About the Awards

Are you one of Toronto’s Healthiest Business Leaders?

Nominations

Do you know a Wellness Champion? Are you perhaps one? Among us are business leaders that exemplify many healthy lifestyle habits – with daily rituals that put them in a performance gear many of us have yet to discover. Nominate yourself, your business partner, fellow executive or boss – and help us celebrate the influence this person is having on their personal performance and business success.

Judging Criteria

How do we define “healthiest”? It’s the full package that counts – both the physical and the psychological element. This doesn’t mean that the leaders we profile are all perfect. We are looking for those who will provide us with positive examples of how they have raised the wellbeing bar higher than most and have benefitted both personally and professionally from those efforts.

Awards Symposium

On Friday, April 17th , 2015 we will gather at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel to recognize and celebrate the winners of the first annual Wellness Champions Awards. All winners, nominees, and guests will learn from our expert speakers – what it takes to perform at the highest levels of healthy lifestyle and hear some great case study examples. Join the celebration, be inspired, and uncover the secrets of Toronto’s Healthiest Business Leaders.

Nominations

Nominations are now closed for 2015. Here are some examples of healthy lifestyle that we will be looking for in 2016:

Exercise

implements a regular exercise routine

Nutrition

focuses on food for fuel, nutrients and good health

Emotional

investments in positivity

Sleep

makes an effort to invests in quality sleep for improved mental and physical wellbeing

Environmental

takes action to care for the world outside of themselves in terms of the environment and its people.

Proactive Care

proactively takes responsibilities for one’s own health (e.g. regular doctor’s visits,  health screenings, self-screenings)

Social Relationships

invests time in cultivating rewarding relationships with friends and family

Stress Reduction

implements regular stress reduction activities (e.g. yoga, meditation, mindfulness, positivity strategies)

Rest and Recovery

schedules regular mental and physical rest

Work/Life Balance

makes a conscious effort to “switch off” and enjoy many facets of life

Community Involvement

gives back to one’s community (e.g. volunteering, sponsorship)

Humour

finding and using laughter

Chalk-Board

Judges

The Wellness Champion Panel

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Dr. Mike Evans, MD, CCFP

Dr. Mike Evans is known worldwide for his work in innovative health messaging to the public. His radio show on CBC’s Fresh Air enjoys a wide audience. More than 10 million people have seen his famous whiteboard series on YouTube. Topics range from acne and stress management to quality improvement and the early childhood brain. Dr. Evans is a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and an endowed chair in Patient Engagement and Childhood Nutrition at the University of Toronto. He was even the CBC doctor for the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Current projects include The Better Life Project, a walking company called the 23 and ½ hours club. Dr. Evans is a sought after speaker on the topics of innovation, patient engagement, creativity and best health.


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Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc, ND

Dr. Frank is naturopathic doctor twice voted as "Best Naturopath in Toronto" by the Readers of NOW magazine. Overcoming personal health issues inspired an interest in helping others achieve optimal health. Dr. Frank’s treatments are designed to address the root cause of a health problem using a diverse treatment approach that may incorporate acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, diet, vitamins, supplements and other natural remedies. She is the proud mom of a wonderful nine year old boy named Brandon and a dog named Farley. When not chasing after them, you can find Dr. Frank at the gym, the library, at ballroom dance lessons or on the tennis courts.


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Dr. David Macklin, MD, CCFP

David A. Macklin is a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. A University of Toronto trained family physician - GP psychotherapist, Dr. Macklin has committed his career to the prevention and treatment of obesity; directing multidisciplinary, evidence based - behavioural weight management programs. He is the Medical Director of the Weight Management and Lifestyle Program at the Toronto Medcan Clinic. He is also Medical Director of the Weight Management Program at the Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital High Risk/Special Pregnancy BMI unit. David is a member of the select science committee for the Canadian Obesity Network.


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Trionne Moore, BA, RHN, IOC, Dipl. Sports Nutr.

Trionne Moore is a registered nutritional consultant specializing in corporate wellness in holistic nutrition matters.  She is President of The Healthy Road, a health store in Toronto. Previously, she served as Lead Sports Nutritionist with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario working with hundreds of national and provincial athletes.  Trionne specializes in holistic nutrition with a focus on natural, whole foods, reputable supplement protocols, digestive support, and lifestyle enhancements to support lifestyle and performance goals – be it in competition, in the boardroom, or on set.


