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Mental Health, Diversity and LGBTQ2 Expert
Dr. Kevin Alderson is a dynamic keynote speaker for mental health and LGBTQ2 issues.
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Harassment in the Workplace, Customer Service, Customer Loyalty and Sales Expert
Elaine Allison, (CSP) is known as a Customer Care Advocate and is an international keynote speaker; trainer, consultant and author of the bestselling book The Velvet Hammer: PowHERful Leadership Lessons for Women Who Don't Golf.
Elaine is passionate on transforming companies and organizations via modern customer service strategies to be number one in their industry.
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Journalist - World Affairs, Human Rights and Women's Rights Expert
Sally Armstrong has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world. From Bosnia and Somalia to Congo and Afghanistan, her eyewitness reports have earned her the Amnesty International Media Award four times over, as well as acclaim all over the world.
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Futurist Speaker, Trends, & Innovation Expert
Nikolas Badminton is one of Canada's and the World's leading experts and keynote speakers for futures and foresight predictions and trends. He is a master of igniting curiosity in the changing world.
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TEDx Speaker | Workplace Science, E-learning and Inclusion Expert
Dr. Aaron Barth, thought-leader and president of Dialectic, gives progressive leaders the confidence they need to tackle their hardest people problems using scientific methods and innovative technological solutions.
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Ethics, Values and Trust Expert
Christopher Bauer is a licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience as a trainer, keynote speaker, and consultant. Between coaching, speaking and consulting, he has worked with front-line workers to senior executives and everyone in-between.
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PhD, Drugs Policy Expert and Speaker
Dr. Daniel Bear is a drugs policy expert with nearly 20 years of experience studying how we use drugs, why we use drugs, and how we regulate drugs.
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TEDx Speaker - Mental Health, Trauma, Stress and Wellness Expert
Sajel Bellon (Ed.D, CTSS) is an Occupational Stress and Trauma Specialist and Mental Health Professional.
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Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Not your typical shiny suit, Denis Boudreau is Founder and Chief Inclusion Officer at Inklusiv Communication, a consulting firm that has been focused on helping organizations empower their audiences to truly connect for over 20 years.
Over the years, Denis Boudreau has spoken to and trained audiences on inclusive communication across Canada, the United States, France, Spain, Sweden, and China.
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Quebec Social Change | Human Rights
Fitness, Health and Wellness Expert
Celebrity trainer and Global fitness expert Ramona Braganza may be most known for sculpting hot Hollywood bodies, including that of Jessica Alba’s and Halle Berry’s, but her love of fitness and quest for excellence has facilitated the transformation of hundreds of bodies and attitudes worldwide. Recognized as one of the top Personal Trainers in the world in the entertainment industry, Ramona worked as Jessica Alba’s personal trainer for over 12 years and continues to train celebrities and individuals using Ramona’s 3-2-1 Training Method of 3 CARDIO segments, 2 CIRCUIT strength training segments and 1 CORE segment.
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Bully Free at Work, Respect, Leadership, and Communication Expert
Valerie Cade has earned worldwide acclaim as a professional keynote speaker and business consultant. Valerie truly has a gift for inspiring those who work to support and lead others, whether it’s in healthcare, government, the corporate sector, education or not‐for‐profit settings.
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Politics, Government and Influence Expert
Lorne Calvert is an entertaining and humourous presenter. He can address most topics related to economics and the growth of social programs in conjunction with economic growth.
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Saskatchewan Social Change | Human Rights
Winnipeg Chief of Police, Personal & Professional Life Growth, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Devon Clunis solidified his place in history in 2012 when he became the first Black chief of police in Canadian history. Clunis immigrated from Jamaica with his family in 1975 at age 11 and he began his career in law enforcement with the Winnipeg Police Service in 1987.
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Personal & Professional Life Growth, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
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Personal & Professional Life Growth, Diversity & Inclusion Experts
Pearlene Clunis and Devon Clunis are passionate about diversity and inclusion.
Devon immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from Jamaica at age 11, in 1975.
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Canadian Football Hall of Famer and CFA Charterholder
Jon Cornish works for in private wealth management for TD’s Private Investment Counsel and has been with TD for 5 years. Cornish is currently a level 3 candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program.
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Kidnapping Survivor, CEO and Transformation Expert
Alfonso Cuadra is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, success coach, and philanthropist an entrepreneur of 15 years, at 18 years old he started a small company that grew to 15 locations across Canada. Born in the late seventies in El Salvador, a country on the road to revolution, Alfonso Cuadra and his family couldn’t avoid the turmoil surrounding them.
