OMSSA hosted more than 270 human and public services leaders from across Ontario for our in-person 2022 Policy Conference held on December 7th and 8th in Toronto, Ontario.
Thank you to all of those who presented, moderated, attended, engaged, and helped make the Conference a success. Our Conference provided the opportunity to bring 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.
Over two days, our 2022 Policy Conference focused on strategic conversations about the policy priorities into 2023 and beyond. This includes key issues such as: economic recovery and public policy turmoil, mental health partnerships, affordable and supportive housing, decriminalization of illicit drugs, food insecurity, human services integration, child care workforce planning and data collection, anti-Indigenous racism, employment services transformation, encampment policies, and climate change and its impact on human services.
Please see a list of approved resources to share with attendees and members. OMSSA will add approved presentations and resources when they are received.
Economic Turbulence, Public Policy Turmoil? Plotting a Course for Human Services Through 2023 and Beyond
Five ideas for the Ontario government to consider for its Employment Services Transformation planning process for Toronto
More affordable housing for whom? Putting people first in Ontario’s housing policy decisions
Building Partnerships Around Mental Health with Ontario Health Teams
Finding Solutions to Housing Shortages: Discussion on the CMHC 2030 Strategy
Canada's Housing Supply Shortages: Estimating what is needed to solve Canada's housing affordability crisis by 2030
Financialization and Housing: A social innovation approach to a better housing system
THINK TANK: Children's Services A - Workforce Planning
Workforce Development Strategy - Early Years and Child-Care Sector: Proposal of Services for the District Municipality of Muskoka (March 2022)
THINK TANK: Food Insecurity and the Human Services
Archives of Public Health: "I was eating more fruits and veggies than I have in years": a mixed methods evaluation of a fresh food prescription intervention
American Journal of Health Promotion: Promoting Healthy Food Access and Nutrition in Primary Care: A Systematic Scoping Review of Food Prescription Programs
The Conversation: Social prescriptions: Why some health-care practitioners are prescribing food to their patients
Assessing Approaches to Encampment Policies: How to Address Needs Sustainably and Develop Effective Partnerships
Homeless Encampments Through a Human Rights Lens - Municipal Policies and Recommendations (September 2022)
THINK TANK: Children's Services B - Collecting and Managing Data
Canada's Children Need a Professional Early Childhood Education Workforce (April 2022)
Knowing our Numbers: Measuring the Health of the CCEY Workforce, One Community as a Time!
College of Early Childhood Educators Membership Data Report 2021-2022 Fiscal Year
Climate Change and the Human Services