Main Stage 2016

Information and stage times for the Green Business Forum can be found here.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Main stage host

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 AutoGuide.com 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.

12:30pm – 1:00pm

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Earth Day Canada

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

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Environmental Commissioner

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

2:30pm – 3:15pm

The Future of Urban Agriculture Is In Our Hands

Panelists

Panelists

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

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Creating Authentic Energy & Happiness with Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition

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

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Beyond Green: The Growing B Corp Movement

Moderator

Moderator

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.

Panelists

Panelists

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

5:45pm – 6:30pm

Medical Cannabis: The Gateway to Pain Relief

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? 

Panelists

Panelists

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.

Paul Lewin, criminal lawyer

6:45pm - 7:30pm

6:45pm - 7:30pm

The Future of Food - Shifting Towards A Sustainable Diet

Helene St Jacques

Ralph Martin

Jarrod Goldin

Kristin Donovan

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Main stage host

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 AutoGuide.com 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.

Main stage host

Julie Daniluk’s bestselling books, Meals that Heal Inflammation and Slimming Meals That Heal advise on allergy-free cooking that tastes great and assists the body in the healing process. Connect with Julie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and check out her amazing recipes, nutrition tips and online programs at juliedaniluk.com

10:15am – 10:45am

10:15am – 10:45am

Tai Chi Demonstration

11:00am – 11:30am

11:00am – 11:30am

20 Reasons Why Sustainable Organic Farming Can Change Your Life and Our World

Discover why Organic Gardening combined with Nutrition can change the world. Dale and Linda Boltonfounders of Organics 4 Orphans and Co-CEO’s of TOP Nutritionals & Natural Calm Canada, will give you 20 Reasons Why Sustainable Organic Farming Can Change Your Life and Our World.

Linda - CEO TOP Nutritionals & Natural Calm Canada
Dale - Executive Director O4O

 

11:45am – 12:15pm

11:45am – 12:15pm

10 Plant Based Meal Ideas for Busy People

Marni Wasserman has made the transition to eating more plant-based meals so easy, that even the most stubborn carnivores will be leaving this talk inspired to eat more plants at home. Learn to transform your plate, and you will always feel fully nourished after every meal you make.

12:30pm – 1:15pm

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Nutrition for Performance Enhancement & Longevity

Moderator

Moderator

Julie Daniluk’s bestselling books, Meals that Heal Inflammation and Slimming Meals That Heal advise on allergy-free cooking that tastes great and assists the body in the healing process. Connect with Julie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and check out her amazing recipes, nutrition tips and online programs at juliedaniluk.com

Panelists

Panelists

Marni Wasserman has made the transition to eating more plant-based meals so easy, that even the most stubborn carnivores will be leaving this talk inspired to eat more plants at home. Learn to transform your plate, and you will always feel fully nourished after every meal you make.

Meghan Telpner is a bestselling author of UnDiet and The UnDiet Cookbook and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. More at MeghanTelpner.com

As a Nutritionist with a background in Chinese Medicine and owner of Sexy Food Therapy Inc., Melissa Ramos’ helps people feel sexy from the inside out with a focus on digestion and hormone imbalances. She is a regular expert on CTV's The Social, has been a TED speaker and has been named one of Canada’s up-and-coming health and wellness stars by FLARE magazine.

1:30pm – 2:00pm

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Cooking Demo: Well Preserved

Learn 5 recipes/techniques that you can use to easily preserve food to reduce food waste, lower your food cost and add flavour to your kitchen!

Joel MacCharles is co-founder of WellPreserved.ca, co-author of Batch Cookbook and former TEDxToronto speaker. His passion is to make preserving food accessible.

2:15pm – 2:45pm

2:15pm – 2:45pm


Cooking Demo: Beekeeper’s Naturals

What would your plate look like without bees? Given that bees are responsible for pollinating 1/3 of our food supply, the answer is pretty colourless, lifeless and underwhelming. Join us in exploring the main bee made foods that you can't live without and get a delicious and nutritious plant based recipe using a majority of bee pollinated ingredients.

