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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 Meditation Hour
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Experience the peace and happiness of meditation. Join an instructor from Meditation Toronto for easy stress relieving stretches followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and a rejuvenating meditation session. You will leave ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 24
Sat Oct 15
Sat Nov 26
Sat Dec 10
Icon of the event Coping with Stress
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

High levels of stress can make a person feel tense or anxious, cause headaches, stomach ailments, and other symptoms. Left untreated, stress can lead to more serious conditions like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and...

Icon of the event A War on Superbugs
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Microorganisms live on and within us and we benefit from this relationship; however, bugs can turn on us and with deadly consequences. Professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra explains how humans contributed to the evolution of "supe...

Icon of the event Colon Cancer Prevention
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, for example, through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. In Ontario, FREE screening tests are available to prevent disease or fin...

Icon of the event Seniors Wellness Afternoon Tea
Fri Sep 23, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Celebrate Autumn with an afternoon of fun and information sharing! Information booths and presentations by agencies serving seniors will be available. Bingo and Door Prizes. Refreshments will be served. Please register by cal...

Icon of the event Low Back Exercises: The McGill Method for Safe, Effective Back Rehab
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Up to 80 percent of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain their lifetime and some back injuries may be caused by doing the wrong exercises in the gym. So how can you be sure which exercises are safe an...

Icon of the event Breast/Cervical Cancer Prevention
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

There are things that women can do to take care of their body. In Ontario, FREE screening tests are available to prevent disease or find problems early. When problems are found early, they can be treated and there is a good c...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

This course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children. It will cover all the necessary information including: diapering, feeding, age-appropriate activities, household safety, and basic first aid. Receive y...

Icon of the event Health and Well-Being: Managing Stress
Fri Sep 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Learn about the signs and symptoms of stress and positive ways to cope with stress. Presented by Toronto Public Health.