Today’s Schedule

We will be doing our very best to adhere to this schedule, however times may vary.

All times listed in EST

10:00am – Opening Remarks
10:20am – Josh Gitalis: Functional Resilience
11:20 – Movement Break (no equipment needed)
11:35 – Jayson Gaignard: Community and Resilience
12:20 – Breakout Session
12:30 – Dr. Gillian Mandich: Happiness and Resilience
1:20 – 2:10 – Lunch break
2:10 – Trudy Stone: Resilience and the Brain
2:55 – Yoga Break (yoga mat)
3:10 – Veronica Ciandre: Environmental Radiation and Resilience
4:00 – Ariel Garten: Anxiety and Resilience
5:00 – Stretch Break (yoga mat)
5:15 – Meghan Telpner: Resilience in Everyday Living
6:15 – Closing remarks


Josh Gitalis

Josh Gitalis is a Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner, runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. He is a recognized expert in integrative healthcare, merging the best of functional medicine and integrative therapeutics. As a leader in his field, Josh has taught Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and runs the Functional Nutrition Certification Program. He is also the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).

Josh will be presenting on the innate ability of the body to build up health reserves to improve resilience.

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Jayson GaignardNamed one of Forbes “Top Networkers to Watch,” Jayson Gaignard runs one of the world’s most exclusive communities for entrepreneurs. With just shy of 19,500 applications since their inception in 2013, his invite-only event MastermindTalks has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard University, and brings together brilliant minds from various industries. Jayson’s work has been featured by Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Life Hacker, Business Insider, and most recently the Tim Ferriss’s #1 NYT’s Best Selling Book, Tools of Titans. He also hosts a top rated business podcast on iTunes and is the author of Mastermind Dinners: How to Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers and Linchpins.

Jayson will be presenting on the foundation  community connection as an essential part of our resilience.

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Gillian MandichDr. Gillian Mandich has a PhD from Western University in Health Science, and her primary areas of research are happiness and health. She is the founder of The International HappinessInstitute of Health Science Research; co-lead investigator of The Canadian Happiness At WorkStudy; appears regularly in the media on shows such as The Social, Marilyn Denis, BreakfastTelevision, The Morning Show, and CBC; and is a top-rated keynote and TEDx speaker.

Gillian will be presenting on the connection between happiness and resilience.

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Trudy StoneTrudy Stone is an author, certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, TV guest expert, podcast host, and the founder of Trudy Stone Nutrition. From healthy habits to brain health, Trudy is passionate about empowering people to build healthier habits and unlock the power of food to build a strong and vibrant brain and body. Trudy is also the instructor of the course Feed a Healthy Brain with Clean Eating Magazine. The course explores the connection between diet, cognitive decline and mental health, helping people to realize the full potential of food to support a healthy brain, so people can thrive now into the future.

Trudy will be presenting on the connection between diet, fatigue and mental health and how we can build up our brain and mental health resilience to become a brain boss.

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Veronica CiandreVeronica Ciandre is an artist, teacher, healer, and founder of iSOLA, where she creates modern, sacred healing jewelry.  After a diagnosis and subsequent self-healing of (severe) Electro-Hyper Sensitivity, Veronica has become a sought after expert on the effects of exposure to EMF’s (electromagnetic frequencies), particularly WiFi, (as well as 5G). She empowers those that seek her guidance to navigate the rising levels of day-to-day radiation with awareness, clarity and courage.

Veronica will be presenting on the impact of EMF exposure, and offering strategies to maintain or regain resilience.

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Ariel GartenAriel Garten is the founder of InteraXon, makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband that helps you meditate and sleep. Ariel studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto and worked in labs at Toronto’s Krembil Neuroscience Centre researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Ariel was also a therapist in private practice. Ariel has been featured in WSJ, CNN, Forbes, Fortune, etc and is a headlining keynote speaker with an expertise in mental health, healthy workplaces, and how we can learn to better support our own mental and emotional wellbeing through meditation.

Ariel is presenting on understand what anxiety does in the body and will be guiding us on practices to help overcome it.

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Meghan TelpnerMeghan Telpner is a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and the founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She’s written two bestselling books: UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook. Meghan’s success in cultivating a global community of UnDiet enthusiasts and Culinary Nutrition Experts has garnered her a feature in Forbes, and ranked her as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada. She is married to Josh (see above!) and together they have a 2-year-old son.

Meghan will be presenting on how to integrate resilient building practices into everyday living.

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