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Intro to Spoken Word

9:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

This class will be structured as a two part workshop. One will explore the creative medium of spoken word through guided writing and performance activities. The second workshop will explore the business of being a spoken word artist and how to develop your professional network.

Bring one of the following:
Bike basket
iphone case
Non perishable food items (canned food etc)
plants
Surprise items!

About the teacher, Lishai

Lishai uses the power of the pen to connect, reflect and educate. She was raised in Europe and the Middle East, but is a daughter of India’s diaspora. She carries the rich tradition of storytelling that her grandmother gifted to her every time she steps to the stage. As part of her journey, she’s competed in national and international poetry slams, including representing Toronto at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, The Vancouver International Poetry Festival and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011. In the same year she organized the first Canadian Underground Individual Slam Championship. She is a committee lead for the Caucus on Gender Issues with Spoken Word Canada (SpoCan) and a regular host at The Roots Lounge Poetry Slam in Toronto. Currently, Lishai is the coordinator of Uniffect: a group of 25 youth poets who are leaders in their community and the youth poetry scene. Poetry aside, Lishai is the coordinator at The Toronto Women's City Alliance.

Outside Harvest Noon (Outdoors)
Outdoors! U of T St. George Campus, Outside Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

This workshop is for anyone who is new to exercising and/or wants to learn the fundamentals of a good exercise program. Led by Trina Mohan, a Certified Personal Trainer, you will be shown the proper techniques for a variety of stretches and exercises that can be done individually or with a partner and use little to no equipment. This workout will make you sweat and consist of high and low impact cardio, flexibility training, and strength conditioning exercises for all the major muscle groups in a fun but relaxed environment. Come prepared with your fitness and work-out questions-- Trina will also be doing a Q&A at the end. So put on those runners, some comfy clothes, and get ready to sweat and have fun!

Bring one of the following:
A large cork or whiteboard
Acupuncture
Air purifier
Art/paint supplies
Blender or handblender
Brand new athletic or ankle socks (women size 9)
Children toys (1yr old)
Cool halloween costumes
Graphic design help
Income tax planning tips for business
Loose leaf tea
Massage therapy
Natural essential oil (any)
Ninento Wii games
Pack of playing cards
Personal development/spirtuality books
Positive attitudes
Recipes for yummy healthy meals
Reiki treatment
Set of dominos
Skipping rope
Video editing help
Video recorder

About the teacher, Trina Mohan

I am a Certified Personal Trainer through CAN-FIT-PRO and have been passionate about health and fitness ever since I could walk! I run my own business providing personal training and fitness bootcamps for people of all sizes and abilities. I'm also a runner (completed several 5k, 10k and half-marathon races) and love to play competitive dodgeball.

U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

We will explore the context of tar sands in Ontario through a participatory workshop focusing on the history of tar sands development, the impact it has on front-line communities, how the regulatory process has failed and what we can do from here. The workshop will also focus on ways to get involved with tar sands organizing and empower participants to take action.

Bring one of the following:
beans
bike lock - my bike got stolen
pair of mittens - winter is coming
preserves - jams, pickles, tomato's, whatever!
rice

About the teacher, dave vasey

Dave Vasey is an environmental justice activist from Walkerton, Ontario. Dave has been involved in tar sands organizing since 2008 and has worked with several groups including the Rainforest Action Network, the Indigenous Environmental Network, Environmental Justice Toronto and Environmental Justice Ontario.

Outside Harvest Noon (Outdoors)
Outdoors! U of T St. George Campus, Outside Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

This class will teach you about social innovation, collaborative living and realizing how to live authentically and with purpose everyday. I will introduce the social innovation space and the collaborative living movement, and ways to meet new people, live in the moment, be a part of something greater and feel amazing doing it. The class will include reflection questions and discussions (be prepared to share your thoughts and ideas), goal setting, learning about social innovation and collaborative consumption through various media, in-class practice (meditation), take-home resources including book recommendations, websites, apps, music, nutrition guide etc., lots of sharing and lots of quotes, and inspiration -- I hope :)

Bring one of the following:
Favourite Books (just the name)
Favourite Songs
Fresh Herbs (Basil, Thyme, Rosemary)
Inspirational Quote
Loose-Leaf Green Tea
Organic Produce

About the teacher, lucy gao

I am a recent university graduate interested in the collaborative consumption movement and living life to the fullest. I enjoy cooking new foods, meeting people, learning languages, reading, working out, being with people I love and practicing random acts of kindness.

U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

This workshop will examine unexposed sites and methods of discrimination against Mad people, psychiatric survivors, consumers, and those labelled with “mental illness” diagnoses or mental health disabilities (also called mentalism or saneism). To counter stereotypical and medical model understandings of madness (eg. “mental illness” presented as a biological disorder requiring medical treatment like psychotropic medications) pervasive in society, Elizabeth and Alisa will focus on Mad people as a people. Like other equity-seeking groups, Mad people have a history, language, community, and culture that would-be-allies need to acknowledge, celebrate, and support. We will introduce learners to the consumer/survivor community and social movement by talking about our history, discussing identity terms, exhibiting button slogans, and highlighting alternatives like consumer/survivor organizations and peer support groups. Through interactive group activities and conversations, learners will be encouraged to challenge their mentalist attitudes in order to ally with Mad people and the local and global Mad Movement as well as to foster more fully accessible and “safe” social justice spaces and “inclusive” movements. Are you a crazy person too? Come explore some of the history of our movement with us.

Bring one of the following:
(unopened) silk-screen paint
button making supplies for a Tecre 1 1/4 inch machine
descriptions of mentalism (discrimination against Mad people) one has personally (can be anonymous) experienced/witnessed/enacted in social justice, activist, accessibile, "inclusive", "anti-oppressive", or "safe" spaces
gently used blank/unmarked t-shirts (all sizes, colours, styles)
help with MSS outreach - hanging up posters, forwarding info to your contacts, posting on Facebook
mental health or disability awareness posters/advertisements/buttons/t-shirts
new silk-screen (frame and screen)
photocopying (of MSS black/white posters - email outreach@madstudentsociety.com for the template)
pre-loaded Presto card
purple whiteboard marker
safe space/equity/access/anti-oppression statements & terms of reference/crisis protocols/resource lists from social justice/activist groups and organizations
used books or zines about mental health, madness, consumer/survivor movement, disability, peer support, self-help

About the teacher, Elizabeth and Alisa from the Mad Students Society Working Group on Ally Relationships

Elizabeth and Alisa met through participation in Mad Students Society and are passionate about real social justice. We self-identify, language-flexibly, as psychiatric consumer/survivors and as crazy Mad people. We are activists, scholars, and workers in these communities. Mad Students Society (MSS), created in 2005, is a unique peer support and advocacy group of and for students in post-secondary and adult education institutions who have personal experiences with psychiatric/mental health systems. The MSS Vision is a community of empowered and mobilized Mad Students who are aware of the history of the psychiatric survivor movement and practice alternatives to medical perspectives on madness by supporting each other. We need educational environments that are free of systemic discrimination and celebrate and support differences of all kinds so that we can achieve our learning goals. MSS works towards this vision within MSS and in broader society by engaging people in learning about and understanding Mad culture, Mad community, our values, and ways of being.

Learn to spin yarn

9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Learn the basics of spinning your own yarn using the simple and portable drop spindle. This class will show you how to make a 2-ply yarn you can use for knitting, crochet, or weaving. No previous experience needed!

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite book
A large latte or cappuccino
A surprise
Baked goods
Fresh vegetables
Loose green tea
Send me a postcard or souvenir from your next trip
Something handmade

About the teacher, Leslie Ordal

A long-time knitter, I picked up spinning in 2005 and now use handspun yarn in most of my craft endeavours. My yarns have won top honours at competitions throughout the US, but mostly I love to teach the craft to others! I've been regularly teaching classes in the fiber arts since 2008 in Montreal, Ottawa, and now Toronto. I write about textiles/fiber arts for Interweave Press, and on my own blog.

U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Maybe you are going to travel there at some point of your life or you are just curious about the continent. Either case, Latin America is extremely fascinating and I promise that all the 100 things are going to be interesting and there´s going to be games all throughout the workshop!

Bring one of the following:
art supplies
cheap-delicious-easy to make-healthy recipes
help using indesing (the adobe program)
ideas/help for a social project in Toronto
nuts/condiments

About the teacher, Maria Fauquie

I am majoring in Latin American Studies and the last two years I had the opportunity to live in three different Latin American countries. In January I got a certificate to teach Spanish as a second language and I enjoyed the experience of teaching the language and introducing such a beautiful culture.

U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

You will learn tips and tricks for learning how to use a Mac Computer, iPad or iPhone. If you are new to a Mac or just want to learn some tips and tricks to optimize your daily workflow this course is for you! We will go over the basics of the latest Mac Operating System, as well as iOS (iPad or iPhone). Whether you are a PC user, using a Mac for the first time, or a long time Mac user, I guarantee you will learn something

Bring one of the following:
Anything cycling related
Book Keeping Help
broken/unwanted apple devices
Client referrals
coffee (of any kind)
Design Help
old electronics
suprise me

About the teacher, Codey May

I spend my days working as an on-site Apple IT consultant. I love to teach and spread the knowledge of technology that enhances and engages people socially.

basic bike maintenance

5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Outside Harvest Noon (Outdoors)
Outdoors! U of T St. George Campus, Outside Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Learn how you bike should sound, ride, work. Learn the basics of how your brakes, derailleurs and wheels should work and how to identify common problems

Bring one of the following:
car rental
fishing tips
repair of a mac computer
sewing class
Something you have made - edible or otherwise!
welding lesson

About the teacher, maggie anderson

I've been in the bike industry for about 15 years and love to teach folks.

Outside Harvest Noon (Outdoors)
Outdoors! U of T St. George Campus, Outside Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Although trees may look alike, once you can recognize their subtle differences, a walk in the park is never the same! This workshop will introduce you to some of the common trees within the urban forest of Toronto. You will learn how to name trees using an identification key--a useful tool used by professionals and amateurs alike. In addition, you'll learn about some common stressors, such as insect attacks, drought, and damage that are signs of unhealthy trees. We hope that you'll gain a basic knowledge for identifying trees, a skill that comes in handy when trying to impress your friends. This will be an interactive tour, so get ready to ask questions and have fun! Come dressed for the weather, we will be going outside rain or shine.

Bring one of the following:
a joke
an apple
coffee or tea
recipes
treats for the class

About the teacher, Susan Frye & Jennifer Gagné

Susan and Jennifer are both Masters students at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Forestry. They are both interested in urban forestry and entomology, and are outreach partners in crime.

U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Traditionally research was held in the domain of academics and scientists. As more and more people are being asked to do research and evaluation in their jobs, it becomes important to know the principles, methodologies, tools and techniques for how to work with data in rigorous and socially relevant ways. This workshop will provide an overview of the core concepts in research and evaluation. It will include: • How to pick a research methodology • Sampling strategies and target populations • Survey design/development • Data manipulation and techniques • Basic statistical procedures • Evaluation theory, logic models, indicators and outcomes. The goal of the workshop is to give you the background on how to do methodologically-sound research, how to have a handle on data, and how to identify bad research when you see it. Given that research is often examining complex questions and taking place in dynamic contexts like neighbourhoods and workplaces, we will also discuss places for engagement/stakeholder input throughout the research and evaluation process, and how things change when working with special populations.

Bring one of the following:
A board game (used is fine)
A favour - FULL. NO MORE FAVOURS PLEASE!
A pair of tickets to a show of any kind
Dried fruit or nuts
Health/fitness workshops
Healthy homemade freezeable meals
Knit toque, scarf or mittens
Plants
Sea salt
Singing lessons
Snacks for the class
Tea leaves

About the teacher, Ashleigh Dalton

Ashleigh Dalton is a researcher who works as an Urban Fellow with the City of Toronto. She emphasizes methodological questions and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, that are relevant to community- and population- level research and policy. Ashleigh has a Masters degree in Adult Education & Community Development with a collaborative program in Workplace Learning and Social Change from OISE / University of Toronto, and is currently a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.

Reflexology massage

7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

This class will be about accelerating self-healing and relaxation through the most ancient art of foot reflexology. Focusing on general info and wellness , not too scientific but can become specific with later classes thus to help alleviate x conditions. One of the aims is help people connect and feel feel feel and feel the healing during and after massage. It is a convenient way to promote wellness and also easy to get started. Not much space and tools are needed. But you need a blanket to hold foot on chair..but of course a massage table would be best. Also a wash cloth and some oils for the feet. Oils can be used to soothe your partner but not necessary. We will have at least 1 hour of practice time on each other, where you comfort level will be grow and you can try different techniques and try to locate different organs and glands.

Bring one of the following:
find a home to share with other with porch and garden with privacy
find a space to grow my veggies
get 4 curtains for my front window - butter yellow? will give dimensions
help to paint my ceiling. you need to know what you are doing
how to get a private lender for purchase of home
learn how to crochet
learn how to grow garden in small space and also harvest
learn how to install shelves perfectly
learn how to prepare raw food
learn how to renovate or do simple cubes/for storage
learn how to use sewing machine
learn the process of buying a home
new colorful winter coat size large or larger
sewing machine
size 8.5 very comfortable shoes for autumn. i like red
toaster
tuina massage
veggies from garden
yoga coaching /lessons

About the teacher, joanna recine

I have learned alot or better, the body has taught me much since 10 years and would like to have experential course on experiencing letting go.. it will be on a carpet and using balls...but if that carpet is not available...i would suggest you bring a matt please.. you will know what it means to be freed of tensions..good skill to have in this century when most people do not know.

