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Icon of the event Raising Resilient Children and Youth
Sat Nov 12, 2016 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Beaches

A presentation for parents with children aged 10 - 17, but parents with younger children would also benefit from it. This 2 hours workshop focuses on strategies that build resilience in children such as communications, positi...

Icon of the event At Home Alone Family Workshop: 5 Easy Steps to Independence
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

A fun, interactive workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to stay home alone safely. Develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet your family's unique needs....

Icon of the event Nordic Pole Walking
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Nordic Pole Walking (NPW) is a highly effective low-impact aerobic activity that combines the ease of walking and the benefits of an upper body strength training workout using lightweight walking poles. The activity is very e...

Icon of the event Cancer Prevention
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Steeles

At this presentation by a public health nurse, you will learn about the risk factors for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, the screenings available and ways you can reduce the risk and stay healthy. Please call the br...

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Mental Health and Migration
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A narrative-based workshop exploring experiences of moving to a new country: migration, stress, mental health, culture-shock, racism and resiliency. Provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In partnership wi...

Icon of the event X Dance
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Through top dance hits, imaginative storylines, playful characters and explorative dance experiences from cultures around the world, students are encouraged to celebrate diversity and the ?Xtra Awesome? parts of themselves an...

Icon of the event Medicine by Design
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stem cells, special cells first discovered in Canada, offer avenues to treat and perhaps cure devastating and costly illnesses. University of Toronto professor Peter Zandstra discusses Medicine by Design, a flagship initiativ...

Icon of the event Cyber Safety
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Be cyber savvy! In this workshop, presented by Toronto Police Services, learn how to identify and avoid cyber frauds and scams. Registration begins September 19th. Register in person or by phone. Space is limited. 416-396...

Icon of the event Plant-powered! The health benefits of a plant-based diet
Tue Nov 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Palmerston

Pamela Fergusson, a Registered Dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutrition will discuss why plant-based diets are on the rise and the benefits of this trend. She will share the latest research underpinning the value of increasing th...

Icon of the event Physical Activity For Seniors
Tue Nov 08, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Downsview

Canadian Physical Activity guidelines and community resources to improve physical activity will be discussed. Presented by The Toronto Public Health....