Health Promotion

Healthy Lifestyles

Walking Club

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The primary goal of this group is to create a physical activity option that is low or no cost and accessible. Participants choose the routes each week.  Many new parks and natural green spaces have been discovered by participants on the walks.  Participants also learn about sun safety, and proper foot wear for the walking activity.
Dates: April-October
Day: Thursday
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: Keele-Rogers site (1651 Keele St.)
For further information, contact:
Karima Kassam 416-653-5400, ext. 1227

Spanish Community Kitchen

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A participant-lead community kitchen program offers opportunity for Spanish-speaking clients who enjoy cooking and sharing tips on healthy eating.  
Dates: ongoing
Day: Friday
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Keele-Rogers site (1651 Keele St.)
For further information, contact:
Carmen Miloslavich 416-653-5400, ext. 1296

Organic Community Garden

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A participatory program for individuals who enjoy planting and gardening. A harvest party will be arranged at the end of the season.  .  
Dates: April-September
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Location: Woolner/Jane
For further information, contact:
Carmen Miloslavich 416-653-5400, ext. 1296

Vietnamese Support Program

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A strong, cohesive group of adults and seniors from the Vietnamese community meets monthly on issues related to health education and community resources. Celebration of cultural festivals and birthdays help reduce isolation among vulnerable members.      
Dates: ongoing
Day: Wednesday
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Keele-Rogers site (1651 Keele St.)
For further information, contact:
Kim Nguyen 416-653-5400, ext. 1265

Community Cooking Connections

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This one-year project is mandated to establish resident-led community kitchens with a focus on addressing nutrition, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, and mental health issues of low-income residents.
Dates: till March 2011
Day: Monday to Saturday (specific schedule will be established by each individual group)
Location: Community Kitchens in the neighbourhood
For further information, contact:
Tennur Makarnaci at 416-456-8243

Streets to Homes Community Kitchen

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The kitchen is a complementary program to support Streets to Homes clients. Besides offering a nutritious lunch, the program also provides workshops on harm reduction, employment preparation, kitchen knowledge, healthy eating and healthy lifestyle.  Interested clients can also attend an art group in the morning.
Dates: weekly (ongoing)
Day: Thursday
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Keele-Rogers site (1651 Keele St.)
For further information, contact:
Jose Bonilla at 416-653-5400, ext. 1254

Vietnamese Women Community Kitchen Support Group

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This group will help participants learn how to cook healthy food and acquire knowledge on appropriate parenting skills.
Dates: monthly
Day: Friday
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 9 Boon Ave
For further information, contact:
Kim Nguyen 416-653-5400, ext. 1265

Walking into Health

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This is an interdisciplinary program that supports active living and healthy life styles. Additionally, on the last Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m. – 12 noon, a Primary Health Care Doctor, a Dietitian and a Community Health Worker deliver talks on various issues.
Date: ongoing
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon
Location: Lawrence Heights (12 Flemington Road)
For further information, contact:
Olu Akinkunmi at 416-787-1676, ext. 234

Peer Education and Action for Community Health (PEACH)

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Peer Education and Action for Community Health (PEACH) is a peer-led and multi-lingual project that is seeking to bring communities together through education and social support. Peer leaders from the Lawrence Heights and Bathurst-Finch communities are learning, teaching, practicing group work and connecting with members of their own language communities. Our leaders are sharing information and education through dynamic workshops. Please let us know if you or any community members you know would like to participate in a workshop series in the future in a language other than English.
For further information, contact:
Nathalie Zeemel at nathalie.zeemel@unisonhcs.org or 416-319-6058

Community Kitchen

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Run by dietitian and health promotion staff.
Day: Thursday
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: Fisherville Junior High (425 Patricia Ave)
For further information, contact:
Jenny Lyttle at 647-436-0385

Community Garden

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Community garden near Rockford School is run through ANC and Bathurst-Finch Network Food Action Team. Meetings occasionally of Food Action Team and community garden committee.
Location: Rockford Park
For further information, contact:
Hannah Bontogon at 647-436-0385

Good Food Market

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Fresh produce market offered through FoodShare and Bathurst-Finch Network Food Action Group. Children’s activities every week.
Day: Tuesday
Time: 3-7 p.m.
Location: 6091 Bathurst St.
For further information, contact:
Ayal at 415-363-6441 ext. 276 or Clare at 416-363-6441 ext. 247

Workshops and Talks

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Health promotion staff and dietitian regularly offer off-site workshops, talks and neighbourhood tours touching on a variety of issues including navigating the heatlh care system for newcomers, mental health, healthy eating and harm reduction.
For further information, contact:
Julia Fursova or Jenny Lyttle at 647-436-0385


Jane-Trethewey
1541 Jane Street
Toronto, ON M9N 2R3
Tel: 416-645-7575
Fax: 416-645-7570


Lawrence Heights
12 Flemington Road
Toronto, ON M6A 2N4
Tel:416-787-1661

Bathurst-Finch
540 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2R 1N7
Tel: 647-436-0385

Keele-Rogers
1651 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M6M 3W2
Tel: 416-653-5400