Health Tips and Tools

Here are some general tips, tools, and resources to guide you to make informed choices for your well-being. All resources are available within the province of Ontario:

Weekly Health Tips:
Every week, Health Ed will post our top 5 health tips!

Alcohol and Other Drugs

GTA-based Resources

RainyDaze: an online game that involves discovering what harm-reduction is and strategies (needs to be embedded - file waiting on)

CAMH - Substance Use: CAMH provides you with a comprehensive list of information about the different types of substance use.

ConnexOntario: a free and confidential helpline for anyone who is experience problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. The helpline provides information on various quality health and human services information.

DrinkSmart: a non-profit organization based in Waterloo providing tips and interactives to promote safe and responsible drinking to college and university students.

Toronto Public Health: providing information about low-risk alcohol drinking, risks with drinking and mocktail recipes.

Mental Health

GTA-based Resources

Good2Talk: a 24/7 free and confidential helpline that connects students with professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.

Nutrition

GTA-based Resources

Nutrition Labelling and Literacy: Check out these interactive tools to help you understand serving sizes and navigate through the nutrition facts table.

Build a Healthy Meal: Learn how to build and follow the food group proportions and sizes for your meals.

Canada’s Food Guide: Discover about Canada’s food guides and how they can help shape your food choices.

Heart and Stroke: Get Healthy: Discover heart healthy resources, tips and tools for your well-being.

Toronto Public Health: Nutrition and Food Access: Resources created by toronto public health that will guide you in making healthy and nutritious choices.

National Eating Disorder Information Centre: NEDIC brings focus, awareness and the prevention of eating disorders, food and weight preoccupation, and disordered eating by providing information and support.

Sheena’s Place: Support for eating disorders: A Toronto based non-profit organization that provides support and hope for anyone aged 17 and over, families and friends that have been affected by eating disorders through resources, support groups and other services.

Sexual Health

GTA-based Resources

AIDS & Sexual Health InfoLine and eChat: created by Toronto Public Health, free and confidential help from a counsellor that will provide the information needed about sexual health.

Sex & U:  SexandU.ca takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians.