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Icon of the event Stress Management through Restorative 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 please contact Barbara Frum Bran...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 08
Thu Sep 22
Thu Oct 06
Thu Oct 20
Thu Nov 03
Icon of the event Live longer, live stronger with plant-based nutrition
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Plant based diets are on the rise! Catch the benefit of this trend to slow aging, fight disease and help the environment and animals. Learn practical strategies to increase the plant content of your diet....

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

When we think about healthy lifestyle behaviours, in particular diet and exercise, we assume these are modern day prescriptions for living well. But truth is, in the Jewish tradition, the emphasis to care for our bodies th...

Icon of the event Brain Health, Function and Technology: What Does Gender Have to Do with It?
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

More attention is now being paid to women's brain health. Dr. Angela Colantonio, Director, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, examines the new areas of research and discovery and their implications for technology....

Icon of the event Summer Support Program-Ontario Early Years Centre
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

A free program for parents and their children who need additional developmental support. Parents will receive daily strategies and ways to support your child?s development and an opportunity to play with your children in a sa...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jul 27
Icon of the event At Home Alone
Wed Sep 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Toronto Public Health presents a fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year old to be home alone safely. Parent must accompany their child(ren). Limited space, please register by calling 416-395-5980 or ema...

Icon of the event Make The Connection-Toronto Public Health
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

A free program for parents and babies from birth to 12 months. Learn more about connecting with your baby in ways that make your baby feel loved, and promote language and learning. Meet other new parents and find out about se...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 21
Wed Sep 28
Wed Oct 05
Wed Oct 12
Wed Oct 19
Icon of the event Depression in late life
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

This talk outlines the signs and symptoms of depression, and the way in which these can impact life. We will explore some of the risk factors for developing depression, how depression relates to memory and dementia, and curre...

Icon of the event Living & Learning With Baby-Toronto Public Health
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Come and meet other parents and talk about adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, growth and development, caring for a sick child, keeping your child safe and community resources. Ages 6 weeks-6 months. Please contact the...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jul 27
Wed Aug 03
Wed Aug 10
Icon of the event Bacterial Nanomachines: The Key to Infection and Resistance
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bacteria have sophisticated nanomachines to help them stick to various surfaces (including us!) and to exchange genetic material and molecules essential to their survival and spread. Professor Gerald Audette explains how thes...