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Canada's Food Guide
From Health Canada, Canada's Food Guide was developed as the key messages to be communicated to healthy Canadians. Their mandate is to promote the nutritional health and well being of Canadians by collaboratively defining, promoting, and implementing evidence-based nutrition policies and standards.

Canada's Physical Activity Guide
From the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, Health Canada. The mandate is to promote physical activity among Canadians in order to improve their health and well-being. The mandate is legislated, since a federal role "...to encourage, promote and develop fitness..." has existed since passage of the Fitness and Amateur Sport Act in 1961.

Canadian Federal Government
Official national site, featuring government official email or telephone contact information, e-forms and services, departmental contacts and information, various governmental publications, issues and bulletins.

Canadian Institute for Health Information
An independent, national, not-for-profit organization working to improve the health of Canadians and the health care system by providing quality, reliable and timely health information.

Canadian Institute of Child Health
Our role in child and family health involves working with governments to make sure the right kind of policies are developed; working with professionals and educators to equip them with the best in research and programs; and reaching out to families to help with the crucial task of nurturing, protecting, educating, and empowering our children

Canadian National Forum on Health
The Forum had the mandate to consult with Canadians and advise government on innovative ways to improve the health of Canadians. The four themes of this dialogue were Determinants of Health, Evidence-based Decision-Making, Values and Striking a Balance.

CDC Wonder
Provides query access to about 40 text-based and numeric databases. CDC WONDER also provides free-text search facilities and document retrieval for several important text datasets, including the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from 1982 to the present, and CDC Prevention Guidelines.

“Daily” from Statistics Canada
The Daily is Statistics Canada's official release bulletin, the Agency's first line of communication with the media and the public. The Daily issues news releases on current social and economic conditions and announces new products. It provides a comprehensive one-stop overview of new information available from Statistics Canada. Released every business day, free subscription.

Epidemiology International Sites
From The World Wide Web Virtual Library and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California - San Francisco.

Government of British Columbia Gateway
Official BC site - Premier's office, BC Connect directory of services, news, speeches, legislative calendar, key initiatives, MLA contact information, Road conditions, statues and regulations, ministries information, BC Facts, BC Parks, reports and publications.

Health Canada
Official national health and wellness site. "Just for You" A - Z health information sections: tailored subsections for aboriginal people, educators, health professionals, immigrants, kids, men, parents, people with disabilities, rural Canadians, seniors, women and youth. Other sections include healthy living, health care, diseases and conditions, health protection, media room and office of the minister.

Health Match
A government funded no-fee recruiting service which offers free services to doctors and nurses. They assist registered nurses to find acute care, extended care and community jobs in urban and rural communities around the province in more than 100 hospitals, medical facilities and clinics.

Health-Related Internet Resources
From the Government of British Columbia, this page provides links to other health-related Internet sites. These information resources have been selected by the MOH Library to serve the information needs of Ministry of Health Services staff, Ministry of Health Planning staff and stakeholders.

International Development Agency (IDRC)
A public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research.

National Institute of Health (USA)
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. The goals of the agency are as follows: 1) foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications as a basis to advance significantly the Nation’s capacity to protect and improve health; 2) develop, maintain, and renew scientific human and physical resources that will assure the Nation’s capability to prevent disease; 3) expand the knowledge base in medical and associated sciences in order to enhance the Nation’s economic well-being and ensure a continued high return on the public investment in research; and 4) exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science.

National Library of Canada
We're a federal cultural agency responsible for collecting and preserving Canada's published heritage so that it's available for present and future generations of Canadians. The National Library works closely with many libraries across the country. Our collections and services act as extensions of those within your local library.

Public Health Agency of Canada
Chronic and episodic health news and updates, fact sheets, statistics, newsletters, fluwatch, disease surveillance, infectious disease reports, epidemiology, mailing lists, reports and publications. Also emergency preparedness, health promotion, immunization, infectious diseases, injury prevention, surveillance, and travel health resources.

Statistics Canada
Produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture. In Canada, providing statistics is a federal responsibility. As Canada’s central statistical agency, Statistics Canada is legislated to serve this function for the whole of Canada and each of the provinces.

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