Many easy ways to search on IH’s new person-centred public website

November 15, 2021

Our new website is search friendly. We understand that everyone likes to search for information differently, and we have organized the content and have developed our search options accordingly.

Using our website menu

Our navigation menu was organized strategically to streamline information and make it easy to find.

If you’re looking for general health information: 

You can navigate through our Health & Wellness menu, which contains secondary menu groupings such as Accessing Care Through Technology, Environmental Health & Hazards, Healthy Living and Substance Use & Addiction. We also have a comprehensive About IH menu section to learn more about  IH programs, services, career opportunities, and more

If you’re looking for health information targeted toward a specific audience:

You can navigate through our Information For menu to find specially selected content for different audiences. Some of the audiences in this menu are Aboriginal Communities, Businesses, Community Partners, Medical Staff, Parents & Guardians, Patients & Visitors and Seniors. There are also targeted menu options on our website for people looking to Get Involved or explore Career opportunities, including student opportunities.

Information For Seniors page example

Using our website search function

If your first instinct in this age of search engines is to click on the search icon, we have got you covered. Our advanced search feature was designed to replicate the experience of search engines like Google.

 You can search:

  • By category
  • Using one of your recently searched terms
  • By popular topic
  • By quick links

You will even receive suggestions as you type:

Main search function

Using a search engine

You can easily search for content on our website without entering it first. On all of our pages, we have included labels to communicate what the page content is about on search engines like Google. This means that when you’re searching for certain types of health-care information a search engine, results will be displayed for our webpages that have relevant content on this topic.

We’re effectively using keywords to capture what the page content is about, while also taking into consideration how users search, and what phrases they’re likely to use. All these measures will help you find our pages from search engines.

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