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Survivor - Resiliency, Adversity and Self-Esteem Expert
Kelly Falardeau is a burn survivor since the age of two-years-old on 75% of her body and constantly struggled with her self-worth and confidence. She found a way to go from near-death to success; from the ugly scar-faced girl to the Top 10 Most Powerful and Influential Speaker, Fierce Woman of the Year, three times Best-Selling Author, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and most recently a YWCA Woman of Distinction.
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A Full Indigenous Perspective
The Makokis Family have become one of Canada's most recognizable Indigenous Families. Through their Grass Roots Leadership & Advocacy in areas such as; education reform, human rights, government relations, health, legalities, Treaty Rights, social programming access and so many more, they have become leading experts for a wide variety of organizations in providing an Indigenous perspective on any topic.
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Canadian Poet - Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Greg Frankson, OCT, B.Ed.
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Indigenous and First Nation Expert
Lynn Gehl is an Algonquin Anishinaabeg scholar, advocate, and artist. She is one of eight siblings and grew up in the projects of inner-city Toronto.
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Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Workforce Expert
Gobinder Gill is a #1 Best Selling Author on Amazon – “Achieving Prosperity through Diversity.” He trains companies in the art of Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity to bring greater harmony, productivity and profitability in the workplace.
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Speaker, Author, Former Management Consultant, Entrepreneur
Ann Gomez is an inspiring speaker, a USA Today bestselling author and the founding president of Clear Concept Inc., a global training organization.
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PTSD, Mental Health and Military Expert
Fabian Henry is a Nova Scotia born former Canadian Armed Forces soldier dedicated to veteran aftercare. Early in Fabians career, he specialized in combat engineering through the Canadian Armed forces deploying 6 times for Canada to places like Afghanistan, Haiti, Pakistan, and Eritrea.
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Nova Scotia Social Change | Human Rights
First Nations and Indigenous Empowerment Expert
Marilyn Jensen is a vibrant and powerful speaker addressing major current themes and areas pertinent and relevant to Indigenous people in Canada and elsewhere. Her passion lies within reclamation and revitalization of ceremony, songs, culture and everything foundational to her identity but which was stolen and displaced.
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Yukon Social Change | Human Rights
LGBTQ2, Two Spirit and Diversity Expert
Anthony Johnson is a Two-Spirit, LGBTQ2 and Indigenous advocate originally from Navajo Nation located in North of Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently project consultant and project coordinator at Kehewin Health Services, Northeast of Edmonton, where his partner Dr.
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Public Policy, Mental Health, Trauma and Addictions Expert
Ann Dowsett Johnston is an award-winning journalist and keynote speaker. She is one of Canada's leading experts on public policy related to higher education, alcohol addiction and trauma.
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Co-Founder of Idle No More Movement- Indigenous Advocate
Okimaw Nipawi Kakinoosit is a proud member of Sucker Creek First Nation and a Treaty 8 Hereditary Chief. Born and raised in Prince George, BC.
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Award Winning Conservationist, Educator, Naturalist and WildLife Expert
Brian Keating is one of Canada's most in demand keynote speakers. He previously held the position “Head of Conservation Outreach” at the Zoo, which enabled him to raise money and then spend it on environmental projects around the world.
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Resilience, Stress Management, and MENtal Health Expert
Allan Kehler empowers his audiences and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker. He has gained national attention for his engaging style and captivating approach.
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Saskatchewan Social Change | Human Rights
Activist and Humanitarian. Human Rights and Refugee Issues Expert.
Hassan Al Kontar is a Syrian refugee who was stranded at Kuala Lumpur International Airport from 7 March 2018 until his arrest on 1 October 2018. He is in exile of Syria since 2011, because he refuses to join the Syrian military and could face arrest if returned there.
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Activist, Philanthropist, Social Responsibility and Entrepreneur Expert
Mitch Kurylowicz is a passionate storyteller and speaker. He summited Mt.
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International Trades, Global Economy, Futurist Expert
Norman Leach presents keynotes, seminars and workshops. The best way to book Norman is to have him present a workshop immediately following a keynote address on the same topic.
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Aboriginal Indigenous and First Nation Expert
In December 1984 Chief Clarence Louie was elected as the Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, part of the Okanagan Nation in south central British Columbia. Chief Clarence Louie has consistently emphasized economic development as a means to improve his people’s standard of living.
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Trust, Values and Ethics Speaker
Dr. Sinclair MacRae, Ph.
