Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May @ 7:30 pm. Initially, due to Covid-19, our speakers will present at our regular monthly meetings using the ZOOM virtual platform.

  • October 12, 2021 - Leverage the Mediterranean Eating Pattern for Optimal Health, 7:30 pm

    Carol Clarke, MHSc, RD
    Registered Dietitian
    Chair, Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research

    Carol Clarke is a Registered Dietitian working in many areas of nutrition for over 25 years. She has a special interest in cardiovascular health and healthy aging. Most recently Carol provided nutrition consulting services for group programs, writing, program development and presentations. She has consulted for various organizations such as the Ontario Pharmacists’ Association, Canadian Lipid Nurse Network, Obesity Canada, and Dietitians of Canada.

    With a Master of Health Science in Nutrition Communication, her goal is to help people improve their nutritional health by honoring their food traditions while considering eating patterns proven to prevent and improve chronic disease. She recently co-authored the Medical Nutrition Therapy chapter of the 2020 Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines which changes the focus from weight to health.

    She has a special interest in the Mediterranean eating pattern (or MedDiet). It has the most high-quality evidence for improving longevity and preventing chronic disease. Considering the latest evidence, US News & World Report has ranked the MedDiet as best overall diet for four years in a row. In 2021, the MedDiet also ranked number 1 in easiest diet to follow and best plant-based diet, and it tied for number 1 in best diets for healthy eating, best diets for diabetes and best heart-healthy diets.

    Carol’s presentation will cover an overview of the MedDiet and its health benefits, how to rate your current diet, provide practical tips for incorporating principles of the MedDiet including meal makeovers, food swaps, short cuts, and suggest valuable resources.

  • November 9, 2021 - Think Outside the Box and Inside the Two Row, 7:30 pm

    Michele-Elise Burnett
    President Kakekalanicks,
    Artistic Director at Celebration of Nations




  • December 14, 2021 - A Festive Season Reading, 7:30 pm

    Aimee Kelly







  • January 11, 2022 - The Health Care Continuum in Niagara, 7:30 pm

    Lynn Guerriero
    President and CEO of Niagara Health

    Lynn joined Niagara Health as President in February 2020 and transitioned into the role of President and CEO earlier this year. Lynn came to Niagara Health as an accomplished leader in the Ontario healthcare system, with more than 30 years of leadership, management and clinical experience within a variety of healthcare provider settings, including multi-site acute care, rehabilitation and community care. She has also held senior roles at Cancer Care Ontario and just prior to joining Niagara Health, was the Assistant Deputy Minister for the OHIP Division of the Ontario Ministry of Health.

    Lynn is a strong champion and advocate for all Niagara Health staff and physicians and for including patient experiences and perspectives in decision-making. Over the last year, Lynn supported the Niagara Health team through the complex COVID-19 response in the hospital, as well as with all Niagara region assessment centres, temporary management of two long-term care facilities in crisis, and the region’s largest vaccination clinic.

    Working with Niagara Health’s community and government partners, she helped the team make significant progress in a number of strategic areas that will enhance patient care and benefit our region. These areas include the new South Niagara Hospital Site, healthcare research and innovations in technology to support new models of patient care.

  • March 8, 2022 - An Introduction to 2SLGBTQ+ Experiences, 7:30 pm

    Stephanie Vail
    Community Health Worker, Rainbow Niagara
    2SLGBTQ+ Services, Quest Community Health Centre

  • April 12, 2022 - Environmental Ethics, 7:30 pm

    George Scott
    Niagara Beekeepers & Pollinators Association

  • May 10, 2022 - Spring Fling, 7:30 pm

    The Unwanted Gift
    Jodey Porter