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About Shane Feldman

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Shane Feldman believes community is the answer to every question, and the solution to every problem. Recognized by The White House, The Prime Minister of Canada, and The United Nations for his achievements in community leadership, he helps leading brands optimize team culture, leadership, engagement, and retention.

Feldman is the founder of Count Me In, the world-renowned social entrepreneurship incubator and community of 10.2 million people across 104 countries. Over the past decade, Count Me In has launched more than 30,000 ventures worldwide, contributing a value of over $2.6 billion to the global economy through service.

Feldman has been featured in top media outlets including Larry King, Dr. Oz, Forbes, and People magazine. He is also the subject of a documentary TV series from A&E, which follows his community building work.

About Tia Loftsgard

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Tia Loftsgard, the Executive Director of the Canada Organic Trade Association, has worked in the field of organic and international agricultural trade for over 20 years. She founded the first ever Fairtrade organic chocolate company (Camino) and has since held senior roles with Fairtrade International. Tia is currently the Chair of the Organic Technical Advisory Committee with CFIA, a voting member of the Organic Standards Technical Committee, the organic representation on the Agile Regulations Agriculture Canada Roundtable and the lead on organic data with the Government of Canada.

About Greg Wight

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Greg is the Co-Founder of Shopper1st, a research company focusing on integrating proven subconscious triggers to purchase into communication plans. Greg has previously worked on both P&G and J&J’s Global Shopper teams. His work has been recognized with multiple Vendor of the Year Awards at leading Retailers for design work and he is the proud three-time recipient of the J&J North American and Global Shopper Awards. Shopper1st specializes in developing Claims which overcome barriers to purchase.

About Helena McShane

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Helena McShane is the Sustainability & Communications Manager at SPUD.ca where carpooling groceries is a way of life and organic produce is her main squeeze. With 20 years in the communications space, Helena entered the world of sustainability through the Environmental Sciences communications department and continued on to Ocean Wise where food and sustainability come together. Today, she works both with developing the most sustainable practices at SPUD and telling the world about them.

About Ian Walker

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Ian Walker co-founded Left Coast Naturals 25 years ago. Today, Left Coast Naturals is Canada’s largest organic bulk foods distributor and manufactures two in-house brands, Hippie Snacks and Left Coast Organics. As a strong believer that business has a responsibility to lead the way to a sustainable future, Ian is committed to a triple bottom line philosophy. He lives in North Vancouver with his partner Louise and their four kids spend lots of time exploring the mountains.

About Bruce Cole

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Bruce W. Cole is the editor of Canadian Natural Health Retailer (CNHR) Magazine. He joined the natural health industry in 1995 and has been editing and writing for CNHR since its founding in 1997. During this time, Bruce has visited hundreds of stores, chronicling the progress of Canada’s natural health retailers.

About Peter Weicker

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Peter is the vice president of merchandising and marketing for Fortinos, a group of 23 leading-edge supermarkets operating in southern Ontario, primarily in the greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. In his role, Peter has many responsibilities, but he takes a special interest in Nature’s Treasure, which is Fortinos‘ full service natural health products ‘store within a store’ concept. Peter works closely with the Nature’s Treasure team as they continually improve, innovate and exceed customers’ expectations.

About Rob Horricks

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Rob Horricks has more than 30 years experience in grocery focused primarily on local, organic, and natural foods. His first venture was a home delivery business, Organic Express Inc. (1998) which was sold in 2005. In 2004 he founded Blush Lane Organic Market, which grew from a single location to 5 when sold to Spud.ca in 2017. He continues to oversee the operations of Blush Lane as its CEO within the Spud.ca group of companies. Rob and his wife also operate a 10- acre Certified Organic orchard and fruit stand in Keremeos, BC. He has served as a Director and Treasurer on the boards of PACS (Pacific Agriculture Certification Society) and COABC (Certified Organic Association of BC).

About Michael Sherwood

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Michael is a collaborative, curious and engaged leader who has been leading the team at Nature’s Fare Markets for the past 8 years. As CEO, Michael works with a passionate and talented team to continually improve the employee and customer experience through innovation, creativity, and hard work. Michael is based out of the Vernon corporate office where he can take full advantage of the Okanagan lifestyle in all four seasons. Work smart and play hard!

About Meaghan Esser, RHN

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After 9 years in her own successful nutritional consulting practice, Meaghan decided to lend her business and nutrition expertise to her family’s growing supplement business in 2019. Meaghan’s entrepreneurial mind combined with her love for research and educating others about nutrition made her a perfect fit for her role at ITL Health. Meaghan is a seasoned traveler who originally hails from southwest Ontario, and is the proud mom of three boys who love their MAG365.

