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Icon of the event Older Adults Health and Wellness/ Falls Prevention
Fri Nov 20, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A discussion about how physical activity can help to keep muscles and bones strong, improve posture and maintain balance especially during the winter months. Presented by Toronto Public Health....

Icon of the event Cancer Screening and Prevention
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Please join us for a presentation from Toronto Public Health on screening for breast and cervical cancer prevention....

Icon of the event Out of Mind, Out of Sight
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

What happens to people who suffer from mental illness and commit violent crimes? Where do they go? How are they treated?...

Icon of the event Type 2 and Pre Diabetes
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
S. Walter Stewart

WoodGreen Community Services presents a free health information session on type 2 and pre diabetes. For information please call 416-396-3975.

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 ...

Icon of the event Depression in Late Life
Wed Jan 20, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodside Square

Learn the signs and symptoms of depression and how they impact your life. Risk factors of developing depression and how it related to memory and dementia will be explored. Presented by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Heal...

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 Prevent Diabetes Now
Thu Nov 19, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM), an event celebrated across the world as a month to educate and raise awareness about diabetes....

Icon of the event Parenting in Canada
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop explores different cultural parenting practices in relation to the Canadian context. It will also discuss various disciplinary approaches and disciplinary alternatives to punishment. This information is benefic...

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...