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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Health and Well-Being ​

 Research shows that early experiences have a significant impact on the biology of the body and on brain development, with implications for lifelong physical and mental health and well-being (HDLH, 2014)
 

Please browse the links and resources below on nurturing healthy physical and emotional well-being:

 

Caring for Kids 

Developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society​, this website provides parents and caregivers with information about their child's health and well-being.


The Best Start Resource Centre 

A key program of Health Nexus, a bilingual health promotion organization that works with diverse partners to build healthy, equitable and thriving communities 

 

About Kids Health​ 

A health education resource for children, youth and caregivers that is approved by health-care providers at The Hospital for Sick Children. 


Kids Health 

Provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of health, physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.  

 

CAMH - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  

Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health


Toronto Public Health 

Offers programs and services to protect the citizens of Toronto against health hazards, diseases and educates the public on how to maintain, promote and improve overall health


Canadian Institute of Child Health 

Dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, well-being and rights of all children and youth through monitoring, education and advocacy.


UnLockFood.ca 

A free service that connects residents of Ontario to the trusted advice of a Registered Dietitian to help you make healthier food choices and answer your nutrition questions.  


BOOST

Committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families through education and awareness, and to collaborating with our community partners.


 

Infant & Pre-natal/Post-natal Health 

​​​​​Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) 

A coalition of professional representatives from service agencies dedicated to promoting optimal outcomes for infants (prenatal to 36 months) in collaboration with families and other caregiver​.


Pregnancy to Parenting 

Owned by Toronto Public Health, this website aims to help you make healthy choices if you are thinking of having a baby, are pregnant or raising a child.

 

Prenatal Education Key Messages for Ontario 

This evidence-based online tool identifies universal key messages related to preconception, prenatal, postpartum and newborn health, as well as the supporting evidence for each of these key messages. 


 

​Healthy Babies, Healthy Children 

A free home-visiting program that provides support with a healthy pregnancy, developing a positive relationship with parent and child as well as promoting  children's healthy growth and development

City of Toronto's HBHC Program ​​

Additional Resources 



 
 

Early Intervention

Toronto Early Childhood and Family Resource System 

A tool to help link families to appropriate community services and programs that promote development, reduce risks, and address developmental concerns.

  

Connectability 

A website and virtual community dedicated to lifelong learning and support for people who have an intellectual disability, their families and support networks.

 

Hanen Centre 

Committed to supporting parents, early childhood educators and speech-language pathologists in their efforts to promote the best possible language, social and literacy skills in young children.

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario Toronto 

Committed to creating a society in which people with LDs are able to achieve the full expression of their intellect and abilities and enabled to contribute in the workplace to their fullest.


Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf  

A multi-purpose, multi-program facility that functions both as a community centre for the Deaf, and as a provider of services to the Deaf. 

 

Autism Ontario​

The leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community.


Additional Resources 

 

Car Seat Safety: 

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)​

The Ontario Provincial Police has volunteers that offer free Child Restraint/Car Seat Inspection Clinics. These clinics are designed for people interested in having their installed child restraint inspected. 

Toronto Car Seat Clinic 

Our free car seat clinics are run by volunteers from the Toronto Police Auxiliary Traffic Services and TPS Auxiliary 13 Division. We provide these clinics to help educate and promote car seat safety.
 

St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance Car Seat Safety Teams are made up of trained and certified volunteers. Our volunteers educate and coach parents/guardians in the use of child restraint systems.