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Alcohol

Resource Name and Target Audience

Resource Description

Picture of Resource

 

“Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines”  (LRADGs) by CCSA

General population

 

The LRADGs outline best practices for setting drink limits and when not to drink alcohol. The brochure provides tips for safer drinking and defines a standard drink.

Back of CCSA's brochureFront of CCSA's brochureReproduced with permission from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

“Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines” by CCSA

General population

 

This wallet-size card outlines the recommended daily and weekly limits. It also explains what “a drink” means within the LRADGs.

Front of CCSA's card

Back of CCSA's card

Reproduced with permission from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

"Male BAC" 

Men* 19 years & older

* Biological definition

 

This foldout describes how Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is measured. It shows three BAC charts that are based on body weight and number of drinks consumed after 1 hour, 3 hours and 5 hours. These charts should only be used as a guide, because other factors may also affect BAC. This resource has tips on how to “Party Safe”, and it provides a link to TheLINKOttawa.ca for more information.

Front of Male BAC foldout 

Back of Male BAC foldout

"Female BAC" 

Women* 19 years & older

*Biological definition

 

This foldout describes how Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is measured. It shows three BAC charts that are based on body weight and number of drinks consumed after 1 hour, 3 hours and 5 hours. These charts should only be used as a guide, because other factors may also affect BAC. This resource has tips on how to “Party Safe”, and it provides a link to TheLINKOttawa.ca for more information.

 Front of Female BAC foldout

 

Back of Female BAC foldout

Better Strength, Better Balance

Better Strength, Better Balance! is a fall prevention exercise and education program for people aged 65+. It is a beginner level program for thos wishing to improve their strength and balance.

Promote the Better Strength, Better Balance program with a printable poster (PDF)

Cannabis

Resource Name and Target Audience

Resource Description

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Blunt Fact Poster (Smoke)

General population

Posters, as shown on the right, were developed for the Blunt Fact campaign targeting the general population. This poster describes that inhaling cannabis smoke can harm your lungs. The recommendation is to choose other ways to use. For more information, a link to the Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) Cannabis Website is provided with the bilingual logo at the bottom. 

 A photo of half a woman's face thinking and looking up with her finger pointed at her chin and text written beside her

Blunt Fact Poster 

For parents 

Posters, as shown on the right, were developed for the Blunt Fact campaign targeting the general population. This poster describes that using cannabis as a teen can change the way the brain grows and how it works. The recommendation is to help them reach their full potential: Talk early, often and openly about cannabis. For more information, a link to the Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) Cannabis Website is provided with the bilingual logo at the bottom.   A photo of half the face of a man smiling with text written beside him

Blunt Fact Poster (Safe Storage)

For parents 

Posters, as shown on the right, were developed for the Blunt Fact campaign targeting the general population. This poster describes that kids can get into anything. The recommendation is to keep cannabis products in the original packaging and in a locked place that is out of reach. For more information, a link to the Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) Cannabis Website is provided with the bilingual logo at the bottom.  Blunt Fact Poster for Safe Storage

Blunt Fact Poster (Impaired Driving)

General population

Posters, as shown on the right, were developed for the Blunt Fact campaign targeting the general population. This poster describes that cannabis can slow your reaction time and impair your ability to drive. The recommendation is to plan a safe ride. For more information, a link to the Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) Cannabis Website is provided with the bilingual logo at the bottom.   A photo of half the face of a man with his mouth opened, surprised and text written beside him

Blunt Fact Poster (Edibles)

General population

Posters, as shown on the right, were developed for the Blunt Fact campaign targeting the general population. This poster describes that the high from eating cannabis takes longer to feel and lasts longer. The recommendation is to start low and go slow. For more information, a link to the Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) Cannabis Website is provided with the bilingual logo at the bottom.  Blunt Fact Poster for Edibles

Cannabis Crossword Puzzle

(Adults 55+) 

The cannabis crossword puzzle was developed for the older adult population 55+. The puzzle aims to raise awareness about the health effects of cannabis to help older adults make informed choices. There are fourteen clues to complete the puzzle. For more information, a link to the Cannabis Information for Older Adults webpage is provided at the bottom of the puzzle.   Cannabis Crossword Puzzle

