IMG_0589Here you will find useful links to help you manage your caregiving role and to learn more about health and social services in your community.

Diet and Nutrition

Canada Food Guide

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health offers many programs and services to support healthy eating. HPEPH staff members are available on our Healthy Life Line to answer your questions at 613-966-5500 ext. 610 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 610.

On you’ll find information on nutrition, food and healthy eating as well as recipes, videos and interactive healthy eating tools.  The content is written and reviewed by dietitians using the trusted information in the Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN®) database.

Cancer Care Ontario

Mesothelioma prognosis. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors.

Caregiver Resources

Caregiver Exchange offers Practical Insights for Busy Caregivers

As a key influencer and advisor in Ontario’s health care system, the Change Foundation seeks to ensure providers, patients and caregivers have an equal voice in informing positive change.

The Ontario Caregiver Coalition is dedicated to recognizing the importance of unpaid caregivers in Ontario by raising awareness of the value they add to the health care system, and by advocating for improved, fair access to needed supports.

Information and Referral Sources

ConnexOntario maintains an a database of detailed drug, alcohol, problem gambling, and mental health service information. can provide help navigating Ontario’s health care system and connecting with the programs or services you’re looking for.

The Volunteer and Information Centre of Hastings and Prince Edward is a trusted information centre connecting people to the right information to navigate complex networks of human services and organizations. is an innovative resource website, providing consumers and health care providers with accurate and up-to-date information about health services across Ontario.

Government Reports

Health Quality Ontario is the provincial advisor on the quality of health care

Palliative Care

Palliative Care for Adults Patient Reference Guide

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Caregivers Guide.   Click here to request a hard copy