2022 Policy Conference

Save the Date for OMSSA's 2022 Policy Conference

OMSSA welcomes you back to our first in-person event in three years!*

As we hopefully move towards a post-pandemic world, the strain and stress of the last three years has become less focused on COVID-19 and more concerned with the pandemic’s impact on the communities we serve and plotting a course for socio-economic recovery.

But what does this recovery have in store for OMSSA Members and other organizations providing human services?

OMSSA’s 2022 Policy Conference brings 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.

Conference topics will consider the year ahead, bringing together experts who can provide insights into topics such as child care and early childhood education, housing and homelessness, income and employment assistance, human service integration, and much more! 

*We will be monitoring both the municipal and provincial public health guidelines to ensure a safe in-person event. 


Registration for OMSSA's 2022 Policy Conference is open!. 

The Conference takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Daily

Register Today

Thank You to Our Planning Committee

  • (Chair) Tod Duncan, OMSSA

  • Doug Ball, OMSSA

  • Bill Bradica, Thunder Bay DSSAB

  • Denise Andrea Campbell, City of Toronto

  • Rebecca Carman, Northumberland County

  • Chelsea Combot, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

  • Davina Dixon, Regional 
    Municipality of Durham

  • Christie Herrington, OMSSA

  • Michael Jacek, AMO

  • Rob Kirsic, OMSSA

  • Dunja Lukic, County of Wellington

  • Jennifer McPhee, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

  • Mike Nadeau, Sault Ste. Marie DSSAB

  • Jessica Nadjiwon-Smith, Ontario Native Welfare Administrators' Association

  • Sandra Noel, Niagara Region

  • Nalisha Sankreacha, OMSSA

  • Jamie Shipley, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

  • Polly Smith, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

  • Darryl Wolk, OMSSA

Land Acknowledgement

The land on which OMSSA operates is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Ojibwe, the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat, and it is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. We also acknowledge that our members span an area known as the Province of Ontario which is covered by 46 treaties and agreements.