OMSSA hosted more than 360 people from across Ontario for our 2023 Forum held on September 26th and 27th.
Thank you to all of those who presented, moderated, attended, engaged, and helped make the Forum a success. Our Conference provided the opportunity for all human services staff to take a glimpse beyond their regions, and the province, to better understand the national and global state of social services, and how to collectively approach common challenges.
Over two days, the Forum focused on experts and human services staff from near and far who spoke to how they administer service-based social programs and develop innovative policies.
(Co-Chair) Tod Duncan, OMSSA
(Co-Chair) Nalisha Sankreacha, OMSSA
Stuart Beumer, County of Wellington
Craig Cooper, City of London
Kim Crew, Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Christie Herrington, OMSSA
Rob Kirsic, OMSSA
Christine MacDonald, County of Bruce
Miranda Mackie, City of Greater Sudbury
Nakiema Palmer, Region of Peel
Andrew Scavarelli, County of Simcoe
Explore the Trauma-Informed Wales Framework
Human Services, Social Care and the Importance of Healthcare Integration
Moving From Temporary to Permanent: Supportive Housing Solutions in Helsinki and Houston
Licensed Nature-Based Early Learning and Childcare
Rethinking and Rebuilding: Exmploring Models of Indigenous Housing First and Creating Pathways Towards Collaboration
Expanding Access to Childcare Equitably
Rethinking Emergency Social Services in Ontario: Lessons from BC and Alberta