Revolution Festival
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Revolution Festival

Revolution Festival is a Mental Health charity event with all proceeds going to jack.org 

Event date: Saturday, August 24th, 2019 

Event time: 2pm until 11pm 

Location: 401 Mini Indy Entertainment Complex (37 Stoffel Drive, Toronto Ontario) 

Live Performances by: STEREOS , SEBASTIAN JAVIER +

GRACE BAKKER , RICHARD WALTERS , CHARLIE THE KID , SAGE HARRIS , MACI WOOD , GABRIEL HARVEY , JOSHUA PASCUA , THE WILDHOOD , BRANDON WATT , VALDII + MANY MORE! 

Speakers: Ally Geist and Emily Martin from jack.org

Outdoor activities include: Outdoor stage (live performances + speakers), live animal show/petting zoo, beer tent, vendors, food and drinks, carnival games and rides + much more. 

Indoor activities include: Go Karting, Glow In The Dark Mini Golf, Escape Room, Arcade + much more. 

Tier tickets are simply just different in price. Prices go up as tickets sell out! All tickets are general admission. For ticket inquiries or more information on the event please text or call 647 993 7631

Event happening rain or shine. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. 

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Unruly Bodies
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Unruly Bodies

“All of us live in unruly bodies that we’re all trying to take care of as best we can.” —Roxane Gay
In a world that works so hard to control, discipline, and punish the bodies of women, and especially trans women, femmes, BIPOC women, non-binary folks, and sick and disabled women, how can we begin to celebrate our unruly bodies?
Featuring:
Sachiko Murakami
Renee Dumaresque
Nisa Malli
Lauren Ramsay
Jodi Chan
Faith
Erica Louise
Jess Goldson
Loretta Jean

Curated by Margeaux Feldman & Presented by With/out Pretend
Banner designed by Hannah Browne. Art by Leia Bryans for With/out Pretend.
*We gratefully recognize the support of the Toronto Arts Council.
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Access Note:
There are no steps leading up to the entrance
There are no e-doors, but there will be volunteers will be at the doors for easy access
The event space is all on one level, including bathrooms
Bathrooms are gender neutral and doors will remain open, as there are no e-doors
Bathrooms each include a wheelchair accessible stall and sinks, taps, towels, and hand dryers can be reached from a wheelchair
Accessible seating will be reserved for those in mobility devices as well as those who need to sit
All aisles will have clearance for wheelchairs and other mobility devices
We will have pillows and cushions available and can reserve one for you at your request
We request that attendees come low-scent or scent-free
We are in the process of trying to confirm ASL interpreters for this event. If you are an audience member requiring ASL please reach out to us at hello@withoutpretend.com to let us know and we can update you on our progress.

If you have any questions about access or access needs not mentioned here, please feel free to contact us at ameema@withoutpretend.com with the subject line: "Access Request for Unruly Bodies event".

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EMBRACE - the #BOPO BASH for Sheena’s Place!
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

EMBRACE - the #BOPO BASH for Sheena’s Place!

Come help celebrate the models, the crew and of course the fans for sticking by our side through this wild ride.

WHY GOFUNDME THO?
We decided to use GoFundMe instead of a traditional ticket service because they take a percentage of your ticket sales. #ShowMeTheMoney ‍♀️

Proceeds of our fundraiser will be going to Sheena’s Place in TO! Read below to understand more about what they do for Toronto:
“At Sheena’s Place, we offer hope and support to anyone 17+ affected by an eating disorder, as well as their families and friends, by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services, completely free of charge. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.

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Ageing FEELS Issue
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Ageing FEELS Issue

Come celebrate the official launch of Feels' ninth issue, Ageing!

Bring your friends, grab a drink & a copy of the issue, listen to some live readings and chat with creators Hannah Browne & Sarah Vardy and some of our lovely contributors.
Issue 09: Ageing features:

Jocelyn Anderson, Kara Au, Alison Auditor, Jen Backman, Daniel Bristow-Bailey, Clic., Hedy Dab, Jess T. Dugan & Vanessa Fabbre, Jared Durelle, B.Elae, Spencer Folkins, Theo Macdonald, Katrina Majkut, Alexandra Majerus, Suzany Manimaran, Iryna Merkulova, Francisca Matos, Caitlin Peck, Eric Potter, Heather Rattray, Serena Thomson, Amber Timm, Jaxon Waterhouse, Kristen Zimmer + many anonymous contributors.

