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Alberta Children's Hospital
Family and Community Resource Centre

2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8
Phone: 403-955-7745
Web: Alberta Children's Hospital Web site
FCRC Web: Family and Community Resource Centre Web site

  • Connie Bolding, Child Health Information Specialist
    connie.bolding @

Peter Lougheed Knowledge Centre
Health Information Network Calgary
Room 0634, 3500 26 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB T1Y 6J4
Phone: 403-943-4737
Email: plcinfo @
Web: Health Information Network Calgary Web site

Stollery Children's Hospital, Family Learning Centre
Stollery Children's Hospital
8440-112 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7
Phone: 780-407-7255
Fax: 780-407-6472
Web: Stollery Children's Hospital Web site

  • Jennifer Callum, MPH, Coordinator, Family Learning Centre
    jennifercallum @

Tom Baker Cancer Centre Knowledge Centre
Health Information Network Calgary
Room 116, 1331 - 29 Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1
Phone: 403-521-3765
Email: tbccinfo @
Web: Health Information Network Calgary Web site

Women's Health Knowledge Centre
Health Information Network Calgary
1441 - 29 Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4J8
Phone: 403-944-2267
Email: whkcinfo @
Web: Health Information Network Calgary Web site

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British Columbia

BC Cancer Agency
Rix Family Discovery Centre
675 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3
Telephone: 604-675-8001
Toll-free in BC: 1-888-675-8001, ext. 8001
Email: library @

Branch libraries in Victoria, Surrey, Abbotsford and Kelowna

  • Cathy Rayment, Provincial Library Leader
    crayment @

BC Children's Hospital
Family Resource Library
4480 Oak Street, Room K2-126
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
1-800-331-1533 ext 2
Tel: 604-875-2345 Local 5102
Fax: 604-875-3455
Email: famreslib @
C&W Bookstore:

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Ontario - Guelph

Homewood Health Centre Patient Library
Homewood Health Centre Patient Library
150 Delhi Street
Guelph, ON N1E 6K9
Phone: 519-824-1010 ext. 2148 or ext. 2117
Web: Homewood Health Care Patient Library

  • Joyce Pharoah, Co-ordinator of Library and Archives
    pharjoyc @
  • Jayne Harley, Library Technician
    harljayn @

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Ontario - Hamilton

Hamilton Health Sciences
Rehabilitation Resource Centre

Regional Rehabilitation Centre
300 Wellington Street North
Level 2 South Room B12
Hamilton, ON L8L 0A4
Phone: 905-521-2100, ext. 40805
Web: Hamilton Health Sciences Web site

  • Sandi Mugford, Information Counsellor

Hamilton Public Library
55 York Boulevard
P.O. Box 2700
Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4
Phone: 905-546-3200
Web: Hamilton Public Library Web site

Juravinski Cancer Centre
Patient and Family Resource Centre
Juravinski Cancer Centre
699 Concession Street
Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2
Phone: 905-387-9495 ext. 65109
Web: Juravinski Cancer Centre
Web: Patient and Family Resource Centre Section

  • Elizabeth Obermeyer-Kostash, Library Technician
    elizabeth.obermeyer-kostash @
  • Sharon McChesney, Library Technician

McMaster Children's Hospital, Chedoke Site
Community Education Service

McMaster Children's Hospital
Chedoke Site
Evel Building, Room 140
Hamilton, Ontario
Sanatorium Road Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 77243
Web: McMaster Children's Hospital Web site

  • Paola Kontic, Family Resource Centre Assistant
    kontic @

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Ontario - Kitchener

Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Phone: 519-743-0271 ext. 230
Fax: 519-543-1261
Web: Kitchener Public Library HealthLink

  • Christine VanderHeide, Consumer Health Librarian
    christine.vanderheide @

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Ontario - Mississauga

Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga
Health Information and Wellness Centre

Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga
100 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1B8
Phone: 905-848-7511
Web: Trillium Health Centre Web site