Mission Impossible

5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Outside Harvest Noon (Outdoors)
Outdoors! U of T St. George Campus, Outside Harvest Noon, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Gym Class for Adults! Get involved and move your body. I am interested in building and slithering through an obstacle course. Let's build forts, balance beams and hiding places to recreate the best games of our childhoods and see what this gives us as adults. This class will involve lots of creativity and enthusiam from you and me.

Bring one of the following:
Blankets and Other Fort Building Supplies
Family Recipes
Fort Building supplies
Help with Clean Up
Old Broken Cameras
Pieces of PlexiGlas (any size)
Small Ceramic Figurines
Snacks for Class

About the teacher, Erin Jaeger-Freeborn

I am a sculptor working out of Halifax but spending some time in Toronto. I recently finished a residency in the woods of Nova Scotia and learned how much fun being a kid in an adults body can be. I am a NSCAD graduate eager to have some lighthearted social experimentation.

Visual Learning 101

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Learn to doodle. Doodle to Learn. Learn simple drawing techniques to enhance personal learning and communication. You'll practice using visual icons and metaphors to create stunning notes that you'll treasure and want to share with others. Can't draw at all? No problem. All levels welcome.

Bring one of the following:
anything homemade
bike tire repair
candy
feedback following idea session
Help me clean up after one of my visual learning sessions
help me set up for one of my visual learning sessions
play me a song
proofreading/editing
style advice
teach me how to tell a joke
Wordpress advice
yoga instruction

About the teacher, patricia kambitsch

Patricia Kambitsch is a graphic facilitator and multidisciplinary artist. As a facilitator, Kambitsch explores and promotes tools for dialogue available through the visual arts, creative writing, and movement.

The Design of Human Interaction

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Why do some parties lend themselves to great conversations while others are full of awkward silences? Why are some meetings fantastic brainstorming sessions and others full of gossipy back-talk? Why can some charismatic creatures always find a date, while other nice guys/gals get the "friend zone" every time? Welcome to the wonderful world of human interaction! This isn't something we learn about in most schools, because it's assumed that we'll just "figure it out" -- but we rarely do, and even those who get by don't always know why it (sometimes) works! Does the hilarious art of improvisation have something to teach us about understanding (or manipulating) human interactions? And can we learn... by playing games??

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Advice about organic meat sources in Toronto
Blind Date
Clients for Improv Parties and Workshops
Opportunity to perform (improv, acting, singing)
Organic produce
Ready-made meal foods
Sewing and Repairs

About the teacher, Lauren

Lauren Stein lives in a bubble. Her own magical little world where anything can happen. But for this brief break from the norm, she welcomes you to share your imagination with her, and vice versa. Don't worry. You're in good hands.

Dating by Design: The Basics

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

We spend a lot of time perfecting our craft at work - striving for that 10,000 hours. But when was the last time you spent dedicated time on getting better at relationships? Perhaps because designers are often tasked with solving “wicked”, complex problems, the language of design provides many useful metaphors for exploring the complexities of modern relationships. By using design as a language to talk about dating and relationships, the conversation becomes more objective, and less subjective (aka less awkward). This class will guide you through a design process to: -audit your past relationships -recognize your present challenges -start designing your ideal future relationships

Bring one of the following:
A surprise!
Contemporary novel (that you've read and want to pass on)
Freezable food (soups, casserole, baking etc.)
Mixed "tape" (on cd or usb)
Movie ticket
Movie tickets
Post-it notes (stack)
Potted plant
Quality chocolate
Quality notebook and pen

About the teacher, Ayla Newhouse

Ayla Newhouse is a Communication, Interaction and "Attraction" Designer with 16 years of relationship experience ranging from misalignment to creative brilliance. She is the creator of Dating by Design, and the author of "the ABC's of Dating by Design".

Learn How to Wire Crochet

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Wire crochet allows you to use 28 gauge wire to create jewelry, bags, or any other idea you have. Bring your small broken pieces of jewelry and beads as well as 28 gauge colored wire, a button, and 3.5 crochet hook. The workshop discusses the basic straight-line wire crochet technique, what can be used in wire crochet, and the idea of repurposing items behind the art. You will have a finished bracelet or pair of earrings by the end of the course.

Bring one of the following:
A few dilled or non-drilled tumbled gemstones
4 pieces of fruit or veggies
A surprise
Broken jewelry pieces
Freezable homemade dish
Sharing my Facebook page with 10 friends
Spool of 16 gauge, 18 gauge, 20 gauge, 22 gauge, or 28 gauge colored wire
Wire cutters, flat nose pliers, or round nose pliers

About the teacher, Laura Sultan

Laura Sultan has been a practicing energy worker & gemstone lover since she was a young child. Recently, she has created a gemstone jewelry business where she creates healing gemstone necklaces, bracelets, & other requested items based on the person's current life situation or malady.

Duct Tape Creations

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Have you ever wanted to make something cool out of duct tape? Well this is the class for you. Teen-preneur Marina Wilson of Marina Rocks Toronto is in the building and creating up a storm. Make funky accessories like bowties, wallets, coin pouches, or purses all out of duct tape!! All supplies are provided.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
a surprise
Duck Brand Duct Tape
Duck Brand Duct Tape
gift cards
headphones
home baked goodies
homemade gifts
homemade gifts
vegan homemade treats

About the teacher, Marina Wilson

I am a 13 year old entrepreneur selling my creations in 5 Toronto stores and teaching at Michael's Downsview once a month. I also have a YouTube channel where I show my creations and am building a following of loyal viewers.

Learn How to Crochet

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Learn the basics of crochet. Make your own dishcloth. Supplies provided.

Bring one of the following:
gift cards
hand immersion blender
organic produce
surprise
vegan goodies
vegan goodies
vegan homemade treats
vegan surprise
yarn
yarn (acrylic or cotton please)

About the teacher, Monica Kelly

We are a family that loves to cook together and have been cooking vegan for just over a year. We would love to share our recipes that we have converted with you so that you can see how easy and tasty it is to be vegan and gluten free.

Design a Workshop on Anything

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Many of us remember terrible classes we attended where the teacher knew a lot, but taught nothing. This brief class will introduce some key principles, techniques and ideas on how to design a workshop which effectively engages participants and supports their own learning process.

Bring one of the following:
A cheese tour of Kensington market
Contacts of 10 friends you know who might want to teach workshops
Feedback on my business plan
Gloves
Sandwich or pre-made lunch
Spread the word about Trade Schools next season
Sprouts
Your favorite coffee beans

About the teacher, Nico Koenig

I'm a fire starter that wanted to start Trade School in Canada. The idea was made real by phenomenal artists, community organizers and guides who you will meet at this celebration.

Design a Festival

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Let's design a festival! From concept to evaluation, via fundraising, marketing and production, we'll work in small teams to create a festival on paper. You'll come out of it with a full work plan to apply to a real festival or any large-scale event.

Bring one of the following:
2 (guest list) tickets for music, dance or theatre performance
A book about art
A cactus or a plant I can't possibly kill
A robot or anything robot-related
Digital photography tutorial
Photoshop or In Design tutorial
Spanish conversation
Strong cheese
WordPress tutorial
Your favourite novel

About the teacher, Fanny Martin

I've worked on music, arts and civic engagement festivals in France, England and Canada. For me a festival is a giant party - so let’s not spoil it with poor planning and execution. I want to share the love and eradicate forever badly organized festivals.

U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

This workshop will teach the traditional African Net weave used in South African jewelry. Bring some of the following items if possible: seed beads, two small-medium sized focal beads, a size 10 sewing needle, size B nymo thread or fireline, and earring hooks as well as scissors & bead tips. I will bring extra supplies if you are unable to bring these items. The workshop will discuss the history of African Net Weave, the pattern used in the weave, and basic earring making strategies. You will have a complete set of earrings by the end.

Bring one of the following:
2 spools of 16 gauge, 18 gauge, 20 gauge, 22 gauge, or 28 gauge colored wire
4 pieces of fruit or veggies
A mocha latte
Broken jewelry
Freezable homemade dish
Gemstone Surprise
Snacks for 10 people
Thread, seed beads, focal beads, earring hooks, size 10 needles, scissors, nylon size B thread, bead tips, bead mat to share (in addition to your own)
Viking Knit Starter Set

About the teacher, Laura Sultan

Laura Sultan has been a practicing energy worker & gemstone lover since she was a young child. Recently, she has created a gemstone jewelry business where she creates healing gemstone necklaces, bracelets, & other requested items based on the person's current life situation or malady.

U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Learn about collaborative consumption and how to design your life to include basic concepts of life editing and access over ownership. This is the idea that we don’t need to own everything, in fact, we don’t need stuff, we need the utility it provides. If we can get that utility through sharing, we can also save money, create less waste, deepen our relationships and live happier lives. Learn about the sharing economy and about organizations, business and groups in this space that are all about the revival of sharing for the smartphone generation.

Bring one of the following:
inspirational quotes
organic fruits and vegetables
something physical you can share -- not junk please :)
whole wheat pasta

About the teacher, Lucy Gao

I am a recent business school graduate passionate about creating social change through sharing and collaborative consumption I work for a start-up organization called Unstash, a peer-to-peer platform for collaborative consumption.

Human-Centered Design: A Primer

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

As Design Thinking increasingly becomes a buzzword, it's important to clearly understand what Human-Centered Design actually is. This course will be a brief introduction to applied design process: how designers learn, what designers learn, and how it can be applied in the context beyond the traditional design practice of creating objects, spaces, and identities.

Bring one of the following:
A bike tune-up
A surprise
Black fineliners
Good coffee (beans or gift certs)
Sketchbook
Your favorite book

About the teacher, Zahra Ebrahim

Zahra Ebrahim is the Principal and Founder of archiTEXT, a design think tank and creative agency working at the intersection of interdisciplinary practice and applied design process. Zahra has been Faculty at OCAD University for the past five years, teaching the Think Tank program in the Faculty of Design.

U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon
U of T St. George Campus/ Harvest Noon, 2nd Floor, 16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto CA

Social change agents are used to admitting when we don't have the right solution yet - but what about admitting we don't know exactly what problem we're working on? A great problem statement can unlock massive transformations - helping us and others see new possibilities and potential for change. Yet too often we under-invest in this crucial step of design. This participatory workshop will draw on techniques from across the private and public sectors to help you experience the power of a great problem.

Bring one of the following:
An introduction to an interesting social entrepreneur
Flipchart paper
Herbal tea
Pickled things
Picture frames (for hanging)
Snacks for the class
Vaccuum repair (the carpet vacuuming attachment doesn't work, but the rest does)

About the teacher, Megan Campbell

Megan Campbell is a Systems Design Engineer with over 10 years experience in international development and advocacy in Canada, Africa, and Asia. She recently returned to Toronto after 4 years working with the government of Malawi on sustainable models for water and sanitation service delivery, and now consults to not-for-profits and social enterprises in the city.

Hart House Committees' Room
2nd floor, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Trade School Toronto starts its third season with classes at Hart House and OCADU. We've had a lot of honest requests to help move Trade School Toronto along - so let's see what you've got! Join us at Hart House in the Committees' Room (2nd floor) to meet the organizers, share ideas, and let us know how you want to be involved - in whatever capacity. Come out, bring a friend, and lend a hand if you can.

Bring one of the following:
A Friend
A surprise
Help cleaning up
Minute-taking
Snacks to share

About the teacher, Nico Koenig

I'm a fire starter that wanted to start Trade School in Canada. The idea was made real by phenomenal artists, community organizers and guides who you will meet at this celebration.

How to Run a Workshop

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Bickersteth Room
7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Want to run a workshop but unsure where to start? Been running workshops for a while and want to reflect on the fundamentals again? This is for you! Bring your ideas and your activities to this interactive and reflective session! We will learn about the building blocks of workshop design and have an opportunity to turn ideas into workshops that are ready to be trade-schooled!

Bring one of the following:
1/2 lb Whole Bean Coffee
A Beautiful Poem Hand-Written on White Unlined Paper
Bottle of Wine
Dark Chocolate
Flip Chart Paper
Seeds for Planting Herbs
Snacks for Class

About the teacher, Liam Oleary

Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Our creativity is available at all times and needs only an invitation to awaken. Exploring your creative skills comes from taking risks and feeling everything. This invites spontaneity during the art making and we learn to embrace whatever is expressed without judgment. Creativity is about loving yourself just as you are and allowing yourself to express as you are meant to without shame or judgment. Be prepared to engage in hands on activities during the class. There will be opportunities to create your personal narratives during class activities.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Crayons/Pastels
Drawing paper
Organic produce
Tea

About the teacher, Marilyn Oladimeji

I work full time as a professor at a community college. I have also led art therapy groups for adults and youths in the prison system. My passion for creativity became alive during my training as an Expressive Art Therapist. Creative play is wonderful and fun.