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Let's Talk Money, Honey!
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Let's Talk Money, Honey!

Say GOODBYE to MONEY SCARCITY, STRESS, UNDERAPPRECIATION & HELLO to WEALTH & HAPPINESS and ABUNDANCE!

How often do you hear yourself or someone says this to you?

"I am not good with numbers"

"My parents never taught me how to manage my finance."

"I know how to save but I can't seem to take my income to the new heights and there is only so much I could save."

"My business is not growing because I am not charging enough."

"I am in debt and I am stressed every time I look at my bank account."

Did you know that we all have our own money story that is limiting us all from reaching your potentials in your career & in our business? These beliefs and stories have been deeply rooted in our family, our culture & our childhood that most of us don't even realize they are there.

What if you could become more aware of the money blocks that are stopping you from living a life of abundance and prosperity? What if you could have a better relationship with money and learn to attract it to your life instead of keeping working so hard for it?

If your answer is "YES, I WOULD LOVE THAT!", we invite to join us at this exclusive workshop.



LEARN TO:

- Identify the MONEY BLOCKS that are limiting your money flow and preventing wealth and success to come to you at the moment

- Improve & build healthy boundaries and relationships with yourself, money and others.

- Learn to unlock the amazing power of "inner hustle" and self-love practices that will help you to attract and manifest wealth faster

- Learn about the tools & techniques you can use to start tackling bad debts, building up your savings & investments.

- Connect & build meaningful relationships with successful women that went through the same struggle and went on to build a successful career for themselves & find their inner happiness.



WHAT IS DIFFERENT FOR THIS WORKSHOP?

The workshop consists of 2 sessions:

Session 1: Hands-on workshop style, workbook & activities to help you get started on this journey.

No motivational BS, just real ACTIONS! You will discover the MINDSET BLOCKS that are keeping you where you are and how to REMOVE them.

Session 2: Q & A with a panel of successful women & Toronto top experts in their industry.

Learn from the best in the industry and their stories

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Your openness to learn & take actions to change your financial situations

A notebook

- WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

As we always say "Dress your best!"



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Diversity Among Women in Business
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Diversity Among Women in Business

Be ready to get social! You will have ample opportunities, and locations to take the perfect selfie. Don't forget to tag us... @womeninpowertoronto and hashtag #womeninpowerTo

Our panel line up is fire... these women not excel in their respective fields but all are loved by those around them. These ladies have great insight, they can speak to diversity & of course being a woman. Through these panel conversations you will learn key tricks on how to deal with diversity within your workplace, how to properly cross over into a diverse marketplace with the do's and dont's.

Plated lunch of your choice will be served. While purchasing your experience you will select from chicken, fish or vegetarian. All meals are accompanied by chef's salad and assorted desserts will be served to every table. Refreshments and snacks will be replenished throughout the event & a cash bar is available.

We've made this event mommy friendly. We know sometimes it can be difficult to attend events in the city and this way we take the pressure off you! Child minding is available for children two years of age or older. Children will be broken up into groups by age and an assortment of activities will be available. Age appropriate children will received lunch, juice box and an assortment of fruits and veggies. These 4 hours will fly by with the fun we've got lined up.

Each woman will leave our event with a specially curated gift bagmade with love.

Our goal is that every woman feels included and learns the best ways to peruse inclusion within their corporate life or on their entrepreneurial journey. If your wondering if you should attend, the answer is YES! As long as you are a woman, you apart of this conversation. If you are interested in broadening your market and your customer base, you need to be apart of this conversation. If you are a woman constantly being overlooked for a male counterpart, you need to be apart of this conversation. This is for US.

We are beautifully & uniquely made. We are talented, bold, strong and a force to be reckoned with.

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WTF is the Enneagram?
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

WTF is the Enneagram?

You've probably heard of the Enneagram at least once by now and you may have even read a couple of books on it, but WTF is it? How are you supposed to USE IT? What does it all MEAN?

