Closing the digital divide
Leveraging technology / data in new ways
Leading change, opening minds, and challenging the status quo
Equity, inclusion, cultural competency, history and impacts of racism
Pandemic-inspired innovations in Children's Services
Pandemic-inspired innovations in Housing and Homelessness
Innovative practices related to specific problems exacerbated by the pandemic (e.g. domestic violence)
Life stabilization and client-centred service
Workplace / workforce innovations
In addition to ideas for breakout sessions and plenaries, we are also calling for members and other experts to deliver short reflections on what they're learning from the pandemic, and how the sector is changing (or needs to change) in response. Our survey below can also be used to express your interest in sharing a reflection, even if you're not submitting a session proposal.
Submit your idea, proposal or reflection by completing our online survey below by Thursday, March 11, at 5 p.m. EST.
Complete the Survey to Submit Your Idea
If you have questions about the call for proposals or conference program, please contact Jennifer McPhee.
“OMSSA Exchange” is our new and updated take on OMSSA's annual conference, formerly known as the Leadership Symposium. The new name reflects the fact that it’s the sharing of knowledge and exchange of ideas that helps propel our sector forward to achieve our shared goals.This flagship conference typically attracts directors, managers and front-line staff across all areas of human services. Due to continued safety concerns around COVID-19, our 2021 conference will be delivered online, over four mornings (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m) from May 11-14.