Markham Family Health Team Resources

Markham FHT relies heavily on Internet resources to keep our providers current with the most up to date data

All information, especially that found on the Internet, needs to be evaluated by readers for authority, appropriateness, and other criteria for value. If you find information that is “too good to be true”, it probably is. Never use information that you cannot verify. “Cast a cold eye” (as Yeats wrote) on everything you read. Question it. Look for other sources that can authenticate or corroborate what you find. A simple guideline is to look at the internet address of the article you are reading. Sites that end in .edu or .gov or .org do lend some authority to content.

The Internet can be a valuable medical resource for patients as well

Remember, always discuss medical issues with your doctor. Do not attempt to diagnose and treat yourself. Use information to educate yourself and promote your own health.

General Resources

General Health Information

Health Canada
Canadian Health Network
HealthyOntario.com – excellent source of local information regarding support groups etc.
Markham Stouffville Hospital

Kid’s Health

Caring for Kids – an excellent site presented by the Canadian Pediatric Society.
Child and Family Canada – resources for children and families
KidsHealth – American website with information for parents, kids, and teens
Your Child’s Health – health and safety information provided by the electronic Child Health Network

Rourke Baby Record Information for Parents

Nutrition

The York Region website has some great nutrition facts handouts that may help you on your path to healthy eating and living. If you are looking for information on how to increase your iron intake, improve your fibre intake, make healthy food choices for busy lifestyles, making the best choices for your children or during pregnancy, then this is a great site to explore:
York Region
Eat Right Ontario is a comprehensive website about healthy eating. From menu planning tools, to recipes, to articles on nutrition and food choices, this site has it all.
Eat Right Ontario
To help with meal planning, go directly to this site:
Eat Right Ontario – Meal Planning
This is a nutrition screening tool for parents or caregivers of toddlers or preschoolers, or for adults over the age of 50. Use it to find out where you are making good food choices and where you can make improvements.
Nutrition Screening Tool
Are you thinking about making some changes to your food choices and lifestyle habits? Eatracker may be the place to start. Before you know what to change, you need to figure out where you are starting from. Use this website to track your food intake and physical activity and it will help you compare it to Canada’s Food Guide recommendations. Then you can start to set goals for areas you would like to make changes.
Nutrition Screening Tool

Mediterranean Diet Information Sheet

Mediterranean Diet Food Guide

Special Needs

Autism – Parent Resource Kit (Online Resource)

Autism – Parent Resource Kit  (Downloadable Copy)

Travel Health

The Yellow Book – The Center For Disease Controls Website for Travel Information
Travel Health – Canadian Resources – includes links to travel alerts

Women’s Health

Sexuality and U – contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy etc.
Canadian Women’s Health Network
Ontario Women’s Health Council
Women’s Health Matters – from Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre
Breastfeeding Information – from Dr. Jack Newman
Motherisk – information about drugs and medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding

York Region Comprehensive Resource List

Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Canadian Mental Health Association of York Region
Saint Elizabeth Health Care – (905) 723-2035
Emotions Anonymous
Freedom From Fear Foundation – 416-761-6006
Recovery Inc – 416-494-6412
Family Service Association of Metro Toronto – 416-922-8217

Crisis/Distress Lines

Assaulted Women’s Help Line – 1 (866) 863-0511
Community Crisis Response Service (24 Hours) – (416) 310-CORE (2673)
Crises Toronto Helpline – 416-929-5200
Kids Help Phone – 1 (800) 668-6868
Markham-Stouffville Hospital Crisis Team – (905) 472-7556
Southlake Regional Health Centre – Adult: 905-895-4521 x2666 / Child: 905-895-4521 x6862
Warm Line – 1-888-777-0979
Women’s Support Network of York Region – (905) 895-7313 or 1 (800) 263-6734

Employment

Career Foundation
Career Solutions – (905) 764-4797 or 1 (800) 290-8939
Chapter 21
Corbrook
Directions
Yorkyouth Program
Employment Resource Centre: Newmarket – 905-952-0502
Employment Resource Centre: Richmond Hill – 905-884-4800
Job Skills
Job Solutions
Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities
NAPP Canada Job Fairs
Possibilities: Online Employment Resource Centre
Richmond Hill Service Canada Centre
Strategic Employment Solutions (March of Dimes)- 1-800-350-4621
Sutton Employment Resource Centre – 905-722-1480
VPI Inc.
Work on Track @ Seneca – 416-491-5050 x2202
Yorkyouth Program
YMCA Stouffville Employment Resource Centre

Food/Clothing/Furniture Banks

Aurora Food Pantry – 905-841-1577
Georgina Community Food Pantry – 905-476-1803
Just the Little Lights Relief Organization – 905-738-5675
Markham Food Bank – (905) 472-2437
Newmarket Food Pantry (905) 953-5132 ext. 2846
Richmond Hill Community Foodbank – 905-508-4761
Salvation Army Community Ministries – 905 – 472-3009
Vaughan Food Banks – 905-851-2333
Whitchurch-Stouffville Foodband – (905) 640-4704
York Region Food Network – 905-967-0428

Legal

ARCH Disability Law Centre – 1-866-482-2724
Community Legal Clinic of York Region
John Howard Society of York Region
Justice for Children and Youth – 416-920-1633
Legal Aid Ontario – York Area – 905-898-3943
Ministry of the Attorney General Office of the Children’s Lawyer – 416-314-8000
Ministry of the Attorney General Victim/Witness Assistance Program – 905-853-4818

Mental Health

Mental Health Helpline
Canadian Mental Health Association of York Region
Botsford Place – 905-895-3983
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
ConnexOntario Health Services Information – 519-439-0174
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – 416-535-8501 x3439
Lance Krasman Memorial Centre – 905-780-0491 or 1-888-780-0724
Markham Area Mood Disorders Association – 905-889-4057
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Mens Sana Families for Mental Health – 416-749-6234
519-439-0174 or 1-866-531-2600
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
ServiceOntario INFOline – 1-800-268-1154
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
York Centre of Children, Youth and Families
York Support Services Network 905-898-6455
Whitby Mental Health Centre
Youthdale Treatment Centre – 905-310-2673

Senior Support

Association of Differently-Abled People Together – 905-868-9523
Aurora Seniors Centre
Bartimaeus Inc – 289-221-6070
Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association
CHATS (Community Home Assistance to Seniors)
Compassionate Advantage Inc
CNIB – 1-800-563-0887
Helpful Care In-Home Services
Helping Hands Caregiver Services
Homewatch CareGivers – 905-918-1662 or 1-866-851-2551
Probus Club of Aurora – 905-727-9344
Senior Club 35 – (905) 737-1818
Seniors for Seniors
Social Services Network – 905-940-7864