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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 Bacterial Nanomachines: The Key to Infection and Resistance
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bacteria have sophisticated nanomachines to help them stick to various surfaces (including us!) and to exchange genetic material and molecules essential to their survival and spread. Professor Gerald Audette explains how thes...

Icon of the event Reading Food Labels Workshop
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Morningside

Learn how to use nutrition information on food labels to make healthier food choices....

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

When we think about healthy lifestyle behaviours, in particular diet and exercise, we assume these are modern day prescriptions for living well. But truth is, in the Jewish tradition, the emphasis to care for our bodies th...

Icon of the event Bullying & Safety with Toronto Police Service
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Have you ever met a police officer in person? Well this is your chance! Join us for a presentation on bullying and how to be safe conducted by the Toronto Police Service. Learn what an average day for a police officer is l...

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 Healthy Eating on a Budget
Wed Sep 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Morningside

What are some simple steps that you can take to eat healthier? Learn how to use Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating to help you plan balanced meals on a budget and resources in the community that support healthy eating....

Icon of the event Make The Connection-Toronto Public Health
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

A free program for parents and babies from birth to 12 months. Learn more about connecting with your baby in ways that make your baby feel loved, and promote language and learning. Meet other new parents and find out about se...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 21
Wed Sep 28
Wed Oct 05
Wed Oct 12
Wed Oct 19
Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Lorne Opler will explore how the brain responds to exercise. How physical activities can alleviate depression, boost mood and increase cognitive memory and learning. He will demonstrate which exercises are best for brain hea...

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...