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Digital Marketing, Reputation Management and Technology Expert
Tod Maffin is president of ENGAGEQ Digital, a social engagement agency that helps such brands such as the Grey Cup, Mountain Equipment Coop, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Abbott Pharmaceutical, OK Tire, and more. At ENGAGEQ, he leads a small world-class team of social engagement experts, developing digital strategies, driving social engagement, and helping our clients build measurable results.
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Canada's Two Spirit, Diversity, Indigenous Health and First Nation Expert
Dr. James Makokis leads one of North America’s most progressive family medical clinics serving both LGBTQ2S and First Nation peoples from all over Canada.
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First Nation & Indigenous Expert
Dr. Patricia Makokis, is one of Canada’s grass roots Indigenous servant leader, consultant and expert.
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Truth and Reconciliation, Aboriginal and First Nation Expert
Janice Makokis, the oldest sibling of the Makokis family, is a legal scholar, mother and Indigenous consultant from Saddle Lake Cree Nation located in Treaty 6 territory. She holds a B.
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Team Ahkameyimok! - The Amazing Race Season 7 Winners
Dr. James Makokis is well grounded in all matters relating to Indigenous cultures, traditions, values, and customs.
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Leadership, Communications, Team Building and Transformation Expert
What does it take to leave an audience altered through a keynote or workshop presentation? It takes the kind of talk that delivers such a fundamentally penetrating message that you are left compelled to act on what you hear. This is exactly what you get when Vik Maraj speaks.
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Black Lives Matter, Inclusivity, and LGBTQ and Mental Health Expert
Dr. Michael Marshall, MBBS, MRCPsych, DMCC, PgDip (Mental Health Law), CCT (Psychiatry), is a psychiatrist with a special interest in transgender and LGBTQ2S+ health and wellness.
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MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AND A LAWYER
Childhood dreams didn’t exist in Lesra Martin’s world, a place where day to day survival was a grim reality. Born in 1963, he was the second eldest son out of Earl and Alma Martin’s eight children.
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Kenyan-Canadian Freedom Fighter, Human Rights, Civil Litigation, Immigration, Criminal and Constitutional Lawyer, Speaker and Author
Miguna Miguna has practiced law in Ontario for more than 27 years in the areas of human rights, civil litigation, immigration, criminal and constitutional law. Miguna Miguna is also a lawyer in Kenya and served as a Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Kenya from 2009 and 2012.
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National Bestselling Author, Speaker, Award Winning Social Advocate
Timea Nagy has inspired millions of people, Global and North American institutions, corporations, the North American and European Financial sectors, Governments and the United Nations for over 10 years.
Timea’s Memoir, “Out of the Shadows” is a National The bestseller that shares her tragic and unbelievable experience with a powerful story of grace.
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Military & Indigenous Survivor - First Nation's Expert
Tim O'Loan comes from two wounded communities: one military, one Indigenous. A is a proud indigenous (Sahtu Dene) Veteran, having served 10 years (1983-1993) in the military.
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Adversity, Teamwork, Leadership, Inclusion and Diversity Expert
Kwame Osei was born in Ghana West Africa. He came to Canada at the age of 4 and resided in Toronto with his parents and sister.
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Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Marni Panas is diversity and inclusion professional and sought-after speaker dedicated to creating safe and welcoming, and inclusive environments especially for the LGBTQ2S+ population in large public and private organizations, all levels of government and departments, health care, educational institutions, corrections, and law enforcement. Marni’s passion and commitment to equity and inclusion as had impact across Canada including:
- Member of the LGBTQ2S+ Apology Advisory Council which helped draft the apology Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, to LGBTQ2S+ people in Canada for discrimination and injustices faced by this community as a result of federal legislation, policies and programs.
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Medical Doctor, Indigenous Health and First Nation Expert
Dr. Lana Rose Potts “Last To Come In” is a Family Physician who specializes in First Nation Health.
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Indigenous Artist, Activist & Educator
Eddy Robinson is an Anishinaabe/Muskegowuk Cree of the Missanabie Cree First Nation who was born and raised in the city of Toronto. Like many Indigenous people in Canada Eddy did not enjoy an easy childhood as an Anishinaabe youth in the big city.
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Futurist, Technology, Media and Trend Forecasting Expert
Michael Rogers studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University with additional training in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program. He has been a keynote speaker with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and GE to Microsoft, Pfizer and American Express, as well as both NASA and the Department of Defense.