Join Marissa and Tara of the podcast Enneagram for Idiots to get a practical, pop culture infused breakdown.

In this workshop / talk, we'll cover:

- What the Enneagram is, with pop culture examples of each type

- How to discover your type

- If you already know your type, we'll help you discover how to use the knowledge to your benefit at home, in relationships and life in general

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A Complicated Mind
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

A Complicated Mind

  • 49 Ossington Ave, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M6J 2Y9 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Complicated Mind by Patrick Skals:

After struggling on and off with depression for his adult life and exploring extensive treatments with limited results, Patrick decided to step into his fear.

A Complicated Mind is a visual expression of Patrick's mind. A snapshot of the anxieties, the maniacal, the melancholy and the bold pursuit towards mental health.

The exhibit is intended to be an exercise in mindful reflection. The only artist abstract will be the canvas in front of you. Introspection and open dialogue about mental health is encouraged.

The show is meant to challenge stigma, inspire and celebrate life.

Artist Bio:

Patrick Skals is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto. Inspired by ground-breaking artists and the vivacity of urban life, he draws audiences in with engaging colours and stimulating composition. Patrick’s style is distinctive, spirited and curated to provoke reverie and mindful reflection.

After working in the corporate world for over ten years, Patrick decided to transition his day-to-day to the dedication of his lifelong passion: art.

Art not only fulfills entrepreneurial aspirations, but also serves as a tool to support his mental well-being. After struggling with mental health challenges for much of his adult life Patrick found that immersing himself in his art proved to be one of best ways to combat against the struggles that come with depression. He continues to serve as an advocate for mental health, never afraid to share his story, intent on being one more voice to break down stigmas.

Patrick’s work can be found at juried shows, galleries and private collections throughout Canada, the United States and the UK.

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Wednesday Reset: Making Time for Rest
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Wednesday Reset: Making Time for Rest

It’s no secret that self-care tends to rank pretty low on most freelancers’ priority list – especially during crunch times! Somewhere between drafting proposals, meeting deadlines and keeping clients happy, we often forget to take a moment to pause, reflect and reset.

Wednesday Reset with Keidi Janz is the perfect opportunity to get away from the daily shuffle and enjoy some quality time with like minded women.

The group will be led through guided meditation, open discussion and journaling time. Just bring yourself in comfy clothing, a notebook & a pen. Our intention is to create a safe space that will help you deepen your connections with yourself and others while we explore what rest looks like in our daily lives.

Women Who Freelance Toronto is a community where women of diverse freelance professions can network, share resources and find new work opportunities.

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Feminist Art Night
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist Art Night

Girls’ Art League is back!
Join us on Friday, July 5 for an exciting night of artistic exploration. We will explore feminism, selfcare, and the importance of making space for healing through art. All proceeds from this event will go toward arts programming for marginalized women & trans youth across Toronto.

Girls' Art League (GAL) a Toronto-based arts collective with the mission of empowering young women and trans youth through the visual arts.
We are inclusive. GAL uses an inclusive definition of “girl,” “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans*women, those who are on the trans*feminine spectrum, and those who are genderqueer / gender non-conforming.

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Brunch + Beach Clean Up w/ Eco Lifestyle Chat
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Brunch + Beach Clean Up w/ Eco Lifestyle Chat

A get together for outdoorsy self-identifying women who love the planet and want to meet like-minded others in their community!

We are exploring the west end's Sunnyside Beach (AGAIN because there was so much garbage to clean the first time - we only got half way!). This time, we will be taking some time to learn from eco lifestyle guru Sammie Chan (@sammiechn) about the impacts of fast fashion on the environment, and personal steps she's taken to make her personal footprint greener.

What you need:
- 1 small garbage/recycling bag
- Thick gardening gloves for picking up trash (can get these at the dollar store!)

** This even is weather dependent and will be cancelled if it is raining. Please stay tuned to this group for updates.

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Cabaret Series - "Who Am I?"
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Cabaret Series - "Who Am I?"

4 Part Cabaret Series at Tranzac Club
June Show - "Who Am I?"
Songs about journey, life changing decisions, dreams, and what makes you, you.

