Get Set for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention!

This is a year you won’t want to miss as we officially launch our new AdvantAge Ontario brand at a Convention packed with more educational opportunities than ever before. No other event provides this level of education to professionals caring for seniors in Ontario – it is the place to be for sector leaders and those on the frontline.

New this year is a full-day pre-Convention session for long term care board and committee of management members. This is the only education of its kind that deals specifically with the provision of long term care from a governance perspective. The pre-Convention program also offers a session on curbing workplace incivility so that it does not erode the hard work put into delivering quality care.

Opening keynote speaker Neil Pasricha shows the way to happier employees and workplaces with his talk on “The Happiness Equation.” Marketing guru Terry O’Reilly’s keynote on “The Power of Branding,” provides context for our own rebranding and its broader value for members.

With 15 additional concurrent sessions, a variety of time lengths, and a special forum on seniors’ campuses, there are plenty of options to help you stay current with the latest research, trends and practices. Get the most up-to-date information on key topics such as medical assistance in dying, inspections and compliance, risk management, dementia and other quality care issues. And this year’s “Deep Dive” uses theatre to get us out of the clinical and into the lived experience of dementia through the live play, “I’m Still Here.” Our popular trade show brings you the newest developments in technologies and tools. Finally, there’s no better place to connect with colleagues from around the province than at “The Big Easy,” our New Orleans-themed banquet. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and celebrate the future we are building together.

See you at the Convention!


Debra Cooper Burger, Board Chair

Catharine Gapp, Chief Executive Officer




OANHSS is the provincial association representingnot-for profit providers of long term care, services and housing for seniors.

Member organizations serve over 36,000 long term care residents annually and operate over 8,000 seniors’ housing units across the province.