Hart House Library 2
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

This class will go over the basic steps of starting a community garden in the city of Toronto. We'll talk about how to get community support (and deal with naysayers), how to find a space, how to design your site and how to get growing! Print resources and info about other community connections will also be provided. This class can also help out people who are looking to start a different kind of community food project (ie a community kitchen, garden, farmers market) though the focus will be on gardens, the content can be adapted for the audience.

Bring one of the following:
A cookbook or book about food/ food security
A few packs of sustainable herb or vegetable seeds
A lesson in bike repair
A list of 5 great musicians/books to check out
A surprise
Blue Jays tickets (cheap seats!)
Dark Chocolate anything
Looseleaf tea (I love it all!)
Mason Jars (any size)
Offer to take notes
Organic nuts or dried fruit (not raisins!)
Snacks to share
Surplus small/medium women's clothes
Your favourite recipe for dinner

About the teacher, Emily Martyn

Emily works with residents and staff in social housing buildings to develop community-led gardening and food initiatives. She is extremely excited when people want to engage with their food and their community and likes to do whatever she can to help that happen! Emily knows a little bit about all kinds of random things, from herbal remedies to making mustard and wants to learn about the weird things you know too!

discovering your speaking voice

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

The class will begin with some very simple stretching exercises designed to wake up your body. We will then focus on the breath and incorporate that into sound production. Techniques for articulation and clarity in speaking will be taught. Participants are asked to wear comfortable work out clothing.

Bring one of the following:
70% chocolate bar (large size)
70% chocolate bar (large size)
old jewellry (things you no longer wear)
smallest drawing books available
tapered candles any colour
tea lights (not votives)
travel sized dental floss (unopened)
travel sized dental floss (unopened)
travel sized hand lotion

About the teacher, Jo Jo Rideout

I have been teaching voice for actors and acting technique for over 30 years. I am a tenured professor at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec and also teach voice/text at The National Theatre School in Montreal.

Helping Each Other Change

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Hart House Library 2
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

This is a brief introduction to peer counselling, which is a simple format for listening respectfully to each other and supporting each other through life's day-to-day stresses. Free exchange of time with others can help each of us make long term changes in how we cope with life and relate to each other. The class will include short instruction, a few demos and lots of practice sharing personal stories in pairs or triplets. Attendees will have access to creating and participating in a long term peer counselling network.

Bring one of the following:
a hug
a short paragraph describing what you like most about yourself
a short paragraph describing why you chose this workshop
a small box of herbal tea (not peppermint)
a subway token
an orange, a banana, or an apple

About the teacher, Bruce Small

I am a practising Psychotherapist, a Master's student in counselling psychology, an engineer, a physicist, and a freelance irritant who is interested in helping people change the way they think and how they relate to others, so that we all can become much more free from many of the restricting dictates of our modern societies.

Origami Flowers

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Learn how to make a variety of flowers, from basic to advanced, and impress your friends or a date! Basic supplies provided, but feel free to bring fancy paper if you wish. I will give a brief history and summary of the design of each flower wherever possible, but most of the time will be spent actually making them.

Bring one of the following:
Balloons (full of helium?)
Chocolates
Cloud Atlas (the book)
Lined paper (pack of)
List of book recommendations
List of free games recommendations
List of music recommendations (classical, preferably violin)
List of music recommendations (variety of genres)
Origami Paper (pack of)
Paintbrush
Printer paper (pack of)
Sketchbook
Tim Hortons Gift Card

About the teacher, Grace Zhu

I'm currently a first year student at UofT, with a strong interest in the fine arts.

Hart House Board Room
7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Many of us dream of writing something big, whether it be a novel, a memoir, a Master’s/PhD thesis, or even a collection of smaller pieces. But just as many of us get intimidated at the thought of beginning a writing long-term project (one that takes longer than 6 months to complete or is longer than 100 pages). This class is designed to help you dig deep, buckle down, and produce a work of substantial and lasting value. You can expect a process-oriented workshop aimed at introducing strategies for: -Generating a “big” idea for a long-term project -Working with the natural cycle of the creative process -Making and sticking to a timeline for completion -Facing the everyday demons of procrastination and perfectionism -Maintaining interest and energy (and avoiding burn-out) throughout the process In this class we will: -Discuss, develop and initiate plans for completion. -Complete short writing exercises (10-15 minutes) to generate and clarify ideas, identify potential challenges and develop creative solutions. -Consider the value of unsung qualities such as patience, persistence, and willpower and how we might nurture these in ourselves. Please bring: -A notebook and writing implement -A diary or calendar (optional). The workshop will be 2.5 hours long and will run from 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Bring one of the following:
A homemade beauty supply item (lotion, lip-balm, exfoliant, etc.)
A surprise
A writing notebook
Coffee, ground for a stove-top percolator
One hour of volunteering in your community
Snacks for 10 people
Your best dog-related story, written in 500 words or less
Your life story, written in 500 words or less

About the teacher, Elisabeth Oliver

Elisabeth Oliver is a writer, teacher, editor and dog lover. She likes to write poems, stories, essays and is now working on a novel. She holds degrees from U of Toronto, Queen’s and the University of Oxford. Currently, she teaches at Humber College.

Introduction to Gemstone Healing

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Hart House Library 2
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Have you ever wondered about the vibrational energy within gemstone? This class will discuss the metaphysical & healing properties of gemstones. It will begin with discussing basic gemstones, such as quartz & amethyst, and will move into the gemstone-chakra alignment commonly applied used in meditative practices & healing. If there is time, there will be discussion about how to find the gemstone that fits you & attributes of more advanced gemstones. Gemstones to play with will be supplied for this course. Please bring your own as well to increase the amazing vibrations that will be there in the classroom. :)

Bring one of the following:
A nice bottle of wine
A small jeweler's anvil (Had to try...)
A surprise
Amazing book
Bag of fruit
Bag of veggies
Flat nose pliers
Gemstones
Large nut & fruit snack mix
Organic bag of Sumatra Coffee
Round nose pliers
Sparkling water
Tofu
Two for one coupon for something fun or yummy
Wire cutters
Wire for creating art or jewelry
Yummy teas

About the teacher, Laura Sultan

Laura Sultan has been a practicing energy worker & gemstone lover since she was a young child. Recently, she has created a gemstone jewelry business where she creates healing gemstone necklaces, bracelets, & other requested items based on the person's current life situation or malady.

Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Ever wonder how large organisations design and deliver training courses sometimes teaching thousands of people in different parts of the world at the same time? This seminar/discussion follows a case study of a project through the stages from analysis, design, development, implementation and evalutation (ADDIE). The ADDIE Model is the instructional design industry's best practice for delivering educational programmes. For people interested in designing curricula for face-to-face, eLearning and blended learning solutions, for colleges or universities, schools, government and corporate sectors, this class is a quick glimpse into how it is done.

Bring one of the following:
Oil Change
Package of Bacon (Confucius only accepted payment in pork products)
Picture frame (postcard size)
Research assistance
Toilet paper (double ply)

About the teacher, Erik Schomann

Erik's career in instructional design goes back over a decade on three different continents in several different sectors and industries and he knows how to prepare a mean hotpot, Sichuan style.

Hart House Library 2
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

The class will focus on medical and dental school application and will include: mock interview (panel and MMI), overview of medical school application, ideal CV for medical school, clinical experience, how to get letter of reference, extracurricular activities, how to get scholarships.

Bring one of the following:
3 h shift volunteer to Out of the cold program at Beth Sholom synagogue (next two Tuesdays for the morning shift)
donation of one non perishable food item for Out of the cold, charity I support
fundrising (data base creation of possible volunteers) for Purim musical
knitted gloves, scarves, hats

About the teacher, Dr. Lorelei Silverman

MHD club at University of Toronto has organized 9 workshops for medical and dental school offered to Toronto student community. The workshops feature a step by step guide to a part of the application, info sessions of med and dental schools, medical students and residents personal journeys, etc. I have a PhD from York University, postdoctoral fellowships from U of Toronto, CRA from Michener. I tought at U of T Scarborough Animal Physiology, and I am a supervisor for the Science Engagement course. I am also the co-founder of the Annual International Conference Models of Human Diseases that offers ample opportunities to medical and dental students to have a stellar CV.

Hart House Dining Room
2nd Floor, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Learn basic tips and tricks to get your bike in tip top shape in this discussion and demonstration. Bike anatomy, flat fix and other rudimentary bike knowledge will be covered. There will be a focus on what maintenance issues to look out for after the cold and slush of riding or storing your bike outside in the winter months. If you come to your seminar on your bike, please keep it locked outside.

Bring one of the following:
Bike mechanic/work gloves
Hour of distributing flyers for Bikechain levy referendum before or after the seminar
Hour of postering for Bikechain levy referendum before or after the seminar
Tools: screwdrivers, Allen Keys, wrenches, bike tools
Used bikes and parts

About the teacher, Jen Roberton

Jen Roberton is the Education Coordinator at Bikechain, a not-for-profit dyi bike shop on UofT campus. Bikechain is full of people who are passionate about teaching others about bicycles. We teach everyone from new volunteers to students and community members seeking a quick fix to their daily bike issues.

Hart House Board Room
7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Avoid the toxic chemicals and learn how to stay beautiful by making your own skin care products at home. In this class, holistic nutritionist Jenna Street will teach you the skin healing benefits of plants, and how to use them for health and beauty. Part demonstration, part hands on learning, this workshop will give you the practical skills to create your own skin care remedies, as well as a thorough knowledge of the health benefits of natural ingredients. Please bring your own glass container to take home some of the healing salve we make in class!

Bring one of the following:
chia seeds (package)
Fair trade coffee (1lb bag)
Hemp seeds (package)
Organic Produce
TTC tokens

About the teacher, Jenna Street

I am the owner/operator of a natural skin care company called Karmalicious. My mission is to educate people about the dangers of toxins in our body care products and provide safe alternatives. I hand craft skin care products such as soap, bath treatments, lip balm etc. and also host workshops teaching people how to make some of their own natural skin care remedies. I am an advocate for sustainability and care deeply about the state of the environment. I source all of my ingredients from ethical and/or local sources and use the most environmentally friendly packaging as possible for my products. I have had a lot of positive feedback about my workshops, and the more I do them, the more I love what I do!

Super 8 Filmmaking

5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Hart House Library 2
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Super 8 is the home-movie format from the 1960's and while it is in decline is remains a viable shooting format. Many people continue to use super 8 for its unique texture or easy in-camera effects like time-lapse. In this crash course we will cover everything we can about shooting super 8 film in the time allotted starting with camera operation and exposure tips. We will not be shooting in class. All you need to bring is paper and pen and if you have a super 8 camera or old unexposed film bring it to class. I will try and identify what you have and tell you if it is worth using. Super 8 cameras can be rented from places like the Hart House Film Board and LIFT, where you can also find more detailed workshops.

Bring one of the following:
a baked good
any roll of unexposed new super 8 film
Half-pound of good coffee, ground at #6
some fruit
The book Among the Truthers by Jonathan Kay

About the teacher, Rick Palidwor

I have been making movies for about 20 years. Check my YouTube channel if you want to watch them. I have been teaching for about 10 years and I currently run the Creative Classes program at Hart House: www.harthouse.ca/classes

Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

You -- reading this -- grab the first object beside you and speak to it as if it were your high school English teacher! If your co-workers/roommate/people at the cafe give you a weird look, just shake your head as if they don't understand and lower your eyes to indicate that you kind of pity them. To be honest, I don't know exactly what is going to happen at this workshop, except for two things: we are going to make it up as we go along; and it's going to be fun!

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Journal
Organic produce
Ready-made healthy vegetarian meal foods
Sewing and Repairs
Super-warm Gloves

About the teacher, Lauren

Lauren Stein lives in a bubble. Her own magical little world where anything can happen. But for this brief break from the norm, she welcomes you to share your imagination with her, and vice versa. Don't worry. You're in good hands.

Collaborative Consumption

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Learn about collaborative consumption and join a discussion on how to live a collaborative lifestyle that includes basic concepts of life editing and access over ownership. This is the idea that we don’t need to own everything, in fact, we don’t need stuff, we need the utility it provides. If we can get that utility through sharing, we can also save money, create less waste, deepen our relationships and live happier lives. Learn about the sharing economy and about organizations, business and groups in this space that are all about the revival of sharing for the smartphone generation.

Bring one of the following:
conversation in French, Spanish or beginner class in Italian or Portuguese
introduction to someone working in the collaborative consumption space
introduction to someone working in web/software development
organic fruits and vegetables
whole wheat pasta

About the teacher, Lucy Gao

I am a recent business school graduate passionate about creating social change through sharing and collaborative consumption I work for a start-up organization called Unstash, a peer-to-peer platform for collaborative consumption.

Health Care on Your Finger Tips

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Using the theories & practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine we'll explore self care as a form of stress reduction. There are effective ways that one can stimulate or calm energetic patterns to help balance a busy city & overwhelmed mind. Included in this session are also tips geared toward a little facial rejuvenation, especially after such a dry & drawn winter!

