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Icon of the event Building Resilience in Children and Youth: A Workshop by Toronto Public Health
Tue May 09, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Are you a parent/caregiver of a 10-14 year old? Would you like to learn how to help your child bounce back from challenges?...

Icon of the event Tea Time: Learn the Benefits of Tea for Your Health
Wed Apr 12, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us for tea time with a health professional and fellow tea enthusiasts to learn about the history of tea and the health benefits on the mind, body, soul and spirit.

Icon of the event Vegetarianism 102: Going Vegetarian in 3 Easy Steps
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Interested in going vegetarian but finding it difficult? Not sure what to eat or where to shop? The Toronto Vegetarian Association will help you make the transition in three easy steps. For more information and to register pl...

Icon of the event Real Self-Care for Caregivers: Transform Guilt & Stress into Gratitude & Joy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed as a caregiver? Join Saskia Jennings? presentation about releasing stress and guilt and turning it into gratitude and joy. Learn to take care of yourself by prioritizing and balancing ...

Icon of the event Plant-powered!
Tue Apr 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Have you been wondering if a plant-based diet could be right for you, but you are not sure how to take the first step? Learn the health benefits and how-tos of a whole-foods, plant-based diet. To register, please call the Bu...

Icon of the event Exercise for mental health: one step at a time
Tue Apr 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

We often hear of the physical health benefits of exercise and yet there are mental health benefits too. And being sedentary has its own health risks. University of Toronto's Dr. Catherine Sabiston will present research on phy...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Fri Mar 17, 2017 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Back by popular demand - get your babysitting certification during March Break - Friday, March 17, 10am-6pm! This one-day course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children, and covers information and exercis...

Icon of the event Stress Relief through Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. This program is drop in and does not require registration. For more information call Barbara Frum Branch at 416-...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 09
Thu Feb 23
Thu Mar 09
Thu Mar 23
Icon of the event Healthy Aging: A Natural Approach
Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Dr. Aida Martinez Chorro, BSc, ND, will discuss how aging occurs and the difference between healthy and unhealthy aging. You will learn what you can do to reduce age related ailments and improve your energy through eating th...

Icon of the event Vegetarianism 101: Easy Steps for Eating Less Meat
Mon Jan 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Interested in making healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate food choices? The Toronto Vegetarian Association will give you some tips and tools for going vegetarian or reducing your consumption of animal products, ...