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Women Grow's April 6th Signature Networking Event

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for our Networking Signature Events where we showcase female trailblazers in the cannabis industry.

This month our theme is surrounding law compliance within the Canadian Cannabis Industry with our Featured Panel Speakers Arlene Mack (Osler), Sasha Toten (Minden Gross), and Alice Tseng (Blakes). Come learn how to navigate the industries legal framework, what Project Claudia and Gator are and why they took place, and what it's like to be a professional women in a male dominated industry. Mix and mingle with the largest network of professionals working in all segments in the cannabis space.

**Drinks and food are complimentary.

Women Grow local and national members attend our events for free. To claim your ticket use your personal membership code. If you haven't received your membership code yet please e-mail

For Tickets & More Info:

6:30 PM Doors Open, Check-in and Open Networking
7:15PM Open Networking
7:20PM Community Mic
7:30PM Featured Panel Speakers
7:50PM Giveaways
8:00PM Pitch of The Month
8:10PM Open Networking
8:30PM Meeting Concludes

We will be accepting applications for this event up until April 2nd, 2017.
Please e-mail us at in order to secure a spot at our upcoming events!


Arlene’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, emerging companies and venture capital and general corporate matters. Arlene joined Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP as a summer student in 2010, completed her articles with the firm in 2011-2012 and returned as an associate in the corporate department in 2012. Arlene completed her J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School and her M.B.A., specializing in Finance and Strategic Management, at the Schulich School of Business. Prior to law school, Arlene obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and worked for several years in the information technology industry as a business consultant and project manager. Arlene's area of expertise are: Corporate, Finance and Securities, Corporate Governance, Emerging Companies, FinTech, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology, Venture Capital.

Sasha is an Associate in Minden Gross' Business Law Group. Sasha’s work focuses on providing her clients from across various industries with advice on all aspects of corporate law, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, lending, transactional and regulatory compliance issues, corporate reorganizations, and general corporate matters, including various corporate governance issues. Sasha holds a JD from the University of Ottawa, where she co-founded the uOttawa Chapter of the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program (WLMP). In 2016, Sasha received the WLMP Emerging Legal Leader Award for her ongoing dedication to upholding WLMP mentorship principles and her dedication to the retention of women in the law. Currently, Sasha sits on the board of directors of Young Women in Law and also holds the officer positions of Secretary and Treasurer.

Alice is a partner in the Life Sciences Regulatory and Marketing department of Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP. She is a lawyer, pharmacist and patent agent, and specializes in advising clients in the pharmaceutical (including cannabis), medical device, food and cosmetic industries on regulatory, marketing / advertising, health care compliance, pricing / reimbursement, product safety / recalls, privacy, anti-spam, and access to information matters. In addition to traditional pharmaceuticals, Alice's work for the pharmaceutical industry encompasses cannabis, biologics, controlled drugs and substances, immunotherapy, orphan drugs and natural health products.

Who attends? You'll meet women (and men) at all different stages of their careers in the cannabis industry. Many will be in the research phase seeking to discover opportunities, while still working their day job. Some are looking for a way to enter the industry with existing organizations whereas others are looking to recruit workers for their business. With legalization on the horizon, there will also be synergistic industries exploring cannabis ventures or ancillary business. 

Why should I attend? Personal connections are the key to professional success. Through the wide variety of events offered to members of Women Grow and the general public, trustworthy business relationships sprout from the face-to-face interactions of our members and attendees. Together we have more power. As the cannabis industry grows on a national and global scale, women have the opportunity to build a new industry from inception and redefine the workplace to create environments in which we can flourish and define our own destiny, and cultivate the next generation of industry leaders.

How can I get the most out of networking events? We recommend bringing business cards and a pen to take notes. Watch our video on networking tips from Women Grow founding members.

Where are there Women Grow events? Women Grow events are held in small towns and large cities in the US and Canada, in prohibition and legalized areas alike. Learn more about starting a Women Grow Chapter.

Are there ID requirements to attend? All attendees must be 19 years or older and have a valid ID as many events occur in establishments serving alcohol.

What are my transportation/parking options? The Vault is located at Queen and University which is incredibly close to the University Line and the Queen streetcar line. Parking is available near the Four Seasons (145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1) which is located across the street from the venue on the east side of university.

Why do you charge for events? Women Grow is funded by event proceeds and sponsors. We charge for our events so that Women Grow is a self-sustaining organization. If you are unable to afford an event, please contact the organizers to ask about volunteer opportunities (

Why should I consider a career in the cannabis industry? Watch our videos on getting started in the cannabis industry and why women should get involved.

A great way to connect with fellow participants is to use common hashtags when tweeting about the event. You can use the same hashtags on Facebook. Photos rock. Please share them if you take any!
#WomenGrowTO #cannabis #womenincannabis #mmj #medicalmarijuana#medicalcannabis


Women Grow April Meeting Flyer

Women Grow April Meeting Flyer

Earlier Event: March 29
Green Living Show
Later Event: May 13
Cannabis Life Conference