Annual Leadership Symposium

Transformation Leadership: Inspiration, Motivation and Mobilization

OMSSA hosted 215+ delegates for our 2019 Leadership Symposium and AGM, May 13-15 in Thunder Bay

Thank you to our host partner Thunder Bay DSSAB and to the more than 215 delegates who joined us from across Ontario for an exciting two days of inspiring speakers, valuable breakout sessions and countless opportunities to connect with colleagues. 


  • An opening keynote from Dr. JP Gedeon, one of North America's foremost experts on Transformative Leadership

  • A closing keynote from Nina Spencer, best-selling author of "Getting Passion out of Your Profession

  • 16 breakout sessions showcasing innovative and best practices from inside and outside of Ontario's human services sector

  • OMSSA's 2019 Annual General Meeting and the election of our 2019-2020 Board of Directors

  • Celebrating the contributions of outstanding individuals and teams in human services at our annual Awards Banquet

  • Showcasing local culture, history and flavour of Thunder Bay with our host partner Thunder Bay DSSAB

  • Two offsite tours featuring the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, the new EarlyON Waabagonee site and innovative practices at TBDSSAB housing sites