Author: Scott Mitchell

Call for Presentations – AdvantAge Ontario 2019 Annual General Meeting and Convention

Monday May 6, 2019 – Wednesday May 8, 2019
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON

Important Dates

  • Call for Presentations closing date is Friday, October 12, 2018.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status in December 2018.
  • Conference registration opens January 2019.

Call for Presentations

AdvantAge Ontario is inviting proposals to present at our 2019 Annual General Meeting and Convention, taking place May 6-8, 2019 in Toronto. This event is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with senior staff from the long term care, seniors’ housing and community service sectors.

We welcome and encourage all AdvantAge Ontario members as well as speakers in the academic community, consultants and others providing services in the seniors’ care, housing and community services sectors to share innovative and practical ideas and programs, research or other relevant content.

Your audience will include:

  • CEOs/administrators
  • Board members
  • Senior managers
  • Food services/dietary managers
  • Program managers
  • Housing managers
  • Environmental services managers
  • Financial managers
  • Community service managers
  • Nurse managers
  • Business managers

Education Program

Concurrent sessions range from 60, 75 and 90 minutes in length and are organized into the following four streams:

Care and Services
Advancements, best practices and other innovations that improve care and services to residents across long term care, community and housing.

Integration and Collaboration
Integration models, initiatives or projects that coordinate cross-sectoral agencies, programs, services, and care delivery.

Management and Operations
Organization and operational issues, risk/financial management, developing strong and effective staff teams, and health and safety.

Governance and Leadership
Governance perspectives, legislative and legal obligations, funding and reporting, accountability, provincial quality initiatives, leadership development, and public relations and reputation management.

Submissions should incorporate adult learning techniques and interactive presentation methods. Keep in mind that long term care refers to the full continuum – long term care homes, seniors’ housing and supportive housing and community-based services. It should be clear whether your presentation is intended for a specific sector or is broad enough to be applicable to the entire continuum.

Commercial Content

Sessions are intended to educate and support learning. Submissions that promote a particular product, service or company will not be accepted.

Submission Process

All submissions must be submitted through the Call for Presentations website.

You may submit more than one proposal for consideration, as an individual, co-presenter or as part of a panel.

All presenters are required to provide AdvantAge Ontario with an electronic copy of any handout materials in advance for review and posting. These handouts will be included on a Convention app for all conference registrants to download and print.

AdvantAge Ontario does not generally provide fees or honorariums for speakers or cover travel or other costs. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the Association.

To begin the submission process click here for instructions.

Project Officer, Knowledge Mobilization – Research Institute for Aging

Hiring: 2 positions; 18-month contracts

Closing Date: September 30, 2018

The Project Officer, Knowledge Mobilization is responsible for coordinating research-to-practice projects within Schlegel Villages, one of RIA’s primary partners. He/she will provide coordination and communication supports to project teams (including research teams and knowledge users) at all stages of the research process (e.g., research coordination, piloting/implementation, scale, spread), including dissemination of results and development of KMb tools and resources. He/she will strive to engage stakeholders (e.g., older adults, researchers, formal and informal care partners, policy makers, students, innovators) throughout the process to ensure that relevant questions are investigated, key learnings are shared in meaningful ways, and opportunities to develop collaborative partnerships among stakeholders are recognized and pursued.

Read the full job description.

If you have questions about working with the RIA, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Send us an email at

Join the CLRI Team – Administrative Coordinator (full time)

The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care Program Administrative Coordinator provides coordination and administrative support for this provincial program’s three collaborating organizations, namely: Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
70 Hours Bi-Weekly, Non-Union

Please submit your application online to the Education Department at Baycrest.

Reporting to the Manager of the Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care, the administrative coordinator is accountable to the three Managers of the collaborating organizations. This role will be responsible for supporting coordinated program activities and facilitating engagement and communication with program stakeholders.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supports the development and execution of workplans to enable program activities.
  • Produces accurate, organized documents with consideration to deadlines and in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) as appropriate (e.g., for website).
  • Schedules and coordinates meetings and events and provides administrative support such as booking of rooms, securing catering, setting up AV needs, travel arrangements, preparing and distributing handouts and meeting notes, taking meeting minutes and distributing them in follow up.
  • Manages content collection, submission and maintenance on the Program website, on social media (Twitter, Facebook) and via the Program’s other communication channels, e.g., e-newsletters.
  • Manages external vendor relationships with designers, printing companies and other vendors to ensure that the Program has materials on time and within budget.
  • Updates the budget and looks for places for potential savings or generating more revenue.
  • Drafts, edits and coordinates financials (e.g., invoices, expenses), legal (e.g., space rental agreements) and contract (e.g., event management vendors) submissions.
  • Collects data and drafts and produces reports.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Diploma in Office Administration – General (i.e. Seneca College) or recognized equivalent.
  • Minimum three (3) years related experience.
  • Substantial experience and a proven track record of delivering continuous improvement.
  • Three years related administrative support experience is required, preferably in a not-for-profit or agency setting.
  • Experience working in the long-term care sector or health care, asset.
  • Project coordination and budgeting – invoicing, etc.
  • Management of multiple calendars/schedules.
  • Managing multiple priorities/daily multi-tasking under the direction of multiple managers.
  • Managing and maintaining communication content for web, social media and newsletters.
  • Experience using online technologies for project and file management and virtual meetings.
  • Writing, proofreading, editing, minute taking.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft programs; Adobe InDesign an asset.
  • Ability to effectively engage executives, external stakeholders and the public.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment with cross-functional teams.
  • Self-starter with strong business curiosity and an intrinsic desire to learn and grow.

Please submit your application online to the Education Department at Baycrest.

OLTCA Call for Abstracts closes April 20, 2018

Ontario Long Term Care Association’s This Is Long Term Care
November 14-16, 2018
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Call for Abstracts — The Ontario Long Term Care Association’s signature conference, This is Long Term Care 2018: Disrupting the Norm, profiles new and emerging research, innovation, and successful quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. This year we are issuing a challenge to presenters to think out-of-the-box and challenge the status quo. In so many ways, our industry is headed for a shake-up. From our changing demographics and capacity challenges to keeping pace with the evolving needs of residents and families. As leaders, we must disrupt the norm and lead with a positive change in the sector.

Call for Content close date is Friday, April 20, 2018, at 12:00 noon.

To review application criteria or to apply click here.