2022 Policy Conference

OMSSA hosted more than 270 human and public services leaders from across Ontario for our in-person 2022 Policy Conference held on December 7th and 8th in Toronto, Ontario. 

Thank you to all of those who presented, moderated, attended, engaged, and helped make the Conference a success. Our Conference provided the opportunity to bring human services leaders and policy experts, together with provincial leaders, stakeholder organizations, and other subject matter experts with the goal of discussing policy priorities into 2023 and beyond.

Over two days, our 2022 Policy Conference focused on strategic conversations about the policy priorities into 2023 and beyond. This includes key issues such as: economic recovery and public policy turmoil, mental health partnerships, affordable and supportive housing, decriminalization of illicit drugs, food insecurity, human services integration, child care workforce planning and data collection, anti-Indigenous racism, employment services transformation, encampment policies, and climate change and its impact on human services. 

Please see a list of approved resources to share with attendees and members. OMSSA will add approved presentations and resources when they are received. 

Full Program Details

Economic Turbulence, Public Policy Turmoil? Plotting a Course for Human Services Through 2023 and Beyond

Finding Solutions to Housing Shortages: Discussion on the CMHC 2030 Strategy

THINK TANK: Children's Services A - Workforce Planning

THINK TANK: Food Insecurity and the Human Services

Assessing Approaches to Encampment Policies: How to Address Needs Sustainably and Develop Effective Partnerships

THINK TANK: Children's Services B - Collecting and Managing Data

Climate Change and the Human Services