Tickets
Pre – Sale
$20 Adults
$15 Student

At the Door
$22 Adults
$17 Student

There are only 40 tickets available for each show!!!
Contact burnettak@gmail.com to reserve your tickets.

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Taking The Freelance Leap: From Full-Time to Self-Employed
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Taking The Freelance Leap: From Full-Time to Self-Employed

Leaving your salaried, 9-5 job and diving into the full-time freelance world is a big step. While perks like working from home and having flexibility are attractive, the lack of security and a steady paycheck can be scary.


How do I know when I’m ready? How much money should I have saved before taking the leap? What about insurance and benefits? How do I keep myself motivated?


These questions are the main sources of hesitation for those looking to pursue a full-time freelance career, and they are the ones we will be answering during this event. Our panel speakers will be sharing how they successfully took the freelance leap and never looked back. Come and learn from their greatest challenges, get inspired by their stories and find out what it takes to be a successful freelance professional.

Is this right for you?

✨ You are looking to turn your freelance side hustle into a long-term, lucrative career

✨ You want the freedom to map out your own days and work on projects you’re truly passionate about

✨ You are desperate to travel more and the standard two weeks are simply not cutting it

✨ You want to mingle with like-minded women and be part of a community that grows and learns from each other

What you will walk away with:

✨ A series of actionable tips for taking your freelance business full-time

✨Your own digital copy of “The Freelancer’s Guide to Worry-Free Finances” by Paper & Coin

✨Day Pass to Eureka Hub Coworking Space




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Facilitated Networking Night - Making Meaningful Connections!
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Facilitated Networking Night - Making Meaningful Connections!

Whether you are an entrepreneur or business owner; a job searcher, newcomer, recent grad, career changer, or a connector, we're happy to host you at Mum's the Word.


WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Facilitated Connections. We recognize that networking is a skill that takes practice and time, so our team will facilitate meaningful connections to help you achieve your professional goals. We'll be mingling, and providing icebreakers to help ensure you feel as relaxed as possible. Our relaxed, non judgemental and welcoming team will be on hand to ensure even even those who do not consider themselves great at networking, shine!

A setting ready for real connection. Taking place in a private, quiet, and relaxed venue, our event has been carefully crafted with YOUR connection needs in mind. Yes, whether this is your first time networking or your 10th, we can guarantee that you will enjoy your time with us, and you will leave with relevant connections.

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Lemon Mixer
Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Lemon Mixer

There are few worse feelings than walking into a tacky networking event, clenching a fistful of business cards wishing you were anywhere else, right?

Well, we’ve felt that feeling one too many times before and decided to trade in business cards for lemonade, and awkward chats for honest conversation.

Pop on in at the end of your work day for casual hangs on our indoor patio, make new friends and enjoy the good vibes.

AGENDA

5:30pm Welcome, you made it!

6:30pm Ask ‘n give. The best way to get to know who’s in the room and how you can help each other.

7:30pm Stroll on home, happy as can be!

Lighthouse Lemonade will be served! It's bright, delicious and the perfect way to end your work day! See you there!



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Breaking The Silence Open Mic
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Breaking The Silence Open Mic

Our Women’s Voices presents our 3rd annual fundraising open mic event: BREAKING THE SILENCE. A conversation on oppression and violence against women in Toronto! June 21st is National Indigeous Day and to celebrate we’re having an indigenous storytelling circle featuring some of the best Indigenous women indentifying artists in the city.

Every year OWV holds a fundraiser to financially support woman identifying artists for our annual Summer event, coming up July! All proceeds go to local woman identifying artists. If you can‘t make our event, feel free to support and donate using the eventbrite link!

The panel will feature all OWV members for our Conversations with OWV Series and the discussion will be centred around experiences with oppression, specifically in the city and the lack of and/or accessible resources available for women.

We will be closing with an open mic for women identifying folk and femmes! open mic sign ups get discounted tickets! Message or email us to sign up! ❤️

*OWV does not turn anyone away for a lack of funds, please contact us owvevents@gmail.com if you need accommodations.*

Thank you to our sponsors Delta Family Resource Centre and Sandbox studios!

