A homeless man was following a member of Windy Christner’s team. He wanted cash.
Malak Sidky, the CEO and founder of Health Care Event Planning in Toronto, makes similar connections between human trafficking and homelessness. Sidky is active in Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking (MPAHT), an organization founded last year in Toronto to create awareness in the events industry about human trafficking. “Traffickers go out of their way to go to where homeless people congregate and that’s where they’re picked up,” Sidky said. The homeless “are a vulnerable population already, because they don’t have social support. These are the very people we are trying to support.”
Health Care Event Planning and Ronnie’s Home Care Services announce our inaugural . Senior’s Expo on September 30th at the Lebovic Centre (9600 Rutherford). The Expo will feature short seminars by experts in the field, a trade show with many vendors, entertainment and a swag bag. Tickets are available on the Health Care Event Planning website and Eventbrite for $5, however many of our vendors have free ones to distribute to boomers and seniors. Our vendors are from the health care industry, financial services and travel. You won’t want to miss this amazing show.
Come join us at a Wellness Retreat which will be held on Saturday, October 13th at Sherwood Farm in King City. You can connect with like-minded people and explore your journey to great mental and physical health. Highlights include Laughter Yoga by Cathy Nesbitt, Equine Therapy with Jennifer Schramm, an Organic Skin Care workshop with Sharon Bates and an inspirational Business Coaching session with Claudine Pereira. Lots more activities await you. Contact Malak at Health Care Event Planning for more information. To register, go to www.healthcareeventplanning.com/events/wellness-retreat/
Malak Sidky is a high achiever. Not only has the Woodbridge resident been named York Region’s Business Woman of the Year, but she also won a second award at a ceremony hosted by the Business Women’s Network of York Region. Sidky attended the ceremony at Thornhill’s Le Parc April 26 to collect the community impact award, presented to a business woman who gives back to the community and mentors younger women in their field. But she was “completely shocked” to be awarded Business Women of the Year at the end of the night.
Health Care Event Planning president Malak Sidky (centre) is presented the Business Woman of the Year award by Business Women’s Network of York Region president Elizabeth Johnston (left) and Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev. – Photo courtesy of Jessica Reed
Malak Sidky from Health Care Event Planning is honoured to win “Business Woman of the Year”. The awards gala organized by the Business Women’s Network of York Region was held last Thursday. Malak also won the Community Impact award. Health Care Event Planning plans and organizes stellar events including medical conferences, webinars, wellness retreats, and galas. A portion of the event proceeds are donated to local charities.
Congratulations to Malak, the President of, who was the recipient of the “Business Woman of the Year Award” and the “Community Impact Award” last night at the Business
Malak Sidky is the founder and CEO of Health Care Event Planning. She has a BSc in Biochemistry from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Toronto. She is fluently bilingual. Malak is the VP, Special Events for the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP).
Malak’s breadth of experience in the industry is vast; she has planned and executed a variety of health care educational events and projects for various clients in the health and pharmaceutical arena. Her events include webinars, workshops, continuing medical education (CME) sessions and full day conferences.
The wellness movement is hot right now. The wellness travel market is also growing; as of 2015 it represented $563 billion (US). You can find wellness options virtually anywhere these days. According to Lucia Pintea of TravelOnly, wellness cruises are increasingly popular among her clients. “People are looking to rejuvenate on holidays and are choosing wellness trips as a way to do so,” she says.
The below snapshot is an interview snippet from Malak Sidky, President of Health Care Event Planning, being interviewed by William Osler Health System Foundation. Click here to visit the organization website.
“As a local business owner, I have a strong sense of corporate social responsibility and I want to give back to the community. On a personal level, over the years, my whole family has been treated at Etobicoke General Hospital, especially my son. We have used the Emergency Department at Etobicoke General a number of times and the staff have always been efficient and incredibly kind.”
-Malak Sidky, MHSc, President, Health Care Event Planning