Bring one of the following:
1 hour of office administration & accounting.
Chocolate - dark.
Gluten free meal.
Lesson in mac book organization.
Surprise!

About the teacher, Renee Pilgrim

Renee Pilgrim D. Acu has been living & teaching & learning in Toronto for about a dozen years. Since 2009 she has been building her Acupuncture practice at eightbranches.ca.

Learn HTML5 and CSS

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

A beginner's tutorial for learning the basics and the tricks in CSS webpage designing (layouts, buttons, fonts, etc). We will be using Tumblr webpages to test our codes and apply our creativity. You do not need any background knowledge about coding, computers, designing, or anything really. Just have a Tumblr account ready to go or even just an email. You can bring your laptop with you, or just take notes. It will be lots of fun!

Bring one of the following:
A colourful highlighter
A handwritten poem about me. Impress me.
Anything related to Hogwart's House of Slytherin
Something pink
Something to do with Hindusium.

About the teacher, Pinky Mazumder

Hi! My name is Pinky (2nd year student) and I over the past summer I have taught myself basic CSS and HTML. I was a complete beginner which goes to show that you do not need a technical background to learn some CSS! Its very simple to learn, and once you get your creativity flowing, it becomes a bit addictive. Its like a lot like drawing or interior designing, except here you design a page and you do it with specific codes.

Sourdough Bread Baking

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Hart House Board Room
7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Learn the basics of sourdough baking and take home your own sourdough starter! Along with instructions regarding care of your sourdough starter expect recipes for a Multigrain sourdough bread loaf and an easy sourdough pizza crust. I have commercial sourdough bread baking experience.

Bring one of the following:
Baked goods
Cafe recommendation
Cafe recommendation
Favorite cookbook recommendation
Favorite cookbook recommendation
Favorite vegan/vegetarian recipes
Favorite vegan/vegetarian recipes
glass jars
sign up to be a recipe tester
tea

About the teacher, Sarah

Sarah E. Hoffman is a pamphleteer, blogger, academic and gastronomist. She enjoys picnics, the smell of freshly backed bread, bubble tea, brewing kombucha and other kitchen experiments. When stressed she bakes until the flour runs out. Sarah is married to a very understanding non-foodie, whom she is in the process of coverting. Find me @Sarah999 or www.wingedsnail99.blogspot.com

Hart House Library 2
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Bead weaving is an art found in Mexican, Native American, African, & a variety of other cultures. Peyote stitch is used in Native American art & is commonly taught to beginning bead weaving students. This two hour workshop will start with a short introduction concerning the history & beauty of peyote stitch. It will be followed by a hands-on workshop in which students will choose two colors to make a peyote stitch bookmark. All students will be able to leave with a small piece of work that reminds them of the stitch's rich history. Supplies needed include: seed beads, nymo B thread, size 10 threading needles, scissors, beeswax. I will bring some supplies as well for an extra small exchange.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Amber
Bag of fruit & veggies
Black or white jewelry display models
Gemstones
Jar of a yummy sauce
Mesh gift bags
Mixed nuts
Nice wine
Organic Sumatra coffee beans
Snack for 10 people
Yoga Mat

About the teacher, Laura Sultan

Laura Sultan is a handmade local jewelry designer who works with natural line and crystal energies. In 2013, she started her business as a recent immigrant to Canada and Toronto. Within the next three years, she grew her business to a full-time occupation that employs people who have a passion for making. Within the last year, Laura has run seminars about creating a successful start-up handmade fashion business for the Toronto Fashion Incubator, led classes on crystal energies, and mentored various aspiring designers.

Sustainable Investing 101

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Tired of paying outrageous management fees? Feel uncomfortable owning evil companies? Canadians pay some of the highest Mutual Fund fees in the world. At the same time, most of us are investing in companies that are exploiting people and the environment. The purpose of this seminar is to arm you with basic knowledge and understanding to start investing your own money online. It will empower you to lower your annual fees (saving you huge amounts of money over the long-term) and allow you to reflect your personal values into your portfolio Topics include: -Introduction to stocks and bonds -Why invest online? -Figuring out your risk profile -Socially Responsible / Green Investing -Setting financial goals -RRSP vs TFSA

Bring one of the following:
Apartment cleaning
Bicycle Bell
Gluten-free baked goods
Gluten-free frozen meals
Handmade scarf / tuque
Healing (massage, reiki, cranial-sacral, etc)
Indoor trees / plants / flowers
Rum, Vodka, or Baileys
Something special
Used Playstation3 video games

About the teacher, Timothy Nash

Timothy Nash is President of Strategic Sustainable Investments, and teaches Introduction to Macroeconomics at Sheridan College. He earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of King’s College (Halifax, Canada) and his M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden). He has completed the Canadian Securities Course, and is a Senior Research Advisor to Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil). He has been featured in The Globe & Mail and Maclean’s magazine, and has appeared on CBC’s The Lang & O’Leary Exchange.

Natal Chart Reading

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Hart House Board Room
7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Learn to read your own birth chart from the perspective of western astrology. Find out how a birth chart is organized, what the planets, signs, houses and aspects mean, and see what information your birth chart provides about the inner workings of your personality. To do this class you need to know the exact time that you were born (or as close as possible). Students should bring some kind of device that will access the internet (laptop, phone, tablet) so that they can download their own chart.

Bring one of the following:
a vegan, gluten free, chocolate free desert to share with the class
any other vegan gluten free snack for the class
electric kettle
herbal tea (box, bag, etc) to share
organic dried fruit and/or nuts (box, bag, etc) to share
thermos

About the teacher, Tamara Cohen

Tamara is currently a second year Religious Studies transfer student. She has a background in the fine arts, craft, and all things new age. She has been studying astrology since 1996.

Hart House Library 2
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

What does rebellion look like? What does it feel like in your life? Your heart? Whether it means facing a phalanx of menacing soldiers with big boots and bigger guns or a reminder of the gentle violence of punching last week’s pillows, what happens when you don’t do as you’re told? Will you put up and shut up? Come explore this delineation of line and subvert tactics by putting the Auto in your biography. We will find the poetry within ourselves through doing it your goddamn self. Through an exercise in language, a model of collage and cartoon and a lesson in making your own zine, realize that your worth takes work.

Bring one of the following:
Dry Goods (pasta, rice, beans)
Gluesticks
Paper (Copy, Printer)
Snacks for the class
Tim Horton's gift card
Vegetarian meal

About the teacher, Rani Rivera, Allyn Norris and Clementine Morrigan

Rani Rivera is a Fellow at The School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario, a poet and founder of Room, a consumer-survivor initiative helping young women 16-30 yrs. old who identify as living with mental health and/or addiction issues by using peer support and arts programming as its primary tools. After studying English Literature at the University of Toronto, Rani felt an ever-increasing pull to actively focus on the social justice issues that mattered to her most: women marginalized by mental health and addictions and in a broader spectrum; accessibility to the arts. Room’s mission is to inspire and empower young women through the transformative nature of art and adhering to its cathartic and self-healing qualities to ultimately gain a stronger sense of self while improving their own quality of life and impacting their community. www.roomtoronto.org ................................................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................. Allyn Norris is a multidisciplinary artist from Toronto. She has studied art, animation and fashion. Allyn is equally adept at playing bass in local band DAS RAD a garage-noise shoegaze outfit as she is threading a mean needle perhaps after a boundary-pushing afternoon of sketching, replete with tea and cookies and a lil bit of Slayer. Her overall approach to art is to not take it “too” seriously. Allyn uses her art-making as a tool for self-expression, seamlessly changing mediums to convey emotion and mood. http://dasrad.bandcamp.com/ ........................................................................................................................................................................ ................................... Clementine Morrigan is a multidisciplinary queer feminist artist with a passion for the DIY. A lifetime writer, she recently published her first book, Rupture. She has also been publishing zines for more than ten years and is happy to pass on the skill. Her formal education is in Women and Gender Studies from York University. She skateboards, plays guitar and learned how to ride a bike at the age of 23. Her love for learning and teaching pervades her life. www.clementinemorrigan.com

Movie-Making Made Easy

5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Hart House Library 1
2nd Floor, West Wing, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

This is a crash course in movie-making that will knock down barriers and help you get started. It will be liberating because the fundamentals of movie-making are easy to grasp and the things that matter most are free. We will cover any and every type of movie. We will not talk much about technology or file formats etc and instead focus on conceptual issues and techniques. All you need to bring to class is pen and paper (or a fantastic memory).

Bring one of the following:
a book about world politics you found at the Goodwill
a movie on VHS that you found in the Goodwill
a music CD you found at the Goodwill
a piece of fruit
Chicken soup

About the teacher, Rick Palidwor

I have been making movies for about 20 years. Check my YouTube channel if you want to watch them. I have been teaching for about 10 years and I currently run the Creative Classes program at Hart House: www.harthouse.ca/classes

Fermentation

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Hart House Board Room
7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Learn the basics of fermentation. Learn how to ferment sauerkraut – bring a small glass container to take home a portion of the sauerkraut we prepped in class. Learn the basics of fermenting kombucha – bring a small glass container to take home the kombucha prepped in class.

Bring one of the following:
Cafe recommendation
chocolate bar
Favorite cookbook recommendation
Favorite cookbook recommendation
Favorite vegan/vegetarian recipes
Favorite vegan/vegetarian recipes
glass jars
glass jars
sign up to be a recipe tester
sign up to be a recipe tester

About the teacher, Sarah

Sarah E. Hoffman is a pamphleteer, blogger, academic and gastronomist. She enjoys picnics, the smell of freshly backed bread, bubble tea, brewing kombucha and other kitchen experiments. When stressed she bakes until the flour runs out. Sarah is married to a very understanding non-foodie, whom she is in the process of coverting. Find me @Sarah999 or www.wingedsnail99.blogspot.com

Hart House Arbor Room
Basement, 7 Hart House Circle, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Toronto CA

Our life is a series of interesting choices, so learn improv to clarify, accept and enhance the opportunities around you. In this class we will survey core improv skills: 'yes and...', tasking, P.O.V., status, and 'game of the scene', and see how all relate to our social lives. Warning: this class will be fun, and will be actively participatory.

Bring one of the following:
Collared shirts
Guitar picks
Illustration/Cover Art Design
Philosophical Debate
Sunglasses

About the teacher, Julian Frid

Julian Frid has been teaching at improv at Hart House for the past 4 years, and has been performing, teaching and coaching improv in Toronto for the past 6 years. He has learned from teachers and improv players in the US as well as across Canada. He enjoys the Canadian north, live local music, eagles, and extending imaginative horizons.

The Lair of the One Love Ninja
238 Christie Street
Toronto CA

Have you ever had an intimate experience that you completely regretted and wondered, “Why the hell did I let that happen?” Have you ever kicked yourself for not making the move you had been wanting to because you were afraid of being rejected or worried that the other person might think you’re a sex freak?” Do you have trouble asking for what you really want when you’re with your lover and end up unsatisfied? Do you find intimate encounters to be completely awkward because you just don’t know what you’re supposed to do? If you answered YES to any of these scenarios you are not alone. Even the most sexually active people can find themselves in icky, unsatisfying or awkward intimate situations. This 2 hour workshop will start out with an explanation of some Basics of Negotiating Intimacy that can be applied to all exchanges involving touch or non-touch. As a student you will have an opportunity for both verbal and hands-on practice in partners or small groups using a fun game that will also get your creative juices flowing...or at least get you giggling. This is a clothes-on workshop and you participate within your own comfort level. Even if you choose to remain an observer you can still get a lot out of this class. The focus of this practice is on Effective Communication to open up possibilities (as opposed to techniques of intimate touch). Whether you are in a relationship, casually dating or seeking an intimate partner this workshop will give you simple communication tools to allow you to navigate any intimate encounter and maximize your sense of connectedness, pleasure and self-respect. What to bring: Clothes that you can comfortably move around in Your curiosity

Bring one of the following:
1-2 hrs of creative sewing skills (must have sewing machine) (1)
1-2 hrs of videography work (must have own digital video camera, preferably HD) (2)
100% natural aromatherapy/essential oil for healing (2)
a surprise (2)
healing crystal (2)
healthy snacks for 10 people (max 4 - no more thanks)
logo design (2)
new/used (good condition) cushion with a washable cover (e.g. what you would find at a workshop like this) (5)
raw/vegan meals class/instruction (2)
therapeutic massage, foot reflexology or alternative healing session (3)

About the teacher, Kia Park

Kia Park, is a Sexual Fitness Professional & Performance HEARTist. She coaches men, women and couples on Sexuality, Intimacy & Touch. Drawing a fine line between Orgasmic Bliss, Meditative Healing and Creative Play her work incorporates many practices such as Tantra (sacred sexuality), Chi Gong Reflexology Massage, Reiki, Kundalini Yoga, Dance & Meditation. She’s on a mission to help others find their sweet spots and squeeze more Joy & Pleasure out of their lives by making ancient practices more accessible to people with busy lifestyles. Connect with me on Facebook: Geisha Kia or check out my website below.