Cannabis Word Search Puzzle

(Adults 55+)

 

The cannabis word search puzzle was developed for the older adult population 55+. The puzzle aims to raise awareness about the health effects of cannabis to help older adults make informed choices. There are nineteen cannabis related words to find in the puzzle. For more information, a link to the Cannabis Information for Older Adults webpage is provided at the bottom of the puzzle.    Cannabis Word Search Puzzle

How to spot FAKE news Factsheet

(General public) 

The factsheet provides information to help distinguish between fake and real information. There are 8 short tips to help you get started. For more information, a link to the Cannabis Information for Older Adults webpage is provided at the bottom of the factsheet.  How to spot fake news factsheet

Cannabis: Information for Older Adults & Caregivers Factsheet

(Adults 55+, caregivers) 

The two-page factsheet provides general information about health risks of cannabis use for older adults and caregivers. It includes four community mental health and addiction resources with contact information. For more information, a link to the Cannabis Information for Older Adults webpage is provided.   Cannabis Fact Sheet for Older Adults

 

Dental

Resource Name and Target Audience

Resource Description

Picture of Resource

Athletic Mouthguard

General 

Population

Information on different types of mouthguards, including tips on proper maintenance and care.

The accessible format of the Athletic Mouthguard resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 screendshot of the mouthguard factsheet

Baby Teeth Are Important

Parents with Children from 1 to 5 Years Old

Information on dental health for parents and caregivers of young children, including tips on good oral hygiene and nutrition.

The accessible format of the Baby Teeth Are important resource is available in our Parenting in Ottawa page.

 one parent showing his baby's teeth and another picture a parent showing how to brush baby's teeth

Brushing Method

Youth and Adults

Illustration of the proper brushing technique for youth and adults.

The accessible format of the Brushing Method resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 illustration of the good brushing technique and steps

Dental Health Resource Bin

Schools and Child Care Facilities

List of bilingual curriculum resources available for schools and child care facilities.

The accessible format of the Dental Health resource Bin is available in our Curriculum Support page.

 List of resources available in the Dental Health Resource Bin

Early Childhood Tooth Decay

Parents with Children from 1 to 5 Years Old

Information on early childhood tooth decay, its causes and how to prevent it.

The accessible format of the Early Childhood Tooth Decay resource is available in our Parenting in Ottawa page.

 factsheet illustarting cavities found in children younger than 6 years of age usually found in the upper front teeth

Flossing Method

Youth and Adults

Illustration of the proper flossing technique for youth and adults.

The accessible format of the Flossing Method resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 illustration of the flossing technique

Fluoride

General Population

Information on the importance of fluoride for dental health, including the correct amount of fluoridated toothpaste to use at different ages.

The accessible format of the Fluoride resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 general information about fluoride and the recommended amount of toothpaste for different age groups

Fluoride Varnish

Children and Youth

Information on fluoride varnish applications, including post-application instructions.

The accessible format of the Fluoride Varnish resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 Girl receiving fluoride varnish treatment

Gum Disease and Diabetes

Adults with Diabetes

Information on the link between gum disease and diabetes, the stages of gum disease, and how to prevent and control it.

The accessible format of the Gum Disease and Diabetes resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 gum disease information for diabetes patients and illustration of the stages

Oral Piercing

Youth

Information on risk factors associated with oral piercings, as well as follow-up care instructions.

The accessible format of the Oral Piercing resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 information about oral piercing and follow up care

Pit and Fissure Sealant

Children and Youth 

 

Information on pit and fissure sealant, which is applied to the molars to prevent cavities.

The accessible format of the Pit and Fissure Sealant resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 factsheets explaining the the pit and fissure sealant and illustrates a tooth with and another one without

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnant Women

Information on dental health for expectant mothers, including tips on good oral hygiene, dental visits and managing morning sickness.

The accessible format of the Pregnancy and Oral Health resource is available in our oral health resources page.

information about dental health during pregnancy 

Snacking and Dental Health

General Population

Information on how sugar and plaque cause dental cavities and on things to consider when snacking, including healthy snack ideas.

