Speaker Date Topic
Dolf DeJong Oct 07, 2022
CEO Toronto Zoo and former Rotary Foundation GSE team member
CEO Toronto Zoo and former Rotary Foundation GSE team member

With a passion for protecting nature, an understanding of the challenges the natural world faces, and a spirit of ruthless optimism, Dolf DeJong has enjoyed an incredible career in the conservation, wildlife protection and education field.    

Dolf began as the Chief Executive Officer of your Toronto Zoo in September 2018. His focus revolves around a commitment to raising the Zoo’s community connections to ensure we are working together to deliver on the Zoo’s new Strategic and Master Plan. These Plans focus on saving and protecting wildlife, igniting the passion, delivering exceptional guest experiences, serving the community, and revolutionizing technology. 

 

Dolf received his Masters of Environmental Studies from Wilfred Laurier University, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor of Science from Brock University.

Bill Barrett, Planet Bean Oct 14, 2022 12:15 PM
Fair Trade and Organics - What does it mean in building a business?

Many of us think we know Planet Bean, the little business with the big heart. We’ve invited Bill Barrett, Planet Bean’s founder, to share his long-time commitment to fair trade and honouring the communities that supply so much of the global demand.  From his grassroots actions to his role on the Fairtrade International General Assembly’s Board, Bill will explore Fairtrade and organics through the lens of his business, Planet Bean.

JoAnna Black, ShelterBox Canada Oct 28, 2022 12:15 PM
Shelterbox Update
Shelterbox Update

Don't miss this engaging and inspiring talk with JoAnna Black, Manager of Development at ShelterBox Canada.  Learn how ShelterBox is helping victims of disasters all over the world - including Pakistan and Ukraine.  

ShelterBox began in one Rotary Club in England and grew into an international organization transforming despair into hope. The power of Rotary!

Our club's ShelterBox liaison is past president Carolyn Weatherson.

Read more about ShelterBox Canada here. https://www.shelterboxcanada.org

Dr. Joanna Henderson Nov 04, 2022 12:15 PM
Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario
Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario

Executive Director of Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario. She is also Senior Scientist in the Child, Youth and Emerging Adult Program at CAMH, and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Henderson’s research focuses on improving service delivery and access to care for youth with substance use, mental health or concurrent disorders and their families, through youth and family engagement, collaborative models of service delivery, and knowledge translation and exchange.

Melissa Durrell, Communications Consultant Nov 25, 2022 12:15 PM
Communicating in today's overloaded information environment
Communicating in today's overloaded information environment
Deborah Legrove Dec 09, 2022 12:15 PM
Talent recruitment for the non-profit sector
Talent recruitment for the non-profit sector
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