Sector Events

Leadership Webinar Series
Schlegel Centre for Learning Research and Innovation in Long-Term and Conestoga College are offering this 3-Part webinar series which will deepen the knowledge and skills of participants who work and deal with staff performance, conflict, and complaint situations in long-term care. This series will be of value to those leaders or managers wishing to deepen their understanding of destructive workplace behaviours and their impacts, and new thinking and applied methods that can help turn around unhealthy workplace environments so people can thrive, grow and contribute. 
It’s about building a workplace culture for desired outcomes.

Webinar 1 - Coaching for Performance: Understanding the Meaning of Work
March 31, 2017
Examine workplace performance and how workplaces can promote people to do their best or erode human potential.
Explore the importance of meaning in our work and understanding people come to work with not only hands but also hearts, minds and spirits.

Webinar 2 - Conflict Management: Turning Workplace Conflict into Opportunity
April 25, 2017
Explore the basis of why teams become dysfunctional.
Examine ways to resolve workplace conflict through positive and opportunistic actions.

Webinar 3 - Complaints: Finding the Value in this Gift
May 30, 2017
Explore workplace complaints and why they always seem to land on your doorstep.
Examine how to make each complaint be a gift to improving workplace relationships.

For more information or to register, please contact Regina Dryngiewicz at or (519) 748-5220 x 3635.

OARC Togetherness Training Workshops
June 13, 2017 – Baycrest Centre, Toronto
March 29 & June 19 - Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Ottawa
The Ontario CLRI’s are co-sponsoring the Ontario Association of Resident Council’s Togetherness Training two-part free workshop. This workshop focuses on the contributions, strategies, tools, and expectations of residents’ councils. It brings together residents’ council presidents, assistants, and administrators to build effective councils. See the attached flyers for the Toronto and Ottawa events more information and to register.

Leadership Program for Long Term Care and Retirement Living – Individuals
March 22 - December 31, 2017 - Conestoga College, Kitchener
March 28 - December 31, 2017 - St. Joseph's Care Group, Thunder Bay
The Leadership Program for Individuals engages current and aspiring leaders in an innovative education program to build their leadership capabilities and empower them to mobilize their organization’s vision, mission and values. This leadership program meets the requirements for a program of instruction for Administrators in the Regulations under the Long-Term Care Homes Act. It can be adapted for aspiring leaders in home care, continuing care, specialized geriatric services, and acute care. This 180-hour  (6 courses over 8 months) certificate program is jointly offered between Conestoga College and the Schlegel CLRI. It focuses on enhancing 6 core leadership capabilities and a multitude of essential skills.  All the courses are delivered online via webinars and also require students to attend 5 In-Class one-day workshops onsite or remotely online. For more information or to register, visit the RIA website.
Bruyère CLRI Communication at End-of-Life Workshop
March 23-24, 2017
Villa St. Gabriel Villa, Chelmsford
A train-the-trainer workshop on Communication at the End-of-Life is being offered by the Bruyère CLRI in Greater Sudbury. This FREE workshop will provide long-term care (LTC) staff with educational resources for teaching palliative and end-of-life communication skills to personal support workers and other professionals in LTC. For more information or to register, visit the CLRI website.

Excelling in the Care of the Elderly:  A Course for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses
March 25-26, 2017
University of Toronto – Health Sciences Building, Toronto
Expert knowledge and the provision of skillful care for the elderly have become essential components of practice in both acute and primary care. This two day course, designed by nurse practitioners specialized in the field of geriatric care, will increase your confidence and improve the depth and breadth of your knowledge in geriatric care. The course will address the management of multiple geriatric conditions with a focus on mobility, cognition and mood, symptom management and common conundrums such as sleep disturbances, artificial hydration/nutrition and capacity. The management of ten common chronic diseases including comorbidities and complexities will be reviewed with a focus on relevant pathophysiology, assessment, clinical reasoning, assessment, and management. Key topics will include advanced health assessment, best diagnostic and prescribing practices, and resources for day to day practice. For more information or to register, visit the event website.

Elder Abuse: The Edge of Concent Workshop
April 5, 2017
Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
This half-day workshop draws together clinicians, service providers, health care professionals, and caregivers from a broad range of organizations creating an environment for rich exploration and discussion around elder abuse and consent. For more information or to register, visit the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging website.

OLTCC Long Term Care and Medical Director Curriculum
Block 2 - April 28, 2017
Block 3 - April 29-30, 2017
Novotel Hotel, North York
This three part curriculum is designed for both experienced Medical Directors in Long Term Care, and for Physicians who may take on the Medical Director role in the future. Block 2, LTC Physicians’ Quality Improvement, is open to Medical Directors, Attending Physicians, Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners working in Long Term Care. 
Block 2:  LTC Physicians’ Quality Improvement (open to attending physicians, medical directors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, directors of care, and allied health practitioners).
Block 3: Leadership and Risk Management (open to attending physicians and medical directors).  
For more information or to register, visit the OLTCC website.

Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association 19th Biennial Conference
May 4-6, 2017
Ottawa, ON
CGNA2017 is the 19th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, an organization that represents gerontological nurses and promotes gerontological nursing practice across national and international boundaries. The CGNA biennial conference is the only event of its kind that focuses on all facets of education, practice and research in the care of older adults.  The CGNA conference is a key educational and networking event for nurses, students, educators, policy makers, administrators and all others in the field of gerontological nursing.  Visit the CGNA2017 website ( to register, view the full program or submit a latebreaker abstract (deadline March 24, 2017).

MDS-RAI Assessment Credentialing Course
May 31 - June 2, 2017
Timmins, ON
The main goal of this course is to provide training on all aspects of MDS as it relates to funding, trends and regulations. For more information or to register, please contact Jennifer Bertrand at (705) 360-2644 x 4516 or

6th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy
June 20-23, 2017
White Oaks Conference Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Mark your calendars for an important 3.5 day event! The 6th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy, an energizing and incredible knowledge exchange forum for nurse executives from ALL sectors, including public health, primary care, acute care/hospital, home care, long-term care, mental health & addiction, and rehabilitation services is taking place June 20 - June 23, 2017 at the White Oaks Conference Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This interactive learning experience and all-inclusive leadership event, offers personal and professional renewal and network building. Don't miss out on this opportunity to join an inspiring group of leaders. Spaces are limited. For more information, or to register, visit the RNAO website.

2017 OCSA Conference
October 18-19, 2017
Markham Hilton Suites, Markham
The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) hosts the province’s leading conference dedicated to home care and community support services. They are currently seeking submissions for workshop presentations or “speed session” talks for our 2017 annual conference, which takes place October 18 & 19 in Markham. This year’s conference theme, From Roadmap to Reality: Navigating Change Together reflects ongoing transformation within the home and community care sector. One of the most exciting of these changes is deeper collaboration with our partners from other sectors, both inside and outside of health care. Members of OANHSS would be valuable contributors to our conference community. Service providers, researchers, innovators, and other leaders from both inside and outside the health system are encouraged to share their knowledge and connect with our delegates. Conference information and streams can be found on the OCSA website. The deadline for submissions is April 13.