2018 Leadership Symposium and Annual General Meeting

Pursuing New Opportunities,

New Ways: One Mission

May 27 -29, 2018

St. Clair College for the Arts


Thank you for attending The 2018 Leadership Symposium, Pursuing New Opportunities, New Ways: One Mission. The City of Windsor welcomed delegates to their beautiful city and showcased everything Windsor has to offer.

The two day conference program was packed with engaging keynote and concurrent sessions that delegates have said were very relevant and practical and many took away tools and resources to use in their communities immediately.

Presentations can be found at the links below:

Monday, May 28th 

Opening Plenary: Leading and Inspiring Organizational Change in Child Welfare


Mahesh Prajapat, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto 

Morning concurrent sessions 

1.1  Precarious Employment in Rural and Urban Communities: Understanding the Impact, Finding Solutions 

1.2  Get RentSmart! 

1.3  A Journey Together Plan

1.4  SPICE Up Your Service Delivery Practices

Afternoon concurrent sessions 

2.1  Strategies for Engaging Service Users

2.2  Preventing Youth Homelessness: Macro and Micro Views  

2.3  Manitoulin-Sudbury Transitional Support Worker Program

2.4  Building Employment Networks with Technology

Tuesday, May 29th 

CMHC Update on the National Housing Co-Investment Fund 

Opening Plenary: The Health-Poverty Connection 


Dr. Gary Bloch, Family Physician, St. Michael's Hospital & Member, Ontario Income Reform Working Group

Pamela Parker-Follick, Educational Assistant, Upper Grand District School Board

Morning Concurrent Sessions

3.1  How to Collaborate CUP Style

3.2  Measuring Change: A Chatham-Kent Case Study

3.3. Update on the Federal Government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

3.4  Creating Change-Ready Work Environments

Front Line Series

1.1  Navigating the New Norm: Overcoming Challenges and Leveraging Opportunities in a Multigenerational Diverse Workforce

1.2  Mental Illness: Creating Change-Ready Work Environmentsgns and Symptoms and Effective Communication Techniques when Working with Clients

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

4.1  Creating a Community Drugs Strategy 

4.2  Navigating the New Norm: Overcoming Challenges and Leveraging Opportunities in a Multigenerational Diverse Workforce  

4.3  Modernizing Toronto’s Home Child Care Model

4.4  Service Modernization Prototypes

Front Line Series

2.1  Understanding and Addressing Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking 

2.2  Practical Strategies for Managing Workplace Stress

Closing Plenary: Leadership for Changing Times

Michael Brennan, Civilla