Marina Nemat

Marina Nemat


“Prisoners in Iran”

January 20, 2011

Marina will speak about her two year experience as a political prisoner in Iran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She will tie her story back and give perspective to the current situation in Iran. Marina is an internationally acclaimed author and her memoir of her life in Iran, Prisoner of Tehran, has been published in 28 countries. Maclean’s magazine has called it “one of the finest memoirs ever written by a Canadian".

Rahul K. Bhardwaj

Rahul K. Bhardwaj

Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO of the Toronto Community Foundation


Toronto: A Winning City but It’s no Time for a Victory Lap

February 03, 2011

Rahul was named by the National Post as one of the “Next Generation of Toronto Civic Leaders". He will talk to us about our city’s quality of life and provide a consolidated snapshot of the trends in our city, highlighting progress we should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed.

Ann Kerr

Ann Kerr, Psychotherapist at The Clinic On Dupont


The new and the old in the treatment of eating disorders

February 24, 2011

Ann Kerr has worked in all settings in the treatment of eating disorders; anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Much has changed over the last 30years, and some things have not changed at all. Ann will highlight the advances in our understanding of eating disorders, and share her experience in working with families, parents and those directly affected.

Nancy Durrell McKenna

Nancy Durrell McKenna, Executive Director, SafeHands for Mothers


A Focus On Reality

March 03, 2011

Nancy is an international, award-winning photographer and filmmaker who documents the lives, rituals and traditions of families and communities around the world. Her work has focused on the theme of safe motherhood in developing countries, where almost 25% of women suffer complications during pregnancy and childbirth and 600,000 women die needlessly every year. This harsh reality and the fact that these deaths are largely preventable was the inspiration behind Nancy founding the UK registered charity SafeHands for Mothers in 2003. Nancy joins us to discuss her most recent success, her award winning film “The Cutting Tradition”.