Heela Omarkhail and Courtney Sweet

Heela Omarkhail

Heela Omarkhail

Courtney Sweet

Courtney Sweet

 

Regent Park, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

September 28th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Please join Heela Omarkhail and Courtney Sweet of The Daniels Corporation’s Community Partnerships team to learn about the incredible transformation of Regent Park. The presentation will include a history of Regent Park, the goals of revitalization, and discuss how the project is acting as a catalyst for social and economic change that is bringing new vitality to Toronto's Downtown East. The presentation will be followed by a walking tour to view the new commercial spaces, community facilities and the overall neighbourhood’s redevelopment first-hand. Space is limited so sign up early!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Youth Empowering Parents, a youth-leadership program that pairs youth tutors with adults who speak the same language to deliver English and computer literacy support.

This event will take place at
Regent Park Presentation Centre
500 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON


Cost: $25.00

 

Adam Saperia, Dr. Matthew Cooper and Jan Daly Mollenhauer

Adam Saperia

Adam Saperia

Jan Daly Mollenhauer

Jan Daly Mollenhauer

 

Accessing Medical Cannabis in Canada

October 12th, 1:00-3:00 pm

GrowWise Health provides personalized education to help patients and healthcare professionals make informed choices about medical cannabis treatments. President Adam Saperia and Medical Advisor Dr. Matthew Cooper will discuss current research on medical cannabis, the conditions and symptoms for which cannabis may be an effective treatment, and how patients can navigate the changing regulatory regime to access safe, medical grade cannabis.

Joining them will be Jan Daly Mollenhauer, Vice-President, Marketing & Communications for the Arthritis Society. Jan will provide insight into the need for a patient-centric approach in the pending regulations towards full legalization of Marijuana, in consideration of the thousands of patients who find Medical Cannabis to be an effective solution for chronic pain.

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Willa Black

Willa Black

Willa Black

 

The Connected North

November 2nd, 1:00-3:00 pm

Willa Black will discuss her involvement in this incredible collaboration between Indigenous people of the North and many supportive organizations with financial and technological means reaching out to help our Northern people. She will provide stories of what these communities are like, what they are dealing with and the urgent need we have in this country to deploy resources and goodwill to the families that need it the most. She will take us through the process of how she became involved in this program and how she convinced corporate Canada this was the time to get involved and learn more about how the North can teach the people of the South while transferring the skills and knowledge to the people of the North. Willa has inspired and led this initiative which is now starting to scale. Come and hear from a woman who recognized that technology could provide those far away with an exciting, innovative and collaborative two way learning exchange.

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Maria Toorpakai Wazir

Willa Black

Maria Toorpakai Wazir

 

Enabling Peace Through Sports

November 9th, 1:00-3:00 pm

In the Taliban controlled area of Waziristan sports for women are decried un-Islamic and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, by pretending to be a boy. She’s now a world-renowned athlete and a flashpoint in her country’s battle over feminine identity. Her name is Maria Toorpakai Wazir, the young woman known as Genghis Khan.

A Different Kind of DaughterToorpakai recently released an autobiography titled A Different Kind of Daughter. Join us as Maria shares the story of her long road and eventual triumph, pursuing the sport she loved, defying death threats and following her dream.

"Through sports I gained my true freedom and independence. Sports gave me the opportunity to apply my education practically by traveling the world. Sports gave me strength and confidence. Sports taught me to stand up for myself and my beliefs, and that no matter how many times I lose or fall, I am always able to stand back up and win. Sports made me understand life is precious and a healthy lifestyle is a way to find your true self.

Today I carry a vision that is inspired by my life experience. I have realized that the clash among humans is because of ignorance and is multiplying into hate and rumors. I strongly believe that sports and education together will play a key role in bringing communities together and eradicate all kinds of wildness, negativity, and will help engage East and West in a much more progressive way… Yes, Change will come and Peace is possible."


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Tom Rand

Tom Rand

Tom Rand

 

Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis

November 23rd, 1:00-3:00 pm

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water. Are we the frog paralyzed in our inaction?

Rand looks to contemporary psychology, economics, business, and finance to explain our stasis in the face of one of the most fundamental problems of our time. Rand’s account doesn’t just point fingers at the bad guys, but goes deeper — to our motivations, institutional lethargy, and deeply buried assumptions about market economics.

Rand’s keynote is as much about solutions as it is an account of our present paralysis. Our ingenuity, technology, capital, and policy can work together to turn down the heat and at the same time enable the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century.

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