Healthcare Resources

A guide to programs and services for seniors

Find information on resources available for seniors in Ontario, including tax credits, health, caregiving, housing, driving and staying safe.

Sinai Health System: Healthy Aging and Geriatrics

Mount Sinai’s Healthy Aging and Geriatric website is an excellent site that provides education and support for healthy ageing. Their goal is to provide reliable information for patients, caregivers, families, and health care professionals. They also have a number of materials featuring services available for older adults in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Their education resources are available in printable PDFs for download.

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

Ontario residents are eligible for provincially funded health coverage (OHIP). To be eligible for Ontario health coverage you must : be a Canadian citizen or have immigration status as set out in Ontario’s Health Insurance Act, and make your permanent and principal home in Ontario, and be physically present in Ontario 153 days in any 12-month period.

Toronto Central Health Line

A website that connects you to Toronto community health care service providers.

Toronto Public Health

Toronto Public Health (TPH) works in many ways to improve the overall health of the population and to overcome health inequalities. We provide services to individuals and communities, and we advocate for public policies that make our city healthier.

Healthy Canadians

This site features healthy living campaigns and links to advisories, warnings and recalls to help you protect yourself and your family, make positive health choices, improve your health and stay healthy.

Health Care Connect

Health Care Connect is a program launched by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to help Ontarians without a family health care provider find one.

Travel Health

This is a site created by the Public Health Agency of Canada that allows you to enter your country of destination that recommends specific vaccinations for this country.

My Health Passport at Sick Kids

Welcome to MyHealth Passport, a project of the SickKids Good 2 Go Transition Program. MyHealth Passport is a customized, wallet-size card that gives you instant access to your paediatric medical information. It can be used when you go to a new doctor, visit an emergency room or are writing your first novel and want the names of your medications for your hero.

Women’s Health Matters

Welcome to, your Canadian source for reliable, evidence-based and up-to-date information on women’s health and lifestyle issues.

Dr. Mike Evans

This link provides a series of engaging white board medical lectures on a variety of topics using a very creative method (i.e. Deeper Dive on PSA Screening, 23 and 1/2 Hours: What is the Single Best Thing We Can Do For Our Health, Concussions101: A Primer for Kids and Parents, etc.)

WRAP and Recovery Books

WRAP-Wellness Recovery Action Plan is a structured plan developed by YOU. It is a system that you devise for yourself that helps you work through mental health challenges or life issues.

Copeland Center

Copeland Center promotes personal, organizational, and community wellness and empowerment through education, training, and research.

Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, only affecting 2,000 – 3,000 patients a year. Although this number may be small relative to other cancerous diseases, it is almost always fatal. Any individual or family that is diagnosed with or knows someone with cancer deserves to have the best information and support available. Our goal at Mesothelioma Guide is to increase mesothelioma awareness.

Taddle Creek FHT Downloads

SAVI Presents “Navigating Available Supports for Seniors & Caregivers” Presented Jun 6-17 Seminar
Fourth presentation in a series on seniors, presented by SAVI on June 6, 2017
SAVI presents Physical Fitness and Mobility, presented Feb 7, 2017
Third presentation in a series on seniors, presented by SAVI on Feb 7, 2017
SAVI Presents: Memory Preservation and Alzheimers Prevention
Second presentation in a series on Seniors, presented by SAVI on Oct. 26, 2016
SAVI presents Why Do We Have To Age and How Does It Happen
Presentation from the first of our SAVI seminars on Aging, given June 29, 2016.
Seniors Physical Fitness and Mobility
Seniors Initiative workshop on Physical Fitness & Mobility, Nov 23rd, 2012, by Guest Speaker, Mr. Chris Moffett, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, and Older Adult Fitness Specialist
Medication and Aging
Powerpoint slides of our Seniors Initiative on Medication and Aging Workshop held on March 22, 2012
Senior Friendly ideas for Healthy Eating
Handouts from our Seniors Initiative on Nutrition and Aging Workshop held on Aug. 30, 2012
Nutrition and Aging
Powerpoint slides of our Seniors Initiative on Nutrition and Aging Workshop held on Aug. 30, 2012

External Healthcare Downloads

The Food Keeper
A Consumer Guide to Food Quality and Safe Handling.