note that we cannot always monitor the continuosly changing
content on the following websites. Please let us know if there
is any questionable or objectionable material on any of these
websites at any time. Wellness Wizards is not responsible
for any information that you may link to while accessing these
sites, and may not specifically endorse certain information.
If you have any concerns, please contact us.
Organic Growers www.cog.ca
Canada's national membership-based education
and networking organization representing farmers, gardeners
and consumers in all provinces. Excellent resource guides
for organic food markets and suppliers can be found on this
Canadian Association for Physicians
of the Environment www.cape.ca
A non-profit organization started by Canadian
physicians dedicated to protecting human health and the environment
through educational projects, studies, and supporting research
relating to the effects of chemicals like pesticides on health
and food quality.
Health Food Association www.chfa.ca
A non-profit federally chartered trade
association. The voice of the natural products
industry. Its 1,300 members include retailers, wholesalers,
distributors, manufacturers, consultants and other associations
that are involved in a variety of industry sub-sectors such
as supplements, vitamins, herbals, homeopathics, sports nutrition
products, natural foods and organic products. Wellness Wizards
has been a member since 2004.
School of Natural Nutrition www.csnn.ca
A post-secondary school that provides an
educational program for optimum health. We are looking towards
a future where every health care professional will work alongside
a holistic nutritionist/holistic nutritional consultant towards
a common goal: preventive health care through good nutrition.
Wellness Wizards (Irene Swedak) has been an instructor at
CSNN since 2003.
for Science in the Public Interest www.cspinet.org
A consumer advocacy organization whose
twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy
programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers
with current, useful information about their health and well-being.
Founded in the 1970s by 3 scientists in the United States,
it has a very strong voice (and office) in Canada. Wellness
Wizards has been a member since 2002.
Working Group www.ewg.org
A non-profit environmental research organization
dedicated to improving public health and protecting the environment
by reducing air, water and food pollution. Visit their website
to download the handy shoppers guide to pesticides
Gingerbread Lane www.gingerbreadlane.ca
Indoor playground, child-minding, educational
workshops for parents, cafe, nut-free bakery, get-together
for new moms, special needs, and much much more in beautiful
The brainchild of founder Leanne Grechulk,
the HealthyGirl community is the newest and fastest growing
wellness community for women. Their mandate is to help like-minded
women rediscover themselves and re-calibrate their lives towards
optimal wellness (connecting the mind, body and spirit). Fantastic
monthly newsletter, events, contests and more. Check out their
website for details.
Sprouts Foods Inc www.healthysprouts.ca
Supports the importance of a healthy
nutritional beginning for children. Produces wholesome, certified
organic baby foods, flash frozen for maximum nutrient retention.
Offers feeding guidelines, nutritional information and support
for parents starting their babies on solid foods. Canadian
owned and operated, supporting local agriculture and businesses
in southern Ontario.
Toronto-based. Provides moms with a way
to interact with and connect to a world beyond babies. Moms
in the City encourages mothers to pursue your personal interests
and meet other moms who are also are looking to engage in
the vibrant culture and history of the city, without sacrificing
your time with your baby.
Oakville Moms www.oakvillemoms.com
Provides moms and expectant moms with resources (shopping, products, blog section), news relating to up-coming events, and topics of interest for baby and child health and well-being in general. Oakville and the surrounding area.
Center for Education and Promotion www.organic-center.org
An independent non-profit organization,
helping consumers, policy makers, researchers, educators and
media understand the benefits organic products and production
methods provide by highlighting credible scientific research.
Consumers Association www.organicconsumers.org
An online and grassroots non-profit organization
campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA
deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture,
genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability,
Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and more. The only
organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the
views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic
and socially responsible consumers. Wellness Wizards has been
a member since 2005.
Organic Kosher Cookbook www.organickoshercookbook.com
Authored by Aviva Allen, RNCP, Holistic
Nutritionist and instructor at Seneca College (Holistic Nutrition program). Aviva is a graduate of AnneMarie Colbin's cooking
school in New York, and has a private practice in Toronto.
She has put together a selection of great tasting and nutritious
recipes that are easy to prepare for all levels of kitchen
experience, featuring healthier versions of traditional Jewish
foods as well as many non-traditional recipes. The entire
cookbook is dairy-free and parve.
A leading Free Parenting Directory in the Greater Toronto
Area. Their comprehensive directory includes after-school
programs, birthday planning, camps, shopping, services, sports,
parenting articles, resources, family travel & more. They
promote family-friendly events, entertainment, seasonal activities
and outings, happening in and around the city. Additionally,
you can find Free Coupons and great Contests, and extensivedirectories
for Babies, Dogs& Educators.
Management Consulting www.trimatrixconsulting.ca
A strategic communication consulting company.
They work with organizations to help people (executive and
senior management cross- functional business teams) bring
their ideas and content to the table and quickly develop their
products. Focus: publishing consultancy.