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Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve Your Mental Health
Tue May 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health episode in their lives, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve one's mental wellbeing. This presentation will explore how the brain resp...

Icon of the event Growing Up Safely
Thu Jul 28, 2016 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Pape/Danforth

Learn about injury risks to young children (birth to six years) and ways to promote safety in the home. This presentation will be delivered by a Registered Nurse from Toronto Public Health....

Icon of the event Safe Effective Low Back and Core Exercises for People with Bad Backs
Tue Jul 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

It?s a fact-according to the Canadian Chiropractic Association, up to 85% of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain in their lifetime. And back pain results in one third of all lost time in the workpla...

Icon of the event Nordic Pole Walking Demonstration
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us to learn more about Nordic Pole Walking. Did you know that the exercise can be more effective than walking; incorporates more than 90% of body muscles with each stride; strengthens upper-body muscles; results in uprig...

Icon of the event Men's Health Workshop
Thu May 19, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Albion

You look and feel well but are you making healthy lifestyle choices? Learn about the small steps that you can take to get healthier....

Icon of the event Diabetes Awareness & Prevention
Wed Jul 20, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Learn to recognize the signs of diabetes and what changes you can make to control the symptoms. Presented by Toronto Public Health. Registration begins May 16th 2016. Register in person or by phone, 416-396-8979. Space is lim...

Icon of the event Sun Safety for Babies & Toddlers
Thu Aug 04, 2016 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Pape/Danforth

Learn how you and your children can be sun safe by understanding the UV index and sun safety recommendations. This program will be delivered by a Registered Nurse from Toronto Public Health....

Icon of the event Cancer Screening & Prevention
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Join us for this 3-part workshop series (June 17, 18 & 20) that looks at risk assessment, making healthy lifestyle choices, sun safety, smoking cessation, and screening procedures for men and women for colorectal, breast and ...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jun 17
Sat Jun 18
Mon Jun 20
Icon of the event Pedestrian Safety
Tue May 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Glennis Jones from Public Health, the Chronic Disease & Injury Preventive Program, will present to seniors what an unsafe pedestrian environment is, and what they can do to increase their personal safety. These include norma...

Icon of the event Understanding Alzheimer's disease and other Dementias
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Many myths and misunderstandings about Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia cause us fear and anxiety. Esther Atemo from Alzheimer Society will present what they really are -- the causes, symptoms, care and cure, so that w...