OMSSA hosted more than 330 people from the human services, health, child care, and public services for our in-person 2023 Exchange Conference held on May 9th and 10th in Ottawa, 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 first-line human services staff from across Ontario to learn, inspire, and think about the Ontario we all want.
Over two days, the Exchange Conference focused on several important professional development topics, enhancing skill sets, and the innovative work happening in each of our sectors to address the most pressing issues in our local communities.
Breakout B: Encampment Charter Litigation: Learnings for British Columbia
Breakout C: From Pain to Purpose: Mobilizing a Community in Crisis
Breakout D: De-Escalate with Confidence: Guidelines for Managing Emotional Situations
Breakout F: Building Community Responses to Racism and Discrimination
Breakout J: The Personal is Political: A Workshop on Trauma, Oppression, and Healing
Breakout L: Rapport Talk, Not Report Talk: Navigating Complex Cases
Day 2 Closing Plenary: CMHC National Housing Strategy Update
Opening Remarks provided by OMSSA Vice-President Henry Wall to open Day 1 of the 2023 Exchange Conference
Client Stories: Successes and Opportunities opening plenary
Senator Ratna Omidvar providing remarks at the start of Day 1
Leilani Farha answering audience questions at the end of Day 1
OMSSA's 2022 Local Municipal Champion Award Recipients
Joseph Friedman Burley accepting his 2022 Young Leader Award
Greg Bishop accepting his 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
Debbie Cercone accepting her 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
De-Escalate with Confidence: Guidelines for Managing Emotional Situations breakout session
From Pain to Purpose: Mobilizing a Community in Crisis breakout session
Delivering Digital Equity: Bringing Digital Resources to Remote, Rural, and Urban Settings breakout session
Supporting Indigenous Staff in OMSSA Workplaces: Moving from Allyship to Action breakout
Building Community Responses to Racism and Discrimination breakout session
Expanding Access, Inclusion, and Collaboration in EarlyON breakout session