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Icon of the event There Is No Health Without Mental Health!
Wed Feb 24, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Jane Douglas, RN from Toronto Public Health, to learn the basics about mental health. She will also guide you how to cope with stress, and how to help you, your friends and family stay mentally healthy....

Icon of the event Tenth Annual June Callwood Lecture: Open Heart, Open Mind
Wed May 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Olympian Clara Hughes, Bell Canada's national spokesperson for the 'Let's Talk' campaign, and author of Open Heart, Open Mind shares her past struggles with depression and helps to break down the stigma associated with mental...

Icon of the event Basic Bike Maintenance
Sat Mar 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of day-to-day bike maintenance (hands-on). Topics include: safety checks, pumping your tires, tightening your brakes, lubing your chain, and ensuring your bike is the right fit for you....

Icon of the event Little Red Riding Hood - Puppet Show (Hearing loss-friendly)
Wed Mar 23, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a special puppet show at Pape/Danforth designed for children with hearing loss who use assistive technology to listen and speak. Watch the show, listen to stories, and learn about VOICE for Hearing Impaired Child...

Icon of the event Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease: Where Does Treatment Stand?
Tue Apr 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mimico Centennial

Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease: Where Does Treatment Stand and Where Are We Going? This presentation will focus on the disease mechanisms, symptoms, and current treatment strategies for Alzheimer's and Parkinson'...

Icon of the event Bien manger c'est pour la vie avec Gabrielle Deschenes
Wed Mar 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Bien manger c'est pour la vie avec Gabrielle Deschenes, Infirmière de la Santé Publique...

Icon of the event Music Therapy and Aging
Thu Jun 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Baycrest music therapist, Kiki Chang discusses the benefits of music therapy in the ageing process, with a focus on the role of the music therapist in long-term care. Information about how music therapy can assist both patie...

Icon of the event Precarious Work: Why it is bad for our health and what can be done
Wed Apr 20, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Andrew Pinto is a family physician, public health specialist and scientist at St. Michael's Hospital. His research is focused on evaluating interventions that can address the social factors that impact our health....

Icon of the event Health & Wellbeing Workshop
Mon May 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how stress affects mental and physical health, and how to turn these stressors from negative to positive experiences. Participants will be taught various tools and techniques to reduce the identified stressors....

Icon of the event Calm Baby - Infant Massage
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mimico Centennial

Would you like to learn more about: Helping your baby to sleep better? Relieving pain and discomfort for your baby? Alleviating stress and building family bonds? Then join us on a journey of relaxation and calm as you and you...

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 16
Tue Feb 23