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Icon of the event Improving Outcomes and Quality of Life for Children with Autism
Thu Nov 02, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

A child neurologist and clinician scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou will talk about her research focused on improving outcomes and quality of life for children with autism spe...

Icon of the event At Home Alone - 5 Easy Steps to Independence
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely through this fun and interactive workshop. Parents and children can come to this workshop to develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Nov 25
Sat Jan 13
Icon of the event Seniors' Issues Talks: Decisional Capacity
Mon Oct 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Decisional capacity as it relates to powers of attorney, guardianship, late-life "predatory" marriages and potential financial abuse can be very confusing and an issue of great concern. WEL Partners: Kimberly A. Whaley, CS,...

Icon of the event Games for Health - The Present and Potential Future of Healthcare
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Games and gamification have the potential to radically transform how healthcare is delivered in the 21st century. Just what they transform healthcare into remains to be seen. In this talk Dr. Steve Wilcox explores the burgeon...

Icon of the event Healthcare Lessons From The Airline Industry
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

The airline industry is an unexpected source of inspiration at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital. For example, hospital researchers have developed a "black box" for use in operating rooms, similar to black boxes on airplanes.

Icon of the event Restorative Meditation
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Pape/Danforth

Experience the tranquility of meditation. Join an instructor from Meditation Toronto for easy stress relieving stretches followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and rejuvenating meditation session. You will leave feeling pe...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Oct 21
Sat Nov 18
Sat Dec 16
Icon of the event Safe Winter Driving
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Free presentation for drivers...

Icon of the event Let's Walk and Talk: Nordic Pole Walking Program
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: New Toronto

Provided by West Toronto Diabetes Education Program, this free 9-week Nordic Pole Walking and Educational Program gives you a chance to learn more about getting healthy while enjoying a weekly walk. Those diagnosed with type ...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 25
Icon of the event Do You Want to Quit Smoking Cigarettes?
Thu Nov 02, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

The STOP program delivers research-based, cost-free smoking cessation workshops in local communities....

Icon of the event Aging and Creativity: The Example of Opera Composers
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Later life seems to be a fraught topic in our postmodern culture with its commercialized, anti-aging, death-denying drive to keep us all young, forever. Where does creativity fit into this? In this talk, the speakers explore ...