Speakers

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Main Stage EMCEE

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Marnie Luck
ND

Dr. Marnie Luck is a Toronto-based naturopathic doctor and educator with a focus on environmental medicine and women's health. Her practice emphasizes evidence-based natural approaches while ensuring safety and resonance.

marnieluck.com | @marnieluck


Speakers

Friday, April 6th

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Invest in Change
Moderator: David McConnachie, Alternatives Journal
Panelists: Tim Nash, The Sustainable Economist, Agnieszka Wloch, Minto Communities Canada

Can how you save and spend help to make the world a better place and save the world from some of the worst impacts of climate change? YES! In this informative and useful panel discussion, moderator David McConnachie, publisher of Alternatives Journal, will speak with leading experts who can help you understand the simple and easy first-steps to make your money work towards helping to save the planet.

6pm - 6:20pm

From Magic to Science: Upgrading the quality of your life in 10 minutes or less -
The Secret to High Frequency Living with Mas Sajady

Mas Sajady

Meet Mas Sajady, a former computer programmer who after two near-death experiences came into potent abilities that work at the core frequency level to bring forth seemingly miraculous shifts. Mas Sajady’s abilities have since helped tens of thousands of people around the world transform all areas of their lives with rapid, lasting and documented results.

During this talk, Mas will discuss his gifts and abilities to redesign and reprogram your spiritual blueprint, removing blocks and materializing fast and tangible transformations. These fundamental shifts can impact anyone's physical, emotional, financial and spiritual well-being, guiding us into our natural state of 360 degrees of abundance. He will share how to decode the secret to high frequency living in any situation and upgrade the quality of your life in 10 minutes or less.


Saturday, April 7th

11:30am - 12pm

Hormones & Women's Health
Moderator: Marnie Luck, ND
Panelists: Kim Sedgwick, Red Tent Sisters

From hormones to mental health, our bodies and minds affect our well-being in ways we don’t always expect. From the language we use about our health and bodies, to the networks with which we seek healing, discussions around women's health play a vital role in overall health and wellness, both physically as individuals and holistically, as communities.

Join experts in the field as they work to expand on the traditional conversations around women's health, bodies, sexuality, and more.

12:30pm - 1pm

Natural Skincare & The Benefits of Dry Brushing - Demonstration

Join Julie Clark, founder of Province Apothecary, as she takes you through the strategies and benefits of facial dry brushing, including detoxifying your skin, smoothing fine lines, reducing puffiness and stimulating cellular turnover and encouraging lymph flow.

1:30pm - 2pm

Everyday Detox: 6 Essential Habits for Optimal Health
Meghan Telpner, Academy of Culinary Nutrition & Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner

In this inspiring, practical and essential presentation, you’ll understand what six practices and habits provide the greatest immediate benefit to support your health today and for the long-term benefit of you and your family. In a rare joint event, husband and wife team, Josh Gitalis, Functional Medicine Practitioner and Clinical Nutritionist, and Meghan Telpner, nutritionist, author and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, will empower you with the knowledge you need to start making a change. You will leave this talk with the next steps you need to take your health to the next level.

2:15pm - 2:45pm

Incorporating Nutrition Into A Busy Lifestyle
Moderator: Rachel Bies
Panelists: Sarah Goldstein, Valeria Lipovetsky, & Jordana Hart

Join top nutritionists and experts in the field of wellness as they discuss methods of incorporating healthy eating into your everyday routine. From meal prep to superfoods, learn tips on the best (and simplest!) ways to make the most of each meal and take your health to the next level.

3pm - 3:30pm

Moving Towards Zero Waste
Moderator: Adria Vasil, adriavasil.com
Panelists: Emily Charles-Donelson, Toronto Tool Library, Emily Alfred, Toronto Environmental Alliance, Chef Jagger Gordon, Feed It Forward

Join local experts in environment, sustainability and eco-lifestyle as they discuss practical approaches to moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle and provide actionable tips to take home with you!

4pm - 4:30pm

Creating a Plastic Free Future, Together.
Sarah King, Greenpeace Canada Oceans & Plastics Campaign
Joanna Kerr, Greenpeace Canada
Carole Devine, Society of Women Geographers
Whitley Schamber, Plastic-free Peg

Concerned about the plastics crisis, and wondering what you can do to help? Join this panel of powerful female voices to learn what we’re all able to do on a day-to-day basis to move towards a sustainable solution that protects the life, water, and precious oceans we all depend on. By making small changes in our everyday lives, we can each make an enormous impact.

