Sharing my journey with friends and family as we impact each other’s lives for the better.
The Italy Earthquake Relief Fund Fundraiser
On May 12, Dr. Elaine Chin attended a fundraiser organized in support of The Italy Earthquake Relief Fund (TIERF) with her friend and co-chair of the event organizing committee, Sam Ciccolini. Sergio Marchionne delivered the keynote to a group of approximately 600 guests. In attendance was The Prime Minister, Mr. Justin Trudeau, who was supporting this cause.
The Corporate State Toronto
On May 17, 2017, Dr. Chin joined the “Emotional Dislocation” discussion at the Toronto Summit. The Summit was held at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto and included senior women business executives, women business owners, and women leaders in medicine, the arts, law, academe and government.
Innovation Health was the Health & Wellness Sponsor of the Summit.
Healthcare Innovation Panel
On April 26, Dr. Chin moderated the Healthcare Innovation Panel hosted by The Canadian Club.
Topics of discussion included how research, access, science & technology are revitalizing our healthcare experience. Dr. Brett Belchetz (ER Physician and Co-founder/CEO of Maple), Dr. Brendan Frey (Founder of Deep Genomics), and Dr. Peter Pisters (CEO of UHN) were on the panel. It was an engaging discussion on the disruption and innovation that is transforming the healthcare world today.
To watch a recording of the session, visit http://www.mediaevents.ca/canadianclub/20170426/
WE DAY New York
On April 6, 2017 Dr. Chin attended the New York City WE Day at Radio City Music Hall to support her friends, Marc and Craig Kielburger. The inaugural New York City event brought together world-renowned speakers, A-list performers, and tens of thousands of youth to celebrate a year of action that transformed communities and changed lives.
Aga Khan Museum Event
Dr. Elaine Chin hosted a small private dinner at The Aga Khan Museum to help showcase a world renowned exhibition that is currently at the Museum. Syria: A Living History is on display until March 26, 2017. This exhibition is in partnership with UNESCO and media partners, The Globe & Mail and CTV.
‘Syria: A Living History inspires new understanding of Syria’s past and present, and invites new ways of thinking about its future.’
Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference
Dr. Elaine Chin spoke at the Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference in Palm Springs, CA about IT-Based Wellness programs. These programs are in the midst of a paradigm shift, from a return on investment (ROI) to a value on investment (VOI) model. Link: https://www.ifebp.org/education/canadian-health-and-wellness-innovations/Pages/canadian-health-and-wellness-innovations-conference-1703.aspx
Personal Best: The Peak Health Sessions
Dr. Elaine Chin will attend this event and speak about The Economics of Healthcare & Healthcare trends during the Peak Health Sessions. She will be joined by others including, Greg Wells, Michael Appollo, Christopher Janzer and Nathalie Niddam, they will present on various topics.
5th Annual Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2016, Conference Board Of Canada
Dr. Elaine Chin, Chief Wellness Officer at TELUS, spoke on Nutrition in the Workplace: Fostering Health and Energy. In this session, she gave real-life case studies on how leading firms support healthy nutrition and well-being by providing healthy food options, education, health and nutrition counselling, and company-wide wellness challenges.
Telus Cheque Presentation to the Scarborough Hospital Foundation
Dr. Elaine Chin, Chief Wellness Officer, TELUS, presents a cheque on behalf of the GTA Community Board of TELUS to The Scarborough Hospital iCTB Youth Project. In attendance, Michael Mazza, Dr. David Gratzer and Dr. Tom Chan. Link: Video of cheque presentation.
MLSE Launchpad Campaign and Raps City Social
Dr. Elaine Chin sits on the MLSE LaunchPad Campaign Cabinet. By 2017, the MLSE Foundation will transform 261 Jarvis St. into a 42,000 sq ft youth focused Sport For Development facility. With the support of professional sports teams, this collaborative space will leverage sport, education and research to promote social change. MLSE LaunchPad will improve the lives of at-risk youth by instilling life skills to succeed wherever their journey takes them. At The Raps City Social, Toronto Raptors players, staff and guests gather to support the MLSE Foundation. Photo with Masai Ujiri, president of the Toronto Raptors.
Dr. Elaine Chin attended the Gold Medal Plates fundraising event in Toronto. A special congratulation to all the Canadian Olympic athletes for their athletic achievement! As well, all the chefs that participated in the Gold Medal Plates competition. From Left: Erica Wiebe – Wrestling gold medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Dr. Elaine Chin, Alex
The Gold Medal Plates chefs did an amazing job on all their dishes. Congratulations to Amanda Ray (Canteen Restaurant) for winning gold, Albert Ponzo (Le Sélect Bistro) for winning silver and Ross Midgley (Ravine Estates Winery Restaurant) for winning bronze. Thanks to the other competitors as well: Wayne Morris (Boralia), Sylvain Assié (Café Boulud), Jonathan Goodyear (Magna Golf Club), Ted Corrado (The Drake Hotel), Nicolas Comazzi (Aria Ristorante), Rocheller Batuigas (Café Belong).
