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Icon of the event Nordic Pole Walking
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Eatonville

Derived from Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Pole Walking is only 1 of 4 activities that can activate 90% of your body muscles in one exercise. You will hear about the benefits of why Nordic pole walking is the single most effec...

Icon of the event 'At Home Alone' Family Workshop
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

A fun, interactive workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to be home alone safely. Presented by Toronto Public Health, with Toronto Public Library....

Icon of the event The Science and Controversies Underlying GMOs
Fri Jun 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Please join Dr. Rene Van Acker, professor and associate dean of the Ontario Agriculture College at the University of Guelph, for a discussion on Genetically Modified Organisms.

Icon of the event At Home Alone - 5 Easy Steps to Independence
Sat May 21, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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 ...

Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve Your Mental Health
Tue May 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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 res...

Icon of the event Pedestrian Safety
Tue May 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Glennis Jones from Public Health, the Chronic Disease & Injury Preventive Program, will present to seniors what an unsafe pedestrian environment is, and what they can do to increase their personal safety. These include norma...

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

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 Chronic Pain Management Workshop
Mon May 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eatonville

An Arthritis Society expert conducts a workshop to improve your understanding of chronic pain management, and teaches you coping methods on how to handle your pain, stress, depression and fatigue. Limited space.

Icon of the event Meditation - the Key to Serenity and Optimal Health
Wed May 04, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eatonville

Dr. Marina Quattrocchi, author of Dreamwork Uncovered and The Genius of Spirit, discusses recent cutting edge research into the power of meditation. Different types of meditative practice will be examined, so that all partici...

Icon of the event Lactivism with Courtney Jung
Thu Apr 28, 2016 | 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Barbara Frum

Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative for new mothers. But are women being sold a bill of goods about the merits of the practice? University of Toronto professor Courtney Jung offers a critique of how breastfeeding ...