Timetable Agenda

Thursday October 17th, 2019

Time Activity
7:30am - 9:00am Registration & Breakfast
Ballroom Foyer
9:00am - 9:10am Welcome Address
Prince Ballroom
9:10am - 9:30am Opening Address: Stacey Laforme, Chief, Missasaugas of the New Credit First Nations
Prince Ballroom
9:30am - 9:40am Burst Talk - Ideas that Ignite
Prince Ballroom
9:40am - 10:10am Opening Keynote: Angela Roberston
Prince Ballroom
10:10am - 10:30am Break: Registration, Marketplace
10:30am - 11:00am Conversation with Debbie Douglas
Prince Ballroom
11:00am - 12:00am Opening Plenary Panel: The moment we are in (the political moment?)
Prince Ballroom
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS A:

A1. Updates in Canadian Immigration Law (Simultaneous Interpretation (French)
Prince Room
A2. Office of the Independent Police Review Director
North York North
A3. How do we know what we know: Needs Assessments made easy
Canadiana Room
A4. Supporting Newcomer Families when a Child has Special Needs
Crown Room
A5. Communication Skills for Conflict Resolution - Part 1 (3 hour session)
North York South
A6. "The Healing Arts for Personal & Organizational Wellness" - Part 1 (3 hour session)
Princess North
A7. Anti-Racism and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Princess South
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break: Registration, Marketplace
3:00pm - 4:30pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS B:

B1. Changes to Social Assistance (ODSP/OW): what has been announced, what it might mean and what next (Simultaneous Interpretation - French) Prince Ballroom
B2. Colour-Coded Poverty & Fair and Equitable Labour Market Access North York North
B3. Trajectoire des immigrants et réfugiés LGBTQIA+: L’importance d’une approche proactive et innovatrice pour le bien être de vos clients Canadiana Room
B4. Creative Employer Engagement for Newcomer Success in the Workplace Crown Room
B5. Communication Skills for Conflict Resolution - Part 2 (3 hour session) North York South
B6. "The Healing Arts for Personal & Organizational Wellness" - Part 2 (3 hour session)
Princess North
B7. Identifying and Assessing Human Trafficking in Newcomer Communities
Princess South
5:00pm - 7:00pm Annual General Meeting
Crown Room
7:00pm - 9:00pm AGM Dinner
Prince Ballroom

Friday October 18th

Time Activity
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am Welcome back
Prince Ballroom
9:10am - 9:30am Keynote: Kimahli Powell, Rainbow Railroad
Prince Ballroom
9:30am - 10:15am Plenary Panel: When services are not enough
Prince Ballroom
10:15am - 10:30am Break: Registration, Marketplace
10:30am - 12:00pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS C:

C1. Recent changes in federal and provincial rules, policies, procedures and resources, limiting access - Part 1 (3 hour session) (Simultaneous Interpretation - French)
Prince Ballroom
C2. Working with Sponsored Refugees and Sponsoring Groups to Facilitate a Successful Refugee Sponsorship
North York North
C3. Inclusive Client Centered Service Module of Case Management
Canadiana Room
C4. Our Space – Our Voice - Caucus
Crown Room
C5. Effective Communication with Clients and your Community
North York South
C6. Local to Global Connections: The Impact of Violence on Women and Children Princess North
C7. Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health
Princess South
C8. Jack of All Trades and Master of None : le beosin d'un protocol communautaire
Don Mills Room
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS D:

D1. Recent changes in federal and provincial rules, policies, procedures and resources, limiting access - Part 1 (3 hour session) (Simultaneous Interpretation - French)
Prince Ballroom
D2. Mental Health Protocol
North York North
D3. From Youth to You
Canadiana Room
D4. The Status of Women in the Sector: Planning for the Future
Crown Room
D5. "Immi-Preneur" Self Employment for Newcomers as an Option
North York South
D6. Understanding Your Communication Style - What's Yours?
Princess North
D7. HIV and Employment Law
Princess South
D8. Programme de mobilité Francophone : Comment convaincre les employeurs d'embaucher de la main d'oeuvre qualifiée et bilingue à l'international ?
Don Mills Room
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break, Marketplace
3:00pm - 4:00pm Closing Plenary
Prince Ballroom

English-French Simultaneous Interpretation

As an ongoing practice at its Professional Development Conference , OCASI is offering simultaneous interpretation services for plenary sessions and some workshops where presentations will be delivered in both of Canada's official languages.

When you check in at the conference registration desk, an OCASI staff will direct you to pick up headsets for simultaneous interpretation. You will need a piece of identification (Ontario Photo Card, driver's licence or major credit card etc.) for this purpose.