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Holistic Health

Crapless Cooking

Registered Holistic Nutritionist Angela Zwambag shows you how to create a delicious meal free of the additives often found in foods.

Ayurvedic Cooking

Registered Nurse and certified Ayurvedic consultant preps and cooks meals for your body constitutions. Learn about what foods during each season are best for your body.

Mothers Touch

Our apothecary allows you to create holistic, organic, teas, tinctures, creams and more. 

Conscious Plates

A plant based pot luck where you can share your favourite plant based food but also explore other recipes! 

Aside from joining a community of plant based food lovers, you get to photograph all the recipes so you can remake these dishes at home! 

Expand your plant based recipe book at Conscious Plates.

Mental Health

Mental Health at PURC

We believe that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. 

Jodie Elenor is a 1-on-1 counsellor specializing in anxiety, depression and stress relief. Using Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) Jodie works with her clients to determine the causes of their mental health and then to work through solutions to deal with their stress, anxiety or depression as it occurs.

$125/hour for a session, book your brain break here.

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

—Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and ancient inspiration for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Mental Health is not new

The history of treating mental illnesses dates as far back as 5000 B.C.E. with the evidence of “trephined skulls.”

In the ancient world cultures, a well-known belief was that mental illness was “the result of supernatural phenomena”; this included phenomena from “demonic possession” to “sorcery” and “the evil eye”. The most commonly believed cause, demonic possession, was treated by chipping a hole, or “trephine”, into the skull of the patient by which “the evil spirits would be released,” therefore healing the patient.

Although ancient Persians also believed that the illnesses were caused by demons, they practiced precautionary measures such as personal hygiene and “purity of the mind and body” in order to “prevent and protect one from diseases”.

Similarly, the Egyptians recommended that those stricken with mental illness should participate in “recreational activities” in order to relieve symptoms which displayed that, as a civilization, the Egyptians were very advanced in their treatment of mental handicaps. (

As you can see Mental Health has been part of society for thousands of years, and we are now fortunate to be living in a time when our society is putting effort and care into helping those who do suffer from mental illnesses and not in locking them away. (1)

Where to get help in Canada

The Canadian Mental Health Association opened January 26, 1918 and initially focused much of its attention on the mental health of soldiers and immigrants of the war. 

Since then they have grown to a nationwide volunteer organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

click here to find your local CMHA.

Now, move the letters around and you have CAMH. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, they also have a lot of resources as Canada's largest teaching and care centre for addiction and mental health.

CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

A great place to start getting help is your family doctor. IF you don't feel you can wait call TeleHealth 24/7 1-866-797-0000 or go to an Emergency Room. 

For suicide prevention click here

Womens Health

Prenatal Health

Yoga Instructor Melissa Pinnegar and Physiotherapist Janice Taylor host 'Empowered Childbirth' at Pink Umbrella to assist with your growth and healthy pregnancy.

Red Tent

Kristy, owner and doula of bean to bundle hosts a red Tent event on every new moon. A safe place for women to come together, meditate, share and connect over all natural aspects of womanhood, like pregnancy, menstruation, menopause and the other beautiful parts of being a woman.