CELEBRATING THE DIVERSITY AND RESILIENCE OF CANADIANS, CTV PRESENTS ONE HOUR SPECIAL, IDEAS FOR A BETTER WORLD: TEDxToronto, JANUARY 2

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TORONTO – CTV announced today the new one-hour special, IDEAS FOR A BETTER WORLD: TEDxToronto premiering Saturday, January 2 at 12 noon ET on CTV. Produced in partnership with Bell Media Studios, the special is hosted by ETALK co-anchor Tyrone Edwards, and features a slate of compelling talks by speakers focused on how we can improve ourselves and inspire our local communities to enact wider, global change. Following the premiere on CTV, IDEAS FOR A BETTER WORLD: TEDxToronto will be available on CTV.ca and the CTV app.
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IDEAS FOR A BETTER WORLD: TEDxToronto features four speakers hoping to inspire growth and change by sharing their stories including: TRANSPLANT star Hamza Haq; Toronto Star labour journalist Sara Mojtehedzadeh; infectious disease physician and BlueDot Health founder, Kamran Khan; and The Workaround founder, Amanda Munday.
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TEDxToronto’s first network special addresses a variety of vital topics including authenticity and honouring your heritage, the impact of precarious work on the health of our societies, linking the thread between pandemics past and future, and placing child care at the centre of our economy. 
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IDEAS FOR A BETTER WORLD: TEDxToronto was shot on a closed set at Bell Media Studios in Toronto and adhered to local COVID-19 Public Health guidelines. 
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About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

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About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital channels CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, streaming on demand from CTV.ca and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 19 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV’s parent company is Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.

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