About Chelan Wilkins, RHN

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Chelan Wilkins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Natural Health Educator and Certified Marketing and Sales Executive with several years of experience within the Natural Health and Wellness Industry. Over the last five years, Chelan has been educating retailers and consumers across Canada on various health and wellness topics and trends engagingly and educationally. Today, Chelan leads the marketing department at Herbaland Naturals Inc and is in charge of all brand education and training.

About Caroline Farquhar RHN, EMP, BA

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Caroline is the National Training Manager for Renew Life® Canada and is a sought-after expert in digestive care and cleansing. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, has taught at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is a popular guest on TV and radio shows across the country.

About Julie Drapeau

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Julie Drapeau is a passionate and dynamic speaker with a Bachelor's Degree in Consumer Economics from the University of Laval, Quebec City. Julie understands the health and beauty category given her experience at the Body Shop as a trainer as well as she is a Certified Esthetician (Marie de L incarnation, Quebec) and author of two books on the subject “Optimizing Your Natural Personal Care Sales” and “Haba-Cadabra with Category Management -Driving Natural Personal Care Sales”.

About Erin Macklin

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Erin managed Independent Health Food Retail for more than 5 years before joining Purity Life. Over the last decade she has fulfilled a variety of different roles with Purity Life, expanding her knowledge of natural wellness and currently heads up the marketing team. Erin loves innovation, health, and anything new and exciting.

About Manuel Gorrin

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Manuel is the Associate Director of Brand Engagement at Nature's Path Organic Foods, a fiercely independent, family-run, sustainably-driven organic breakfast and snack food company that believes in 'always leaving the earth better than we found it'.

Manuel has more than twelve years of experience with corporate sustainability, operations and marketing in large and fast-growing manufacturing industries in both North and Latin America. At Nature's Path Organic Foods, he leads brand engagement strategies for Nature’s Path Organic, Que Pasa Foods, Love Crunch Organic and EnviroKidz, and their social media communities to make organic food the top-of-mind choice for all. He is passionate about plant-based lifestyles, climate change action and animal conservation. Manuel obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Simon Bolivar University in 2009 (Caracas, Venezuela), he is an accredited Environmental Professional by ECO Canada and a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.

About Deanna Henry

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Bio coming soon!

Future-Proof Passport: Building and Scaling to Move Beyond Competition and Elevate Impact

*Live Stream Only

In today’s unpredictable landscape, your competitive edge is collaboration.

In this empowering, forward-looking talk, Shane Feldman goes beyond the hype and speculation to reveal how community and purpose are what will set you apart.

In this empowering, forward-looking talk, Shane Feldman goes beyond the hype and speculation to reveal how community and purpose are what will set you apart.

New disruptive business models, new flexible work arrangements, new tech-fueled innovation are all part of the future of work. Shifting perceptions of entrepreneurship and moving beyond tech-fueled competition, Shane helps audiences re-focus, re-connect, and elevate their impact.

Taking audiences behind the lessons learned from interviewing community leaders in places ranging from Albania and China, to Ghana and France, Shane decodes how to empower human connection, future-proof your organization, and optimize people, planet, and profit through real-world examples and clear strategies you can apply right away.

This customized session gives audiences key takeaways to:

  • Become more persistent, courageous and resilient
  • Build the community that will thrive through change and uncertainty
  • Uncover the why behind your work, promoting authenticity
  • Uncover a sustainable growth mindset

Through an Organic Lens: how we can work together to clean up the supply chain and create a more sustainable future.

*Available to live stream and on-demand after the show

Join panelists Manuel Gorrin from Nature’s Path Foods, Helena McShane from SPUD and Ian Walker, co-founder of Left Coast Naturals to find out the most recent consumer trends in the organic world, how the industry is tackling sustainability and how we can work together to clean up the supply chain.

Retailer Panel – Building Post-Pandemic Success in Retail

*Available to live stream and on-demand after the show

Join panelists Deanna Henry, owner of Garden Health, Peter Weicker, VP of Merchandising and Marketing at Fortinos and Rob Horricks, Founder and CEO of Blush Lane Organic Markets, to learn how industry-leading experts managed the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll gain insights on what changes were implemented, best practices to keep, and how to manage current pain points in the industry, from staffing to supply chain issues.

Launch Pad

*Available to live stream and on-demand after the show

Eight finalists will be selected to go head-to-head in a “Dragons’ Den-style” competition where the most innovative product, strongest business plan and killer pitch will seal the deal. Join us to find out what up-and-coming brand will win our judges over.

Members Forum

*Available to live stream and on-demand after the show

It’s time to Rise Together!

