Nikole Goncalves

Nikole is the face behind one of the top leading healthy food and lifestyle YouTube channels in Canada called HealthNut Nutrition with a following of over 400K subscribers and over 26 million views. She's a passionate "health nut" who inspires her viewers to live an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle by showing how easy and delicious it can be. Her "healthified" versions of fresh and tasty dishes are guaranteed to make your taste buds dance and prove that healthy eating doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring!

Nikole’s philosophy is all about finding a balance that works for you. It’s about listening to your body, surrounding yourself with positive people, limiting stress, and enjoying the foods you love. She doesn’t believe in dieting, calorie counting, low fat, or sugar free labels. Instead Nikole promotes a holistic and intuitive approach to living a healthy lifestyle both inside and out.

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Aviva Rubin, Keynote Speaker

Aviva Rubin is a Toronto-based freelance writer, mom of two boys, patient advocate and health policy consultant as well as a member of Odette’s Patient and Family Advisory Council. Her writing on cancer has been published in The Globe and Mail, The New York Times and Chatelaine. She’s the author of the memoir Lost and Found in Lymphomaland, that documents her trip through cancer. One reviewer of the book says:

 I never thought anyone could make me laugh about cancer, but Aviva Rubin has managed to take a difficult topic, her own lymphoma diagnosis and subsequent treatment, and explore the ins and outs with compassion, insight and humor. Her story is one experienced of many, but her voice is singular. You will laugh, cry, share her fears, anxiety, hope and marvelous take on a frightening process. This is a book for everyone, not just those facing cancer, because at its core it illustrates the resilience of the human spirit.

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Yara Elarabi

Yara Elarabi is a full-time yoga teacher in Toronto. Her yoga journey began seven years ago while living in Taipei, Taiwan. Once she moved back to Toronto, she completed her first 500-hour yoga teacher training through Moksha in Montreal in 2014. She also completed 20 hours of yin training in 2015, and 100 hours of Moksha Flow training in 2016. Yara’s passion and love for the practice shines through in her teaching. She is a firm believer that yoga has the power to heal people and create world peace. She hopes to change the world one yoga class at a time. Currently, Yara teaches full time at Moksha Yoga North York and Moksha Yoga Thornhill.  

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