Spiral Journey to Yourself

8:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
The Lair of the One Love Ninja
238 Christie Street
Toronto CA

Allow the One Love Ninja to take you on a journey towards yourself in order to truly connect to others with integrity, honesty, and authenticity. Tap into the intelligence of your body and connect to others on a non-verbal level – a level that goes deeper than words. Session includes a guided meditation, movement exercises, the giving and receiving of massages, mirror work, journaling and much more. Be prepared for a uniquely healing and playful experience. This workshop is specially crafted to showcase a sampling of a variety of workshops offered by the One Love Ninja herself in a format that resembles the spiral journey of life – finding yourself and tapping into your authentic rhythm, working cooperatively with a partner, expanding out into the community, and then celebrating your new self.

Bring one of the following:
Cacao Nibs
Goji Berries
Houseplants, cat friendly
Journals or Notebooks
Live music played during Workshop
New Unused Cat Toys
Organic Teas
Packages of Tealight Candles
Piece of your art that you want displayed at the temple
Really Good Pens
Sealed Bag of Hemp Seeds

About the teacher, Rachelle Catahan

The Lair of the One Love Ninja
238 Christie Street
Toronto CA

Looking to spice up your sex life, but not sure how? Have a lot of hot fantasies, but are nervous about communicating them to a partner? Come to this workshop where we'll talk about integrating sex-positivity in to our lives, concrete strategies on how to figure out what turns you on and what you want, and communication tips for having sexual conversations with partners. You'll leave with a sex 'menu' of ideas for your future sex life! This is designed to be a fun, interactive workshop (although participants are invited to participate in whatever way they feel comfortable). It aims to be a space that leaves room for all experiences of sexuality, and celebrates all bodies.

Bring one of the following:
A plant (one person)
Flipchart paper for the workshop (one person)
Gardening help for houseplants (one person)
Workshop snacks for 10 people (up to 3 people)

About the teacher, Samantha Whittle

Sam is a sex educator, a queer femme, a support worker, a student, and a lover of all things glittery. She is ready to talk about anything sex- or sexuality-related, whether it’s thinking about ways to create safer and more supportive spaces for survivors, talking about the pros and cons of the most popular sex toys, or demonstrating how to use all sorts of safer-sex supplies. Sam has over five years of experience working in the field of sexual health and facilitating sexuality-related workshops, and loves being able to have conversations with people about the intimate aspects of their lives.

The Lair of the One Love Ninja
238 Christie Street
Toronto CA

Get that petroleum off your crotch! PEG is NOT your friend! Neither is propylene glycol, glycerin, colouring, fragrances or any of those unreadable chemical ingredients that appear on the labels of commercial sexual lubricants. Aside from the harmful ingredients and punishing price tag, the lubes come in non refillable plastic, introducing unwanted hormone disruptors into your body, and toxifying our planet a further 15,000 years after use! Come and make your customized DIY intimate lubricants with Tracey TieF, Certified Natural Health Practitioner. You'll learn about slippery, water-based, safe, tasty and healing ingredients, and make your own lube for the cost of half a tube! What a gift for you AND your beloved!

Bring one of the following:
(2) hours of help in my natural health clinic
(2) hours of help publicizing Anarres events
a bike tune up
organic produce
vegan chocolate desserts (no cinnamon, please)

About the teacher, Tracey TieF

Tracey has a passion for introducing participants in hands on workshops to the wonders and delights of natural healing ingredients that are fairly traded and locally made. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.anarreshealth.ca

The Lair of the One Love Ninja
238 Christie Street
Toronto CA

Ninja or stealth camping is the ultimate experience of self reliance. You become intimate with yourself, your powers and limitations all in a setting that the great one(s) have provided. This is not about camping as you know it! <br><br> Have you ever slept alone in the forest overnight? Would you be afraid? What are your fears? This course allows you in a safe environment to confront the demons, analyze the fears and find the strength inside to sleep in a forest by yourself. Go back to your ancestoral roots and become one with nature as they once were. <br><br> This course is both ethereal and practical. A 21st century guide to the strengths and minimalist equipment needed to survive solo in a great northern forest for just one night. Those who have experienced it say it is changes everything in their lives. <br><br>

Bring one of the following:
a bag of dried legumes
a caricature of the teacher
a tin of Spam
condoms
healthy organic snacks (nut free please)
live music for before and the break
malt extract
self heating meal
show membership in Leave No Trace organization
something freeze-dried
something to barter
water for the class (enough for 10)

About the teacher, Allan Stokell

Allan Stokell is a subject matter expert on stealth camping, getting a boat for free and sailing. He is a Training and Development Specialist and the owner of many websites

The Lair of the One Love Ninja
238 Christie Street
Toronto CA

1. Come make a kite. 2. Make a wish. 3. Fly your kite. 4. Let the universe do its work. 5. Feel in lighter spirits and not so serious. Note: Part 1 is in class, Parts 2-5 are on your own time.

Bring one of the following:
Artwork
Bike to borrow once in a blue moon
Contacts in Detroit
Flowery herbal loose tea
Large spool of fishing line
Outreach help with Indiegogo campaign
Washi, kozo, hemp, flax, or rice paper

About the teacher, Lee Dares

Lee Dares is co-founder of the Kite Collective. As a former model, she had the opportunity to travel, observe and learn about the world from a young age. This experience led her to become fascinated with other cultures and traditions and develop a profound engagement in sustainable habits and living. She currently lives in Toronto where she writes, gardens, practices yoga and makes kites.

The Lair of the One Love Ninja
238 Christie Street
Toronto CA

I used to take groups of American students trekking in the Indian Himalayas and some of their favourite workshops would be from Joanna Macy's The Work that Reconnects. These workshops gave us with a way to connect to ourselves, connect to each other, and to connect to nature. I would like to invite you join me as we explore the work that reconnects. This session will include a description of The Work, a guided meditation, and an exercise called The Milling. http://www.joannamacy.net/

Bring one of the following:
Coffee Beans (2)
Flip chart paper (2)
Poetry (5)
Snacks for class (5)
Your Favourite Book (2)

About the teacher, Liam Oleary

Energetic Interrealtions

8:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
The Lair of the One Love Ninja
238 Christie Street
Toronto CA

A hands on, face to face exploration of energetic dynamics. Practical exercises will help students to focus in on latent powers of perception to sense and describe energy through the observation of the other. This class is great for working through issues with social anxiety and shyness as well as for those who would like to develop greater openness within their interpersonal dynamics. The class allows for a structured, open, and loving environment facilitating the exploration of interaction within a spiritual paradigm. A special area of focus will be on the creation of healthy energetic boundaries and learning how to maintain positive, respectful spaces for both ourselves and others.

Bring one of the following:
Clay or Pottery Plant Pots
Fabric & Wool (natural fibers)
House plants -- ferns & spider plants preferred (no flowers)
Pecan Tarts
Pendant Light Fixture (stained glass or other opium den-esque qualities)

About the teacher, Cassandra

Grad Room--Classroom below Second Cup
66 Harbord St
Toronto, Ontario CA

Using tools borrowed from the arts, you will create a map of your learning journey over the long haul. Come with curiosity about where you've been and where you might be headed. Leave with a visual process and a plan that includes all of you: heart, mind, and body.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
anything homemade, handmade, handwritten
feedback on writing/artwork
recipes
website critique

About the teacher, patricia kambitsch

Patricia Kambitsch is a graphic facilitator and multidisciplinary artist. As a facilitator, Kambitsch explores and promotes tools for dialogue available through the visual arts, creative writing, and movement.

Grad Room--Classroom below Second Cup
66 Harbord St
Toronto, Ontario CA

Do you work with volunteers? Do you volunteer yourself? Have you ever wondered if there was anything you could do to make this a better experience for everyone? Let’s discuss creating welcoming volunteer environments that are sustainable. We’ll cover the basics of creating or growing a successful volunteer program, from finding willing volunteers, to training and supporting them, and appreciating and keeping them. Then we’ll collaborate to envision a dream volunteer experience. This class can also help you learn the secrets that will help you become a super-star volunteer. Bring your own stories of volunteering or working with volunteers.

Bring one of the following:
used bike (my vintage ladies Raleigh 3 speed was stolen – boo – I’m looking for something similar) (limit of 1 person/bike!)
5 good job leads/contacts
A class (yoga, dance, poi, fitness, gluten free cooking, sailing…
A favorite second-hand novel
A treatment (reiki, acupuncture, massage…
An adventure (zip lining, tickets/guest list to a band/play/movie/circus I’ve never heard of, a treasure map of your favorite Toronto (or International) hidden haunts
Dry rice or gluten-free pasta (medium bag)
Fresh spring flowers (limit of 1 person)
Help with self-employed tax filing! (limit of 1 person)
Homegrown/harvested/local food (honey, eggs, veggies, cheese, wine, etc.)
Homemade beauty product (lavender-free)
Homemade food (gluten & green pepper free please, frozen or not-so-perishable) Either healthy or so deliciously lovely that I won’t care J
Snacks for the class (with ingredients list if necessary for allergies) (limit of 5 people)
Take notes & distribute to class via email (limit of 1 person)
TTC tokens

About the teacher, Amy Rouillard

Amy Rouillard became an accidental Volunteer Manager almost a decade ago and has worked with volunteers at a number of film festivals in Toronto and around North America. She’s passionate about the importance of strong volunteer programs and a fierce advocate for volunteers and interns. She’s currently looking to transition into year-round long-term work with socially conscious organizations.

Studio Y
101 College St
Toronto, Ontario CA

Toronto is home to many aspiring journalists, but very few full-time journalism jobs. So what's a person with a great story idea to do? Freelance! Today's media climate means many writers are forced to cobble together a living from contract assignments—and yet breaking into publications is often easier said than done. This workshop will teach you how to take that germ of an idea and turn it into a magazine pitch. We'll also touch on how to find ideas, recognize good stories, and keep our spirits up!

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite book
A copy of your favourite little-known magazine
A knitting lesson
A tour of your favourite vintage/thrift store
Anything that is even vaguely related to cupcakes
Copies of your favourite vegan recipes
Gluten-free vegan goodies
Something you made yourself
Vintage buttons/fabric
Your best kitsch thrift store find

About the teacher, Lauren McKeon

I’ve been the editor of Canada’s progressive, independent This Magazine since December 2011. Before that, I worked as a reporter, editor and writer in the Arctic for several years, living in Yellowknife, and travelling Canada’s territories and northern Alberta to write about everything from prisons to the Peel Valley. My work has most recently appeared in Toronto Life and The Walrus.

Studio Y
101 College St
Toronto, Ontario CA

You -- reading this -- grab the first object beside you and speak to it as if it were your high school English teacher! If your co-workers/roommate/people at the cafe give you a weird look, just shake your head as if they don't understand and lower your eyes to indicate that you kind of pity them. To be honest, I don't know exactly what is going to happen at this workshop, except for two things: we are going to make it up as we go along; and it's going to be fun!

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Journal
More Organic produce
More surprises
Organic produce
Ready-made healthy vegetarian meal foods
Sewing and Repairs

About the teacher, Lauren Stein

Lauren Stein lives in a bubble. Her own magical little world where anything can happen. But for this brief break from the norm, she welcomes you to share your imagination with her, and vice versa. Don't worry. You're in good hands.

Studio Y
101 College St
Toronto, Ontario CA

Have you ever been unsure of how to foster positive relationships as a team member? Do you find yourself wanting to lead, but struggling to do so in a genuine and effective way? Frustrated by a supervisor, coworker, or boss who is unsupportive, and fear it holds you back? In our session we will look at a few critical aspects of team dynamics, including effective leadership, the importance of people development, and strategies to manage some of the more challenging elements of team work. Taught by a pair of consultants who leverage the power of relationships and communication to build successful teams, this course will use a combination of classroom learning, role-playing and breakout sessions to work through the dos and don’ts of successful team work.

Bring one of the following:
A Professional headshot photo-shoot
An hour intro to WordPress or web design or any web coding
An hour of vocal / voice coaching
Baked goods for class
Gluten-free baked treats
Non-perishables to donate to the food bank
Potted plants
Seeds and Pots for plants
Tea leaves
TTC tokens

About the teacher, Hallie Benjamin

Hallie is a Strategy Consultant at Accenture, and has spent the last four years working across the public and private sectors to help clients solve their toughest business and people challenges. Her recent successes and frustrations both leading and supporting teams has led her to wonder why more people aren't talking about how to set a team up for success. She loves people development and good leadership. She also wishes there was more of it. Jo is a consultant at The Next Practice, an innovation consultancy focused in the areas of urban sustainability and the application of business to create both social and financing value. Jo is fascinated by organization and team dynamics and how they differ across sectors, industries and cultures. She has worked across Canada, the US, UK, India, Mexico and Barbados, and is constantly amazed by how the act of sharing food is one of the best ways to build relationships. Or maybe she just really likes eating.

