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ELNstudio 2014 Agenda


8:30 Registration and breakfast
9:00 Welcome

  • Avninder Buttar & Nate Lowbeer-Lewis, Co-Chairs, ELNstudio 2014
  • Rod Phillips, Chair, CivicAction & Chair, Postmedia Network
9:30 Keynote address 

  • Dr. Kwame McKenzie, CEO, Wellesley Institute & Medical Director, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
10:30 Concurrent panel discussions

Safeguarding the mental health of our communities

  • Donna Duncan, President & CEO, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
  • Lana Frado, Executive Director, Sound Times
  • Wafa Kadri, Deputy Director, Corporate Donations, RBC
  • Moderator: Brent Chamberlain, Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Bell

Ensuring access to affordable housing

  • S. Gopikrishna, Executive Director, Scarborough Housing Help Centre
  • Lisa Gonsalves, Director of Strategies and Partnerships, Regional Municipality of York
  • Michael Spaziani, Owner, Michael Spaziani Architect Inc.
  • Moderator: Salima Rawji, Director, Development, Build Toronto
11:25 Concurrent panel discussions

Promoting physical fitness

  • Jody Kyle, Vice President, Program Development, YMCA Canada
  • Dr. David Alter, Senior Scientist and Cardiologist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Public Health & interim Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Moderator: Selina Chan, Category Manager, Mobile Accessories – Wearables, Fitness & Health, TELUS

Re-imagining our public spaces

  • Dave Harvey, Founder and Executive Director, Park People
  • Marc Ryan, Principal, Public Work
  • Christopher Glaisek, Vice President for Planning and Design, Waterfront Toronto
  • Moderator: Alexis Kane Speer, Founding Director, STEPS Initiative
12:15 Lunch & Marketplace 
ELNstudio Marketplace will showcase various organizations around the region who are looking to engage skilled emerging leaders in a number of volunteer opportunities. Participating organizations:

 1:15 Less is not more: The great leadership shift of the 21st century

  • Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction
1:25 How to collaborate for impact

  • Tatum Wilson, Senior Advisor, Health Policy at Office of the Premier of Ontario
1:40 Introduction to project incubation
2:00 Concurrent breakout sessions – Project ideation and prototyping
Facilitators will guide participants through ELN’s project incubation cycle and help them develop project ideas that relate to the four ELNstudio themes: Mental Health, Housing Affordability, Physical Activity, Public Space
3:25 Refine your project pitch 
4:15 Pitch your proposal 
5:00 What’s next

  • Avninder Buttar & Nate Lowbeer-Lewis, Co-Chairs, ELNstudio 2014