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Icon of the event Preventing Injuries for Teenagers
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

According to research, injury kills more young people than all other causes combined, accounting for over 70% of all youth deaths. That's crazy! Come and join an RN nurse from Toronto Public Health, and learn how to keep your...

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Mental Health and Migration
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A narrative-based workshop exploring experiences of moving to a new country: migration, stress, mental health, culture-shock, racism and resiliency. Provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In partnership wi...

Icon of the event Evening Films @ the Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 28
Fri Jul 29
Thu Aug 04
Fri Aug 05
Thu Aug 11
Icon of the event Low Back Exercises: The McGill Method for Safe, Effective Back Rehab
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Up to 80 percent of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain their lifetime and some back injuries may be caused by doing the wrong exercises in the gym. So how can you be sure which exercises are safe an...

Icon of the event At Home Alone - 5 Easy Steps to Independence
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely through this fun and interactive workshop. Parents and children can come to this workshop to develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Aug 20
Sat Aug 27
Sat Oct 15
Icon of the event Sun Safety for Babies & Toddlers
Thu Aug 04, 2016 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Pape/Danforth

Learn how you and your children can be sun safe by understanding the UV index and sun safety recommendations. This program will be delivered by a Registered Nurse from Toronto Public Health....

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafes
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When was the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops:...

Icon of the event Can We Go Beyond Treating the Symptoms of Disease?
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imagine reversing blindness or the devastation associated with stroke. This is the promise of regenerative medicine and the Shoichet lab's research at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With Dr. Molly Shoichet, Uni...

Icon of the event Exercise and Mental Health
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health episode in their lives, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve one's mental wellbeing. Lorne Opler, instructor of Fitness and Health Pro...

Icon of the event Growing Up Safely
Thu Jul 28, 2016 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Pape/Danforth

Learn about injury risks to young children (birth to six years) and ways to promote safety in the home. This presentation will be delivered by a Registered Nurse from Toronto Public Health....