Keynote Speaker: Nora Spinks
"Works to strengthen families, create productive and supportive work environments, and build healthy communities."
Nora Sprinks is CEO of The Vanier Institute of the Family. Throughout her career, Nora has been working with progressive organizations, and business, labour, government and community leaders to strengthen families, create productive and supportive work environments, and build healthy communities.
A renowned speaker, author and recognized thought leader, Nora provides information, insights and inspiration to organizations across Canada and around the world. Building on her experience, while staying abreast of the trends and providing critical analysis and strategic thinking, Nora adds tremendous value to workplaces, communities, committees, executive teams, human resource professionals and practitioners, board of directors, research organizations and public policy forums.
RD, P.H.Ec. & Food Blogger
“An advocate for honest and transparent communication about our food system.”
Never before in human history has our food supply been more abundant, affordable or safe. Why then, are consumers becoming increasingly fearful of their food? As a dietitian, home economist, food blogger and mom, Erin explores how and why restrictive eating and food avoidance has evolved, and discusses solutions to encourage happy, healthy and relaxed eating.
Erin MacGregor is a Professional Home Economist and Dietitian who combines her credentials to chase the work she loves.
As a dietitian, she works in a clinical setting at an acute care teaching hospital. She combines her RD and PHEc credentials as the co-owner of How to Eat, a food and nutrition communications business that aims to help families cook more at home and raise a generation of happy, healthy eaters.
Through her work in media as a blogger and as an ambassador for the Canola Eat Well for Life team, Erin has become an advocate for honest and transparent communication about our food system. She hopes to take the fear out of food and inspire Canadians to have a healthful and happy relationship with it.
Erin has been an OHEA member and 2-time volunteer on the Board of Directors, since 2007. In 2017 she joined the OHEA mentorship program to help foster a new generation of PHEcs.
Erin lives and eats in Toronto with her husband, 2 year old daughter and 8 year old fur baby.
Shannon Lee Simmons
Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Investment Manager & Founder of the New School of Finance
“A trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry.
Shannon is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Investment Manager and founder of the New School of Finance. Simmons is widely recognized as a trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry. She is a regular financial expert in the media and has a monthly column for Globe and Mail and is a personal finance columnist for CBC’s On the Money and Metro Morning. The title of Shannon's talk at #OHEA2018 is "Putting the economics back in home economics".