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The Eco Summit has been postponed based on public health guidelines for containing COVID-19, and our desire for as many people as possible to join us in this important gathering.  Stay tuned for a new date!

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When: Saturday, March 14, 2020; 9-5 
Where: CCNM (1255 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto)

What are our goals?

  • To bring together members of the naturopathic community to engage in conversation and planning around environmental justice 

  • To provide educational opportunities for students and naturopathic doctors with respect to the value and strategies for advocacy

  • To mobilize the naturopathic community to take collective and coordinated action

Specifics: The spirit of the day is one of mobilizing, forward movement, and collective action. We will start with an opening session to bring participants together and share concerns, fears and barriers. We will offer three choices of six breakout sessions - one of two in the morning, two of four in the afternoon. The day will close with a plenary session, and collective goal setting. During the lunch hour and breaks, we hope participants will explore activities in the common area, including a clothing swap, potluck, community art, and opportunities for deep connections. 

  • Please do your best to travel by TTC, bicycle, foot, or carpool; there is parking available for a fee onsite

  • If you have a name tag or lanyard, please bring it; we will have some sticky name tags for those that don't, but in the spirit of reducing single use items, bring what you have!

  • Please bring food to share (with serving utensils) if you would like to be part of the potluck; please prepare an ingredient list so that others can confidently meet their needs; please bring any snacks you need for the rest of the day; please bring your own dishes, cutlery, mug; if you forget, or prefer not to, we will have some available to rent for a nominal fee

  • If you do not wish to participate in the community potluck, please bring your own lunch and snacks

  • If you have personal items (clothes, accessories, etc.) that you are ready to pass forward, bring them along! We are having a community clothing swap facilitated by Works-in-Progress (; all items remaining at the end of the day will be passed forward by WIP to communities in need 

Most importantly, bring your energy, your enthusiasm, your curiosity, and your creativity.  Bring a pen and a notebook, bring your business card so that you can connect with others.

If you need some additional inspiration before you join us, check out:

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  • Clay Shirt:  An Indigenous Perspective on Health and the Environment

  • Denis Marier and Heather Thoma:  Therapeutic Sustainability



Please bring something to share (with an ingredient label), and personal dishes and cutlery.





  • James Kuhns:  Environmental degradation, Nutrition, and Food Security

  • Drawdown Toronto: Reducing our Environmental Footprint



  • Owen Wiseman: Biophilic Design - Bringing Nature Indoors

  • Samantha Green and Leslie Solomonian: The Role of Health Care Providers in the Climate Crisis



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Generously supported by Meridian Credit Union, Yonge/Sheppard and Davisville branches.

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