Friday, April 15, 2016

Main Stage Host

Richard Cazeau
Richard Cazeau is an International writer, producer, TV host and lifestyle personality. In addition to hosting shows such as "The Loop", "The Adrenaline Project", "Ultimate Dream Day", and "What’s Cooking", Richard was the Road Test Editor for and has scripted Discovery Channel’s "How It's Made: Dream Cars". He has contributed to Yahoo! News' "Trending" and "That's Odd", as well as programs on the Oxygen Channel, Rogers Toronto, CBC, The Score, Book Television, Citytv, Star!TV and more.

Speakers (in order of apperance)

Deb Doncaster
Dr. Dianne Saxe
Steven W. Peck
Arlene Throness
Julie Daniluk
Joyce Sou
Steve Beauchesne
Ryan O’Neil Knight
Nora Griffiths
Dr. Carolina Landolt
Charlene Freedom
Paul Lewin
Helene St Jacques
Ralph Martin
Jarrod Goldin
Kristin Donovan


12:30pm – 1:00pm
Earth Day Canada

Deb Doncaster

Celebrating Earth Day Canada's 25th anniversary, Deb Doncaster talks about why now is the time for environmental action like #Rooting4Trees.

Deb Doncaster is the President of Earth Day Canada, where her team inspires local action and community campaigns combined with a passion for encouraging direct engagement with the natural world.

1:15pm – 2:00pm
Environmental Commissioner

Dr. Dianne Saxe

Dr. Dianne Saxe is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), a tough but fair watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). The ECO is a bridge between the public and the government on environmental issues.

2:30pm – 3:15pm
The Future of Urban Agriculture Is In Our Hands

Steven W. Peck & Arlene Throness

Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA is the founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, an industry association which is promoting the development of green roofs and walls across North America.

Arlene Throness is the Urban Agriculture Coordinator at Ryerson University, where she designed and manages a quarter acre rooftop farm. Prior to Ryerson, Arlene was the coordinator of Concordia University’s Rooftop Greenhouse and a founder of its City Farm School.

3:30pm – 4:15pm
Creating Authentic Energy & Happiness with Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition

Julie Daniluk

Nutritionist and author Julie Daniluk shares science-based nutrition facts in a fun and interactive workshop. Enjoy a vacation from your stress and pain by embracing healing foods. Learn a delicious new way of eating that reduces inflammation that looms in the background of pain and weight gain. Empower yourself with new techniques that bust emotional eating and conquer your anxiety and cravings.

4:30pm – 5:15pm
Beyond Green: The Growing B Corp Movement

Moderator: Joyce Sou | Panelists: Steve Beauchesne, Sir Ryan O’Neil Knight, Nora Griffiths

Joyce Sou serves a movement of Canadians using Business as a Force for Good known as Certified B Corps Previous to her time at B Lab, she was at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing as the Manager of B Corps and Social Impact Metrics; growing the B Corp community throughout Ontario and other provinces.

Steve Beauchesne is the co-founder of Beau’s All Natural, an award-winning, family-run, organic, and DIY craft brewery in Eastern Ontario. Steve certified Beau's All Natural as Canada's first-ever B Corp brewery, founded February 1 as International Gruit Day, and successfully lobbied to have some of Canada's antiquated beer laws changed to recognize the rights of craft brewers.

Sir Ryan O’Neil Knight is theFounder and CEO of The Detailing Knights Inc. the first auto detailing company to become a Bcorp. We provide a mobile car cleaning service that is waterless using only 6oz of solution to clean a vehicle.

Nora Griffiths serves as the Director of School Engagement at ME to WE, an innovative social enterprise that provides products and experiences that make an impact and empower people to transform their local and global communities by shifting from “me” thinking to “we” acting.

5:45pm – 6:30pm
Medical Cannabis: The Gateway to Pain Relief

Dr. Carolina Landolt, Charlene Freedom & Paul Lewin

Options for people with chronic pain are opening up with a new alternative that’s becoming increasingly popular: medical cannabis. This session will explore who is using medical cannabis, and why?

A leading Canadian rheumatologist, currently delving into the study, research, and discussion of medical cannabinoids, Dr. Carolina Landolt is working to end the stigma associated with medical cannabis and patients.

Patient and Certified Natural Health Practitioner, Charlene Freedom shares her story about "coming out green" and demonstrates how to create a cannabis cream.

6:45pm - 7:30pm
The Future of Food - Shifting Towards A Sustainable Diet

Helene St Jacques, Ralph Martin, Jarrod Goldin & Kristin Donovan