Carly Stein is the founder of Beekeeper's Naturals, a natural health company focused on innovative and sustainable bee products to provide effective natural solutions to modern health problems and dedicated to raising awareness and funding to help save the bees.

Ruth Elnekave is a certified chef and former lawyer turned holistic nutritionist who believes that real food is the ultimate source of fuel, and is on a mission to shake up what healthy means by inspiring people to eat well, move their bodies and live their dreams. Through her signature cooking workshops and curated culinary experiences, Ruth passionately demonstrates that plant-based food is as healthy and nourishing as it is delicious and beautiful. Connect with Ruth on Instagram and be inspired by her nutritious culinary creations!

3:00pm – 3:30pm

3:00pm – 3:30pm


Edible Insects: The Planet's Most Sustainable Superfood

As a Chiropractor and Chiropractic educator for 20 years, Dr. Jarrod Golden and Jennifer Lowthian have been witnesses to the impact that food can have on our health. Now they know it’s not only important to consider the health benefits of the food we eat, we also have to consider the ecological footprint of our food choices.

An executive with an MBA, Jennifer has left her corporate job to pursue her passion for sustainable, nutritious & delicious foods. An avid foodie, Jennifer wants everyone to know how easy cooking & eating crickets can be.

4:15pm – 4:45pm

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Fashion and Sustainability

We are starting to understand what we put in our mouth affects our health, but what about what we put on our skin (our largest organ)? How are the products we use in our daily routine (from brushing our teeth to getting dressed) affecting our health? Join Kate Black as she discusses her new book 'Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty.'

Kate Black is the founder and editor-in-chief of Magnifeco.com, the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living. She is regularly featured on the Huffington Post and is highly in demand as a speaker on ethical fashion. Her first book 'Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty' came out in October.

5:00pm – 5:45pm

5:00pm – 5:45pm

MaRS Entrepreneurs

Panelists

Panelists

Yirego (Megan Savage)

Megan is a marketing strategist that has created an online presence for Yirego, an eco-friendly product design company who created the Drumi, a foot-powered washing machine.

Revelo (Henry Chong)

Henry believes design thinking is critical for changing the status quo. Henry founded Revelo in 2012 to design beautiful, innovative products that inspire commuters to re-imagine how they travel.

Ubiquilux (John Robertson)

John has over 20 years of progressive experience with business development, channel management and re-engineering processes in the ICT sector.

6:00pm – 6:30pm

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Sleep: The Missing Link in Health & Longevity

Health and wellness writer and speaker Renita Rietz has spent over a decade researching strategies to increase the innate rejuvenative capacity we all possess by harnessing the phytotherapeutic potential of indigenous foods and plants for prevention and regeneration alongside ancient practices for longevity and rejuvenation.  

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Main stage host

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 AutoGuide.com 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.

Main stage host

Julie Daniluk’s bestselling books, Meals that Heal Inflammation and Slimming Meals That Heal advise on allergy-free cooking that tastes great and assists the body in the healing process. Connect with Julie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and check out her amazing recipes, nutrition tips and online programs at juliedaniluk.com

11:45pm - 12:15pm

11:45pm - 12:15pm

Cooking Demo: Chef Rodney Bowers (Hey Meatball)

Learn how to make a savoury bread pudding with Chef Rodney Bowers of Hey Meatball!

12:30pm - 1:00pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Cooking Demo: Chef Daniel Holloway (Urban Acorn Catering)

We will walk through the culinary world of the hive, discussing how to incorporate the nutty flavours of Buckwheat Honey to the distinct textures of Honeycomb and how to use Bee Pollen.

