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Dr. Danielle Martin, “Healthy Now, The Challenges Facing the Canadian Health System”, January 30th, 2018

Dr. Danielle MartinDr. Danielle Martin MD, CCFP, FCFP, MPP
Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions & Senior Fellow, WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care

Danielle Martin is a family doctor and national media commentator on the health issues that hit closest to home for many Canadian families. She practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) where she is also the Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions. At the University of Toronto, Danielle is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and School of Public Policy and Governance.

Author of “Better Now: 6 Big Ideas to Improve the Health of all Canadians” from Penguin Random House Canada, Danielle talks about opportunities for change that do not simply involve more spending. She continues to be a strong advocate for removing barriers to care and improving equity across Canada.

Danielle’s policy expertise and passion for equity have made her an emerging leader in the debate over the future of Canada’s health-care system. She holds a Masters of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. In 2006, her first year in practice, she helped launch Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the voice for Canadian physicians who believe in “a high quality, equitable, sustainable health system built on the best available evidence as the highest expression of Canadians caring for one another.” She chaired the board of CDM until May 2013, the year that she was also listed on the Toronto Star’s top “13 People to Watch” list.

Danielle appears regularly as a medical contributor on CBC, is a columnist for Châtelaine Magazine and an in-demand speaker on a variety of health and health care topics nationally. For more information on her upcoming book and profile, visit:

No Gut No Glory, Lorene Sauro, B.A., R.H.N. February 27, 2018

Lorene SauroGut health is a hot topic but what does it mean? Discover the unfolding story of the trillions of bacteria that we live with everyday and how they determine everything about us. If we want to be the best we can be, avoid debilitating health conditions, then we really need to understand our gut bacteria and how they help us thrive. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes all have a gut health connection – everything does but so does longevity, better brain function and vitality. Learn the essentials of feeding your gut in order to thrive and be glorious.

Lorene Sauro, B.A., R.H.N. spent 15 years as a celebrated pastry chef before personal and family health issues led to a journey from dessert magician to holistic nutritionist. As a registered holistic nutritionist and teacher at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, she has been guiding future holistic nutritionists for 18 years.

In 2007, she co-founded the Canadian Holistic Nutrition Conference to help her fellow professionals have a forum to be together and deepened their knowledge. In 2009, she took this one step further and co-founded the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHN-Pro) in order to help the profession create strong standards and gain better recognition.

Lorene has worked tirelessly support organic farmers and environmental causes, including to organizing Feast of Fields, an event to raise money for the organic industry, for 10 years. Working with clients and helping her family and herself, Lorene developed an in-depth gut health specialty, spending enormous hours reading research and developing an approach to eating that supports the gut but still allows for the total enjoyment of food.

She is the author of A Pastry Queen Goes Green, a baking book where Lorene has put everything she ever knew about baking into one spot and it includes a holistic nutrition spin. She is also founder of the Healthy Gut program and the Healthy Hormone program for practitioners and the Simple Fermentation Online Workshop, for consumers.

She currently combines her love of food and her nutrition knowledge to promote sustainable methods for growing and preparing food. As a writer and speaker, Lorene loves to communicate, through her website, programs and events, the information that consumers and practitioners need to help them get more from their food and enjoy their life.

Tim Burrows Talks Electric Cars, March 27, 2018

Tim Burrows is a retired Vice President of Forty Creek Distillery and a graduate of the University of Toronto. He is an member of GHEVA (Golden Horseshoe Electric Vehicle Association), the Southern Ontario Tesla Owners Club and the Electric Vehicle Society. Tim and his wife Lesley have lived in Carlisle for the past 23 years.

In Tim’s words:
“I am an electric car enthusiast who has owned and driven an EV for the past four years. I have enjoyed doing a variety of talks at schools, church groups and service clubs and sharing what I’ve come to know as the benefits and challenges of EV ownership.

We are at the beginning of a revolution in the auto industry… electric cars and driverless vehicles will begin to have a profound effect on society in the very near future.”

Learn about daily life behind the wheel of an EV. The talk focuses on Tesla but includes EV history, battery tech, autonomous driving etc.

Contact: Tim Burrows