Show Location

Metro Toronto Convention Centre  
North Building
255 Front St W 
Toronto, ON  
M5V 2W6

Dates & Times

Fri Nov 11th 2016
10am - 6pm

Sat Nov 12th 2016
10am - 6pm

Sun Nov 13th 2016
10am - 6pm

Fall Admission


Grandparents: $10.00

Children 12 and under are FREE!

The Live & Learn stage takes a hands on approach, so you'll come away feeling knowledgable and confident about each topic. 

How to Survive the First 100 Days with a Newborn 
Presented by Elle Lindquist, Canadian Lifestyle Vlogger and Social Media Personality

The first three months after giving birth (commonly referred to as the fourth trimester) is filled with all sorts of emotions, triumphs and challenges. You’re getting to know the intricacies of the newest member of your family while dealing with your own healing and hormonal shifts and swings. Between the 2am feeds, blowouts, and emotional changes, it can get pretty overwhelming! Bringing a sense of humour as well as education, Elle will be sharing her tips and tricks to not only survive the fourth trimester, but thrive during it!

Elle Lindquist is a lifestyle and family vlogger on YouTube with an international subscriber base. She is the mother of two boys, and is most recently known for her massively popular viral video (over 6 million views in just 4 months) of the unmedicated water birth of her second son. Drawing from her experience as a mother, licensed child educator, and certified cosmetologist, Elle educates, inspires, and entertains her audiences. Elle’s YouTube channel includes family vlogging, lifestyle content including health & fitness, the latest in beauty & fashion, and modern home decor ideas. Elle has been featured in such media as, and Connect with Elle at or via her social media channels, Instagram @elle.lindquist, and Twitter @ellelindquist. 

5 Things you Need to Know About Bringing Home Your Newborn 
Jessica Payne, Helping Hands Doula 

Jessica has supported close to 100 families in the last 7 years as a Birth & Postpartum Doula. With formal training from DONA International and a background in Health Sciences from UWO, her focus is enriching the experience of becoming parents.  Her journey began while volunteering her time as an EMT in university and working with the more compassionate cases.  She has always had an interest in supporting others around her but couldn’t put her finger on how she wanted to help. It was her final year at university that she came to realize her career path and became immersed in everything to do with pregnancy, childbirth and newborn development. She considers it a privilege to be a part of her clients’ birth team and empower them to realize their own birth wishes by being their helping hand through the transition to parenthood.

Dr. Stephanie Rubino BSc, ND

Dr. Stephanie Rubino, ND is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, Dr. Rubino completed her medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Dr. Rubino is now a well respected licensed Naturopathic Doctor who operates a general naturopathic practice with a focus on women’s health, perinatal care, pediatrics,stress, and digestive health. Over a five year period, Dr. Rubino was an AssociateProfessor and Clinical Supervisor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. In addition, she has served on the Examination Committee of the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy–Naturopathy. Dr. Rubino has a special interest in educating the public and other health professionals. She has trained hundreds of healthcare practitioners across Canada and the United States about a range of health topics and natural health product issues including diet, supplementation, and integration of pharmacological and natural therapies. She alsoworks with a variety of media to educate the public about the safe and effective uses of complementary medicine, and has contributed articles to a number of health related magazines. Dr. Rubino is a member in good standing with The College of Naturopaths of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors.

Canada Child Benefit & Financial Planning for Your Child's Future  
Cheryl Jairaj

The Canada Child Benefit was introduced nationwide in July. Nine out of ten families have seen an increase in their benefit, and 22% of them are putting the extra funds into their child's post-secondary education savings. Many parents are seeing the limitations of the RESP government program and are looking for an alternative. This information session discusses the Canada Child Benefit changes and financial planning for your children. Getting a head start when your children are young is a smart approach, and we're here to help.

Cheryl Jairaj: Starting my career with The Co-operators back in 1997, I was awestruck as to how much there was to learn about Insurance.... now 18 years later, I realize how much I have learnt, and how much more is there for me to learn. There has never been a dull moment - whether is Personal Lines, or Commercial...Life Insurance or Wealth Management, offering my clients Insurance products that suit their current and future needs and goals.

With over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, I enjoy helping my clients make sound financial decisions and have the tools and resources to help them do just that !

I am passionate about working in the insurance industry because I enjoy providing customized solutions, that suits my clients' budget, lifestyle and stage of life, to help insure their most valuable assets. In addition I get to work with some of the best people in the Industry, sharing their wealth of knowledge, and expertise.

Tax Reduction for New Parents 
Presented by: Ian Chang, Maple Bridge Financial Inc.

Ian Chang is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Professional with over a decade of industry experience applying wealth accumulation, risk management and tax reduction methods for families from all walks of life.  He is an advocate for the emphasis of holistic and unbiased approaches to financial planning to achieve the very best and customized solutions for the problems families face.  His professional life aside, Mr. Chang is well known for his uncanny resemblance to Superman, (Clark Kent actually).,  Skeptical? Visit and decide for yourself!


Live & Learn Stage

Infant & Child Choking
Presented by Valerie Wood

President & Founder of ERT – Emergency Response Training & ERT - Emergency Response Teams, Valerie Wood will guide you through what to do when every second counts.

Canadian Red Cross Instructor, Emergency Medical Responder and mom (ages 6, 7, 16, & 19,) Valerie knows far too well how fast life can change and why knowing what to do can make all the difference.

Oral Health for Babies & Children
Dr. Tracey Hendler
Forest Hill Orthodontics

Dr Tracey Hendler is an orthodontist in Toronto and a mother to a 1 year old daughter. Tracey went to dental school in Toronto and did her residency and masters in Orthodontics in New Jersey. She stays busy balancing work, teaching at the University of Toronto, and of course, chasing her daughter around!

Tracey will discuss the importance of proper oral health for babies and children, with focus on normal dental development. When and why to visit a dentist of orthodontist, how to care for your child’s teeth, and healthy habits.

Breastfeeding 101
Presented by the La Leche League of Canada

Pregnant? Learn how to help get breastfeeding off to a good start. Already breastfeeding? Hear tips on avoiding difficulties and overcoming challenges. Find out how La Leche League Canada fits into your breastfeeding support network.

La Leche League is a charitable, volunteer-run organization that provides mother-to-mother support and breastfeeding information. 


Making Good Choices- Family Financial Products 101 
Lauren Fuller 
Canada Loyal 

Lauren Fuller Humber is a financial advisor and broker specializing in educating families on their options for financial protection products such as life insurance, critical illness and RESP’s. Lauren is a mother of 3 including twins and understands the importance of making good choices. Her motto is “Live for today, plan for the future and make a difference along the way”

What is an RESP, how does it work? What is life insurance? Why do you need it? What is critical illness insurance and why is it so important? Come join Lauren for an educational session on the financial products to protect the ones you love.