  • Marg Muir R.N., MHSc., MISt, Coordinator
    mmuir @

Mississauga Library System, Central Library
Mississauga, Ontario
Sciences & Business Department, Central Library
Mississauga Library System
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3
Phone: 905-615-3500 ext. 3589
Web: Sciences & Business Department, Central Library

  • Elizabeth Puckering, Librarian
    elizabeth.puckering @

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Ontario - Oakville

Halton Healthcare Services
Oakville-Trafalgar Site
327 Reynolds Street
Oakville, ON L6J 3L7
Phone: 905-338-4690, ext. 6746
Fax: 905-338-4454
Web: Halton Healthcare Services Web site

  • Joanne Radulovich, Health Sciences Librarian
    jradulovich @

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Ontario - Ottawa

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
96 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6B1
Phone: 613-224-5515 ext. 22
Fax: 613-224-7283
Email: bleggett @
Web: Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Web site

Canadian Lung Association
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K2C 2B5
Phone: 613-569-6411
Fax: 613-569-8860
Web: Canadian Lung Association Web site

  • Melanie Wise, Consumer Health Information Manager
    mwise @

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Family Resource Centre

401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
Phone: 613-737-7600 x2207
Web (English): CHEO Web site (English)
Web (français): CHEO Web site (français)

  • Margaret Sampson, Manager, Library Services
    msampson @

Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 32144
Web: Ottawa Public Library Web site

  • Marcia Aronson, Manager, Adult and Readers' Advisory Services
    marcia.aronson @

Ottawa Hospital

Consumer Health Library, Civic Campus
Room D100A, First Floor, Main
1053 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9
Phone: 613-798-5555 ext. 13315
Email: consumerhealth @

Ninon Bourque Patient Resource Library, General Campus
Specializing in cancer information
The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre, Main Floor
503 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
Phone: 613-798-7700 ext. 70107
Email: consumerhealth @
Web: Ottawa Hospital Library Web site

  • Andrew Steinmetz
    asteinmetz @

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Ontario - Peterborough

Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Women's Health Care Centre

157 Charlotte Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2T7
Phone: 705-743-4132
Toll-free (in service area of Haliburton, Peterborough, and Northumberland Counties and City of Kawartha Lakes):
Fax: 705-743-6577
Web: Peterborough Regional Health Centre

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Ontario - Toronto

Bloorview Kids Rehab
Health Sciences Library, Grocery Foundation Resource Centre

150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, ON M4G 1R8
Telephone: 416-425-6220
Toll-free: 1 800 363-2440
Email: library @
Web: Bloorview Kids Rehab Web site

  • Lorraine Thomas, Snoezelen Coordinator and Family Support Specialist

Bridgepoint Health
Sun Life Financial Health Information Centre
14 St. Matthews Road
Room 104
Toronto, ON M4M 2B5
Phone: 416-470-6723

  • Bozenna Karczewska, MLIS, Coordinator
    bkarczew @

Hospital for Sick Children
AboutKidsHealth, Family Resource Centre

555 University Avenue
Main Floor, Room M200
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-6528
Fax: 416-813-6715
Web: AboutKidsHealth Family Resource Centre Web site

  • Sarah McBain
    sarah.mcbain @

Humber River Regional Hospital, Health Resource Centre

Church Street Site
200 Church Street
Weston, ON M9N 1N8
Phone: 416-243-4217
Fax: 416-243-4337

Finch Avenue Site
2111 Finch Avenue West
Downsview, ON, M3N 1N1
Phone: 416-744-2500 ext. 2714
Fax: 416-747-3217

Keele Street Site
2175 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M6M 3Z4
Phone: 416-658-2090
Fax: 416-658-2198

Web: Humber River Regional Hospital

  • Carmen Alcalde, Health Resource Centre and Interpreter Program Coordinator
  • Email: healthresourcecentre @

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Marion Powell Women's Health Information Centre

Effective May 1, 2010, the Marion Powell Women's Health Information Centre is now closed.

Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville Street, Room 916
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
Web: Marion Powell Health Information Centre

  • Mary Anne Howse, Manager, Library Services, Women's College Hospital
    maryanne.howse @

Mount Sinai Hospital
Sidney Liswood Library
600 University Avenue, 18th floor
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
Phone: 416-586-4800 ext. 4614
Fax: 416-586-4998
Web: Mt Sinai Hospital Web site
Web: Health Links

  • Vicky Lynham, Information Specialist

Princess Margaret Hospital
University Health Network
Patient & Family Library
610 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 2M9
Phone: 416-946-4501 ext. 4841

Rouge Valley Health System, Centenary Site
Health Sciences Library and Tom Leon Health Centre

CD Farquharason Health Sciences Library
2867 Ellesmere Road
Toronto ON M1E 4B9
Phone: 416-281-7101
Fax: 416-281-7360

  • Ken McFarlan, Librarian
    kmcfarlan @

Tom Leon Health Resource Centre
Rouge Valley Health System
Phone: 416-281-7285
Phone: 416-284-8131, ext. 4278 (Library)
Phone: 416-284-8131, ext. 4629 (Tom Leon)
Fax: 416-281-7013
Email: tomleon @

  • Bibi F. Hoosein, Library & Information Technician
    bhoosein @

The Scarborough Hospital,
Health Information Resource Centre

General Campus
3050 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON M1P 2V5
Tel: 416-431-8114

Birchmount Campus
3030 Birchmount Road
Toronto, ON M1W 3W3
Tel: 416-495-2437

  • Fatimah Ahmed, Manager Health Information Resource Centre
    fahmed @

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, Rm. A119
Toronto, ON M4N3M5
Phone: 416-480-4709
Fax: 416-480-6083
Email: healthinfocentre @
Web: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  • Marg Muir R.N., MHSc., MISt, Coordinator, Health Information Centre
    marg.muir @

Toronto East General Hospital
The Peter Llewellin Health Information Centre
Toronto East General Hospital
825 Coxwell Avenue
Toronto, ON M4C 3E7
Phone: 416-469-6580 ext. 6010
Web: Toronto East General Hospital Web site

  • Gurvinder Batra
    gbatr @

Toronto Reference Library,
Business and Health Sciences Department

789 Yonge Street, Third Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Phone: 416-393-7245
Web: Consumer Health Information Service - will redirect to new wiki
Toronto Public Library Health & Wellness blog: Toronto Public Library Health & Wellness wiki:

Toronto Public Library Librarians:

  • Marietta Forster-Haberer
    mfhaberer @
  • Sylvia Chen
    schen @

Toronto Western Hospital, UHN
Patient and Family Library

399 Bathurst Street
West Wing, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8
Phone: 416-603-6277
Email: twpfl @
Web: Patient and Family Library - Toronto Western Hospital

  • Rita Kang, Manager of Patient Education

Trillium Health Centre, West Toronto
Health Information and Wellness Centre

Toronto, Ontario
150 Sherway Drive
Toronto ON M9C 1A5
Phone: 416-521-4187
Email: hiwc @
Web: Trillium Health Centre Web site

  • Liz Gibbon, Library & Information Technician
    egibbon @

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Centre de documentation pour les personnes atteintes de cancer
Centre intégré de cancérologie de Laval
1755, boul. René Laënnec, local G-008
Laval, QC H7M 3L9
Phone: (450) 668-1010 ext. 24730

  • Robyn Maler, Librarian
    rmaler.csssl @

McGill University
Wendy Patrick Health Information Collection
McIntyre Medical Building
3655, Promenade Sir-William-Osler
Montréal, QC H3G 1Y6
Phone: 514-398-4475 ext. 09185
Web: McGill University Library Consumer Health Page

  • Susan Murray, Librarian
    susan.murray @

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Nova Scotia

Capital Health (Nova Scotia)
1796 Summer Street, Rm. 2212
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
Phone: 902-473-4383
Fax: 902-473-8651
Web: Capital Health Nova Scotia Health Sciences Library page

  • Penny Logan, Manager, Library Services
    penny.logan @

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Last modified: 21-Mar-2013