville-Mississauga Chapter, Prostate Cancer Support GroupOakville Whether newly diagnosed or living with prostate cancer, the group will provide fellowship, emotional support, information and discussion

Map RecordProstate Cancer Canada Network, Wellspring Chinguacousy Cancer Support Centre, Prostate Cancer Canada Network Brampton Inc

Map RecordProstate Cancer Canada Network, Wellspring Chinguacousy Cancer Support Centre, Prostate Cancer Canada Network Brampton IncBrampton Prostate Cancer Canada Network (PCCN) is an independent network of more than 70 prostate cancer peer support group chapters across Canada The prostate cancer support group is for men with prostate can ... [More]

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

Map RecordRebounders Canada, Supports for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Map RecordRebounders Canada, Supports for Adult Survivors of Childhood CancerOakville A grassroots support group providing adult survivors of childhood cancer with the opportunity to meet fellow survivors in a fun environment that supports and nurtures.

Sickle Cell Association of Ontario

 Sickle Cell Association of OntarioScarborough North Education and counselling for people living with or supporting someone affected by Sickle Cell Disease (includes Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle Cell SC, Sickle Beta Thalassemia and the Sickle Cell Trait) ... [More]

Map RecordStanding By Your Side, Concussion Support Group

Map RecordStanding By Your Side, Concussion Support GroupOakville * group is led by a concussion survivor * members have the opportunity to share their experiences and learn how to transition to a healthier state * access to resources, tools and tips to aid in the r ... [More]

Map RecordStroke Recovery Canada, Burlington Chapter

Map RecordStroke Recovery Canada, Burlington ChapterBurlington Various chapter programs for stroke survivors, caregivers and families * monthly meetings * seasonal events throughout the year

Map RecordStroke Recovery Canada, No Physical Address, Halton Stroke Fellowship

Map RecordStroke Recovery Canada, No Physical Address, Halton Stroke FellowshipBurlington * connect with peers who have experienced a stroke * exchange information and resources * learn new skills * explore the personal impact of stroke and build supportive relationships

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]

Map RecordStuttering Connections

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

Map RecordTake Charge! Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Map RecordTake Charge! Chronic Disease Self-Management ProgramHamilton Mountain Central A free six-week workshop that assists participants in living with on-going health conditions. Areas of focus include stress management, making healthier choices, meeting other people living with simil ... [More]

Map RecordThyroid Foundation of Canada

Map RecordThyroid Foundation of CanadaOttawa (City of) Promotes public awareness of thyroid disease * lends moral support to thyroid patients and their families * assists in fundraising for thyroid research Public education meetings * opportunities to pic ... [More]

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]

Map RecordTourette Canada

Map RecordTourette CanadaMississauga Charitable organization for individuals with Tourette Syndrome and their families * information, referral and resources * online or group support for patients and families * public outreach includes: ... [More]

Voice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Halton/Hamilton/Niagara/Peel Chapter

 Voice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Halton/Hamilton/Niagara/Peel ChapterHalton Region Offers support services and information for children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing: * works to raise funds for social events and auditory-verbal therapy including a golf tournament in September ... [More]

Map RecordWellwood, Juravinski House

Map RecordWellwood, Juravinski HouseHamilton Mountain West A community-based resource centre providing free supportive care programs that answer the informational, emotional and spiritual needs of people living with cancer or caring for someone with cancer. P ... [More]

Map RecordWellwood, Juravinski Hospital, Gynecological Cancer Support Group

Map RecordWellwood, Juravinski Hospital, Gynecological Cancer Support GroupHamilton Mountain East A monthly discussion group providing individuals who are living with gynecological cancer with a place to meet others with similar experiences in a setting of privacy, respect, and community.

Map RecordWellwood, Juravinski Hospital, O'Connor-O'Connell Family Cancer Support Centre

Map RecordWellwood, Juravinski Hospital, O'Connor-O'Connell Family Cancer Support CentreHamilton Mountain Central The O'Connor-O'Connell Cancer Support Centre located inside the Juravinski Hospital (at the entrance to E1) is for patient, families, caregivers and health care professionals to get information about ... [More]

Map RecordWellwood, Juravinski House, Breast Cancer Peer Support Group

Map RecordWellwood, Juravinski House, Breast Cancer Peer Support GroupHamilton Mountain West A support forum for those living with breast cancer in the two years from diagnosis to the post-treatment period consists of 90 minute sessions once a week for a twelve week series. Some sessions incl ... [More]

Map RecordWomen's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville, Support Groups and Workshops

Map RecordWomen's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville, Support Groups and WorkshopsOakville Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change Assertiveness Training: * learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life * practic ... [More]

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