Leadership Symposium and AGM

OMSSA's Leadership Symposium and Annual General Meeting is the premier networking and professional development event for Ontario's human and social services professionals.

Each year, OMSSA welcomes a range of delegates, from municipal and provincial staff to community service providers, academics and policy-makers to one of our members' communities across Ontario, for two days packed with engaging keynote speakers, relevant and timely workshops, and valuable opportunities to network, connect and share knowledge with sector colleagues. 


​​Join us in Thunder Bay in 2019!

OMSSA is pleased to be hosting our 2019 Leadership Symposium and AGM in partnership with Thunder Bay DSSAB.

May 13-15, 2019
Valhalla Inn
Thunder Bay, Ontario

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​2018 Leadership Symposium

Pursuing New Opportunities, New Ways: One Mission | May 27-29, 2018, Windsor


​OMSSA hosted more than 275 delegates on May 27-29 for our 2018 Leadership Symposium and Annual General Meeting in partnership with the City of Windsor. Highlights included:

  • Mahesh Prajapat of Toronto Children's Aid Society on transforming organizational culture to centre on clients' needs

  • Dr. Gary Bloch of St. Michael's Hospital on why income is the most important social determinant of health, and how the health and social services can make connections to address this

  • Michael Brennan of Civilla on overcoming bureaucratic barriers to put the user at the centre of service delivery

  • 20 concurrent sessions featuring case studies, innovative approaches and best practices from expert speakers from the human services, government, social policy and community development sectors