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Icon of the event Bone Health for Seniors
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Don Mills

Led by students from the University of Toronto?s Nutrition and Dietetics program, this nutrition workshop highlights the importance of calcium, protein, vitamin D, and physical activity for healthy bones. Join us for an inter...

Icon of the event Depression in Late life
Mon Jan 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The specialist at the Geriatric Mental Health Research Services of CAMH (Centre of Addiction and Mental Health) outlines the signs and symptoms of depression, and the way in which these can impact life. He will explore some ...

Icon of the event Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Nov 07, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn basic first aid and caregiving skills. Get qualified and start earning money as a babysitter. Learn to cope with common and non-life threatening emergencies. Learn also to manage a babysitting business. Limited Space! R...

Icon of the event Emergency Preparedness and Winter Safety
Tue Nov 10, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about being emergency ready in this presentation by Red Cross and Toronto Public Health,the potential natural disasters that may occur in our city, how to create an emergency safety plan and what supplies you need in a ...

Icon of the event Laughter Yoga
11:30 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below

Never underestimate a good laugh! Find out the physical, emotional and social benefits of laughter exercises and yoga breathing, and how they can transform your life. Please bring water and wear comfy clothes. The sessions a...

Upcoming Dates:
Mon Oct 26
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 Health 101
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An overview of mental illnesses and treatments are described as well as services are available and how to access them. In partnership with Reconnect Mental Health Services. Drop in.

Icon of the event Understanding GMOs
Tue Nov 03, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Registered Holistic Nutritionist Deborah Hutchison, discusses what are genetically modified organisms, the definition of it, GMO food samples, the dangers now and the long term effect, and how to avoid them. Call 416-394-5270...

Icon of the event What's In Your Beauty Products?
Sat Jan 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

How do you choose your lipstick? By colour? By the label? Or by the ingredients list?...

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...