Upcoming Events

Browse below for many Community of Interest Conferences and Events.

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2020 Capstone Summit

Co-hosted by The Change Foundation & the Changing CARE projects
May 4 and 5, 2020 – Delta Toronto

To celebrate the Change Foundation’s 25th Anniversary and to showcase the work of our 2017-2020 strategic focus on family caregivers, we invite you to our Capstone Summit in May. 

Learn More & Register Here 


9th annual E-Mental Health Conference

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Join us in Toronto at the 9th annual E-Mental Health Conference – Caring in a Digital World: Introducing Disruptive Change to Mental Health Care, featuring keynote speakers: Ian Hickie, Ph.D (Sydney) and John Torous, MD (Boston). This conference has a full 2-day program including workshops!

To register, or to submit a poster or panel presentation, follow the link.



Save the Date 
Capstone Summit
May 4 & 5, 2020 


Change Foundation Capstone Summit 2020

Mark your calendars for our Capstone Summit on May 4 and 5, 2020. In partnership with our Changing CARE teams, we will be hosting a conference to showcase our work with caregivers in the healthcare system and formally introduce our new strategic focus. 2020 also marks the Foundation’s 25th anniversary, giving us another reason to celebrate.

Click Here to view additional information


2020 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference


The 2020 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference will be held on June 5th and 6th at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, NS. The theme is “Collaboration Cultivates Community”.

Click here to view the conference goal and learning objectives.


Recovery Capital Conference – Toronto

After a highly successful first year, Recovery Capital conference is returning to Toronto September 26th – 27th with the most innovative two-day event designed to provide accessible, accredited, and multi-disciplinary education on the latest innovations in the fields of Addiction Medicine, concurrent disorders and Recovery.

Click here to learn more 


Event aims to end addiction stigma and remember lives lost to overdose

Members of the Harm Reduction Task Force of Hastings-Prince Edward will be holding its first event at Market Square in Belleville on August 28 to mark International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 31).  It is happening from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here to learn more 


Al-Anon Family, Fun and Recovery

CORNWALL, Ontario – Come Join Us on Aug. 24, 2019 as Al-Anon will play host to the Second Annual Family Fun Day. This event will take place in the camp located in Behind the Lost Villages from 1 p.m. to 7  p.m

Click here to learn more 


4th Annual Mental Health for All Conference 

Join the conference September 23 & 25 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto’s revitalized Harbourfront.  

Beyond a standard “conference experience,” this is a gathering place for the best minds – and hearts – in mental health. 

The theme is “Connection interrupted: Restoring mental health in a fractured world.” These are turbulent times of disconnection. But human beings heal and thrive in connection. We are each other’s lifelines. 

Click here for event details & registration 


 Peterborough Ag Roundtable – Mental Health Forum

June 4th 2019 @ 7:00pm

The Peterborough Ag Roundtable is hosting an education session for farmers on June 4. Jack Veitch, manager of community engagement and education for the local CMHA, will explore what mental health is through an in-depth look at mental illness and the stigmas that often surround it. The audience will learn simple techniques for improving mental health as well as gain direction on how to access local supports and services for themselves or a loved one.

The session aims to uncover some of the barriers individuals encounter when seeking support for mental health concerns and provide a more inclusive approach to accessing services with the objective of moving towards “mental health for all”.

The Mental Health forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Douro Community Center.

Click here for event and speaker details


McHappy Day for the HGH Foundation

Saturday May 4th 2019

This year, the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation (HGH) has organized an additional McHappy Day, so every child can participate and benefit from this day dedicated to them. This year’s two day event will translate into double the proceeds for the Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario and the satellite center of Mental Health and Addictions supporting projects for youth within the communities.

Click here to learn more about this initiative.



Toronto: Saturday April 27th 2019

York: Sunday September 8th 2019

The Caregiver Show is an incredible one day event of education and networking opportunities to provide family caregivers the resources they need and more. Karen Deasley from Family Outreach and Response will also be presenting.

Click Here for more event details.



Presented by: Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Saturday May 11th, 2019

Sold Out! Click here for more event details and to be added to the wait list.

Caregivers are invited join us for the 2019 Caregiver Conference, Supporting the Caregiver Journey,  which will provide hope, inspiration, and practical tips for caregivers who support someone with a mental health issue.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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The Ontario Caregiver Coalition is dedicated to recognizing the
importance of unpaid caregivers in Ontario by raising awareness of
the value they add to the health care system, and by advocating for
improved, fair access to needed supports.

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2019 OFCAN Meetings

OFCAN Meetings will be held from 10:00 am to noon on the following dates:

April 16th 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – TORONTO
June 18th
St. Joseph’s Health Care – LONDON
September 17th
St. Joseph’s Health Care – HAMILTON
November 19th
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – TORONTO