Health & Wellness

Navigate the network of available human services and programs in your community, such as income support, newcomer support, homelessness, mental health and addictions, employment training, family services, and health care, quickly and easily.

Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.

Gale Courses offers hundreds of free, college level courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week long courses are taught entirely online by instructors, and new sessions begin every month. There are over 300 different courses available at no cost to you! (Please note that some course content, especially in relation to legal and tax requirements, is focused on United States).
Health and Wellness Resource Center provides a wealth of medical reference materials for both individuals and students, including health and medical journals, pamphlets and general interest publications in addition to Gale reference titles. Note: Material is intended for research purposes only and does not replace advice from a qualified health professional.
Access the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.

Available any time! RBdigital allows multiple checkouts at the same time, so there's never any waiting for holds.

Browse popular and current full-color digital magazines, such as Country Living, Family Handyman, Hello!, GQ, Rolling Stone and dozens more. You can even set up your favorite titles to download automatically when a new issue is released! There are also over 300 eBook titles and 7,500 eAudiobooks titles, including children's, YA and Canadiana classics, as well as bestselling authors like David Baldacci, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson and Nora Roberts. This convenient and amazing service is available on your desktop or as an app (see RBdigital OneClick below) completely free-of-charge to APL cardholders.

The Welcome Center provides services to guide and support immigrants, such as: settlement and integration services, English language training, accreditation and qualification information, employment supports and more.