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Icon of the event Colon Cancer Prevention: Getting Healthier...One Step At A Time
Mon Dec 07, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join a representative from Toronto Public Health for a presentation outlining colorectal health, cancer risk factors and ways to reduce your risk, and cancer screening tests available within the community.

Icon of the event NEW DATE: Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue Jan 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The date for this program had been changed from Tuesday, October 27, 2015....

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  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 Sushi Making for Teens
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Join us for a fun and nutritious hands-on sushi-making class with master chef Sang Kim from "Sushi Making for the Soul"! Discover your inner sushi chef! Space is limited. Registration required - please...

Icon of the event Kids Have Stress Too! An Interactive Workshop for Caregivers
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below

Facilitated by a Toronto Public Health Nurse, ths is a two-session workshop (Thursdays, March 3 and March 10, 6-8pm) that helps parents and caregivers better understand stress in children....

Upcoming Dates:
Thu Mar 03
Thu Mar 10
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 Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Fri Mar 18, 2016 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Get your babysitting certification during March Break - Friday, March 18, 10am-6pm! This one-day course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children, and covers information and exercises on diapering, feeding,...

Icon of the event A Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine:  What Works, What Doesn't and Why
Wed Mar 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr. Mel Borins discusses his new book, for patients and physicians alike, on which alternative treatments work, which don't and, according to the latest scientific research, why they do and don?t. This presentation will be o...

Icon of the event Mental Wellness: Stress and Coping
Thu Jan 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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...