Healthy Waterloo Region

We are a group of community businesses and organizations dedicated to providing health & wellness for all in the Waterloo Region.

Butternut Squash Soup is a Perfect Choice This Fall

Butternut Squash Soup is a Perfect Choice This Fall

This super creamy (yet cream-less) roasted butternut squash soup is great make-ahead option. In fact, it tastes even better the next day.

These Beautiful Boys Need Homes!

These Beautiful Boys Need Homes!

Will you be their forever mom or dad? Check out their bios and see if any of these boys find their way to your heart.

Sweet Dreams are Made of … Cannabis?

Sweet Dreams are Made of … Cannabis?

Chronic insomnia can even wreak havoc on your overall health. Find out how Cannabis can be a solution to those sleepless nights.

Cannabis BBQ Sauce: One To Buy and Three to Make Yourself

Cannabis BBQ Sauce: One To Buy and Three to Make Yourself

Get your grill and spatula ready to fire up some delicious dishes you can enjoy outdoors with friends and family!

Beyond Consumption: The Future of Cannabis

Beyond Consumption: The Future of Cannabis

The use of marijuana goes way back and actually has a long history dating back centuries. Check out some of the future uses of this amazing plant.

Kids at Play this Summer

Kids at Play this Summer

Summer is now upon us. It is more important than ever to be cognizant of children being out of school and out on the streets, sidewalks and roadways.

15 Superb Food Recipes Infused with Cannabis

15 Superb Food Recipes Infused with Cannabis

Forget "pot brownies." While this classic cannabis concoction is still immensely popular, there are plenty of other recipes that include the cannabis plant.

5 ways to save on prescription drugs

5 ways to save on prescription drugs

Health insurance for prescription drugs may not pay the full cost. Can the newly proposed national pharmacare plan help? How can you save right now?

Invest in your child and in the basics of successful babysitting

Invest in your child and in the basics of successful babysitting

Babysitting is a big responsibility. St. John Ambulance is here to help. Our Babysitting course equips new babysitters with skills and confidence!

Why is it Important to Include CBD in Health and Wellness Routine

Why is it Important to Include CBD in Health and Wellness Routine

With continued research, fans of cannabis - both old and new - are coming to realize how useful CBD can be as part of an overall wellness regime.

Gratitude – 3 Rules For Living Well

Gratitude – 3 Rules For Living Well

Gratitude is what many tiny home owners feel when they reflect on their lives in conventional homes with the stress, clutter and stuff. Read on to see why

Happier NOT Happy All the Time

Happier NOT Happy All the Time

If you say you are happy ALL THE TIME you may be living in a fantasy bubble.

New Parents! Are you prepared for the most wonderful job in the world?

New Parents! Are you prepared for the most wonderful job in the world?

Our New Parent Workshop equips first-time parents with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and treat injury and illness in newborns and young children.

Home Alone And Safe

Home Alone And Safe

Our Home Alone class gives parents and children peace of mind. Prepare your child with First Aid & Safety Skills for those times they need to be alone at home.

IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

I am talking about the changes Doug Ford promised to auto insurance when he delivered his recent budget which he dubbed “Caring not Cash”.

ALWAYS BE PREPARED: FIVE MOTOCROSS SAFETY GUIDELINES TO REMEMBER

ALWAYS BE PREPARED: FIVE MOTOCROSS SAFETY GUIDELINES TO REMEMBER

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned biker, here are 5 key tips you'll want to remember.

Mindfulness Movement and Meditation

Mindfulness Movement and Meditation

A class for Post Concussion Syndrome, Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia

Is permanent life insurance right for you?

Is permanent life insurance right for you?

Looking for financial protection for the people who depend on you that will last as long as you live? Permanent life insurance might be the answer

One-Pot Fish Recipe - Curried Cod

One-Pot Fish Recipe - Curried Cod

This one-pot fish recipe for a meal that can be eaten just as described below makes clean-up super easy so you can serve it up with a side of rice.

Honey Mustard Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans (One-Pot)

Honey Mustard Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans (One-Pot)

Are we on a roll with these one-pot meals? Next up, Honey Mustard Chicken. I love these and clean up is so easy. Just put it together, into the oven, and relax.

Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken + Potatoes (One Pot Recipe)

Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken + Potatoes (One Pot Recipe)

Lemon-herb-Mediterranean chicken and potatoes. A one-pot meal sure to please the whole family. Check out the one-pot recipe here.

 Exploring Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL and Military

Exploring Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL and Military

Repeated hits to the head can cause serious issues over time. Find out what can be done to mitigate the damage.

Importance of Overnight Care

Importance of Overnight Care

Having someone there to deal with issues that may arise overnight, or just to provide companionship and support can make a huge difference.

Can Post Surgical Care Improve Recovery Time?

Can Post Surgical Care Improve Recovery Time?

A lot of things just don’t function the way they use to. In many cases, surgery becomes the most effective or only option for treatment.

Opioid crisis or a serious health care problem?

Opioid crisis or a serious health care problem?

Many of these addictions were the direct result of being prescribed opioids following injuries from a car crash.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 3 Tips to Help You Survive the Transition

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 3 Tips to Help You Survive the Transition

More grandparents are taking on a second round of parenting with their grandchildren than ever before.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Next class May 11th & 12th

Lemon Balm Wild Blueberry Iced Tea

Lemon Balm Wild Blueberry Iced Tea

This recipe combines two of my favorite healing foods–lemon balm and wild blueberries.

Simply a great place to work….

Simply a great place to work….

Becoming a St John Ambulance First Aid instructor offers not only additional income, flexible hours, and great support– it’s meaningful work that saves lives.

  First Aid fur your Best Friend

First Aid fur your Best Friend

Are you prepared for a pet emergency?

5 signs you’re ready to focus on your side hustle full time

5 signs you’re ready to focus on your side hustle full time

What are the signs that it could be time to turn your sideline into your real job? These five tips will help you spot the right moment.

Overtraining Syndrome Can Sabotage Performance

Overtraining Syndrome Can Sabotage Performance

Training dedication is important. But if you overtrain, you may not even make it to the start line. Here's what you need to know.

When the Caregiving Dynamic is Complicated

When the Caregiving Dynamic is Complicated

Caregiving for an ill parent is a common and difficult experience, and it can be made even harder when the ill parent also happens to have been abusive.

Creamy Chaga Ice Cream

Creamy Chaga Ice Cream

A creamy bowl of ice cream with medicinal benefits? Chaga is a mushroom with so many health benefits and why not ice cream!

Baked Falafel Salad With Mint Tahini Sauce

Baked Falafel Salad With Mint Tahini Sauce

This recipe will leave even the hungriest lunch eaters satisfied and is meat free for our plant based eaters!

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