The accessible format of the Snacking and Dental Health resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 illustration of acid production and caries formation

Teething

Parents with Babies and Toddlers

Information on teething signs and the age at which primary teeth usually appear.

The accessible format of the Teething resource is available in our Parenting in Ottawa page.

 Information about teething signs and usual time when baby teeth apprear

Tooth Injury

General Population

Information on what to do when a tooth is knocked out.

The accessible format of the Tooth Injury resource is available in our oral health resources page.

 factsheet that covers the steps to take when you have a tooth injury

 

Fall prevention

This fall prevention one hour online learning module is designed to give anyone working with older adults such as personal support workers, volunteers, friends and family, or older adults who support others close to them, valuable information regarding falls and fall prevention.

This training is based on current literature, the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum and best practices in fall prevention.

City of Ottawa ulearn: Falls and Older Adults

Older Adult Resources:
The "You CAN prevent Falls" factsheet [PDF] is available, to assist older adult in making the needed adjustments to their home and lifestyle to help stay independent and safe. It includes a tool to assist in identifying hazards around the home, information about protective health behaviours to reduce personal risk, and an action plan to make changes

The "Staying Independent Checklist" [PDF] is intended to be used by older adults to complete a self-screening for falls risk.

Gambling Help Resource List

Ottawa-Gatineau, Adult – general population

This accordion foldout brochure lists services for individuals and their loved ones experiencing problems from gambling. 

Copies are available at no cost by calling Ottawa Public Health 613-580-6744 or by email at healthsante@ottawa.ca 

List of services is also available at www.ottawapublichealth.ca/gambling

Hand hygiene

Learn more about preventing the spread of germs in the below resources prepared by OPH.

The information below is available in other formats. Contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to request the document in an accessible format.

Heat
Extreme Heat Events
Info and tools for health care providers on the dangers of extreme heat, and how to properly prevent, diagnosis and treat heat-related illnesses.
Opioids

 

Resource Name and Target Audience

Resource Description

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“Got questions about drugs?” 

Youth grades 6-8

 

This poster encourages youth to talk to adults they trust. It includes examples of questions that youth may have about drugs. The poster also lists the phone numbers of Kids Help Phone and Youth Services Bureau.

Got Questions about Drugs? 

“Anything can be cut with Fentanyl” 

General population

 

This postcard describes that counterfeit drugs have been linked with overdoses, that “anything can be cut with fentanyl”, and that “even the smallest amount can cause an overdose.” The postcard encourages everyone to know the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, to call 9-1-1, and to carry naloxone. For more information, a link to www.StopOverdoseOttawa.ca is provided.  

Front of Fentanyl postcardBack of Fentanyl postcard

“Anything can be cut with Fentanyl or Carfentanil”  

General population

 

This poster describes that illicit drugs have been linked with overdoses, that “anything can be cut with fentanyl or carfentanil”, and that “even the smallest amount can cause an overdose.” The poster is encouraging everyone to know the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, to call 9-1-1, and to carry naloxone. For more information, a link to www.StopOverdoseOttawa.ca is provided.  

Fentanyl and Carfentanil poster

“Opioid Overdose Signs and Symptoms” 

General population

 

This poster lists the common signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose. Each sign and symptom is accompanied by an image. For more information, there is a link to OttawaPublicHealth.ca.

Signs and Symptoms poster

“Into chemsex or party n’ play?”

General population

 

This postcard aims to prevent overdose deaths. It includes the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, and it recommends never using drugs alone. The postcard also states that an overdose is a medical emergency. It encourages people to carry naloxone and to call 9-1-1. For more information, there is a link to www.StopOverdoseOttawa.ca.

Front of Party n Play postcard

Back of Party n Play postcard

“You are your kid’s first line of defense against drugs” 

Parents

This postcard directs parents to ParentingInOttawa.ca/StopOverdose for tips and resources on how to talk to their children about drugs.

Front of PiO postcard
Rabies

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Guidance Document for the Management of Suspected Rabies Exposures
This document is in support of the Rabies Prevention and Control Protocol, 2008 (or as current) under the Ontario Public Health Standards.

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