This a SAFE BRAVE AND INCLUSIVE SPACE. All folks are welcomed. The venue is wheelchair accessible!

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The Earth Citizenship Masterclass
Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

The Earth Citizenship Masterclass

We know you are aware of environmental, social and economical challenges.

We also know that you are overwhelmed with information, to-do lists and responsibilities, right?

Climate Emergency is real, but what are we supposed to do?

We are here to guide you, with humility, simplicity and optimism!

Through educative, empowering and inspiring content, the Earth Citizenship Masterclass will take you on a journey to Self Love and Earth Love. Support your transition from Human Being to Human Doing (good) with confidence, compassion and choice.

The Earth is our home, and our home is in danger.

We need to understand the value of our lives and the connectedness to Mother Nature to become great Earth Citizens.

This masterclass will provide you real facts, tips and precious take aways to transform your lifestyle and support your transition to become a responsible, conscious and impactful CHANGE MAKER, on your own terms. For yourself, your friends, family, audience, become an Ambassador of Change and get ready to do your part and spread your knowledge.

Greenhouse Juice Lemonades, snacks, surprises & and a beautiful jungle room to get inspired!

Other details:

> Bring your phone/laptop/tablets to take pictures or notes of the presentation

> Bring your water bottle

> Be on time, we have a lot to talk about :)

Join the movement and let's be the change!


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Feel In Control Around Food Workshop
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Feel In Control Around Food Workshop

DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH EMOTIONAL EATING?

Tired of eating really fast, standing up? Can’t keep snacks in the house? Think you have a willpower problem?

Join me and learn how to manage emotional and stress eating with curiosity, intuition, and self-care. So you can feel in control around food, and end the guilt and shame.

You’ll learn about:

  • The biological and emotional causes of over-eating

  • Why emotional eating has been your solution, not your problem

  • Why diets don’t work and what to do instead

  • How to keep any food in the house (yes, even chips and ice cream)

You’ll walk away with:

  • Evidence-based facts on why diets don’t work

  • Practical tips on how to have a more loving, joyful relationship with food

  • Insights on your biological and emotional triggers

  • A deeper understanding of how to tap into your intuition

This is for you if:

  • You’ve tried #allthethings—paleo, keto, intermittent fasting, celery juice, Whole30, WW—but still feel stuck and frustrated

  • You say things like “I have no willpower”

  • You’re ashamed of your late-night binges (...and the crumbs in your bed)

  • You want to learn how to eat without guilt and shame

What do you need to bring? Nothing! Just yourself.

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Meditation in High Park
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation in High Park

You are all welcome to join us for a meditation with Buddhist Monk Jason Simard, student of Tibetan Monk Lama Samten. There will also be a short introduction to meditation to find inner peace and a stable well-being according to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom.

Welcome to all. It's free.

You can reach us in Hawk Hill, between High Park Labyrinth and parking site.

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Be Your Own Boss
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Be Your Own Boss

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What to expect at this Experience:

Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own business? Do you dream of being the boss of your own company one day - or just taking charge and being the boss of your life? Now is your chance to hear directly from a Toronto based entrepreneur who has done exactly that! Embiria's Founder & CEO Palak Loizides will share how she left behind her corporate career of 10+ years to launch Embiria, how she stays balanced through it all and tips on how you can too! Get the inside scoop and ask all of your burning questions at this intimate roundtable chat + Q&A.

Each attendee will enjoy treats, coffee, tea (and lemonade!) AND receive a complimentary day pass to Make Lemonade (worth $25) so you can come back and work out of this beautiful venue! Note: this Experience is limited to 12 spots to keep things intimate so grab yours early.

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Spring Networking Mixer
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Networking Mixer

Join us for a networking mixer where you can meet female professionals and entrepreneurs in Toronto, primarily on the east end! Ditch the business cards if you wish and just bring your good energy! This event is also open to male professionals and is easily accessible by TTC from downtown Toronto as well.

Tickets include access to the event and light refreshments.

*Note: We have 60 spots available for this event. By registering, you agree to have your photo taken during the event. If there are any concerns with this, please contact the event organizer beforehand.

