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Food Handler Certification

In Toronto, food handler certification is mandatory. Food establishments are required by law to have at least one certified food handler in a supervisory capacity at all times.

The certificate issued by Toronto Public Health is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and other Health Units in Ontario. Those individuals who successfully pass the exam will receive a Food Handler Certificate that is valid for 5 years.

To register: Food handler certification classes are available at multiple organizations, see website for details.
Cost: $98.40 (for in-class program & exam)

Are you interested in strengthening your capacity to support to women with disabilities within Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto?

In this interactive training session participants will:

  • Learn more about why and how violence against women with disabilities occurs
  • Explore how they can make their services more accessible to people with disabilities
  • Provide feedback into the current issues/needs of women with disabilities
  • Gain resources and opportunities to network with other community organization

Attendant Care and light refreshments provided. TTC Tokens provided on request.

Date: Thursday August 25th 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre
Contact: RSVP to Melissa with any accommodations/dietary allergies by: Monday August 22, 2016 by calling 416 439 7111 (Ext 3)

Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute presents…

Understanding Mental Illness


This workshop is designed for managers, social service providers, human resource professionals and anyone seeking a better understanding of the complexities that surround mental illness. While it is not your responsibility to diagnose mental illness, it can be both important and helpful for you to be aware of the signs and symptoms that may indicate whether someone is experiencing a mental illness. This workshop will give participants a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and their symptoms, causes and treatment. The final portion of the workshop explores ways of accessing professional help for people struggling with mental illness.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between mental illness and mental health.
  • List common adult mental illnesses.
  • Articulate symptoms related to different mental illnesses.
  • Understand the role of suicide and substance abuse and the relationship to mental illness.
  • Know how to access professional health providers.

Date: Monday July 11th 2016
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
Cost: $220

To register, please visit