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Icon of the event Being a Savvy Consumer of Complementary Therapies
Wed Mar 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Professor Lynda Balneaves will present the latest research on popular complementary therapies, such as herbal remedies, yoga, and meditation, as well as how to make safe and informed decisions about the variety of therapies a...

Icon of the event Mental Wellness: Stress and Coping
Mon Mar 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaches

High levels of stress can lead to serious conditions like heart disease, diabetes and mental illness. Join a representative from Toronto Public Health for a presentation outlining signs and symptoms of stress, the impact of s...

Icon of the event Precarious Work: Why it is bad for our health and what can be done
Wed Apr 20, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Andrew Pinto is a family physician, public health specialist and scientist at St. Michael's Hospital. His research is focused on evaluating interventions that can address the social factors that impact our health....

Icon of the event Bien manger c'est pour la vie avec Gabrielle Deschenes
Wed Mar 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Bien manger c'est pour la vie avec Gabrielle Deschenes, Infirmière de la Santé Publique...

Icon of the event Lactivism with Courtney Jung
Mon Apr 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative for new mothers. But are women being sold a bill of goods about the merits of the practice? University of Toronto professor Courtney Jung offers a critique of how breastfeeding ...

Icon of the event Overview of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 101
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Albert Campbell

A representative from the Alzheimer Society will present an informational session on Alzheimer's and other dementias, what we can do about it, risk factors, treatment, and research....

Icon of the event Tenth Annual June Callwood Lecture: Open Heart, Open Mind
Wed May 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Olympian Clara Hughes, Bell Canada?s national spokesperson for the 'Let's Talk' campaign, and author of Open Heart, Open Mind shares her past struggles with depression and helps to break down the stigma associated with mental...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating Workshops
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Albert Campbell

This series consists of 4 sessions: two at the Albert Campbell Library, and two at the Birchmount Bluffs Neighborhood Centre....


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 04
Wed May 11
Icon of the event Diabetes Prevention
Tue Mar 01, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaches

The number of people with diabetes is growing. More than two million Canadians have the disease, yet a third of them do not even know anything about it. Join a representative from Toronto Public Health for a presentation abou...

Icon of the event Memory and Dementia workshop
Mon Feb 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Runnymede

In this educational workshop, you will explore the nature of Alzheimer?s disease and other types of dementias. Participants will become familiar with underlying causes of dementia, the risk factors for developing dementia, an...