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Dr. Greg Wells, MSc, PhD, BPE

As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme condition. He is an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto where he studies elite sport performance, and serves as an associate scientist of physiology and experimental medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. A sought after speaker, Dr. Wells has spoken at top events like TEDX and the Titan Summit, alongside Sir Richard Branson. Dr. Wells is a frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail and has been an expert source to other top media outlets like ABC News, “20/20,” The Discovery Channel, TSN, CBC and CTV. He served as the sports medicine analyst for the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games.


Symposium and Awards Luncheon

On April 17th, 2015, we invite you to the inaugural Wellness Champions Symposium and Awards. We will officially celebrate the achievements of our winners and finalists and learn the secrets behind their success. They are some of the busiest and most productive leaders in Toronto - where a healthy lifestyle has taken a primary role in their success in life and business.

This is a must attend event for anyone looking to take themselves or their team to the next level. Bring your colleagues and team to experience a fun, educational, energetic and inspirational day. Take what you learn back to your office and your family.

The entire morning will be devoted to learning the newest performance insights from Toronto's top wellness experts, including: Dr. Greg Wells, Louisa Jewell and Trionne Moore. Get an inside look into the life of a Wellness Champion, find ways to accelerate your training progress, and get past common obstacles - through smarter planning and tools.

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The Wellness Champions Symposium

Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street West, Toronto On. M5J 1E3

Friday April 17th, 2015 Royal York Hotel

08:00 - 14:00


About The Wellness Champions Symposium

· An inside look into the life of a Wellness Champion – How do they do it? · Tips and tools to accelerate your progress to the next level. · Creative ways to blast through common obstacles. · Connections with progressive business leaders and award participants. · Cutting edge education on the science behind the mind and body. · New personal goals and challenges to motivate you. · Ideas that you can share with your office and family.

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Registration and Buffet Breakfast

08:00 - 08:30


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Get settled and enjoy a delicious Royal York breakfast.

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Welcome and Symposium Overview

08:30 - 08:45


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Opening remarks to get the day started

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Dr. Greg Wells

Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

The Performance Code

08:45 - 09:30


About Dr. Greg Wells

Dr. Greg Wells is an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto where he studies elite sport performance.

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Insights from a Wellness Champion Finalist

09:30 - 09:45


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One of our finalists will share some important aspects of their story.

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Recharge and Refuel

09:45 - 10:00


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Coffee, tea and light refreshments.

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Louisa Jewell

Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Your Olympic Mind

10:00 - 10:45


About Louisa Jewell

Louisa is a speaker, facilitator, soon to be author and positive psychology expert. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail and Huffington Post to name a few.

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Insights from a Wellness Champion Finalist

10:45 - 11:00


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Learn the personal journey of one of our finalists.

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Energy Boost

11:00 - 11:05


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A “pick me up” activity.

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Trionne Moore

Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Body and Brain Nutrition

11:05 - 11:35


About Trionne Moore

President of The Healthy Road health food and supplement store. Trionne specializes in holistic nutrition with a focus on natural, whole foods, reputable supplement protocols and digestive support.

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The Wellness Champions Awards Luncheon

Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street West, Toronto On. M5J 1E3

Plated Lunch

11:35 - 14:00


About The Wellness Champions Awards Luncheon

Be inspired, and uncover the secrets of Toronto’s Healthiest Business Leaders

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Lunch

11:35 - 12:15


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Menu Coming Soon

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Panel Debate and Q&A

Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Hot Wellness Topics Debate

12:15 - 12:45


About Panel Debate and Q&A

Experts Louisa Jewell, Dr. Greg Wells and Trionne Moore will debate key health and wellness questions. Audience members will have an opportunity to pose questions to the panel.

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

What Makes a Wellness Champion?

12:45 - 13:15


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Learn the common themes across our winners.

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Awards Ceremony

13:15 - 13.50


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Announcements of winners and awards presentations.

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Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Closing Remarks

13:50 - 14:00


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Final Comments. Where do we go from here?

