2019 Policy Conference

December 3-4, 2019

Holiday Inn International Airport Hotel | 970 Dixon Road, Toronto

OMSSA's Policy Conference is the premier networking and professional development event for Ontario's human services leaders and social policy-makers. Join us this December 3-4 in Toronto to connect with colleagues and decision-makers in a time of rapid change.

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Program and Registration Details to Come

2018 Policy Conference

OMSSA hosted 160+ delegates for our 2018 Policy Conference in Toronto.


  • An update from Ontario's Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa Macleod

  • Sanjay Khanna, Director and Futurist at Whitespace Legal Collab on how we can continue to innovate to serve peoples needs under growing conditions of social inequality

  • Ken Miller, Founder of the Change and Innovation Agency on what we can do and where we can focus to increasing our teams and organizations' capacities to achieve our missions do more good

  • Jennifer Dockstader, Executive Director, Fort Erie Friendship Centre on what we can accomplish together when we work from the framework and lens of Indigenous experience and principles

  • An engaging panel discussions on Cultivating Resilient Leaders, Teams and Organizations

  • An expert panel on the Future of Social Policy, featuring Sunil Johal, Policy Director at the Mowat Centre, Elizabeth Mulholland, Chief Executive Officer of Prosper Canada, and Peter Hicks, Social Policy Consultant

  • 9 concurrent sessions featuring case studies, innovative approaches and best practices from expert speakers from the human services, government, social policy and community development sectors