Preventative Care

Canadian Cancer Society

Halifax 1 800 639 0222
Sydney 564 – 8263

Information and education on:

  • smoking cessation
  • sun sense
  • healthy eating
  • cancer

Patient care services and support (free):

  • loans wigs
  • assistance with cost of travel and medications

Cancer information services: 1 888 939 3333

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia

1 800 423 4432 (www.heartandstroke.ca)

  • Information and education on prevention of disease
  • Resources available for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation

Lung Association of Nova Scotia

1 888 566 5864 (www.ns.lung.ca)

  • Information and education on prevention of disease
  • Educational material available on smoking cessation

The Canadian Red Cross Society

1 888 577 7267

Health and safety programs for community groups (teachers, facilitators) at no cost:

  • Injury and Prevention (water safety, ice safety)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • First Aid Programs when financial need determines
  • H..E.L.P. Care Equipment Loan Program

For equipment call:
Inverness: 258 – 1918
Margaree: 248 – 2397
Port Hood: 787 – 3065
Sydney: 539 – 5676