Pre-Convention Education

AdvantAge Ontario’s three-day Annual General Meeting and Convention is a must-attend annual event for long term care professionals. To further support your learning at the AdvantAge Ontario Convention, the following pre-Convention workshops are offered at an additional fee. Our pre-Convention education offers a unique opportunity to focus on a single area of professional practice. Read on for details of our 2018 pre-convention education options.

8:30am – 12:30pm


Changing the Game in LTC – From Ambition to Reality
Pre-Convention Education – *A separate fee is required.

The slated redevelopment of tens of thousands of beds, the introduction of new beds, and new investments into community care open a window of opportunity in Ontario for how we think about and address the long-term needs of our aging population. It means breaking out of siloed thinking and building new supportive networks of care for seniors across a broader continuum. However, such changes can be impacted by legal, financial, structural and ideological rigidities that hamper innovation.

Join this full morning symposium as we ask how we can “change the game” and move relationship-centered, innovative long term care from ambition to reality. We’ll share visionary thinking around places of care that maximize health, comfort, wellness and independence while minimizing unnecessary transitions or restrictions that can inhibit vibrant living. We’ll discuss what’s possible now, how to overcome obstacles and leverage promising practices for the future. International, national and local examples addressing system capacity and individual need will be highlighted. Gain valuable insights into the key relationships, partnerships, and cross-sectoral arrangements necessary to offer broad-spectrum senior care, in spite of fragmented health systems.

Facilitator: Paul Williams, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Co-Chair, Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community
Lynn Calder, Executive Director, Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario
Suellen Betty, CEO, Sherbrooke Community Centre, Saskatoon
Akos Hoffer, CEO, Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa
Joanne Jackson, Administrator, Grandview Lodge, Dunnville

9:30am – 5:00pm


Long Term Care Governance and Leadership*
Pre-Convention Education – *Full/Provider Members Only

Boards and committees of management have unique and vital roles as stewards in long term care. In this era of transformation and heightened accountability, it is critical that governing bodies understand their legislative obligations, have the information they need for strategic decision making and have the capacity to shape and drive the vision for the organization.

Attend this unique session designed specifically to help not-for-profit long term care board and committee of management members in their leadership and oversight roles. Gain insights into the current long term care environment and understand the government’s expectations for the sector. Using panel presentations, case studies and interactive opportunities, we will look at key components of long term care through a governance lens, including legislative and legal obligations, service agreements, as well as funding and reporting. Provincial quality initiatives, working with LHINs, public relations and reputation management and the value of building community partnerships and other external relationships will also be covered. Come prepared to share your own experiences and learn from others’.

Robert Morton, Senior Advisor
Lisa Levin, CEO, AdvantAge Ontario
Kathy O’Brien, DDO Health Law
Polly Stevens, Vice-President Healthcare & Risk Management, Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC)
Annette Down, Senior Healthcare Risk Management Specialist, HIROC
Dan Buchanan, Director, Financial Policy, AdvantAge Ontario
Brian Swainson, CEO, St. Luke’s Place
Nancy Coldham, Partner, CG Group

*Full/Provider Members Only