The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present difficult challenges for OMSSA members working at the intersection of health and social services. While the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, the year ahead offers an opportunity to recover and rebuild.
The 2021 Policy Conference brings together human services leaders, policymakers and subject matter experts for strategic conversations about how human services leaders can navigate the realities and pressures of the present while still laying the groundwork for better futures for clients, organizations and communities.
This year’s conference will focus on key issues including: economic recovery through an equity-based lens, human services integration at the provincial level, creating a culture of anti-racism for human services practitioners, and equitable and affordable early childhood education and child care.
Let’s take this opportunity to explore ideas, inspire each other, and think about the post-pandemic Ontario we all want.
Join us each morning from November 30 to December 2, 2021, as we hear about the challenges and opportunities that will inform human services policy over the next year.
Registration is now closed.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Daily
(Co-Chair) Jennifer McPhee, OMSSA
(Co-Chair) Tod Duncan, OMSSA
Sutha Balasingham, Regional Municipality of York
Doug Ball, OMSSA
Stuart Beumer, County of Wellington
Cathy Cousins, Region of Niagara
Erinn Daley-Reid, City of Toronto
Christie Herrington, OMSSA
Michael Jacek, AMO
Jacqueline Johnson, Regional Municipality of Peel
Rob Kirsic, OMSSA
Caitlin Lapena, OMSSA
Aaron Ly, Partnerships and Engagement Professional
Lisa McIntosh, Regional Municipality of Durham
Wanzirai Muruvi, County of Wellington
Arran Rowles, Region of Waterloo
Polly Smith, Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Darryl Wolk, OMSSA