2023 OMSSA Forum

2023 OMSSA Forum

Exploring Human Services: Practices from Near and Far

OMSSA hosted more than 360 people from across Ontario for our 2023 Forum held on September 26th and 27th. 

Thank you to all of those who presented, moderated, attended, engaged, and helped make the Forum a success. Our Conference provided the opportunity for all human services staff to take a glimpse beyond their regions, and the province, to better understand the national and global state of social services, and how to collectively approach common challenges.

Over two days, the Forum focused on experts and human services staff from near and far who spoke to how they administer service-based social programs and develop innovative policies.

Full Program Details

Thank You to Our Forum Sponsors

Thank You to Our Planning Committee

  • (Co-Chair) Tod Duncan, OMSSA

  • (Co-Chair) Nalisha Sankreacha, OMSSA

  • Stuart Beumer, County of Wellington

  • Craig Cooper, City of London

  • Kim Crew, Municipality of Chatham-Kent

  • Christie Herrington, OMSSA

  • Rob Kirsic, OMSSA

  • Christine MacDonald, County of Bruce

  • Miranda Mackie, City of Greater Sudbury

  • Nakiema Palmer, Region of Peel

  • Andrew Scavarelli, County of Simcoe

Presentations and Materials

Please note: OMSSA will share speaker presentations and materials once we have permission to do so. 

Explore the Trauma-Informed Wales Framework

Human Services, Social Care and the Importance of Healthcare Integration

Moving From Temporary to Permanent: Supportive Housing Solutions in Helsinki and Houston

Licensed Nature-Based Early Learning and Childcare

Rethinking and Rebuilding: Exmploring Models of Indigenous Housing First and Creating Pathways Towards Collaboration

Expanding Access to Childcare Equitably

Rethinking Emergency Social Services in Ontario: Lessons from BC and Alberta