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Icon of the event Your Health & Relationships
Wed Jan 25, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

What makes a relationship healthy, how do you get birth control or protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections? Where are there free and confidential clinics?...

Icon of the event DIY Winter Hair Care
Sat Feb 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Cold weather outdoors and hot air indoors can leave your hair and scalp feeling dry in the winters. The most important thing to do is to deep condition your scalp regularly to replenish the moisture and prevent damage to the ...

Icon of the event Healthy Aging: A Natural Approach
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Dr. Aida Martinez Chorro, BSc, ND, will discuss how aging occurs and the difference between healthy and unhealthy aging. You will learn what you can do to reduce age related ailments and improve your energy through eating th...

Icon of the event Vegetarianism 101: Easy Steps for Eating Less Meat
Mon Jan 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Interested in making healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate food choices? The Toronto Vegetarian Association will give you some tips and tools for going vegetarian or reducing your consumption of animal products, ...

Icon of the event Vegetarianism 102: Going Vegetarian in 3 Easy Steps
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Interested in going vegetarian but finding it difficult? Not sure what to eat or where to shop? The Toronto Vegetarian Association will help you make the transition in three easy steps. For more information and to register pl...

Icon of the event Nobody's Perfect-Toronto Public Health
9:30 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

(Birth-6 years) A free parenting program for parents and caregivers that discusses children?s growth and learning, behaviour, and health and safety including parenting stress. Registration begins on November 8, 2016. Please r...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 21
Sat Jan 28
Sat Feb 04
Sat Feb 11
Sat Feb 18
Icon of the event Stress Relief through Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. This program is drop in and does not require registration. For more information call Barbara Frum Branch at 416-...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 09
Thu Feb 23
Thu Mar 09
Thu Mar 23
Icon of the event The Daily Rhythm of Life - Messing with Our Ancient Biology Can Disrupt Sleep
Thu Feb 02, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor R. Horner explains how our modern human lifestyle can disrupt sleep and health - and how to prevent such problems. All living things possess a sense of time. We humans are also hard-wired for a...

Icon of the event Why It Is Tougher to Prevent Obesity Now then It Was for Your Parents?
Thu Apr 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Kuk will present data on how eating and exercising the same as your parents did will lead to higher body weights now than 20 years ago. She will explore some of the culprits that are responsible for the rising rates of ob...

Icon of the event Real Self-Care for Caregivers: Transform Guilt & Stress into Gratitude & Joy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed as a caregiver? Join Saskia Jennings? presentation about releasing stress and guilt and turning it into gratitude and joy. Learn to take care of yourself by prioritizing and balancing ...