Joanna Kerr is the Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada; Carol Devine is a humanitarian, social scientist and member of the Society of Women Geographers; Sarah King is head of Greenpeace Canada’s Oceans & Plastics campaign; Whitley Schamber is the founder of Greenpeace Winnipeg’s campaign Plastic Free Peg, a campaign that focuses on reducing one-time use plastic in Winnipeg.

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Role of Youth in the Sustainable Development Agenda
Kehkashan Basu, Youth Ambassador World Future Council

Children and youth are amongst the largest stakeholders of civil society, yet they continue to be on the fringes of the Sustainable Development dialogue. To achieve a sustainable and equitable future, it is imperative that youth have a voice and are empowered to define their future. This is the vision and mission of 17 year old sustainability activist, Kehkashan Basu, who shares her change-making journey of engaging, educating and empowering children and youth globally in the SDG process, through her organization Green Hope Foundation.

5:30pm - 6pm

Be A Lover, Not a Snorer
James MacFarlane, MedSleep
Behrouz Hariri, Smart Nora

Join these sleep experts for a wide-ranging conversation about sleep and walk away with practical tips on how you can harness the power of restful nights to improve your health, productivity, and mood. James MacFarlane, Ph.D, D.ABSM will join Behrouz Hariri, CEO of the wellness tech startup Smart Nora, to share lessons from his years of experience as a sleep educator.

Sunday, April 8th

10:45am - 11:15am

Power of a Carrot
Matthew O'Leary, Carrot Rewards

Everyone knows the old saying that a carrot is more effective than a stick. The award winning mobile platform, Carrot Rewards, is proving the benefits of effectively nudging Canadians across the country to make healthier, better choices for themselves, their family and for the planet. See how Carrot is harnessing the power of popular loyalty incentives, mobile technology and behavioural science and channeling it towards creating a positive social impact in Canada.

11:30am - 12pm

Feed The World, Cool Our Planet
Rachel Parent, Kids Right To Know

We all know we can’t survive without food, but have you ever stopped to consider how your food choices impact your health and the health of our planet? Rachel Parent will explain how Regenerative Agriculture and land-use practices can cool the planet, regenerate the soil, improve nutrition, and feed the world. After the discussion, you’ll come to realize that “Every Bite Counts”!"

12:15pm - 12:45pm

Going Green Room By Room
Candice Batista, The Eco Hub

Join Candice Batista as she takes you through key areas your home, room-by-room, offering simple and effective options for ways to reduce toxic exposure and be more eco-friendly.

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Homeopathic Remedies for Home Use
Julie Henry, Homeopath

Learn about the history of homeopathic medicine, how it works, what it can treat and how you can use homeopathic remedies at home to treat yourself and your family for things like insect stings, burns, fever, sprains, strains and much more.

2pm - 2:30pm

Cooking Global with Local - Indian Inspired recipes from Foodland Ontario
Cooking Demo
Emily Richards, OMAFRA

Emily will show how easy it is to cook globally inspired dishes with fresh local ingredients. Emily Richards is a professional home economist, freelance food writer and media spokesperson who also enjoys culinary instruction to home cooks who want to learn more and have fun in the kitchen.

2:45pm - 3:15pm

Feed it Forward
Cooking Demo
Chef Jagger Gordon, Feed It Forward

Join this talk about Feed it Forward and the programs it has developed that fight the wastage of food by diverting from the landfills and making it available to anyone in need. Jagger Gordon is a Canadian executive chef, caterer, and founder of the ‘Feed Families’ freezer program and ‘Feed It Forward’ community food programs. Chef Jagger is determined to change the Canadian laws on food waste.

3:30pm - 4pm

From Magic to Science: Upgrading the quality of your life in 10 minutes or less -
The Secret to High Frequency Living with Mas Sajady

Mas Sajady

Meet Mas Sajady, a former computer programmer who after two near-death experiences came into potent abilities that work at the core frequency level to bring forth seemingly miraculous shifts. Mas Sajady’s abilities have since helped tens of thousands of people around the world transform all areas of their lives with rapid, lasting and documented results.

During this talk, Mas will discuss his gifts and abilities to redesign and reprogram your spiritual blueprint, removing blocks and materializing fast and tangible transformations. These fundamental shifts can impact anyone's physical, emotional, financial and spiritual well-being, guiding us into our natural state of 360 degrees of abundance. He will share how to decode the secret to high frequency living in any situation and upgrade the quality of your life in 10 minutes or less.