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Documentarian & Homelessness Expert
Meet Ruggero Romano, Inspiring Italian documentarian, facilitator and show host with a dynamic and passionate outlook on life and all its challenges. Ruggero’s expertise derives from years of on-the-field work through his long journey of collaboration with under privileged and under-represented communities making his film “V6A”, Ruggero Ramano has come to listen to, interview, and support a wide range of individuals at risk, getting to experience first hand individual and collective resiliency.
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Police Officer and Former Canadian Olympic Hockey Coach
Danièle Sauvageau has the passion, instinct and leadership that was instrumental in the historic win by the Canadian Women’s Hockey team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. As the general manager and coach, Sauvageau transformed a fear of losing into an absolute desire for victory, a radical turnaround that enabled her players to achieve their Olympic dream.
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Quebec Social Change | Human Rights
Mental Health Advocate and Strategist, Keynote Speaker Trauma-Informed Coach
Vincent Savoia is a transformational leader who has significantly impacted the trajectory of the mental health conversation in Canada. I approach every challenge by following my motto, “Be inspired to change yourself, and then change the world.
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Journalist - Media Relations, Social Issues and Storytelling Expert
Reg Sherren is a popular commentator, writer, producer and Canadian Personality. He has been introducing Canadians to social issues and the people and stories they care about for over three decades.
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Mental Health Expert
Tyler Simmonds is a public speaker and filmmaker who speaks openly about his experience living with mental illness, reminding people that recovery is possible and emphasizing the importance of vulnerability, mindfulness, and achieving your “flow state” through creativity and meditation. Tylers is clearly a message that resonates with many.
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Nova Scotia Social Change | Human Rights
Redx Talks Founder, Award Winning Filmaker, First Nation Expert
Cowboy Smithx is an Award Winning filmmaker of Blackfoot Ancestry from the Piikani and Kainai tribes of Southern Alberta, Canada. Cowboy Smithx is the founder and curator of the highly acclaimed International Indigenous speaker series “REDx Talks.
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Conscious leadership and Social Contributor Cultivator
YouMeWe Social Impact Group founder, Suzanne F. Stevens (CSP) has been invigorating audiences on five continents since 2000.
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Two-Spirit Advocate and Mental Health Expert
Teddy Syrette (Ozhawa Anung Kwe/Yellow Star Woman) is a 2-Spirit Anishnabe from Rankin Reserve of Batchewana First Nation of the Anishnabek. Teddy has a background in social justice for First Nation and 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ people and communities.
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Women’s Issues, Gender Equality and Fitness Expert
Sarah Taylor is a TV Personality, Fitness Expert, Body Positive Gym Owner, Plus Size Model, Blogger, Former Miss Plus Canada, and Motivational Speaker. You can catch her any day as TV personality and fitness expert on Cityline and Breakfast Television.
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Agile Change Advisor | Former CEO | M&A Strategist & Board of Directors Member | Change Rooted in Purpose, Vision & Impact
Keren Taylor-Hughes is an Agile Change Advisor, Former CEO, M&A Strategist & Board of Directors Member with a passion for implementing positive, lasting change within an organization. Currently leading a Transformation practice rooted in 5 C’s: courage, cognizance of bias, culture, collaboration & conviction.
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Athlete, Olympic Champion, Leader in LGBTQ2S+ Movement, "Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist", 7 World Records Holder, Author and Speaker
Mark Tewksbury first came to prominence as the star athlete who burst out of the water at the Barcelona Olympics; an Olympic Champion with gold, silver, and bronze medals, 7 world records, and a cover appearance on TIME magazine. When Mark Tewksbury publicly came out in 1998, Mark Tewksbury was one of the first openly gay Olympic champions in the world.
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Two-Spirit, Award-Winning Indigenous Businessman, Serial Entrepreneur, Economic Development, Health & Safety Expert
Massy Whiteknife is an Award-Winning Indigenous businessman, serial Entrepreneur, industry relations, economic development expert with a 25-year background in occupational Health & Safety Embraces Two-Spirit Lifestyle. He is much more than an oil-patch entrepreneur who overcame great adversity to build a multi-million-dollar enterprise.
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Resilience, Overcoming Adversity and Trauma Expert
Denise Wozniak is a motivational and inspirational speaker who has been through incredibly tough times. Within a month, she was laid off her job with 30 other employees, found out that her six month old daughter had AIDS and that she, herself had also been infected with HIV.
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An Award-Winning International Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Social Entrepreneur
Samra Zafar is an award-winning international speaker, bestselling author, and social entrepreneur who advocates for equity, inclusion, mental health and human rights. Samra Zafar has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network in 2019 and Top 25 Inspirational Women in Canada.
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