Studio Y
101 College St
Toronto, Ontario CA

When we think and read about 21st century skills, we can often get swept up in a thrilling wave of compelling ideas and words, like design thinking, social innovation, creative disruption, and systemic change. Sometimes these concepts can be powerfully engaging, and other times they can simply feel overwhelming and inaccessible. I believe that at the core, these ideas are part of a shift from a focus on downloading and digestion to discovery, and from exhortation to exploration, in order to unlock collective action, creation, and responsibility-taking. And at the root of these approaches there is a common and simple building block: powerful questions. Community-focused change agent Peter Block proposes that questions with power - the ability to make a difference - "are ones that engage people in an intimate way, confront them with their freedom, and invite them to co-create a future possibility." But what does it take to shape these kinds of questions? That's what we will dive into in this workshop, playing with questions as a basic unit of individual and community-level change. We'll dive into existing thinking on how to construct, shape, and frame questions. We'll practice, discover, and share through exercises and conversations. We'll also investigate the importance of deep listening and curiosity as a question's essential partners-in-crime. I hope we will leave with with stronger question-asking muscles that enable us to work with ourselves and others more powerfully.

Bring one of the following:
A legendary family recipe
A piece of art, however you define it
Accountability check-ins to support my independant learning goals
Basic bike tune-up
Basic website creation/design help
Surprise me!
Your best pun - shared orally, or in writing and/or picture

About the teacher, Anna Hopkins

Anna is a lover of words, wisdom, winter, and walliteration. She became passionate about questions through her work coaching and training young changemakers with Engineers Without Borders Canada, and through her evolving practice in the Art of Hosting.

Sustainable Investing 101

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Studio Y
101 College St
Toronto, Ontario CA

Got some money saved up, but don't want to pay outrageous fees or invest in evil companies? This workshop teaches how to invest your own money online is a safe & secure manner. Additionally, it incorporates elements of socially responsible, green, and impact investing that will help build a more sustainable future.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Alcohol (rum, gin, baileys)
Gluten-free baked goods
Gluten-free frozen foods
Healing (massage, reiki, etc)
Organic fruit / veggies
Plants, flowers, trees (ones that don't need too much direct sunlight)

About the teacher, Tim Nash

The Sustainable Economist, Tim Nash is an economics professor at Sheridan College and Treasurer for the Ontario Non-profit Network.

Grad Room--Classroom below Second Cup
66 Harbord St
Toronto, Ontario CA

How do you take that passion, that creative drive and that awesome idea and turn it into a social venture that will change lives - including yours? In this dynamic 90 minute workshop, you will learn the basics about structuring a social venture business. We will also have time for exchanging ideas, coaching, and lots of juicy feedback.

Bring one of the following:
Flyering Help for Eggy Weggs
Fundraising help
Help in cleaning for the Centre
Kettle and Tea Samplers for the Healing Centre
Marketing help
Outdoor Flower Pots
Outdoor Furniture
Pillows
Queen Size Beds (2 - preferably white)
Signs for the Healing - wooden, ceramic or surprise me
Social Media blitz for the Healing Centre
White Chairs

About the teacher, Alysa Golden

I am a serial social entrepreneur. I am currently running several successful social ventures in various stages of development - Eggy Weggs, The Artist Timebank, Sacred Illness Stories and The Riverdale Healing Centre. I have a background in social work, workshop facilitation and theatre. I love helping others to realize their dreams and have a creative time doing it!

Grad Room--Classroom below Second Cup
66 Harbord St
Toronto, Ontario CA

Through a series of interactive "authentic-relating" games, we'll learn some authentic communications skills, like how to listen and express yourself in ways that tend to foster connection and reduce conflict and drama. Some skills and principles will be explicitly taught, others will come through your in-the-moment insights, and other learnings still will come in through osmosis ;) . You'll also build some self-awareness and increase your emotional intelligence. You'll leave with a few games you can play with friends or on a date :)

Bring one of the following:
A bike-maintenance lesson
A professional-quality massage
Baked goods with healthy ingredients (involving bananas and/or chocolate)
Copy-writing lesson
Professional-quality photo-shoot for website portraits [and/or online dating profile ;) ] ... the more 'natural' (ie. not posed) the shots, the better
Reiki or an "access bars" session
Snacks for the session

About the teacher, Josh Stein

I'm an organizer and facilitator for Authentic Relating Toronto, a rapidly growing community dedicated to bringing more authenticity, openness, and connection to the city. I've been trained in leading group practices that help people transform their capacities for self-awareness and connection. I also have a Masters in Engineering ;)

Tell Compelling Stories

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Grad Room--Classroom below Second Cup
66 Harbord St
Toronto, Ontario CA

Whether it’s stage performances, a corporate setting, or just coffee with a good friend – knowing how to tell a compelling story matters. This workshop focuses on finding your personal storytelling voice, the hard and fast rules of an enthralling story, stage presence, characters, and story structure. Discover ways to emphasize the strengths while minimizing the weaknesses.

Bring one of the following:
anything handmade, handwritten
art supplies
DMC embroidery floss
non-Ikea bookshelves
organic seeds
organic seeds
pre-1975 bowls, mugs
pre-1975 fabric
TTC tokens
wool socks
wool yarn

About the teacher, Sage Tyrtle

I tell stories all over Toronto, including Raconteurs, Tales Of, and True Stories Told Live. I tell folktales in schools and senior centres. I’ve been invited to participate in the FOOL Festival and the Toronto Storytelling Festival. My stories have been featured on both NPR’s Snap Judgment and CBC’s Outfront.

Grad Room--Classroom below Second Cup
66 Harbord St
Toronto, Ontario CA

Many of us dream of writing something big, whether it be a novel, a memoir, a Master’s/PhD thesis, or even a collection of smaller pieces. But just as many of us get intimidated at the thought of beginning a writing long-term project (one that takes longer than 6 months to complete or is longer than 100 pages). This class is designed to help you dig deep, buckle down, and produce a work of substantial and lasting value. You can expect a process-oriented workshop aimed at introducing strategies for: -Generating a “big” idea for a long-term project -Working with the natural cycle of the creative process -Making and sticking to a timeline for completion -Facing the everyday demons of procrastination and perfectionism -Maintaining interest and energy (and avoiding burn-out) throughout the process In this class we will: -Discuss, develop and initiate plans for completion. -Complete short writing exercises (10-15 minutes) to generate and clarify ideas, identify potential challenges and develop creative solutions. -Consider the value of unsung qualities such as patience, persistence, and enthusiasm and how we might nurture these in ourselves. Please bring: -A notebook and writing implement -A diary or calendar (optional).

Bring one of the following:
1/2 pound whole bean coffee
a surprise
bottle of wine
dark chocolate
extra virgin olive oil (doesn't have to be fancy)
homemade beauty product (lip balm, moisturizer, exfoliant, etc.)
snacks to share
the story of your life in 1000 words or less
writing notebook

About the teacher, Elisabeth Oliver

Elisabeth Oliver is a writer, teacher, editor and dog lover. She likes to write poems, stories, essays and is now working on a novel. She holds degrees from U of Toronto, Queen’s and the University of Oxford. Currently, she teaches at Humber College.

Get Moving With Contact Improv!

6:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto CA

Sometimes contact improv feels to me like a cross between tango and yoga. You'll move to the rhythm of your body, connecting with how you feel like moving in the moment. We'll explore varying levels of connection with others, including a softening that can enrich any form of dance. All abilities and body types are welcome. See this link http://youtu.be/zQRF2sLK1vY for a sneak peek. *Loose-fitting clothing such as yoga pants or track pants are recommended.

Bring one of the following:
A box of chamomile tea
A box of lemon ginger tea
A great barbaric yawp!
A meditation session
A memory of the first time you danced
Chocolate
Cook for the annual contact improv weekend
Lend me your favourite book for a week
Let me use your piano for an hour

About the teacher, Ben Robins

I've trained in contact improv with Nancy Stark Smith, Andrew Harwood, Martin Keogh, Chris Aiken, and maybe you. I've spent many lifetimes at Earthdance, a retreat centre for contact improv and embodied dance. I'm helping to organize the Ontario Regional Contact Jam, coming up on the May long weekend at the National Ballet School.

Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto CA

We will learn dances from many different parts of the world, dances that are part of the heritage of different cultures that are done at weddings, festivals and parties. We will learn dances that everyone can join rather than those that were built for performances, such as Hora and Syrtos. We will learn dances from the Balkans, Greece, France, Israel, South America and more. Folk dancing is fun! It lifts the spirit and relieves stress. *No special shoes, partners or previous experience required.

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite recipe
A music CD
Any 2 of the following (oranges, lemons, avocados)
Any 2 organic fruits
Any organic vegetable

About the teacher, Riki Adivi

I have been practicing folk dance as a hobby for most of my life. In 2007 I completed a Folk Dance Teacher Training course and I’ve been teaching folk dance in several places ever since. I feel committed to the task of making International Folk Dancing a more popular activity. I believe that every person, regardless of any limitation should be able to experience this wonderful activity.

Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto CA

Have you often thought about joining your friends out at the country bar for some line dancing but were too afraid? Well now's your chance to learn some basic steps and learn some Country Line Dancing! After this introductory workshop, you will feel more confident on joining in on the fun. The hardest part is getting on the dance floor and remembering which foot is your right and which foot is your left. *Cowboy boots or special dance shoes are not required but don't wear running shoes that have too much grip, you don't want to stick to the floor. No partners required.

Bring one of the following:
A positive attitude and a winning smile
Individually packaged snacks to go into my food drawer at work
Snacks to share with 5 people (my favourite are crunchy cheesies)
Surprise me with your imagination

About the teacher, Bobby Chong

Bobby Chong is a successful choreographer and line dance instructor sharing his passion for line dancing for over 23 years. His teaching experience began on the sidelines amongst friends and has grown to teaching to anyone with an eagerness to learn. Possessing a unique style of teaching, he has inspired confidence in those with "two left feet". As a result, he is currently one of the the primary line dance instructors for the Toronto Wranglers and also teaches at numerous events in Ontario & Quebec.

Groove To The Latin Beat With Salsa!

9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto CA

Salsa is a dance for salsa music created by Spanish-speaking people from the Caribbean. Salsa dancing mixes African and European dance influences through the music and dance fusions that are the roots of salsa: Son, Guaguancó, Rumba, Boogaloo, Pachanga, Guaracha, Plena, Bomba. Salsa is normally a lead & follow (freestyle) partner dance, although there are other recognized forms. Today salsa is a very modern dance that is influenced by other up to date styles of dancing. *Shoes with a slight heel or comfortable dancing shoes are recommended. No partner required as you will rotate with others in the class.

Bring one of the following:
A cookbook
A copy of a vegan recipe
A vegan product (eg. baked goods or hand lotion)
An organic vegetable or organic fruits
Drinking thermos (limit of 1 person)
Fingerless knitted gloves
Handmade/woven (fabric) bracelets of all colours
Packaged unsalted nuts (no shells)
Printing business cards
Unsalted nuts from Bulk Barn (no shells)

About the teacher, Adina Diaconescu

Salsa has been one of my biggest influences since 2004, in parallel to the many styles of latin dance, belly dance, reggaeton, hip hop, house, dancehall, jazz, and others in which I have had the opportunity to train. Reggaeton was the driving force behind my starting to teach in 2007. Other classes such as sexy urban hip hop (sexy hop) and house, followed until I decided to step up the game to the next level and add fitness to the formula.

Bust A Move to Bollywood!

10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto CA

Move to high energy music from Indian films with moves from signature Indian folk and classical dance styles fused together with elements of hip hop, jazz, and latin. This class is sure to keep you moving with a mix of technique, emotion and very contagious dance moves! Lose your socks and shoes for a dynamic cardio exercise through this spirited and unique dance style! *No special shoes required.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Baked goods
Grocery store gift card
Marketing help
Notebook with blank pages (unlined)
Packaged snacks to share with 5 people
Small speakers (limit of 1 person)
Social media help for Future Shock Toronto
TTC tokens

About the teacher, Ria Aikat

Ria was passionate about dance at the early age of six and began training in Jazz, Tap, and Ballet at the Canadian School of Dance and continued for 12 years. At the age of 13, she was exposed to styles of dance that were closer to her cultural roots including Bharatanatyam (a classical Indian dance) and more filmy and folk styles such as Bollywood and Bhangra. This led her to become a choreographer and co-director for the University of Ottawa South Asian Alliance competitive dance team. In 2012 she landed a spot on the Culture Shock Ottawa hip hop dance troupe where she became Assistant Artistic Director of the youth troupe, Future Shock. Ria recently moved and joined Culture Shock in Toronto and is hoping to share her passion for dance and teaching by helping to launch the first Future Shock Toronto in September!

Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto CA

Dance to your OWN beat! As National Youth Outreach Director for Culture Shock Canada, Alan Faigal is known for his dynamic teaching methods and unstoppable energy. Instead of highly complex choreography you will be taken through an Urban/Hip Hop Dance Experience. Using a mix of songs and urban music genres you will learn fundamental moves, technique as well as a few dance routines! EveryBODY can dance…don’t believe us? Come and experience it for yourself! *Running shoes and loose clothing recommended.

