Upcoming Events

Browse below for many Community of Interest Conferences and Events.

To have your event featured on our website and our monthly
E-Bulletin, email us at familycaregivers@ofcan.org



PRESENT: Cafe Connection 

The third Tuesday of every month we will discuss a new
topic relevant to families and provide related resources.

Please join us for inspiring conversation,
light refreshment, and an opportunity to connect
with the friends and family community.

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Engaging for Impact: Client and Family Centred Care in Healthcare Settings Symposium

March 27, 2020

The Royal’s Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium (Ottawa)

Engaging for Impact: Client and Family Centred Care in Healthcare Settings Symposium will bring together client/family advisors and engagement staff from various healthcare organizations in the region to share promising engagement models for better impact and wellness outcomes for clients

and families.

Participants will leave with a deeper knowledge of the evolution and the future of client and family engagement in healthcare. As well as an inventory of new resources and different existing models of
client and family engagement in the region. It will also provide an opportunity to network with your peers to create new working relationships. 

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Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

Justice and Mental Health Workshop – A Family Education Workshop

Feb 5, 2020

This workshop will help you learn tips to better navigate the mental health and criminal justice systems. Learn how to help a loved one with mental illness to avoid conflict with the criminal justice system and how to help them if they have been arrested for a crime.

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9th annual E-Mental Health Conference

Thu, 5 Mar 2020, 8:00 AM & Fri, 6 Mar 2020, 4:00 PM

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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.


The Conference Board of Canada

Value-Based Healthcare: 2nd Annual Summit

April 23, 2020

This year’s summit will include the public launch of VBHC Canada, a Conference Board of Canada-led initiative that coordinates value-based health care activities across Canada.

The summit will also profile VBHC initiatives in Canada and around the world to highlight and discuss global strategies and adoptions.

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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.

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Refocus on Recovery Canada 2020

May 20 – 21, 2020

Refocus on Recovery Canada 2020 will focus on Diversity and Mental Health. Sub-themes will include:

Recovery and Diverse Populations
Recovery Across the Lifespan
Diverse and Innovative Models of Service Delivery

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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.