Special Features

Our 2020 Convention offers a host of inspiring and educational opportunities. 



Wednesday, April 22


Pre-Convention Education

Long Term Care Governance and Leadership (Members Only)

Wednesday, April 22  |  9:30 a.m. – 5:00 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 Registration Desk

Convention Information and Services

Wednesday, April 22  |  12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 23  |  7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 24  |  7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Stop by the Registration Desk for:
  • Delegate and speaker check-in
  • On-site registrations and payment
  • Annual General Meeting voting card pick up
  • Banquet seating reservations

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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.

Join us for this important forum to learn more about effective approaches to integrating care, Ministry expectations from OHTs in year one, and members' insights on developing a successful OHT application.

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Compliance Learning Lab Series

Three-part learning lab series offering tips and advice on key compliance challenges.


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

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


Learning Lab 2: Strategies to Improve Compliance in Care Planning

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


Learning Lab 3: Keeping Residents Safe: Case Studies in Duty to Protect

Wednesday, April 22  |  3:00 p.m. – 3:45 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.

Complement your educational experience with a visit to the tradeshow, open on Wednesday, April 22, after the opening keynote session and on Thursday, April 23. Meet and talk with representatives from an array of companies supplying products, equipment and services to the long-term care and seniors' housing sectors.

This year's theme is Going Green!

Our Exhibitors will join us in our efforts to be more environmentally conscious, demonstrating at their booths how their company is going green, distributing innovative recyclable giveaways, and more!


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  | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 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.

Ticket Price:
$120 (Members)
$145 (Non-Members)
(Full Convention delegates receive a complimentary ticket)



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Hospitality Suite

Thursday, April 23, 2020  | 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Join us for the final Hospitality Suite evening!



Friday, April 24

Annual General Meeting Breakfast & Member Issues Forum

Friday, April 24, 2020  | 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to review the association’s financial statements for the year and to hear from the CEO. As part of the AGM, members will have the oppotunity to take part in the annual members' issues forum. We ask you to come with your questions around current issues in the sector. We expect to have a robust discussion among members and staff on key issues.

Keynote Breakfast

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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Closing Networking Lunch

Friday, April 24, 2020  | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Join us for a quick networking lunch, view the leaderboard awards winners and take some time to network with colleagues!




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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