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Icon of the event Healthy Eating and Coping with Stress Workshops
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Start the school year off right by participating in fun workshops led by a Toronto Public Health nurse....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 28
Thu Oct 05
Thu Oct 12
Icon of the event Stress Relief Through Meditation
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Don Mills

Experience the peace and happiness of meditation. Join an instructor from Meditation Toronto for easy stress relieving stretches followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and rejuvenating meditation session. You will leave fe...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 30
Sat Oct 21
Sat Nov 25
Sat Dec 16
Icon of the event Genome Editing: Harnessing the Power of CRISPR
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn more about CRISPR Genome Editing and how scientists use this revolutionary tool to "cut and paste" genes. Graduate students from the University of Toronto will explain how this type of gene editing works, its applicatio...

Icon of the event Awaken to Your Exquisite Life Now
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Richview

In a fun interactive and supportive environment you will learn strategies on how to receive and open up to the infinite abundance in the universe, practice basic meditation principles to help you connect to your joy, understa...

Icon of the event Improving Outcomes and Quality of Life for Children with Autism
Thu Nov 02, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

A child neurologist and clinician scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou will talk about her research focused on improving outcomes and quality of life for children with autism spe...

Icon of the event Musicking, Science and Health: A Mental Tune-Up
Fri Nov 03, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

What happens in our brains when we play, listen and move to music? What effect can sound and music have on diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's? Join PhD student Keith Loach for a demonstration of how music can affect...

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

When we think about healthy lifestyle behaviours, in particular diet and exercise, we assume these are modern day prescriptions for living well. But truth is, in the Jewish tradition, the emphasis to care for our bodies throu...

Icon of the event Mindfulness, Mental and Brain Health in Midlife and Older Adults
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join Dr. Nasreen Khatri, a registered clinical psychologist, gerontologist and neuroscientist to learn about how even brief mindfulness practice can improve mood and memory and lift the spirit for an ageless mind....

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 Sep 14
Thu Sep 28
Thu Oct 12
Thu Oct 26
Thu Nov 09
Icon of the event How Clinical Innovation Becomes Health Care
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Agincourt

Ten years ago, Laurie Poole led a small pilot project to test a new way to manage chronic disease. Telehomecare engaged patients with COPD and heart failure as partners in their own care, putting monitoring technology in thei...