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Icon of the event Are You Ready for School?
Wed Aug 24, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Are You Ready For School? is an interactive workshop for young women to learn more about how we can minimize the stress and anxieties of returning to school.  This two hour workshop will explore how to make time for yourself ...

Icon of the event Dance Therapy (For Early Stage Dementia)
Thu Aug 25, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

This session is for people in the early stage of dementia and their caregivers. It is an opportunity to experience the joy of dance and music. This session is led by a certified dance therapist....

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 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 Aging and Immunity
Thu Aug 04, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...

Icon of the event Zumba for Teens
Tue Aug 30, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Malvern

Funky Latin rhythms mixed with easy to follow moves create a dynamic dance program that will blow you away. Teens will learn the basics of zumba in this introductory class. Drop-in. Ages 13-19.

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 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 Cancer Screening & Prevention:  What You Should Know
Tue Sep 13, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

This information session presented by Toronto Public Health will provide information about "screenable" cancers and ways to prevent them. Registration begins July 18th. Register in person or by phone. Space is limited. 416-...

Icon of the event Brain Health and You
Mon Aug 29, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Malvern

An expert from Alzheimer Society of Toronto will teach you ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia. This interactive workshop with games and activities will show you research findings and help you recognize habits that...