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Spreading the Health: Making a Change in Riverton, Jamaica

Bringing smiles, laughter and an improvement to the health and well being of young children in Riverton, Jamaica.

In March of 2015, Riverton, Jamaica experienced one of the most devastating fires in the small community’s history. Thousands of acres of landfill ignited into flames causing unbearable living conditions and extremely poor air quality.

Riverton is one of the poorest communities in all of Jamaica. Jamaica has a poverty rate of 17%. Riverton, specifically, has a poverty rate of 90%.

Wherever you are right now, stop and think about that for a second. Imagine 9 out 10 people that you are looking at, thinking of, or family members of yours live in poverty. That is everyday life in Riverton, Jamaica. Despite this, it is an amazing inspiration to see the resiliency and kindness of the people in Riverton.

The streets of Riverton, Jamaica.

Ayako Turnbull had a vision. 15 years ago, Ayako began raising funds through her compassionate social network. Her priority was simple, FUN. She wanted to try her best to provide a fulfilling life of education, community empowerment and play, to a community of children that were not born with the privileges that many children have around the world have.

Fundamentals for Change (FFC) is the organization, and Ayako is taking charge in fulfilling the mission she laid out 15 years prior. FFC is a Canadian not-for-profit organization. Volunteers with FFC spend many months in the heart of Riverton providing the community and children with education support, goods for their health clinic and most importantly, providing love.

Organika Team supporting local health clinic in Riverton, Jamaica.

FFC has supported starting a free lunch program for the children, and regularly distributes clothing to parents who do not have the means. They support the families with medical aid, outreach programs, sponsoring education and FFC has built a playground for the local school.

‘This experience put life into perspective for me. We take so much for granted living in Canada.’

– Aaron Chin

Aaron Chin with local Riverton elementary student.

For two years, Organika has supported with donations of supplements, school supplies and clothing, to the Fundamentals for Change foundation.

In November 2015, Aaron Chin of Organika went to Riverton to support Ayako, and the Fundamentals for Change team. This was an opportunity to support the organization with Aaron volunteering hands on in Riverton, as well as to provide natural health supplements to the children.

In Canada, we wake up every morning, with a roof over our head and clean drinking water. Most of the population has the ability to purchase goods, both needs and wants. Riverton, Jamaica, is a different story.

Organizations like FFC are always available to receive support through goods, donations or volunteer support.

To learn more about FFC visit or follow @FFCJamaica to learn more.

- Organika Team

Organika at Live The Smart Way Expo!


It was like no other. Never been done before by a health celebrity, Kathy Smart + friends presented: Live The Smart Way Expo; your one stop shop for health and wellness in Ontario!

Organika® is a proud sponsor and friend of our Ambassador, Kathy Smart, and her mission to raise gluten and health awareness.

Kathy’s kind words after the show mean the world to us, as we supported her like she has always supported us.

Read her words here.

Aaron Chin and Kathy Smart on CTV Ottawa

Organika®‘s National Sales Lead, Aaron Chin, joins Kathy Smart, North America’s Gluten Free Expert, on CTV Morning Ottawa to talk about Kathy’s upcoming expo, Live the Smart Way Expo!

Hear how Organika will support our long-time ambassador and Gluten-Free food renegade, Kathy Smart.

Go to :
Click the 3rd video link in the grey box.

Optimyz Best of the Best 2014 (Silver)

TNT Plus, 5-HTP, Garcinia Plus
Optimyz Best of the Best 2014
Voted SILVER by consumers
TNT Plus for the category “Best Sex Enhancement”
5-HTP for the category “Best Stress Relief”
Garcinia Plus for the category “Best Weight Loss”

Optimyz Best of the Best 2014 (Gold)

Para-Free and Melatonin
Optimyz Best of the Best 2014
Voted GOLD by consumers
Para-Free for the category “Best Cleanse”
Melatonin for the category “Best Sleep Aid”

It’s Trade Show Season

As we turn 25, celebrate with us at these upcoming trade shows and events.

As we emerge from Winter and shake off the cold, we are excited to be springing into one of our favourite times of the year: trade show season!

That being said, we’d love to share a few upcoming tradeshows and expos for you to check out.

What has Organika organized for you?

  • New and exclusive product information.
  • Giveaways, product samples and more.
  • Discovering the newest innovations and trends in natural health.
  • 25th Anniversary celebration–which means giveaways, sales, and promotions.

CHFA Quebec Wrap-up

It was a great success for a number of reasons. We received great feedback on our newly launched products/demos. We were lucky enough to have legendary Steve Hill, Canadian guitarist, and Brian Greenway, of April Wine, visit our booth. Believe it or not, they use Organika®’s Hair Plus to nourish and strengthen their nails. Who knew!?!

Post Show Wrap-up

Natural Products Expo West

Organika® will be in Anaheim for the Natural Products Expo West launching our new sku’s—Göutrin and Plant Enzymes. We will also be showcasing our Organic Quinoa Powder, its benefits and its uses in various recipes.

Booth: #842

When: March 6th to 8th

Where: Anaheim Convention Centre, Anaheim, CA, USA

Event Details


Organika® will be celebrating our 25th anniversary, with a PES Seminar done by Kathy Smart—North America’s Gluten Free Expert—a chance to win a free seminar at your location, giveaways and the unveiling of our new product–don’t miss out on this expo!

Booth: #901

When: April 11th and 12th

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC

Event Details

Live The Smart Way Expo


Never been done before by a health celebrity, Kathy Smart + friends presents: Live The Smart Way Expo; your one stop shop for health and wellness in Ontario!

Organika® is a proud sponsor and friend of our Ambassador, Kathy Smart, and her mission to raise gluten and health awareness. We will be present with demos, giveaways and more!

When: April 16th to 18th

Where: Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON

Event Details

Hope to see you this spring!

Organika Health Team