We celebrated our 7th Anniversary – Celebration of Nature

The theme for our 7th anniversary: Recent global events have shown the importance of preserving the environment. 

We enjoyed an informative session by Lisa Ward, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority on the 
Topic: Great Lakes & Water Conservation

Our partner, Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan, MD, MPH, MBA, PHD from Ryerson University – Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program gave an eye opening presentation on the challenges of immigrant doctors in Canada.

We were treated to Native Indian drumming, singing and dancing performances: 

Nathan Roy is from Wikiwemikong located on Manitoulin island. He has been singing for over 20 years and has travelled throughout North America. He has also travelled to Europe. 

Wayne Moberley is Cree/Mohawk from Grande Prairie Alberta residing in Toronto Ontario. He is a singer.

Jayden Moberley is Oji/Cree. From Wiwemikong Ontario residing in Toronto. Jayden is a grass dancer.

Cylene Morrison is an anishnawbe woman from temegami first nations. Her dance is the fancy shawl dance and she competes all year round all over the USA and Canada.

Special guest Nirmala Armstrong, City of Markham, Regional Councillor acknowledged the work of the charity and congratulated us on the great work over the last 7 years.

Cathy Nesbitt, a worm advocate, spoke about the importance of composting and the impact worms can have in preserving the environment.

We also enjoyed a Vegetarian Lunch catered by Graceful Vegetarian Restaurant.


“I was delighted to attend the ‘Celebration of Nature’ organized by CCA-Canada on November 5 2017. The sessions on water conservation by Lisa Ward, and on Internationally Trained Medical Doctors by Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan were informative and inspirational. In addition, we were treated to talented performances by Nathan Roy and Friends and an intriguing presentation on the power of earthworms by Cathy Nesbitt. The experience was very rewarding and promoted harmony in all aspects of life. I look forward to more events by CCA-Canada would like to thank them for this wonderful initiative!”

Dr. Dilusha Thiyagaratnam, Ryerson University, ITMD Bridging Program

“As a professional corporate & private event planner I deal with a vast amount of events.  I especially have expertise and experience in the charity and not for profit sector.  I was very impressed by the dedication, professionalism and forward-thinking of the team at CCA-Canada.  Everyone was a pleasure to work with to pull off an outstanding event.  During the Anniversary celebration, I took the time to check in with guests, special presenters and affiliates and the overall team and the general consensus was that it was an amazing event.  Everyone had a great time.  All the best to CCA-Canada.  Congratulations on your anniversary and cheers to many more years!  Looking forward to the possibility of working with you again in future.” 

Connie Berenguer, Event Manager