Congratulations to my good friend, Jonathan Goodyear and the team at Magna for presenting an amazing dish at this event.
Speaker Series at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club
Dr. Elaine Chin spoke at The Cricket Club’s Health & Wellness Keynote speaker series. There was a great turnout. Thank you to The Cricket Club for being so welcoming, always happy to support neighbours in the community.
Gairdner Foundation Awards
Dr. Elaine Chin, Chief Wellness Officer, TELUS, attended the Gairdner Awards with team members. Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the Gairdner Award. 60% of winners go on to win The Nobel Prize. Thanks to TELUS for being a silver sponsor.
WE Day Family Reception
Dr. Elaine Chin hosted a pre-WE Day Family event. There was a gallery exhibit of portraits by Tony V. Hauser, a documentary from their recent trip to Ecuador by Robert Wong and special speech and visit from Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder of WE, and Scott Baker, Executive Director of WE Charity.
WE Day & WE Day Family, Toronto
WE Day Toronto and WE Day Family was a huge success this year! Dr. Elaine Chin, TELUS Chief Wellness Officer, supporting the WE Organization with fellow TELUS team members. Photo with Jordan Smith, an amazing talent and the winner of The Voice. All the performances at WE Day Toronto were truly amazing. A big thank you to the WE Organization and Craig and Marc Kielburger for doing all that you do!
Launch of the World Health Innovation Network
Dr. Elaine Chin attended the launch of the World Health Innovation Network and Though Paper release, Supply Chain Transformation in Healthcare: The Value of Visibility, presented by Dr. Anne Snowdon. Dr. Snowdon highlighted opportunities to improve patient safety by transforming supply chain in health care to reduce adverse events and “never events”. From left: Dr. Elaine Chin and Dr. Anne Snowdon
Gold Metal Plates
Dr. Elaine Chin attended the Gold Medal Plates event. It is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. From Left: Erica Wiebe – Wrestling gold medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Elain Chin, and Derek Drouin – high jump gold medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Artists for Peace and Justice
Dr. Elaine Chin attended the gala Artists for Peace and Justice. APJ supports communities in Haiti through programs in education, healthcare, and dignity through the arts. With your help we are removing the barriers that poverty poses to a future of opportunity for children in Haiti. From left: Paul Haggis, APJ Founder, Sean Penn – APJ 2016 Achievement Recipient, David Bell, APJ CEO, and Maria Bello AMJ Ambassador
Telus Cheque Presentation to Seneca College
Dr. Elaine Chin, Chief Wellness Officer, TELUS, presents a cheque on behalf of the GTA Community Board of TELUS to Ana White, VP External, and Opra, participant in the Youth to Postsecondary (Y2P) Program. VIDEO
Telus Cheque Presentation to the Leacock Foundation
Dr. Elaine Chin, Chief Wellness Officer, TELUS, presents a cheque on behalf of the GTA Community Board of TELUS to Peter Oliver, Founder of The Leacock Foundation and co-owner of the Oliver and Bonacini chain of restaurants. This donation will help support The Leacock Foundation’s education & leadership initiatives. VIDEO
RamsayTalk with Angela Duckworth
This idea, that passion and perseverance surpass arguably all other traits in work and life, defies pretty much every theory of success. Little wonder that its author and her book are storming the barricades of managerial, educational, athletic and military wisdom. But Angela Duckworth is no lightweight with a flakey book on ‘leadership.’ Check out her book called, Grit. Learn how you can use this and apply it to healthy lifestyle changes.
Business in Motion Speaker Series in Collingwood
Dr. Elaine Chin spoke at the Business in Motion Speaker Series in Collingwood with Dr. Greg Wells. Her topic was Personalized Medicine and Wellness: What can communities do? This talk was in support of the ongoing health and well-being boom in South Georgian Bay.
Partners in Prevention Workplace Health and Safety Conference
Dr. Chin was a guest speaker at the Partners in Prevention Workplace Health and Safety Conference. She spoke about personalized wellness for employees. After her talk, she had a book signing for, Lifelines, at the trade show’s bookstore.
Speaker Series at The Boulevard Club
Dr. Chin continued her Speaker Series for her book, Lifelines, at the Boulevard Club. She discussed the current state of healthcare in Canada and how we can work towards reducing disease risk trends.
Me to We Event
Thank you to David Foster for all the great work he does with charities and organ transplant awareness. ->
When will Craig Kielburger settle down (LOL). He has almost traveled two million miles around the world! ->
Leysa Cerswell, soon to be, Mrs. Kielburger with her friend Dr. Dominique Morisano, expert child and family psychologist. ->
Speaker Series at Verity
Dr. Chin kicked off Verity’s Wellness Series! She led a talk about the importance of keeping your telomeres long and healthy and ways you can make this happen.
Book Launch at Indigo
Indigo at Bay and Bloor held a meet-and-greet for Dr. Chin and her book, Lifelines. It was a great success and many supporters came by to get their book signed!