Saturday, April 13

1PM - 1:30PM: How to live zero waste

The zero waste movement has seen an exponential growth over the last few years. Consumers and businesses are taking part of it with the hope to give our future generations a cleaner planet. This panel will approach a few zero waste topics to empower consumers on their journey.

Panel Discussion: 
Jocelyn Molyneux- Jocelyn’s Soil Booster– Moderator
Beatrice Dauphinais-Bourque- Panelist
Dayna Steinbare market– Panelist
Meera Jain – Panelist

2:30PM - 3:00 PM: How to start a social enterprise

What is a social enterprise and how it has shifted to for-profit.
Motivations for starting a social enterprise and their role in the business. Life experiences, your personal “why”, understanding your values and what that means to the life of the business.
Money Mindset and establishing revenue channels.
Storytelling and Marketing Communication strategies for the future of business.

Panel Discussion:
Adam Force- Change Creator– Moderator
Alice Cracknell- Origin Africa– Panelist
Laurinda Lee- Kind Karma– Panelist

3:30PM - 4:00PM: Importance of fair trade in our daily lives

Few movements embody the spirit of  “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally” to the degree that the fair trade movement does. There are many opportunities to engage with fair trade, from buying fair trade products to participating in local activism. This panel will describe some of the opportunities that are out there for consumers to engage meaningfully with fair trade in Canada.

Panel Discussion:
Madison Hopper – Equifruit -Moderator
Nasreen Sheikh – Local Women– Panelist
Rachel Spence FTF – Panelist
Tamara Cobussen – WFTO – Panelist

Sunday, April 14

12:00PM - 12:40 PM: TOMS change makers

Join Mark Brasier, GM of TOMS Canada in celebrating 3 local change makers who are taking a Stand for Tomorrow through their grassroots community organizations. Hear from Mac Madrigal, co-founder of The Kickback & Company, Chef Jagger Gordon, founder of Feed it Forward and Jana Girdauskas, founder of The Period Purse as they share stories on how they got started and what keeps them motivated to build better communities and stand for a better tomorrow, everyday.

Panel Discussion:
Mark Brasier – TOMS– Facilitator
Chef Jagger Gordon – Feed it Forward  Panelist
Jana Girdauskas – Period Purse – Panelist
Mac Madrigal – The Kickback & Company – Panelist

1:30PM -2:00 PM: Working with refugees

Benedict Nganga, RefuSHE’s Country Director in Kenya, discusses the organization’s holistic model, including their unique Artisan Collective program, where young refugee women are trained in tailoring and hand-dyeing techniques to support them in becoming economically independent. This innovative approach provides space for girls to grow into empowered young women and advocates for refugee populations around the world.

Benedict M. Nganga- RefuSHE

3:00 PM - 3:30PM: Child Labour and modern slavery

Fireside chat:
David Peck – World Vision – Facilitator
Nasreen Sheikh – Local Women – Panelist

Details & Speakers

How to live zero waste

How to start a social enterprise


Adam Force

Change Creator


Alice Cracknell

Origin Africa


Laurinda Lee

Kind Karma

Importance of fair trade in our daily lives

TOMS Change Makers


Chef Jagger Gordon

Feed it Forward


Jana Girdauskas

The Period Purse


Mac Madrigal

The Kickback & Company

Child Labour and modern slavery

Working with refugees


David Peck

World Vision

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