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Icon of the event Your Body on Neighbourhood Watch ? Cancer recognition by the immune system
Fri Oct 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Steeles

Cancer is not one disease but rather a complex group of diseases resulting from an unnatural growth of our body?s own cells. In this talk, graduate students from the University of Toronto will discuss how the immune system di...

Icon of the event Baby Sleep Seminar
Thu Aug 18, 2016 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Jane/Dundas

Join Triona Coakelin, Certified WeeSleep Consultant at this one hour complimentary seminar where you will learn about baby and toddler sleep, the importance of sleep, the most common issues affecting sleep, and the top sleep ...

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafes
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When was the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops:...

Icon of the event Evening Films @ the Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 28
Fri Jul 29
Thu Aug 04
Fri Aug 05
Thu Aug 11
Icon of the event Living and Learning with Baby
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Jane/Dundas

This is a FREE parenting program provided by Toronto Public Health for parents with infants aged 6 weeks to 6 months. Topics covered during the program are: adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, growth and development, c...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jul 29
Fri Aug 05
Fri Aug 12
Fri Aug 19
Fri Aug 26
Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course for Teens
Sat Sep 10, 2016 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

Want to gain valuable skills to help you land that babysitting job and receive Red Cross certification? This one-day course will teach you how to babysit infants and young children and covers everything from basic first aid t...

Icon of the event Can We Go Beyond Treating the Symptoms of Disease?
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imagine reversing blindness or the devastation associated with stroke. This is the promise of regenerative medicine and the Shoichet lab's research at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With Dr. Molly Shoichet, Uni...

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Mental Health and Migration
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A narrative-based workshop exploring experiences of moving to a new country: migration, stress, mental health, culture-shock, racism and resiliency. Provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In partnership wi...

Icon of the event Healthy Eating for Life in Canada - Toronto Public Health
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This session addresses access to healthy food, food and its relation to health outcomes, Canada's Food Guide, strategies for eating healthy, and how to make a healthy meal. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Cana...

Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Lorne Opler will explore how the brain responds to exercise. How physical activities can alleviate depression, boost mood and increase cognitive memory and learning. He will demonstrate which exercises are best for brain hea...