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Icon of the event A Strength-Based Approach to Parenting - Presented by Dr. Wayne Hammond
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Understanding and purposefully nurturing a child's ability to navigate and negotiate life's challenges in successful ways is the goal of all parents. But in light of the many risks and threats our children face, embracing a ...

Icon of the event Ethnic Minorities and Mental Illness: a Film Screening of PANDI
Mon Dec 07, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a screening of PANDI (80 mins), a documentary about one man's struggle with mental illness as an immigrant from India trying to make a career in film - his greatest passion. Q&A will follow with filmmaker Maria-Sa...

Icon of the event The Cutting Edge: How We Discovered a Hidden Genetic Code
Tue Dec 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr. Brendan Frey (University of Toronto; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) tells the story of how he and his Toronto research team, aided by a computer tool that uses machine learning, discovered a hidden genetic code...

Icon of the event Laughter Yoga
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm on recurring dates listed below

Never underestimate a good laugh! Find out the physical, emotional and social benefits of laughter exercises and yoga breathing, and how they can transform your life. Please bring water and wear comfy clothes. The sessions a...

Upcoming Dates:
Mon Dec 21
Icon of the event Safer Living for People with Dementia
Mon Jan 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Occupation therapist from the Geriatric Outpatient Clinic of Centre for Addiction and Mental Health provides caregivers the tools to create a safe, supportive environment for a person with dementia. Participants will learn t...

Icon of the event Food Junkies: The Truth about Food Addiction
Tue Jan 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Do you struggle with your food or eating?...

Icon of the event Depression in Late life
Mon Jan 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The specialist at the Geriatric Mental Health Research Services of CAMH (Centre of Addiction and Mental Health) outlines the signs and symptoms of depression, and the way in which these can impact life. He will explore some ...

Icon of the event  Your Brain on Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve your Mental Wellbeing
Wed Feb 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Exercise has been shown to be a very effective way to improve mental wellbeing. This presentation will explore how the brain responds to exercise in order to prevent and manage symptoms of depression. The program also include...

Icon of the event Kitchen library's Meals on a Budget
Mon Feb 08, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn ways to cut down on a grocery bills, create your own money saving strategies, and take home sample homemade goods. Content covered includes shopping for deals, using all part of food to minimize waste, preparing and pre...

Icon of the event Advanced Care Planning
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

An advance care plan is a process that shares your goals for treatment with the health care team. Presented by a registered nurse, this interactive talk intends to raise awareness about advanced care planning, discuss the r...