Special Features



Wednesday, April 22


Pre-Convention Education

Long Term Care Governance and Leadership (Members Only)

Wednesday, April 22  |  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for this special session designed for not-for-profit LTC board and committee of management members. You will gain insights into the current LTC environment and understand the government’s expectations for the sector. 

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Shared Learnings: Strategies for Tackling the Staff Recruitment and Retention Crisis

Wednesday, April 22  |  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

AdvantAge Ontario has identified four target areas for alleviating the staff recruitment and retention crisis: education, recruitment, retention and technology. This valuable session will equip you with a host of strategies for tackling each of these areas and examples of how they have worked for other homes. 

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AdvantAge Ontario Lounge


Wednesday, April 22 & Thursday, April 23

Join us in the AdvantAge Ontario Lounge located in the Lower Concourse Level. Stop by for an opportunity to relax and connect with colleagues.


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OHT Forum

Health System Reform: Early Lessons from Ontario Health Teams

Wednesday, April 22  |  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are a key component of the Ontario government’s significant and evolving reform of the health care system. This is a prime opportunity to learn from the early experiences of members who have been a part of the initial 24 teams selected in December 2019. Hear from government representatives about their expectations for OHTs and system leaders on applying effective approaches to integrating care used in other jurisdictions. Part of a team and looking for tips on developing a successful application? Interested in joining or forming a team and want advice in developing those critical relationships? This timely forum is for you!

Join us to learn more about: 

  • Effective approaches to integrating care

  • Ministry expectations from OHTs in year one

  • Members’ insights on developing a successful OHT application



Lisa Levin, CEO, AdvantAge Ontario

Lynette Katsivo, Director of Public Policy, AdvantAge Ontario

Cindy Lawrence, Policy Analyst, Advantage Ontario



Ministry Representative, TBD

Jodeme Goldhar, Executive Lead, Strategy and Innovation, Change Foundation

Panel of member organizations

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Compliance Learning Lab Series

Learning Lab 1: Reducing Bed Rail Use Through a Multi-Home QI Program

Wednesday, April 22  |  1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

  • Listen to details of the quality improvement (QI) process adopted by one region’s homes in response to a compliance order, leading to a significant reduction in bed rail use. 

  • Review the educational materials that were developed and the QI steps and strategies used to engage frontline staff and leadership teams as change agents. 

  • Discuss the tools and plans that have been created to ensure the change is sustained.



Cindy Bourgault, Manager of Clinical Practice, Niagara Region

Kim Eros, Associate Director of Clinical and Support Services, Niagara Region

Ronna Perin, Supervisor of Clinical Documentation and Informatics, Niagara Region


Learning Lab 2: Strategies to Improve Compliance in Care Planning

Wednesday, April 22  |  2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


Learning Lab 3: Topic TBD

Wednesday, April 22  |  3:00 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.


Opening Keynote

Timothy Caulfield

Stop the Internet, I Want to Get Off! Challenging the Spread of Health Misinformation

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  | 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

From fad diets to alternative medicine claims to the latest stem cell research, the average health consumer can get swamped by a sea of information – and misinformation. What can professionals working in health care do to stem the tide? Visit our keynote speakers page to learn more.

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Tradeshow Reception

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  | 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  | 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for an opportunity to relax, connect with colleagues, and make new friends!


Thursday, April 23


Awards Plenary

2020 Award Winners and Guest Speakers

A Morning of Inspiration and Insight

Thursday, April 23  | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Join us to celebrate our 2020 award winners. Special guest speakers to be confirmed. 

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Supper Club Swing

Thursday, April 23  | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Lower the lights. Turn up the cool. The glitz, glamour and music of a classic supper club are yours at our ever-popular Convention banquet. Relax with colleagues as a trio of crooners bring you all your Rat Pack favourites. Dining in style, you’ll be serenaded by Frank “Ol’ Blue Eyes” Sinatra, have your sides split by “Mr. Show Business,” Sammy Davis Jr. and be treated to the smooth charm of Dean Martin’s “King of Cool.” It’s one unforgettable night of finger-snapping fun.

Tickets $120  |  Full delegates receive a complimentary ticket




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Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  | 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Join us for the final Hospitality Suite evening!



Friday, April 24


Member Issues Forum

Friday, April 24, 2020  | 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Closing Keynote

Trish Tutton

The Mindful Advantage: Work Happier (Not Harder)!
Friday, April 24, 2020  | 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The world teaches us that working harder, longer and with more stress leads to success and happiness. This is backwards, wearing down employee morale and effectiveness. Let Trish bring a dose of calm to your busy day as she shares simple evidence-based techniques you and those you work with can use on the job to reduce stress and cultivate happiness, no matter how hectic things get.

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AdvantAge Ontario Annual General Meeting and Convention
April 22-24, 2020
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

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