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The Performance Code

MSc, PhD, BPE

Dr. Greg Wells

08:45 - 09:30


About The Performance Code

The human mind and body have to work together for ultimate results. In this presentation Dr. Greg Wells focuses on how the science of human physiology can help us adapt to perform better. He shows audiences how they can improve their health, fitness and performance using simple techniques that can make incredible differences in their lives.

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Your Olympic Mind

MAPP

Louisa Jewell

10:00 - 10:45


About Your Olympic Mind

Sometimes your Olympic-sized goals bring with them Olympic-sized obstacles. Louisa Jewell will focus on how to become stronger, more resilient and more powerful so you can truly flourish at work and at play. Louisa is a speaker, facilitator, soon to be author and positive phsychology expert. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail and Huffington Post to name a few.

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Body and Brain Nutrition

BA, RHN, IOC, Dipl. Sports Nutrition

Trionne Moore

11:05 - 11:35


About Body and Brain Nutrition

Trionne will share some amazing insights on the connection between nutrition and higher performing body and brain function. Learn how to enhance your drive and focus through brain nutrition including addressing the gut-brain axis. Trionne is a registered nutritional consultant specializing in corporate wellness. She served as Lead Sports Nutritionist with the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario working with hundreds of national and provincial athletes.

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Panel Debate and Q&A

Imperial Room. Royal York Hotel

Hot Wellness Topics Debate

12:15 - 12:45


About Panel Debate and Q&A

Experts Louisa Jewell, Dr. Greg Wells and Trionne Moore will debate key health and wellness questions. Audience members will have an opportunity to pose questions to the panel.

Tickets

Take advantage of group ticket pricing by calling 416-966-9229 Ex 29 or emailing inquiry@wellnesschampions.com

$375

  • Symposium & Awards Ticket
  • Includes Symposium
  • Includes Awards Luncheon
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$250

  • Awards Only Luncheon Tickets
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$350

  • Discounted Group Tickets 5+
  • Best Value 10+ $300
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News and Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by “Business Leader”?

A business leader is an entrepreneur, business owner, or senior executive.  Essentially, this individual is visible to most employees in an organization and can act as a role model to others.  If you have any questions about the eligibility of your nominee – feel free to contact us at: inquiry@wellnesschampions.ca

Can I nominate myself?

Yes. This is fine and in fact, encouraged. You should celebrate your success and how your focus on healthy living has influenced the rest of your organization. Nominate yourself now.

What do I win if I am considered a Wellness Champion?

While we do have some special prizes for our winners, the main benefit will come out of the public profiling of each winner. Both the individual and their organization will be profiled in the media and at our Awards and Symposium on Friday, April 17th, 2015.

Who is Thorpe Benefits and why are they doing this?

Thorpe Benefits is an integrated employee benefits and wellness consultancy. We believe that healthy lifestyle and the promotion of healthy living in the workplace will create a competitive business advantage. In addition to our management of risks and costs associated with employee benefits –we have found a way to integrate wellness strategies and services into our client benefit offering. Individually, the team at Thorpe Benefits are also walking the talk and have implemented many of the health rituals that they teach and support with their clients. Roger Thorpe, their president, has been on a personal journey to continuously add health rituals to his daily routine. You can follow him and his comments on Twitter @thorpebenefits. So this project is driven by a strong motivation to prove our theory, that healthy business leaders are huge role models and a big influence on their employee population. Positive wellness behaviours are contagious and we believe that living a healthy lifestyle creates happier, motivated, and more successful businesses. We want to celebrate and profile this impact!

I know someone that I would like to nominate – what do I do?

That’s great! Just go to our nominations section of the website and complete the form. We will take it from there and contact the nominee directly. If you wish, you can remain anonymous in putting forward your nominee.

What is involved in the interview process?

It’s simple. Just fill out some particulars about the nominee to help get us started and we’ll take care of the rest.

Can my organization celebrate the accomplishment?

Absolutely. Although the award is being presented to the specific business leader, it is also a chance for the organization to show how they have embraced healthy lifestyle habits around the workplace. That organization may be at the beginnings of their wellness strategy and this award is a perfect spring board for launching wellness initiatives more broadly across the entire organization.

Can my organization become a sponsor? How?

Yes, you can contact our sponsorship coordinator via sponsor@wellnesschampions.ca or by calling 416-966-9229 ext. 29. There are several sponsorship options still available.

Sponsors