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Appreciating Your Boobies 101
May
23
5:30 PM17:30

Appreciating Your Boobies 101

ALL BREASTS ARE BEAUTIFUL - so let’s have an event to celebrate them!

Join House of Anesi for a very special and fun night! Be a part of a unique fireside chat with Dr. Hillary Webster, Monique Bryan, Sarah Rennick, Zaina Moussa, and Jalisa Luces-Mendes and a special surprise guest, talking about breast health, breast cancer, gender identity, hormones and why society's standards have influenced the way women view and love their boobs.

Together we will provide a safe space to discuss all things related to women’s health, hormones, breast cancer, hormonal therapy, gender transition, and society body and breast stigmas. Breast health is an important topic to us and through this event, we want to bring awareness to it. Come join us to normalize these important conversations.
The time has come to start a positive relationship with your breasts! We want all women to accept and love the bodies they have, including their breasts - whatever shape and size they are! It’s your body, your breasts and it’s time to fall in love with appreciating your boobies!



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Creativity Everything #freeschool
May
21
to May 31

Creativity Everything #freeschool

Creativity Everything #FreeSchool: two weeks of creative everything, 21–31 May 2019. The chart below shows all sessions.

The Creativity Everything #FreeSchool is open and free to everyone. Although it’s not aimed at children – we recommend it’s for ages 16–160. But it’s not just for students. It’s not just for Ryerson people. We welcome everyone from across Toronto and beyond.

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Angel Investing
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Angel Investing

Have you been working on your business plan, but desperately need your messaging to resonate more with funders?

Want to network with the femmebought community of women entrepreneurs?

Looking for a mentor that can help you gain the funding you deserve?

Then this event is for you! Join us Monday May 13th for a real conversation among women-owned business founders and funders about how to get sh*t done and make your dream business a reality. 

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A Nurturer's Feast
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

A Nurturer's Feast

The Nurturer's Feast 

A Celebration of Nurturing and Community
Presented by Dawa Apothecary and in partnership with nyam Revival Kitchen

Celebrate a mother or nurturer at our immersive event of intergenerational conversation and communal gathering. 
As this year, Mother's (Nurturer’s) Day falls in the month of Ramadan, we will first break fast followed by a curated meal by nyam Revival Kitchen.

This immersive event inspires conversation and honours the art of gathering. getting to know another ‘mother’. As a patron, you will share a family style meal, engage in curated conversation with other patrons. 

*Ticket price includes a prix fixe dinner for two. 

This is an event catered to celebrate all BIPOC communities, though all are welcome! 

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Paint for Self-Acceptance
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Paint for Self-Acceptance

NO ART EXPERIENCE NEEDED. you just have to show up and be willing to explore this intimate feeling with me.

Hey Toronto. Here we go. A workshop on this giant & oh so important topic. Self-acceptance is the pillar of our storytelling. The stories we tell ourselves and what we are willing to share with others. It’s an arena we can easily sabotage and just as easily we can slowly bring into our lives.
Join me and my wonderful community on May 11th as we explore self-acceptance. What it means and how we can love ourselves a little bit harder moving forward. ♥️In this two hour workshop we will journal self-acceptance and paint two illustrations based off of the journaling we do. This is such a wonderful practice to tap in and get to know ourselves a little bit better in order to see where our self-acceptance and self-love can improve.

In this space, everyone is welcome. ❤️

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 Sonya Renee Taylor: The Body Is Not An Apology
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sonya Renee Taylor: The Body Is Not An Apology

Please join NEDIC and Sonya Renee Taylor for an exploration of the debilitating shame that people around the world live with as a result of the psychological attacks that our social and media machines wage against us, leading to eating disorders, addictions, stigma, racism, homophobia, ableism, sizeism, ageism, transphobia, mass self-hatred, and senseless violence as a result of body hatred.

Sonya's revolutionary movement, The Body is Not an Apology, seeks to engage people in the individual work that fosters self-love — and, just as importantly, seeks to dismantle the structural and systemic emotional, psychological, and physical violence that plays out against “different” bodies all over the planet.

Let's heal our shame, love our bodies, value ourselves, and step into our power!

