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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 Finding Skin Care Products That Work: With Louise Hidinger
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Palmerston

Cosmetic Chemist and science writer Louise Hidinger, Ph.D., discusses ingredients and formulations to tackle specific skin issues and how to identify products that contain effective amount of active ingredients. No registrati...

Icon of the event Exercise and Mental Health
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

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. Lorne Opler, instructor of Fitness and Health Pro...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Sat Nov 26, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Get your babysitting certification on Saturday November 26th, 9am - 5pm! Back by popular demand with our amazing trainer Maureen. This one-day course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children, and covers in...

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 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 Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Sat Oct 15, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Get your babysitting certification on Saturday, October 15, 9am-5pm! Back by popular demand with our amazing trainer Maureen! This one-day course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children, and covers inform...

Icon of the event Creativity in Caregiving
Wed Oct 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Locke

Incorporating Drama, Art and Imagination into your Relationship. This interactive workshop is intended for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Participants will learn how play, imagination and improvisation can bene...

Icon of the event Thriving on a Vegetarian Diet
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Locke

Registered Holistic Nutritionist Karen Gilman will give an informative presentation on vegetarianism. She will discuss plant-based diets, different types of vegetarian diets and health benefits of a vegetarian diet. No regi...