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Icon of the event Managing Pain & Living Well
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Aliza Weinrib will help you increase your understanding of pain and how it affects you. She will discuss actions and choices that can help you manage your pain and get examples of coping strategies that you can start usin...

Icon of the event Aging and Chronic Illness: What role does environment play?
Wed Jun 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Dr. John Molot will discuss the environmental links between chronic illness and aging. No registration required....

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Coping with Immigration Stress
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will provide useful information for newcomers about how migration to Canada can affect your stress, mental health, and wellness. Learn how to deal with culture-shock and racism, a...

Icon of the event School Readiness-Ontario Early Years Centre
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

(Ages 3-4) Children participate in small group learning experiences that support kindergarten expectations. Parents participate in workshops regarding healthy child development and school routines. Register in person or by ca...


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Fri May 05
Fri May 12
Fri May 19
Fri May 26
Fri Jun 09
Icon of the event Why It Is Tougher to Prevent Obesity Now than It Was for Your Parents?
Thu Apr 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Kuk will present data on how eating and exercising the same as your parents did will lead to higher body weights now than 20 years ago. She will explore some of the culprits that are responsible for the rising rates of ob...

Icon of the event Healthy Child Screening Day-Ontario Early Years Centre
Thu Apr 20, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

(Ages 0-6 years old) This special event involves both dental and NutriSTEP screenings for children including a diabetes prevention screening for adults. Information is also provided regarding home service support, child care ...

Icon of the event Real Self-Care for Caregivers: Transform Guilt & Stress into Gratitude & Joy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed as a caregiver? Join Saskia Jennings? presentation about releasing stress and guilt and turning it into gratitude and joy. Learn to take care of yourself by prioritizing and balancing ...

Icon of the event Tea Time: Learn the Benefits of Tea for Your Health
Wed Apr 12, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us for tea time with a health professional and fellow tea enthusiasts to learn about the history of tea and the health benefits on the mind, body, soul and spirit.

Icon of the event Exercise for mental health: one step at a time--CANCELLED
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

We often hear of the physical health benefits of exercise and yet there are mental health benefits too. And being sedentary has its own health risks. University of Toronto's Dr. Catherine Sabiston will present research on phy...

Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve Your Mental Health
Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

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. This presentation will explore how the brain resp...