HIGI- Life Stories

This Thursday September 23rd, you are invited to join Ruth Ali, down her memory lane. Please bring any story including romantic, interesting, unusual, exciting, etc.

HIGI- Expectations

This Thursday, September 30th, Leigh Singh, a recent graduate from the University of Toronto will be giving a speech entitled, “Expectations” in which she will be discussing how our expectations can affect our reality and how we perceive the world around us. She will also be sharing the strategies she Read more…

HIGI- What if?

ZOOM North York, Ontario

If you had the opportunity to learn in advance that one of your genes puts you at risk for a health issue that could change the course of your life, what would you do? Would you rather not know, and continue living as you are?  Or would you rather be Read more…

HIGI- Opioid Epidemic

This week, our very own, Fraser Rose will be our HIGI speaker. He'll talk about the Opioid Epidemic. We all know about our Covid-19 epidemic but there's another epidemic many of us are not aware of, our opioid epidemic. I'll discuss what it is and what we might do about it.

HIGI- Rethinking Wellbeing

This Thursday, October 21th, Stephen Reingold will give a speech entitled “Rethinking Wellbeing”. Most countries measure their well-being using the gross national product. Stephen would like to share with us an alternative mechanism for measuring well-being that considers individual and collective well-being. He has been a long time Toastmaster, past Read more…

HIGI- Mental Health

ZOOM North York, Ontario

This Thursday, October 28th, Skyler Li, a student at McGill University will give a speech entitled “Is mental health overly brought to the table?” There has been massive information in the media talking about mental health and mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. However, it is not merely the Read more…

HIGI-You are Enough!

ZOOM North York, Ontario

Our HIGI speaker this week, has self-published a book entitled “Musings of a Madman I Married – Inspiration to Tell Your Story”. She will tell her story about her interest and passion with E.F.T. also known as “Tapping”. An evidence-based self-help therapeutic modality. The presentation's title is: “You are Enough! - Read more…

HIGI- Landmark Leadership Lessons

ZOOM North York, Ontario

What makes for an effective leader? What are the key leadership qualities that we should possess? How can we learn from great leaders of the past? Can history teach us about leadership? Kunal Taravade tackles these questions as he describes 3 examples of great leaders in history and their attributes Read more…

HIGI- Mental Health

For this week HIGI, David Irving will give a speech entitled  “Mental balance and flexibility in a complex fractional world”. Individually and within our families as our lives develop we are presented to events, some personally solvable and others not. How we handle these events determines our future. To say Read more…

HIGI- Inspiration to Tell Your Story

ZOOM North York, Ontario

At this week HIGI, Joe Milakovic, also known as “Hollywood Joe”, will give a speech entitled "Inspiration to Tell Your Story”. He will be sharing some personal stories and teaching you how to Tell Your Story.   Joe is an international inspirational speaker and active Toastmaster. Passionate about speaking and Read more…

HIGI- Four Forms of Interpersonal Relationships

ZOOM North York, Ontario

Fraser Rose will be our speaker for this week HIGI. He'll be speaking about the four forms of interpersonal relationships: 1 - win-lose; 2 - win-win; 3 - lose-win; 4 - lose-lose.   His purpose will be to leave each person with a crystal clear idea of what each is, Read more…

HIGI- The Gift of a Listening Ear

ZOOM North York, Ontario

This Thursday Dec 23rd, Chuck Gallozzi will be our guest speaker with a speech entitled “The Gift of a Listening Ear”. He will talk about the importance and value of Active Listening. Chuck is a professional speaker, seminar leader, and coach. Corporations, church groups, teachers, counselors, and caregivers use his more than 400 articles Read more…