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Rick Green (Red Green’s sidekick on the Red Green TV show)

June 26, 2019

Everything I used to know about ADD was wrong

Across North America, Rick Green has entertained and educated people who are living with Attention Deficit Disorder.

“An immensely successful comedian, producer and writer who seemed like he should have it all together, Rick Green could not understand why he constantly had trouble listening, paying attention and finishing projects.

It finally started to make sense to Rick when he was diagnosed as an adult with ADD. Wanting to help others who are unaware that they are living with the same diagnosis, Rick created two groundbreaking documentaries: ADD & Loving It?! and ADD & Mastering It! as well as the award winning website TotallyADD.”

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Warren Mackenzie

July 31, 2019

5 Keys to Maximizing Your Family’s Happiness and Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Warren MacKenzie studied religion, philosophy and psychology at university, and after completing an education degree at Dalhousie University he began teaching school in Nova Scotia. He left teaching to become a Chartered Professional Accountant. Eventually he left public accounting to work as a financial advisor with a major brokerage firm, where he earned the CFP, CIMA, and CIM designations.

Warren is the author of Zen and the Art of Wealth: Finding Your Way to Happiness and Financial Security and The Unbiased Advisor and is co-author of New Rules of Retirement and The C.A.R.P. Financial Planning Guide. He has written numerous investment articles for magazines and is a regular contributor to Canadian MoneySaver magazine and the Financial Facelift column in The Globe and Mail.

Warren is passionate about helping parents introduce their children and grandchildren to a way of life that will maximize their happiness. The path to happiness is not a secret – all the great religions and great philosophers say the same thing: The most lasting joy and happiness come from helping other people!

Most of your members will have attended seminars that help people understand the importance of managing their capital wisely but my seminar may be the first one to focus on the importance of using your capital wisely. In the presentation I explain how to calculate Essential Capital and Surplus Capital. Essential Capital is the capital that needs to be managed wisely and Surplus Capital is the capital where there is an opportunity to use it wisely. We don’t take anything with us when we die and leaving a larger estate is often not the best way to help our children. In the presentation I explain what we can do to maximize the happiness for all concerned.

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Mark Rector
Communications Professor
Humber College

Sept 25, 2019

Oh Canada! Our Home and Inventive Land

We will learn about all of the great innovations and inventiveness in this great and vast land of ours. From the compound steam engine and gasoline of the Industrial Revolution, to the telephone and light bulb (yes, the light bulb) of the Victorian era, to the Canadarm and BlackBerry of today.

The stories of Bell Canada, Northern Telecom, the Robertson screw company, SPAR Aerospace, Easy-Off and the invention of hockey! They are all here, as are 150 more great stories, in a light, easy to read, pick up and put down format of short vignettes and some longer, detailed histories of some of the biggest names in Canadian history.

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Susan Raby-Dunne
Military Historian, Veterans' Advocate, Author

Oct 30, 2019

John McCrae – Beyond Flanders Fields

In 2006, Susan was seized by an interest in Canadaʼs famous soldier/physician/poet John McCrae, and the events behind his indelible war poem, In Flanders Fields. This began over 10 years of research leading to the creation of the book, Bonfire – The Chestnut Gentleman and other books since. This, in turn, led Susan into a passion, not only for our military history, but also for educating the public about our soldiers and veterans.

Susan is presently the Canadian representative of Soldierʼs Heart, an organization dedicated to healing soldiers and veterans of war trauma. With that organization and its leaders, Ed Tick and Kate Dahlstedt, Susan has gone to Viet Nam with veterans returning for the first time since the war for reconciliation and healing. She has also taken a WWII veteran back to Belgium and France for the first time since 1944. Both transformative and healing journeys.

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Lynn Macaulay
HHUG - ALL IN 2020 Coordinator

Nov 27, 2019

A home has the potential to save a life

The Homelessness Housing Umbrella Group (HHUG) is the network of agencies and individuals working to end homelessness and create affordable housing in Waterloo Region.

Wellbeing Waterloo Region was formed with the goal of making transformative and large scale change. This is only possible when the whole community works together in new ways. ALL IN 2020 supports the excellent work being done by local service agencies by creating more awareness and mobilizing increased resources.

Our community has a plan to find housing for people who have been homeless the longest and experience the most complex needs.

"... I have a home, so it's more like I'm part of the society."

"..It's definitely made a huge difference in my mental health, having my own place."

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Ellin Bessner

Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War ll

October 28, 2020

Ellin Bessner is a veteran Canadian journalist based in Toronto. She is the author of a new book about Canada’s Jewish servicemen and women who fought in the Second World War. The book is called “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War ll”.

For her book, Ellin spent six years researching, and travelling, and interviewing over 300 veterans and their families, to tell the untold stories of how and why Canada’s Jewish community sent 17,000 men and women in uniform to defeat Hitler and the Axis in the Second World War. It is a story that has never been comprehensively told before and fills an important gap in the publicly known accounts of how a country of volunteers helped win the war.