The Overcoming Obstacles Handbook – Sudbury, ON edition

Whether it’s physical, financial, professional or psychological, everybody goes through tough times in their lives. Lifestyle Citizens’ founder Josh Martin was 28 years old when he experienced his biggest challenge yet: an aggressive form of leukemia. Inspired by his journey, the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook is a free collection of real-life stories, practical advice and local resources in Sudbury aimed at helping people who are facing adversity.

Scroll below to download your FREE copy and to find local resources.


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    Community Resources in the Sudbury area

    One of the most important lessons Josh learned from his health crisis was the importance of community. Whether it was accessing peer support programs, using the Cancer Society’s shuttle service to get to appointments or tapping into educational materials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community resources played a big role in his success.

    Whatever obstacle you face in life — personally, professionally or otherwise — be sure to consider the resources available in your community. Fortunately, the Sudbury area boasts all kinds of organizations and programs focused on helping folks overcome a variety of obstacles.

    Below, you’ll find information about some of them. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully give you a flavour of the kinds of resources available in your own backyard.

    Mental health

    Crisis Intervention Services
    (Health Sciences North)
    24-hour crisis line: 705-675-4760

    Mental health and addictions programs
    (Health Sciences North)

    Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin

    Addictions care programs
    (Health Sciences North)

    Sudbury Counselling Centre

    Local therapists

    Depression counselling

    Anxiety counselling

    Physical health

    Find a local physiotherapist

    Find a local chiropractor

    Local chronic pain counsellors

    Alzheimer Society – Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts

    Northeast Cancer Centre
    (treatment, support groups, nutrition services and more)

    Meals on Wheels Sudbury

    Services for seniors

    Sudbury Senior Centre

    Home care services
    (Canadian Red Cross)

    Families and individuals

    Child and Family Centre
    (child and youth mental health agency)

    The Children’s Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury & Manitoulin
    24/7 support line: 705-566-3113 or toll-free 1-877-272-4334

    Child, adolescent and family services
    Health Sciences North
    (programs for child and adolescent mental health, eating disorders, perinatal mental health and more)

    LQBTQ support and resources

    Local child and adolescent therapists

    Local divorce therapists

    Local grief therapists
    (connecting families to local events, services and information)

    Community centres

    Find local child care options

    Sudbury Food Bank

    Sudbury Food Pantry

    Shelters and crisis support

    Crisis Intervention Services
    24-hour crisis line: 705-675-4760

    Emergency housing support, shelters and free meals

    New Life Centre Shelter Services
    (The Salvation Army)

    Cedar Place
    (emergency shelter services for women and families with children)

    Foyer Notre Dame House

    Off the Street Emergency Shelter

    Generva House/Shelter

    Employment and financial

    Local career guidance counsellors

    Credit Counselling Sudbury

    YMCA of Sudbury Employment Services

    Sudbury Vocational Resource Centre

    Employment support services
    (City of Sudbury)


    YMCA Sudbury Newcomer Services

    Immigration and refugee resources
    (City of Sudbury)

    Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association

    Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are some local opportunities to consider:

    Local volunteer opportunities

    Public Health:

    Sudbury Library:

    YMCA Sudbury:

    Blood donor clinics
    (search “Sudbury” for nearby clinics)

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sudbury

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