This event is sponsored by Aerie.

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G(irls)20 Fundraiser - Finding Your Purpose
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

G(irls)20 Fundraiser - Finding Your Purpose

G(irls)20 invites you to join our CEO Heather Barnabe alongside special guests, on-air personality Elaine (Lainey) Lui and journalist Kathleen Newman-Bremang, for an evening of networking, cocktails and a candid conversation about finding purpose in your work and life. All funds raised from the event will support the 10th annual G(irls)20 Global Summit being hosted in Tokyo this May. Young female leaders from around the world will travel to Tokyo to advocate for women's rights at the G20 while developing social impact initiatives that aim to improve their communities.

Tickets include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and an intimate panel discussion*. Panel discussion to start at 6:45pm.

Get your tickets today and join us for an evening in support of creating the next generation of female leaders!

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Financial Self-Care - Prescription Self-Care Panel Series
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Financial Self-Care - Prescription Self-Care Panel Series

Prescription Self-Care presents a seven part panel series showcasing powerful community leaders in Toronto's wellness space through monthly panel events. This panel will focus on the self-care realm of finances. Join us as we showcase four community leaders who will be discussing how to include financial planning as an integral piece of your self-care practice. Learn tips on enhancing your financial self-care, budgeting, money mantras and more! We invite you to join in on our conversation, ask questions, connect with likeminded individuals and leave feeling recharged & with a new tip to enhance your financial portfolio.

Hosted by Erika Geremia featuring:

  • Mina Yun - a double-agent working as a personal trainer by day, and financial advisor by night. She is dedicated to helping people understand the basic concepts of health and wealth management.

  • Michael Santonato - helps Canadians get more out of their money and keep more money in their pockets. He is a financial advisor and wealth investment manager, who believes in transparency and integrity. Michael has accumulated plenty of treasures and resources over the years and he loves sharing them his clients all over Canada and the USA. He is the author of the upcoming book "Money for Millennials: How To Make It, Keep It and Grow It".

  • Michelle Long - Skate Canada National Figure Skater & Entrepreneur. She helps families rise by educating on how to reduce debt, save money and teaches people how to make money work for them.

  • Vanessa Smith - is a CPA that teaches the fundamentals of personal money management, helps break bad money habits, and shows people how to blaze a path to life-long financial freedom through her brand Mint Worthy.

Link to tickets below includes “keidi20” promo code :)

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All About Women Show
Apr
12
to Apr 14

All About Women Show

Come hang out with me at the Mint Worthy Booth <3

The All About Women Show features three fun-filled days of shopping, learning, and exploring with over 240 fabulous exhibitors carrying the latest products and services tailored to women of all ages. For one special weekend only, explore a women’s world brought together all under one roof, discover local hidden gems and connect with popular brands. Walk along our exhibitor filled 'streets' discovering fashion, beauty, adventure, design and more. Grab your girlfriend, mom or grandmother and take part in make-up and hair demonstrations, relax in our ambient Tea Garden, and access exclusive show specials. Featuring multiple stages with engaging speakers, celebrity guests, fashion shows, interactive workshops, and entertainment - there is something for every woman!

The first 2000 visitors each day will receive an exclusive goody bag plus door prize draws will be taking place throughout the entire weekend!

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Real Talks - A Fireside Discussion about Modern Health and Wellness
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Real Talks - A Fireside Discussion about Modern Health and Wellness

Real Talks is an interactive fireside chat, hosted by Consonant Skincare, with two vibrant wellness advocates who are at the forefront of authentic conversation about healthy living. Join Madison Schill and Bianca Venerayan for this much needed chat about what it means to be healthy in today’s urban society. Join the discussion and learn more about how these women have changed their definition of health and how they channel each area of wellness.