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite poem, song, short story, mantra or quote
Create a FB posting mentioning that you are taking a class with Alan Faigal of Culture Shock Canada and include the website www.cultureshockcanada.com
Double AA batteries
Gift card for Starbucks or Tim Hortons
Help Culture Shock Canada (eg. administrative support)
Like & share our FB page (www.facebook.com/cultureshocktoronto)

About the teacher, Alan Faigal

Alan's only formal dance training has been with Culture Shock, first as a class participant and then later as a troupe member. Prior to Culture Shock, he trained as a fitness instructor and has been in the fitness industry for over ten years. He has been with CSTO for eight years and first found out about Culture Shock by watching a cardio hip hop show on television hosted by then CS National Director Carole Woodstock. When CSTO started offering community classes, he gave it a try and Culture Shock has been part of his life ever since. In 2011, Alan worked tirelessly to develop CSTO's Youth Outreach programs, with incredible results! CSTO now runs several programs, as well as countless workshops and events, for youth in and around the GTA. Alan has taken his vision for Toronto's youth national and is currently Culture Shock Canada's Youth Outreach Director.

Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto CA

Do you like street dancing? Have you ever wondered how those moves are done and where it came from? Well now's your chance to learn some basic steps and history of the culture. After this introductory workshop to breaking or b-boying, popping, locking and house you will leave wanting more. Get up, get down and get ready to impress your friends! *Running shoes, loose fitting jogging pants and t-shirt are recommended.

Bring one of the following:
Bottled water to share with 10 people
Handing out flyers/postcards
Like & share our FB Pages (www.facebook.com/canadianbreaking & www.facebook.com/FATLACESdotNET) (limit to 10 people)
Lined notebook
Miscellaneous tasks (eg. social media, blog, website, email etc.)
Photography/video help
Snacks to share with 5-10 people

About the teacher, Stylez and Rocabye

"Stylez" (aka JoshD) started to dance in the 90’s learning from family members and friends at cultural event gatherings. He has been performing since he was young; battling at cultural events and simply "getting down," when the DJ dropped a beat. Being surrounded by family members that have peaked interests in music and dance throughout his childhood one's curiosity further develops until such internalizations of dance and music are rubbed off on you. He now does shows all over Canada and USA and has been affiliated with underground hip-hop videos. He is presently a member of Zulu nation, the founding organization that started hip-hop in 1973. Stylez is also the organizer of first b-town, "B-boy jam", promoting outreach and contributing to charity work for the past 10 years. Currently he is documenting and promoting the scenes in Canada through blogs and websites such as: www.canadianbreaking.com and www.fatlaces.net. https://www.facebook.com/canadianbreaking ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The concept of Fat Laces has been in the works by Robin Coltez (aka "Rocabye") since the summer of 2007 and made official in February of 2008. The name Fat Laces was chosen because it was the first symbol of Hip Hop specifically Breaking that his twin brother Collin Coltez and him were introduced to in 1983 by their childhood friend and fellow crew member, Rod Oyco (B-Boy Chi Ko). This is when his passion for Hip Hop Culture and its Street Dances began at the age of 9. Being a Canadian and a part of this culture for the last 28 years started with Breaking then partnering with his brother doing routine dancing in the mid 1980’s to the early 1990’s. He has also danced for UBIS which was rated as one of Canada’s top 10 Hip Hop groups in 1993. From the early 1990’s Freestyle Hip Hop/ House Dancing and the reenergized Breaking scene in Canada inspired him and his brother in 1997 to form The HardNox Skoolerz Dance Company (www.skoolerz.com) to represent their clothing line BobbyNox. While teaching Breaking and Freestyle Hip Hop/House Dancing since 2001 he was inspired to dig into the reasons of what influenced him to begin Street Dancing and started to research and document the stories of Canadian Street Dancers past and present. https://www.facebook.com/FATLACESdotNET www.fatlaces.net --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Shake & Shimmy: Let's Belly Dance!

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto CA

Get ready to have fun, feel sensual and connect with your feminine side! It's time to explore how well your hips can find their movement to the rhythm. The University of Toronto Dance Club (UTDC) presents a belly dance workshop for beginners. *No special shoes needed but close fitting leggings and shirt are recommended as you need to see the fine movements.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Bottled or packaged drinks (eg. pop or juice) to share with 5 people
Catering for events
Dance studio rental
DJ skills
Event speakers/mixer for use in the future
Fitness class/workshop
Haircut/colour (limit of 1 person)
Packaged snacks or cookies to share with 5 people
Perfume
Photography skills
Printing for posters
Unique nail polish

About the teacher, Sandra

Sandra has been teaching and choreographing bellydance routines for 4+ years at McMaster Centre For Dance before she moved to Toronto to obtain a post graduate degree. She is excited to share her enthusiasm and love of dance with you.

Waiting List

11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto CA

Please check off the class you're interested in and you will be notified of any cancellations. It is possible we will have the workshop again in the future.

Bring one of the following:
Apple Sauce & Canning
Bread
Healthy Sweet Treats
How to Make the Perfect Pie Lattice
Kefir
Kombucha
Sauerkraut
Sustainable Eating

About the teacher, Liam Oleary

East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto CA

Kefir. It looks like milk but tastes similar to yogurt. Many people have heard about it, but what exactly is it? How do you make it, what can you do with it, and why do some people call it a wonder food? The word kefir is derived from the Turkish word “keif”, which literally translates to the “good feeling”. Come and feel for yourself. During this workshop we will take a look at the different stages of kefir making, show you how to work with the kefir grains, and discuss several uses of kefir, including how to make a soft kefir cheese. ** Please bring a 250ml cup of milk to this class. ** Please be aware that we will work with milk kefir. It has less lactose then regular milk, similar to yogurt, but severe lactose intolerant might still have problems with this. ** Even though we talk about “kefir grains”, there are no real grains anywhere near this workshop.

Bring one of the following:
A 2 litre carton of dairy milk (up to 2 people)
A copy of your favorite gluten free recipe
A healthy snack to share with 3 people (up to 4 people)
A knitting lesson (1 person)
A professional make-up lesson (1 person)
Almond flour (up to 2 people)
Cans of tuna in water (up to 2 people)
Salad serving cutlery (1 person)
Some cheese (NOT cheddar or mozzarella)
Something you baked/cooked yourself sugar and grain free

About the teacher, Ellemiek Wintjes

My name is Ellemiek Wintjes, and I love to cook. Cooking for me is a way to be creative, and to experiment. If you give me a recipe I will hardly ever follow it to the letter, mostly because I improvise with items I have at home instead of going to a store and buying the required items. Being born and raised in the Netherlands, I basically grew up on dairy and cheese products. When I moved to Canada I used to make yogurt, but since this is relatively labor intense, I switched to kefir when I got a chance.

East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto CA

Kombucha is a naturally carbonated fermented soda that’s as delicious as it is nutritious, though it can be tricky to make and expensive to buy. In this workshop, learn a tried-and-true method to brewing your own kombucha, making it right the first time and saving a ton of money in the process! In this workshop participants will receive a step-by-step guide with the recipe, some samples to try as well as plenty of ideas on how you can customize your brew. The various health benefits of kombucha will also be discussed.

Bring one of the following:
A beeswax candle
A bottle of your favourite hot sauce
A copy of your favourite food memory
A copy of your favourite inspirational quote
A plant-based recipe you love (eggs are cool)
A sugar-free treat to share with 5 people
A yoga class
Dark chocolate
Something homemade and tasty (preferably sugar/grain/dairy free)

About the teacher, Katie Rosenberg

Katie Rosenberg is a Toronto-based registered holistic nutritionist and recipe developer specializing in plant-based nutrition. She empowers people using her unique brand of candid and informative teaching, sharing that healthy choices can be delicious ones too! When not in the kitchen, she can be found trolling farmers markets, biking around the city like a speed demon, and eating good dark chocolate.

Let's Talk About Canning!

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto CA

Notice: James from West End Food Coop will be unable to teach this class. Rowena has graciously stepped in to talk about canning in his place. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite apple or fruit picking story
A couple of your favourite apple or fruit recipes
Some apples!
Some Mason jars with lids and rings

About the teacher, Rowena Power

Rowena Power is an experienced canner of fruit syrups, jams and jellies. She is the owner of Jitterbug Sodas (an artisan soda company) and works for the Riverdale Food working group. In her previous (more rural) life she was the co-owner of an organic farm and an organic farm inspector as well as running a Farmers' Market Cooperative.

Glorious Bread! More Please!

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto CA

Bread has been around for thousands of years for a good reason, it's delicious. While bread is available to buy almost everywhere there is food, it is a very simple thing to make at home. In this workshop you will learn about different recipes for bread, the step by step process of how to make a basic bread plus have the chance to try some samples! I will also briefly talk about the mass production of white flour and the effects of this on people's bodies.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of Zinfandel or Shiraz red wine
A cookbook
A copy of your favourite recipe
A good reading book
A scented candle from Bath & Body Works
A small cactus plant
Parchment paper
Some sunflower planting seeds

About the teacher, Lina Lucifero

Lina hand-kneads each dough and creates artisanal loaves that range from green-olive to stone dark rye. I look at bread as a blank canvas for creativity. I love experimenting with new flavours and adding my own personal touch to each loaf of bread I bake. All of my recipes are created with time and patience. The fans of my bread and my creative side have both played a huge role in inspiring me to do more! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ www.LuciferoLoaves.Ca https://www.facebook.com/LuciferoLoaves

Sauerkraut: Good For You!

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

During this workshop you will: • understand the nutritional benefits and learn about the history of fermented foods • learn how to prepare sauerkraut and fermented foods • know what to watch out for during the fermentation process • have the chance to try some sauerkraut samples!

Bring one of the following:
A 2 hour photography lesson (1 person)
A bottle of wine
A copy of your favorite homemade recipe
A vegetable, fruit or herb from your garden
Cliff Bars any flavor
Coconut flour (up to 2 people)
Dog treats (up to 2 people)
Mason jar with lid (up to 5 people)
Starbucks or Second Cup gift card
Your favourite HEALTHY snack to share with 3 people (up to 5 people)

About the teacher, Jillian Hillier

I'm in school for Culinary Management Nutrition at George Brown College and I started making my own fermented foods after I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2011. Through my own research I realized how good they are for your body and how they help aid in gut health recovery which is also something I have always struggled with.

Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

In this workshop, students will learn about the fine art of making pastry from scratch, as well as learning how to construct a lattice-topped pie. The class structure will be mostly demonstration-based, but students will also have a few opportunities to help out and get their hands floury. Each student will take home a copy of the recipe, as well as getting a chance to sample the pie at the end of the class. Learn how to bake like the pros!

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine
A cookbook
A copy of your favourite recipe
A healthy houseplant
A knitted large mason jar cover
A mandoline for slicing (1 person)
A package of generic/blank stationery cards or thank you cards
A rolling pin (it’s time to stop using wine bottles for rolling dough!) (1 person)
Dark chocolate

About the teacher, Stephanie Murphy

Steph Murphy is a high school culinary arts teacher. She honed her kitchen skills as a cook onboard tall ships that sailed as far as the Baltic Sea and Antarctica, but she trained professionally at the Liaison College of Culinary Arts.

Sustainable Eating!

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

Join holistic-as-heck nutritionist Candace Bell (CNP) as she highlights different approaches to sustainable eating. Learn about the importance of organic foods (and what that really means), and collect tips on what to eat, when to eat it, and how to buy it. Find out how what you put on your plate can make for a greener planet and a body more in harmony with nature.

Bring one of the following:
1 hour of bodywork or energy work (reiki, shiatsu, acupuncture)
A bag of organic avocados (1 person)
A bag of organic Brazil nuts (1 person)
A book about gastroenterology,GAPS,low FODMAPs or paleo diet, grain free eating or anything by Osho
A camera tripod (used is fine) (1 person)
A lamp (used is fine) (up to 2 people)
A lesson in Photoshop, Ibooks or InDesign
Organic dates, grapes, berries or apples (up to 4 people)
Social media, website maintenance, marketing or business coaching help
Trail mix to share with the class

About the teacher, Candace Bell

Candace Bell is a certified holistic nutritionist and visual artist with a deep love of food, and a special interest in digestion, creativity, emotional health, and the link between them. Visit Candace and learn more at www.thefeelgoodfoodies.com

Healthy Sweet Treats!

