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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 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 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 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 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...

Icon of the event Walk into Health
Sat Sep 10, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Morningside

At this session you will learn:...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating for Life in Canada - Toronto Public Health
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This session addresses access to healthy food, food and its relation to health outcomes, Canada's Food Guide, strategies for eating healthy, and how to make a healthy meal. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Cana...