Gutsy speakers. Moving masterclass. Practical workshop. Lively networking.

September 22, 2023
Toronto Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Toronto, ON, M6G 4C7

The event that’s all about nourishing and leading with your gut.


We've Got Guts Forum

Living your best life takes guts. Let’s get started.

Join our empowering movement. Join us for a day of activities that will set you off on the right foot to nourishing your life to the fullest.

Meaningful talks. Informative, science-backed insights. Inspiring moments and workshops hosted by some of the gutsiest women out there.

Meet all-star experts and speakers, women pioneering in their field—and get inspired to lead with your gut. It’s all set in a beautiful and engaging venue in Toronto.


Join our renowned speakers as they address gut health and female empowerment through different lenses, giving you fresh perspectives and a whole lot of food for thought.


Raia Carey Motivator and panelist
Chloe Wilde Master of Ceremony & Moderator
Andrea Hardy Gut Health Dietitian - Workshop animator
Jully Black Speaker
Amber Cohen Clinical Psychologist - Masterclass animator
Penny Oleksiak Speaker
Nadine Spencer Panelist
Renelyn Quinicot Yoga Teacher


Join us for a day of activities that will set you off on the right foot to nourishing your life to the fullest.


8:30 a.m.
Step 1 Welcome and breakfast

Raia Carey
8:30 a.m.
Step 2 Get energized for the day!

Let’s improve energy flow in your body through slow movements. To start the day energized and in a good mindset!

9:15 a.m.
Step 3 Empowerment kick-off

A short introduction for you to discover the agenda of the day and the rich learning experiences that await you.

9:30 a.m.
Step 4 Discover women with guts

Through this interactive panel, you will discover each panellist’s perspective on what it means for them to have guts today.

Jully Black
10:00 a.m.
Step 5 Are you listening ?

Through this presentation combining inspirational speech and song, amplify that voice we should all trust more: our own.

10:30 a.m.
Step 6 Break

11:00 a.m.
Step 7 Workshop : Nutrition empowerment and gut health

Join Andrea Hardy, a registered dietitian, to learn about gut health, meal planning, probiotics, and making informed nutrition choices

11:00 a.m
Step 8 Masterclass : Discover the gut-mind connection

Join Amber Cohen’s masterclass on mind-gut connection, addressing trauma, anxiety, stress reduction and learn cognitive techniques to reduce stress, and gain practical tools for improved wellbeing.

12:00 p.m.
Step 9 Lunch

Join us for a complete and healthy meal, offered free of charge on site.


1:10 p.m.
Step 10 Stretch it out

After lunch, regulate your energy with this wellness activity that will help you avoid the sluggishness of digestion.

1:30 p.m.
Step 11 Follow your gut instinct

Through inspiring examples, get motivated to achieve personal and professional goals by following your gut.

2:10 p.m.
Step 12 Closing remarks

2:30 p.m.
Step 13 Take a pledge !

Through this goal-setting activity, you will be encouraged to take a pledge on nourishing your gut.



Empowering women—and all those who identify as women—through gut health and social action.

We’re here to make it happen. Through our social action program, we aim to promote gut health and highlight women that truly listen to their guts—pioneers for positive change in their own field—with stories and advice to inspire us all.

Join our mission in reaching and inspiring Canadians on the power of nourishing your gut and leading with it, every day.


Activia is focusing on digestive health and social action to empower women.
The brand shares the spotlight with two selected organizations that will be represented at the event at booths where you will be able to learn more about their actions and even get involved with them:

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, Canada’s trusted resource on digestive health. Committed to providing useful, up-to-date information and research to help Canadians better manage digestive disorders and live healthier lives, the Foundation’s mission is to reduce suffering and improve quality of life by providing reliable, accessible and accurate information about digestive health and related diseases.

Dress For Success Toronto (DFS Toronto) is part of a global movement for change. They are the local affiliate of an international not-for-profit organization whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.


In partnership with Dress For Success.

With Dress For Success Toronto, Activia invites you to bring an item of clothing you no longer wear to the event. All the clothes collected will then be donated to the DFS Toronto Boutique, where they will be of use to their Clients, other women and non-binary individuals, helping them to integrate more effectively into the professional world.

In anticipation of the Autumn/Winter 2023 season, please bring the following items*:
– Large size clothing (10-24)
– Dresses
– Blazers
– Pants
– Shirts

* Any garment not corresponding to these criteria will unfortunately not be accepted due to logistical storage constraints.


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