Sources of Health Information:

Credible sources of health information your students can use in Manitoba and Across Canada include:


MedlinePlus: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Health Canada: Health Canada is the official health website of the Government of Canada. Here you can find information about health as it pertains to Canadians.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority: The Provincial Government through the City of Winnipeg has provided health resources through an online portal that can help students learn more about health information through a municipal and regional lens. 

Nutritional Information:

Eat Right Ontario: 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. simplifies nutrition and supplementation — through meticulous analysis of the latest scientific research — to help answer your questions on how to be healthier.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority:  Food literacy is understanding the basic nature of food, its importance to you and the community. Food literacy includes being able to gather and process information about food, and having the basic skills to safely prepare foods to eat. Being food literate empowers people to make informed nutrition choices.

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province and one territory, CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.

Canadian Mental Health Association:

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Open Mind is an information hub containing mental health tools and resources for youth, families, teachers and health care providers.
The site has been developed by Doctors of BC as part of a policy project designed to raise awareness of mental health among transition-age youth. Many organizations in British Columbia, and across Canada, are doing excellent work developing and promoting mental health information to youth and their support networks.

ADAM- Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba:  The Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) was formed in 1986, for and by people suffering with anxiety disorders.  We receive expert, ongoing, and current advice from specialists in this field.

Web Link:  Our vision is to help improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge. Our model is to use the best scientific evidence available to develop application-ready training programs, publications, tools and resources that can be applied across disciplines to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health and mental disorders. (Alberta Health Services)

Sexuality Resources: 

SERC - Sexual Education Resource Centre: Sexuality Education Resource Centre is a community-based, non-profit, pro-choice organization. We are dedicated to promoting sexual health through education.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority: The WHRA goal is to decrease the spread of sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs)

Rainbow Resource Centre: Rainbow Resource Centre (RRC) offers support to the LGBT2SQ+ community in the form of counseling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. It also supports families, friends, and employers of LGBT2SQ+ individuals.

Curricular Resources to Critical Health Information Lesson Plan:

Information used on this website have been primarily obtained from public website materials produced by the following sources:

1) Manitoba Education (2019). Grade 9/10: Manitoba Physical Education Framework. Accessed on October 28, 2019 from 
2) Government of Manitoba (2018): Grade 11 Manitoba Physical Education Framework Accessed on October 28, 2019 from 
3) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News Article (2017): Why Fake News is Bad for Your Health 
4) National Public Radio Article (2018): Why a Journalist Scammed the Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science. Accessed on October 28, 2019 from

6)  Skeptic, Peer Review, Science 2011. In
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