Executive Chef Daniel Holloway of Urban Acorn Catering believes great food is achieved by harnessing bold flavours from humble ingredients. With over 15 years in the culinary industry, Chef Holloway’s signature style can be best described as refined comfort food, a blend of rustic Canadian cuisine with fine French techniques. 

1:15pm – 1:45pm

1:15pm – 1:45pm

The Impact of Our Food Choices on Our World

The impact of our food choices on our world, is a youth driven perspective, dedicated to raise awareness about the importance of making socially responsible food choices to help prevent further damage to the environment, pollinators, food security, our health and help protect new generations yet to come.

Rachel Parent Age 16, Kids Right To Know (Founder) @RachelsNews , Environmental Activist, International Youth Speaker, Mandatory GMO Labeling Advocate. Debated Kevin O”Leary on CBC Television, TEDx Toronto 2014, Huffington Post Blogger, Darwin Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute Canada Youth Mentor.

2:00pm – 2:30pm

2:00pm – 2:30pm

No Blue, No Green: Our Water Adventures Around the Globe

Join The Water Brothers as they discuss their adventures filming documentaries around the globe, the ways water impacts our daily lives, and what we can all do to better protect our planet's most precious resource.

2:45pm - 3:30pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm

From Cities to Farms: Protecting Nature’s Pollinators

Moderator

Moderator

Vicki Wojcik

Director at Pollinator Partnership Canada, a notforprofit working to protect and promote pollinators through science, outreach, policy support, and education.

Panelists

Panelists

Within Farms at Work's Native Pollinators program, Susan Chan manages education about native pollinators, on-farm pollinator habitat projects, and research into challenges for native pollinators on farms.

André Flys is a third generation beekeeper from King Township, Ontario. The same 56-Acre farm which sits atop the Oak Ridges Moraine he was raised on is where he currently maintains his apiary and farm gate store. André has his grandfather Charles Sauriol C.M  to thank for his interest in bees and all things natural.

Professor Nigel Raine, is the Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation at the University of Guelph, an expert in pollinator conservation, pollinator behaviour, and impacts of pesticides on bees.

Scott MacIvor is a post doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto in the Department of Biological Sciences. He studies wild bees, biodiversity, and the role of ecologists in city-making.

3:45pm – 4:30pm

3:45pm – 4:30pm

The Secret to Hormonal Success

Moderator

Moderator

Sandra Elia is a CTI-certified Wellness Coach, she hosts a radio show called "Your Daily Diet" on VIBE 105FM, and the Vice Chair for the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Obesity Network. 

Panelists

Panelists

Jill Hillhouse is a Nutritionist, educator and author and a passionate advocate for nutrition education. Jill is the Nutritionist at P3 Health Clinic in Toronto. Visit www.jillhillhouse.com for more information.

Julie Daniluk’s bestselling books, Meals that Heal Inflammation and Slimming Meals That Heal advise on allergy-free cooking that tastes great and assists the body in the healing process. Connect with Julie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and check out her amazing recipes, nutrition tips and online programs at juliedaniluk.com

Chia Chia Sun is CEO of Damiva Inc. A pharmaceutical executive turned women's health expert, her company's natural feminine medicinal products are changing the lives of women in peri-menopause and menopause in Canada and the U.S.

4:45pm – 5:15pm

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Toxic Free Beauty

Alain Ménard

Many ingredients found in everyday personal care and household products have been shown to be potential health risks and environmental hazards. The seminar will review the latest scientific findings.

 

5:15pm - 6:00pm

5:15pm - 6:00pm

Gentle Healing For Chronic Illness

Julie Henry, registered homeopath, practicing for over 15 years, shares her knowledge of treating chronic health conditions with homeopathic remedies made from natural ingredients. Homeopathic treatment provides gentle and effective solutions to longstanding illnesses.

Julie has been practising homeopathic medicine for the past 15 years. She manages a private practice in Toronto and Oshawa, Ontario in which she helps her patients to live happy, healthy and successful lives through Homeopathy.