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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 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 At Home Alone
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

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). Space is limited. Please register by calling 416-394-1014.

Icon of the event CANCELLED - Living and Learning with Baby
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Jane/Dundas

We apologize for the inconvenience but this program has been cancelled. Please call Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 to inquire about alternative locations in the area for this program....

Icon of the event Wellness Club for Seniors (in Chinese)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Steeles

Make new friends, share ideas and learn how to keep fit to become a happier and healthier you


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Oct 06
Thu Nov 03
Thu Dec 01
Thu Jan 05
Icon of the event Cancer Prevention
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Steeles

At this presentation by a public health nurse, you will learn about the risk factors for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, the screenings available and ways you can reduce the risk and stay healthy. Please call the br...

Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

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 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:
Fri Sep 30
Fri Oct 07
Fri Oct 14
Fri Oct 21
Fri Nov 04