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

I will be showing the simplicity of how sweet treats can actually be healthy! During my demo I will be making homemade “Lara Bars” and homemade truffles with all natural ingredients and no artificial additives. These bars and truffles are guilt-free indulgences and the flavour combos are endless. I will have printed recipe instructions to take home and samples for you to try.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine
A copy of your favourite healthy dessert recipe
A giftcard for a meal from FRESH
A journal
A Mason jar
A wooden wine box crate
A Wordpress lesson
Adobe lessons (Photoshop/Indesign/Illustrator)
Books on the Laws of Attraction
Gluten-free or vegan, raw baked goods
Homemade jam
Scented candles

About the teacher, Lorina Owen

My name is Lorina and I have a HUGE sweet tooth which lead to my love of “healthifying” recipes and baked goods. I started a blog a few years back called The Sweet Affair and a busy lifestyle put it on hold. I am working on getting it up and running again so I can share healthy recipes and inspire other through cooking and living a healthy balanced lifestyle. Check out my blog if you like! http://thesweetaffair.wordpress.com/

DIY Natural Skincare Supporters

10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you to Victory Cafe for letting us use their space. Feel free to arrive before your class for food and mingle with the other students after downstairs. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Event Page------------- www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104----------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- Thank you to the following for supporting this event:-------------------------------------- Adria Vasil journalist and author of Ecoholic Body - www.ecoholic.ca -------------------- www.facebook.com/EkoEllaSoap------------------------------------------- www.bareenglish.com------------------------------------------------------------------ www.facebook.com/PureBotanicalEssentials------------------------------------------------ www.madegoodfoods.com------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.lauranaturalsoap.com------------------------------------------------------------------ www.greenhousejuice.com--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.facebook.com/OliveTreeSoapCompany------------------------------------------------ www.awakken.com------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.wildcraftcare.ca-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.hurrawbalm.com-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.mudfarmorganix.com---------------------------------- www.mellemee.com---------------------------------------------------------------- www.fitlips.com/index.html---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Liam Oleary

Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

Think You Don't Make a Difference, Think Again and Stay a Hotty at the Same Time! ­ Learn the first few steps to making a big change in your world and the world at large. You need only begin in your kitchen to start a revolution that can change the planet for the better of all global life. Do you know that you should be able to read and understand all of the ingredients on your product labels. Do you know that if there are no ingredient labels, then a wise choice may be to opt out of using it? Do you really know what all those big long words are and what they are for? And where do all those ingredients end up anyways?----------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In order to make wise choices for you and your loved ones and to sustain all that good inner and outer beauty, learn to recognize, define and avoid harsh and hazardous synthetic chemical additives in your regular daily care regiment from cleaning products to body products. You will be given a few website tools that will immediately help you know what is in your product of choice and yes there is an app for that! You will learn about accessible alternatives. As a consumer you do own the key to unlock necessary change for you and the planet as a whole. Small steps can make huge waves. All you need is to take the first one. I will also talk about easy skincare products you can make at home. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You can bring any of your face or body products to look at the ingredients. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join this class for chances to win some of Michelle's Bee23 products.

Bring one of the following:
A handwritten inspirational quote or poem
A jar of unpasteurized/raw honey
Fair trade chocolate
Healthy snacks to share with the class
Social media/marketing help

About the teacher, Michelle Rosetta Hamer

Michelle is the creator and owner of BEE23 Natural Beauty. This enterprise was created out of her own discovery of the harsh toxins in everyday products due to her own developed sensitivities to such ingredients. Michelle was able to take her skills as a Honours Bachelor Social Work graduate, Certified Life Coach and environmentalist to focus her negative feelings over the realizations of the impact of such toxins on humankind and the planet, to create a positive presence in the business community. Although BEE23 is a for ­profit business, the business model can be explained as having a triple fold bottom line, wherein service to the community, impact of the business on the community and a profit margin all hold value. The idea of health of self, community and planet is elemental in every part of this organizational model. What we do in the world is an extension of who we are, make whatever it is that you do count! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.bee23.ca

Exfoliating Body & Lip Scrubs

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

Are you worried about the chemicals and harmful ingredients in store bought beauty products? Interested in making your own? During this workshop I will talk about chemicals to watch out for when buying store bought brands and the health benefits of natural ingredients. I will then teach you how to make body scrubs and lip scrubs to take home. You will have the option to make a few different kinds: brown sugar, sea salt, oatmeal & brown sugar or coffee & brown sugar. _______________________________________________________________________________________ You can still sign up for this class if you just want to watch and listen. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You will need to bring: A spoon for mixing, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of coconut oil and a scent (eg. vanilla extract, honey, lemon, lime, orange zest, etc.) **Note if you don't have brown sugar you could use white but brown sugar is preferable since it's softer and can be used on the face & the body whereas white sugar can only be used on the body and it is not natural. **Please bring containers to store your scrubs (2 if you would like to make a body scrub and a lip scrub) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Please join the Facebook page, invite friends and like our supporters for chances to win some prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104

Bring one of the following:
A bag of brown sugar (from bulk food store is okay)
A box of sea salt
A healthy snack to share with the class
A jar of virgin coconut oil
A package of oatmeal (from bulk food store is okay)
Ground coffee (you could ask your local coffee shop)
Social media or marketing help

About the teacher, Riel Hishon

Riel Hishon is an Economics student at the University of Toronto and started her own company on Etsy called ma belle naturelle. She loves creating handmade products and is very passionate about the health benefits of all natural cosmetics. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.facebook.com/mabellenaturelle

Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

Learn how to maintain a healthy endocrine system by avoiding harmful products in personal care items. In this workshop you will learn how to make an edible DIY deodorant and dry shampoo from naturopathic doctor, Talia Marcheggiani. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note I will have a limited amount of product depending on the number of people that show up. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please join the Facebook page, invite friends and like our supporters for chances to win some prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104/

Bring one of the following:
A jar of virgin coconut oil
Arrowroot powder (from bulk food store)
Cocoa powder (eg. Frys brand or from bulk food store)
Dark chocolate
Gluten free snacks to share with the class
Social media or marketing help

About the teacher, Talia Marcheggiani

Talia Marcheggiani is a naturopathic doctor practicing in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Talia has a special interest in mental health and endocrinology and uses a variety of natural healing modalities to treat the root cause of disease rather than symptoms. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.taliand.com

Skin Care & DIY Face Masks

4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto CA

You will learn about different skin types and what to expect from your skin as it changes due to aging, changes in treatment, stress, and other impacts. What we'll cover: the primary skin types and how to know what skin type you have, the impact of pH, moisture, bacteria, and more on your skin; the primary techniques you should use for your best skin, cleaning, toning, moisturizing, sun-screening, and special treatments, how to choose a skincare regime that works for your skin type and lifestyle, natural products that you can buy or DIY. Finally you will learn how to make your own face-masks for moisturizing, deep cleansing, exfoliation, tightening, and more. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note I will have a limited amount of product available depending on the number of people that show up. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please join the Facebook page, invite friends and like our supporters for chances to win some prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104/

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of witch hazel
A bottle/jar of raw honey
An essential oil
Healthy snacks to share with the class
Like Skilltree FB page and share on wall of 10 friends
Social media/marketing help

About the teacher, Angela Bepple

Angela started making her own body care products because of a concern about the health impacts of conventional body care ingredients and found that using natural products improved her skin greatly. Angela is the founder of Skilltree Toronto a community education provider that links passionate amateurs and avid professionals of all kinds of topics with people who want to learn new things and grow their skills. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.facebook.com/SkilltreeToronto

Lotions, Potions and Creams

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Anarres Apothecary
749 Dovercourt Road
Toronto CA

I will introduce you to what you can do and make with a classic aromatherapy Basic White Lotion* or Basic White Cream: facial cleanser, moisturizer, hair conditioner, a base for medicinal concoctions and fabric softener. Please bring your own small pump bottles and jars to bring your samples home. (*It takes 3 hours to make the Basic White Lotion therefore I will be using some previously made for the purpose of this demonstration.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please join the Facebook page, invite friends and like our supporters for chances to win some prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/707657545988104/

Bring one of the following:
A leaf belt fanny pack
Large envelopes
Legal or letter size file folders (used is fine)
Postering or social media help (2 hours)
Rechargeable AA or AAA batteries
Vegan fair trade chocolate dessert without gluten or cinnamon for my household/family
Wishing for a ceiling fan or upholstered chair or step stool that converts to a chair or wardrobe with mirror

About the teacher, Tracey TieF

Tracey has a passion for introducing participants in hands on workshops to the wonders and delights of natural healing ingredients that are fairly traded and locally made. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.anarreshealth.ca

Financial Literacy Part 1

6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Victoria College (University of Toronto)
91 Charles St. West (2nd Floor, Room 212)
Toronto CA

1) How to save money; 2) How to understand your investment accounts (unregistered accounts, RRSPs, TFSAs); 3) How to understand your investment options (GICs, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.); and 4) Potential pitfalls to avoid when investing your money (high fees, biased investment advice, etc.)

Bring one of the following:
A list of 5 budgeting ideas

About the teacher, David Janzen & Kumar Stenger

David is a business consultant, with over 10 years of experience helping large companies solve business problems, as well as first time entrepreneurs plan and launch their businesses. He has also worked with individuals, to help them analyze their financial situations, and make plans to achieve their personal financial goals. He is a fan of both the barter and co-op movements; and is excited to be a part of Trade School Toronto. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kumar Stenger is involved in financing and advising start up firms in the technology, financial, industrial and oil sectors. Kumar was a partner and a Portfolio Manager at McLean Budden (one of the largest institutional money managers in Canada before its acquisition by MFS), co-managing three funds: Canadian Dividend, US Equity and Global Growth with assets over $4 billion. Kumar started his financial career at the Bank of Canada after obtaining his BSc and MBA from the University of Ottawa. He also taught and advised on capital markets in Sri Lanka through US AID.

Financial Literacy Part 2

7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Victoria College (University of Toronto)
91 Charles St. West (2nd Floor, Room 212)
Toronto CA

Are you confident about the financial choices you are making? Join Stacey in this interactive workshop to learn wealth-building ideas and tips on how to build a successful financial life early on in life. 1) Understanding your financial options - should I pay down my student debts or invest my money? Finding the right balance 2) Stressed about your finances? – Understanding common mistakes young people make with their money and how to avoid them 3) Ideas and strategies to build your wealth

Bring one of the following:
A list of 5 budgeting ideas

About the teacher, Stacey He

Stacey He runs a financial planning practice in Toronto, helping people make sense of their finances, guiding Canadians to build a successful financial future. Her passion is in educating and empowering young people to make smart financial choices early on in life and she is a big believer in promoting financial literacy to the public. Stacey has a strong involvement in the community. She serves as the Toronto Chapter President of the organization Femfessionals LLC. She is also the co-founder of Good Financial Choice – an organization dedicated to promoting financial literacy and teaching young people about smart money management. --------------- --http://notable.ca/nationwide/entrepreneurs/Stacey-He-Todays-Notable-Young-Entrepreneur/--------------------- http://www.goodfinancialchoice.com

OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
Toronto CA

Conflict begins with the self, including: who we are, our biases, culture and how we relate to each other. This workshop will talk about things like assumptions, stereotypes, how we deal with conflict through interactive activities, and why first understanding that can better prepare us with how to deal with everyday conflict. This workshop is about not having all the answers and exploring what kind of conflict exists in our lives and how we can better respond.

Bring one of the following:
an unused gift
avocados
career advice
dark chocolate
eggs
lint roller
organic green tea
other organic teas
veggies

About the teacher, Salomeh Ahmadi

OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
Toronto CA

Do you dread when you have to give a presentation? Do you wish you were more engaging or comfortable when you speak in front of others? Here's your chance to play with your speaking style and experiment with dropping the boring slides and visually drawing your audience in (or distracting them from looking at you). You'll have the opportunity to practice what you learn (with funny impromptu topics!) and get feedback.

Bring one of the following:
anything handmade
comic books
funny audiobooks (on CD)
help writing a business plan
organic food
phone earbuds (for the old iPhone)
sing us a song
snacks to share with the class
surprise us!
Wordpress help

About the teacher, Lauren Stein and Patricia Kambitsch

Lauren Stein is a professional improviser, facilitator, writer, and MC. She runs groups of improvisational theatre for the general public, for the blind, for corporations, and for teens/young adults with autism. Patricia "Patsy" Kambitsch promotes dialogue through the visual arts, theatre, movement, and creative writing. She is founder of Visual Thinkers Toronto and she DJs at Ecstatic Dance Toronto.

OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
Toronto CA

Conflict begins with the self, including: who we are, our biases, culture and how we relate to each other. This workshop will talk about things like assumptions, stereotypes, how we deal with conflict through interactive activities, and why first understanding that can better prepare us with how to deal with everyday conflict. This workshop is about not having all the answers and exploring what kind of conflict exists in our lives and how we can better respond.

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Sage Tyrtle

I tell stories all over Toronto, including Raconteurs, Tales Of, and True Stories Told Live. I tell folktales in schools and senior centres. I’ve been invited to participate in the FOOL Festival and the Toronto Storytelling Festival. My stories have been featured on both NPR’s Snap Judgment and CBC’s Outfront.

OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
Toronto CA

Etsy has become one of the largest handmade, e-commerce platforms within recent years. In this course, you will learn the skills to run and market a successful Etsy shop. Subtopics in the course include how to write successful listings, what is Etsy SEO, the importance of product photography, how to target your ideal market, and methods on spreading the word on your great new store via social media. If time allows, you will also learn about other handmade e-commerce platforms and how to choose the correct ones for you as well as some of the best Etsy tip support groups.

Bring one of the following:
1 hour cooking a yummy dinner (I will buy the ingredients)
1 hour pregnancy photoshoot (only after having sent portfolio)
1 hour website design consultation (only after having sent portfolio)
2-3 Tumbled/ Polished Gemstones (7)
Baby Onsie (1)
Bottle of White Wine (2)
Children's Books - Good Condition Used or New (4)
Chocolate from a Local Chocolate Maker (2)
Cookies from a Local Bakery (2)
Latte or Mocha from a Local Indie Cafe (1)
Pair of Fun Socks (2)
Purchase a Meal for a Homeless Person & Take a Selfie to Share (10)

About the teacher, Laura Sultan

Laura Sultan has been a practicing energy worker & gemstone lover since she was a young child. Recently, she has created a gemstone jewelry business where she creates healing gemstone necklaces, bracelets, & other requested items based on the person's current life situation or malady.