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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 The Drug Discovery Process: From Benchtop To Pillbox
Fri Jan 29, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Don Mills

Ever wonder how drugs evolve from basic ideas to medical treatments and why the process is so long? In this talk the transition of a scientific finding to clinical trials will be discussed, answering questions such as ?who pa...

Icon of the event Making the Connection
10:30 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
New Toronto

A free program for parents and babies from birth to 12 months. Groups meet with a Public Health Nurse on Tuesday mornings for 9 weeks (October 27th to December 22nd) to discuss topics such as: community services, promoting la...

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 01
Tue Dec 08
Tue Dec 15
Tue Dec 22
Icon of the event Speaking of Bones
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Osteoporosis Canada offers an educational program about maintaining health bones, including nutrition, exercise, diagnosis and drug treatments. If you want to learn what you can do to live well with osteoporosis and prevent f...

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...

Icon of the event Ethnic Minorities and Mental Illness: a Film Screening of PANDI
Mon Dec 07, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a screening of PANDI (80 mins), a documentary about one man's struggle with mental illness as an immigrant from India trying to make a career in film - his greatest passion. Q&A will follow with filmmaker Maria-Sa...

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell on the Myths of Cancer
Wed Jan 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Don Mills

Award-winning science journalist and author talks about her newest book: "Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths," a deeply personal work that is rooted in science. To register, visit the branch or call 414-395-5710.

Icon of the event Juicing Workshop- Kitchen Library
Fri Jan 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Memorial

Make your own fruit and vegetable juices. Learn how to juice for optimal health, how to use the juicer, proper juice storage and the best fruits and vegetables for juicing. Juicer, fruit and veggies, and recipes supplied by K...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Mar 19, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Don Mills

This course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children. It will cover all the necessary information including: diapering, feeding, age-appropriate activities, household safety, and basic first aid. Receive y...