Speaker Date Topic
Erica Mugan-White Feb 26, 2020
March of Dimes
March of Dimes Canada provides a wide range of services to people with physical disabilities throughout the country.
Carol Vandersanden Mar 04, 2020
We Grow Food.
Carol Vandersanden, with nearly 30 years in the food industry, knows best how to engage the community in interesting and innovative projects.

When, in 2013, she saw how eager children were to sacrifice their afternoons and weekends to learn more about gardening, Carol decided that she had a new calling: to install a series of “public vegetable gardens” in a project that would become known as “We Grow Food.” 

In 2014 the We Grow Food team of volunteers jumped on the construction and maintenance of more than 30 gardens in the Oshawa area, about half of these were open to the public. Volunteers would be assigned a place and time to meet. From a central meeting point, vans filled with garden tools and gardeners would head out to a location and start creating what would become a vegetable garden in a few short weeks.

We Grow Food has been completely funded with private donations from local residents and businesses.  Oshawa resident, Sandra Thomas, was so awed and inspired by the generosity of the residents, that she says that she is proud to call Oshawa “...my home.” Along with the land on which the community garden rests, there is also a large garage for the storage of gardening equipment and a set of timber stumps in a circle used for gatherings.  Volunteer gardeners  of all ages, backgrounds and abilities show up consistently throughout the growing season and for planning meetings through the winter.  
Nicola Crow Executive Director Mar 11, 2020
Durham Family Court

The DFCC is an innovative, progressive charitable organization dedicated to fostering a healthy and safe community by enhancing and supporting the well being of children, youth and families who have, or may have, involvement in the legal system.

Marnie Salonius, BA Mar 25, 2020
Commuity Living
Antoinette Burrell Apr 01, 2020
LinkedIn Superstar! Designing Professional Profiles that Put You in High Demand

As a Digital Communications Consultant and the founder of Kismet Digital, Antoinette helps entrepreneurs grow their business with strategic communications plans. She works closely with clients to create content that will generate referrals and repeat business.

Antoinette is also an accomplished Public Speaker and Corporate Trainer, offering customized seminars on Digital Content Marketing. In addition, she offers LinkedIn Profile Enhancements and Communications Consulting.

Through her signature “Digital Marketing Makeover” program, she helps entrepreneurs connect with their ideal clients by integrating their online and in-person networking activities.

Marlon Shaw Apr 08, 2020
Speak and Grow your Business.

Speak and Grow Your Business™ is the art and science of using speaking as a marketing strategy to stand-out in the crowded marketplace, increase your visibility, credibility, brand awareness and attract more clients.
The foundation for our comprehensive workshops and coaching programs is The Entrepreneurial Speaking Solution™, which provides world-class speaking strategies and techniques; helping 100s of entrepreneurs each year to craft their unique messages, signature stories and profitable presentations for the marketplace.

Bobby and Brandon McBride Apr 22, 2020
Charitable Giving: Tips on how to give during life and after it.


Bobby McBride of TD Wealth will share different strategies for making charitable donations and Brandon McBride of Mason Bennett Johncox will share his legal perspective on charitable bequests and wills.

Jane Thuet Apr 29, 2020
Classification Talk/trek

The fabulous Jane Thuet will be giving her classificatoin talk, as well as speaking about her Sahara Trek to raise money for womens shelters.

Shanjay Kailayanathan May 06, 2020
Share his story of living with a disability as a Student at UOIT.

Shanjay Kailayanathan is a UOIT student that was disabled in an accident 9 years ago, paralizing him from the chest down.

He will share his story of the difficulites he has encountered as a disabiled student, and the business he has started as a result of his experience.


Feed the Need Durham May 13, 2020
Feed the Need Durham followed by a tour of the facility!

Feed the Need in Durham receives amazing community support.  Food, personal items, and funds are generously given by a wide variety of individuals, community groups, corporations, and charities.  Each donor is invited to work with our staff to decide what is best for them.  We gratefully accept food donations of any size, whether a grocery bag, a collection box, or numerous pallets of product, on a one-time, monthly, or weekly basis.

Mayor Don Mitchell May 27, 2020
Mayor Stuff

State of the Union address.

Frank Auddino and Barry Mount Jun 03, 2020
Angel Investors
No Speaker due to previous nights festivities. Jun 24, 2020
Sam Demma Jul 01, 2020
overcoming adversity, resiliency and the practical use of small consistent actions

Sam Demma is a recipient of Contiki’s top 35 under 35 global changemaker award,
an alumni of the Starfish Canada’s top 25 under 25 environmental award, the
co-founder of the social enterprise PickWaste, and a 20-year-old youth speaker.
He has delivered two TEDx Talks, picked up over 1,300 bags of trash and litter,
worked with brands such as A&W, spoken alongside Craig Kielburger (the founder
of ME to WE) and been featured on CBC, CTV, CityNews and Much Music’s travel
Magazine, Far and Wide. Over the past three years he has spoken to thousands of
For more information visit www.samdemma.com