All CHFA Members are welcome to join President & CEO, Aaron Skelton and Board of Directors Chair, Adam Martin, for a discussion on what’s next for CHFA, our members, and the industry.

ITL Health: The Next Generation of Magnesium

*Available on-demand after the show

Are your supplements working? This question drove ITL Health to create 100% pure, award-winning magnesium-based supplements formulated for optimal absorption.

ITL Health’s research-driven formulas are made with cofactors that work synergistically to ensure you get the most out of each dose. These include their MAG365 Bone Formula- the first of its kind without calcium (an overdue departure from our calcium-saturated market), and their ground-breaking Vitamin D Plus, created in response to recent research that found that vitamin D remains inactive in the body without other critical nutrients to activate it.

Discover why ITL Health is a best-selling brand in Europe.

The Sweet Alternative - Leading the Change in the Wellness Industry

*Available on-demand after the show

Join Chelan Wilkins, RHN, as she discusses how Herbaland Naturals, a Canadian-owned and operated company, has pivoted to take their award-winning gummy vitamin brand to the next level, inspired by their core values Inclusivity, Sustainability and Community. When Herbaland started in 2009, they proved that supplements and vitamins could be fun and functional, replacing pills with gummies. Herbaland replaced gelatin with pectin and sugar with natural sugar-free alternatives to create a more inclusive product.

With the rise of gummy supplements and low sugar candies, Herbaland is emerging this spring with a switch to 100% compostable packaging and unique formulations again.

Renew Life® Probiotic Relaunch - Quality & Convenience for Your Customers

*Available on-demand after the show

The Human Microbiome Project increased our understanding of the complex and abundant microbial communities of the human body and their role in health and disease.

Market research shows that clinical proof, doctor recommendations and shelf stability are important when choosing a probiotic to reassure customers that the product is worth the expense.

Renew Life® is meeting consumer demand with a brand-new line up of shelf stable probiotics. We use world class strains backed by clinical research that are quality, purity and potency guaranteed through expiration with a 60-day money-back guarantee. Please join Caroline Farquhar to learn more.

Julie & Erin Talk Trends

*Available on-demand after the show

In this interactive discussion, Julie and Erin will highlight upcoming trends based on current research, sales data and seasonal fluctuations. They will transform the numbers into real, tangible actions you can take in your store and products you will want to have available to fulfill market demand.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT KEYNOTE LIVE STREAM ONLY

Future-Proof Passport: Building and Scaling to Move Beyond Competition and Elevate Impact

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Shane Feldman
Keynote Speaker, TV Host, Entrepreneur
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM PT AVAILABLE TO LIVE STREAM AND ON-DEMAND AFTER THE SHOW

Through an Organic Lens: how we can work together to clean up the supply chain and create a more sustainable future

Panel moderated by:
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Tia Loftsgard
Executive Director at Canada Organic Trade Association
Panelists:
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Manuel Gorrin
Nature’s Path Foods
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Helena McShane
Sustainability & Communications Manager, SPUD.ca
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Ian Walker
Co-founder, Left Coast Naturals
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM PT AVAILABLE TO LIVE STREAM AND ON-DEMAND AFTER THE SHOW

Retailer Panel – Building Post-Pandemic Success in Retail

Panel moderated by:
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Bruce Cole
Editor, CNHR
Panelists:
Deanna Henry
Owner, Garden Health
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Peter Weicker
Vice President of Merchandising & Marketing, Fortinos
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Rob Horricks
Founder & CEO, Blush Lane Organic Markets
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Michael Sherwood
CEO, Nature's Fare Markets
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM PTBRAND SCHOOL AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND AFTER THE SHOW

ITL Health: The Next Generation of Magnesium

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Meaghan Esser, RHN
Managing Director at ITL Health
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM PTBRAND SCHOOL AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND AFTER THE SHOW

The Sweet Alternative - Leading the Change in the Wellness Industry

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Chelan Wilkins, RHN
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Marketing & Sales Executive
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM PTBRAND SCHOOL AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND AFTER THE SHOW

Renew Life® Probiotic Relaunch - Quality & Convenience for Your Customers

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Caroline Farquhar RHN, EMP, BA
National Training Manager at Renew Life® Canada
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM PTBRAND SCHOOL AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND AFTER THE SHOW

Julie & Erin Talk Trends

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Julie Drapeau
VP Sales, Purity Life Health Products LP
Erin Macklin
Trade Marketing Manager, Purity Life Health Products LP
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM PT AVAILABLE TO LIVE STREAM AND ON-DEMAND AFTER THE SHOW

Launch Pad

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SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM PT AVAILABLE TO LIVE STREAM AND ON-DEMAND AFTER THE SHOW

Members Forum

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