Bring your thoughts, questions, and your friends for an evening of Real Talks. We’ll have complementary coffee, tea, fruit water, and beer on tap for your tasting pleasure.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Bill 7 Trust - a charity that awards scholarships to LGBTQ2S+ students who are in financial need and studying to attain a post secondary degree or diploma.

bill7award.ca

If you do not have the financial resources to pay for a ticket but would still like to join the discussion, a limited number of complementary tickets are available. Send an email to erika.schwass@consonant.com

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Key elements of a successful LinkedIn Profile
Apr
10
12:00 PM12:00

Key elements of a successful LinkedIn Profile

Understanding the key elements of a successful LinkedIn Profile presented by LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile is your opportunity to tell an impactful, professional story about who you are. Give viewers a glimpse into who you are and get them excited to learn more. Better understand the key elements of a successful LinkedIn Profile and the impact they can have on those looking for great talent.

Julie Coutts is an Enterprise Sales Manager at LinkedIn Canada. She has over 2 decades of experience in sales and sales management, and understand the challenges of recruiting the right person for the right job. Julie believes that the true strength behind any successful organization – no matter the size or the sector – is its people. Helping find that perfect fit between opportunity and talent is what we do at LinkedIn.

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Prescription Self-Care Panel Series Part 2: Movement
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Prescription Self-Care Panel Series Part 2: Movement

Prescription Self-Care presents a seven part panel series showcasing powerful community leaders in Toronto's wellness space through monthly panel events. This panel will focus on the self-care realm of movement. Join us as we showcase four incredible community leaders who will be sharing their personal experiences with movement, why self-care is an integral piece of their personal routine and business ventures. We invite you to join in on our conversation, ask questions, connect with likeminded individuals and leave feeling recharged for the week ahead.

Hosted by Sirena Abalian (Host of Consciously Sassy Podcast) featuring:

  • Caleigh Rykiss - Creative, Competitive Boxer & Coach, Founder of BOLO - BodyLove

  • Kyle Kotchie - Owner/Operator of Innovative Corporate Wellness

  • Cassie Day - Founder of All Day Fit, Nutritionist & Co-Founder of Fit Escapes

  • Alena Luciani - Strength Coach & Owner of Training2XL


Link to tickets below includes “keidi20” promo code :)

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Lemon Mixer
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Lemon Mixer

There are few worse feelings than walking into a tacky networking event, clenching a fistful of business cards wishing you were anywhere else, right?

Well, we’ve felt that feeling one too many times before and decided to trade in business cards for lemonade, and awkward chats for honest conversation.

Pop on in at the end of your work day for casual hangs on our indoor patio, make new friends and enjoy the good vibes.

AGENDA
5:30pm Welcome, you made it!
6:00pm Ask ‘n give. The best way to get to know who’s in the room and how you can help each other.
7:30pm Stroll on home, happy as can be!

Lighthouse Lemonade will be served! It's bright, delicious and the perfect way to end your work day! See you there!

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Cozy Convos
Mar
21
6:15 PM18:15

Cozy Convos

Ever go on a deep dive into Instagram, find an inspiring person and think “damn, I want to know them!”? Sometimes all you wanna do is hang out with a kindred spirit, ask them burning questions, and hear their story first hand, amirite?

Cozy Convos is a fireside chat bringing two bright personalities together in an intimate setting while they share hilarious antidotes, juicy insights, and all the fun.

Get cozy, and hear from your hosts for the evening….

VIVIAN KAYE
Vivian Kaye is a keynote speaker for diverse entrepreneurs, small business e-commerce coach and Founder & CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, a provider of premium textured hair extensions for Black women. A self-proclaimed non-expert, Vivian’s humble approach to building her million dollar empire is refreshing and relatable. Audiences love her witty delivery style, and refreshing honesty about what it really takes to be successful. Her inimitable blend of humour, savvy, and realness are all dished up with genuine warmth and infectious laughter.

HANA JAMES
Hana James is a co-founder of Greenhouse, its Director of Community, and a co-author of The Greenhouse Cookbook, a national bestseller. After completing a BSc at McGill University, Hana was en route to medical school when she decided to explore another passion: helping people improve their health through food. In 2011, Hana founded Café Shu, a juice bar and healthy café with two locations in Toronto. In 2014, Hana joined her close friends Anthony Green and Emma Knight in founding Greenhouse.

So, what’s included?
An intimate conversation with 2 of Toronto’s inspiring women
Girl Gang Goodies to snack on while we get cozy
Almond Milk from Greenhouse
A day pass to Make Lemonade (value of $25)

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