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Icon of the event A Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine:  What Works, What Doesn't and Why
Wed Mar 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr. Mel Borins discusses his new book, for patients and physicians alike, on which alternative treatments work, which don't and, according to the latest scientific research, why they do and don?t. This presentation will be o...

Icon of the event Healthy Holiday Eating
Tue Dec 01, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Woodside Square

During the holiday season, it's hard to stick to those healthy-eating habits. In this presentation by Toronto Public Health, you will learn how to maintain healthy eating by using the Canada Food Guide, while still enjoying ...

Icon of the event Kids Have Stress Too!
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below

This is a 2 session workshop presented by Toronto Public Health. We will look at stressors in children, how to recognize and how as parents you can help....

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 01
Icon of the event At Home Alone
Sat Mar 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely. Parents and children can come to this workshop to develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet your family's unique needs. Presented...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating for Your Heart
Wed Feb 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Eating well is one way you can stay and/or become healthy. It can also decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis. Join us for a discussion on Healthy Eating for your Hear...

Icon of the event Winter Blues
Tue Jan 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If your mood is as cold and dark as your landscape, you're in good company. Join us for a discussion on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that will teach you about the signs and causes of depression and how we can deal with i...

Icon of the event  Your Brain on Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve your Mental Wellbeing
Wed Feb 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

Exercise has been shown to be a very effective way to improve mental wellbeing. This presentation will explore how the brain responds to exercise in order to prevent and manage symptoms of depression. The program also include...

Icon of the event The Cutting Edge: How We Discovered a Hidden Genetic Code
Tue Dec 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr. Brendan Frey (University of Toronto; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) tells the story of how he and his Toronto research team, aided by a computer tool that uses machine learning, discovered a hidden genetic code...

Icon of the event Alzheimer's Information Session
Wed Jan 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

January is Alzheimer's awareness month. Did you know that women are doubly affected by Alzheimer?s disease? They outnumber men living with the disease and more often than not shoulder the responsibility of caring for a family...

Icon of the event A Strength-Based Approach to Parenting - Presented by Dr. Wayne Hammond
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Understanding and purposefully nurturing a child's ability to navigate and negotiate life's challenges in successful ways is the goal of all parents. But in light of the many risks and threats our children face, embracing a ...