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Icon of the event Can We Go Beyond Treating the Symptoms of Disease?
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imagine reversing blindness or the devastation associated with stroke. This is the promise of regenerative medicine and the Shoichet lab's research at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With Dr. Molly Shoichet, Uni...

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Mental Health and Migration
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A narrative-based workshop exploring experiences of moving to a new country: migration, stress, mental health, culture-shock, racism and resiliency. Provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In partnership wi...

Icon of the event Refuel Your Energy Tank - PROGRAM CANCELLED
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Life shifts into high gear in fall season. Yet, the struggle to juggle everything leaves our personal energy tank running low. Come and be re-energized! Karin Vagiste will share he...

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafes
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When was the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops:...

Icon of the event Chair Yoga *FULL
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Runnymede

Chair yoga, also known as seated yoga, is an ideal exercise program for seniors. Chair yoga addresses the whole body in a single routine with the main areas of development being balance, flexibility and strength. The is more...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Oct 03
Icon of the event At Home Alone - 5 Easy Steps to Independence (PROGRAM FULL)
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

A fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year old to be home alone safely. Develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet your family's unique needs. Snacks are provided. Pres...

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 Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event Chemical and Environmental Health Risks
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

There is increasing evidence that exposure to environmental health risks can lead to cognitive delays and chronic diseases such as asthma. Participants will learn about different topics related to human health and the environ...