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CACHC AGM & PRE-CONFERENCE MEETINGS

 

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SEPTEMBER 25

TIME
LOCATION
SESSION

09:00 – 11:00

Evergreen Room, 7th Fl

Provincial/Federal CHC Associations Meeting
Board Members and executive staff of AACHC, AOHC, BCACHC, CACHC, MACH and NSACHC

11:00 – 16:30

Evergreen Room, 7th Fl

CACHC Board of Directors Meeting

14:00 – 18:00

Willow Ballroom

AGM and Conference Registration

17:00 – 18:30

Willow Ballroom

18:30 – 19:00

Spruce Room, 7th Fl

CACHC Board of Directors Meeting

FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

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SEPTEMBER 25

TIME
LOCATION
SESSION

18:30 – 21:00

Willow Ballroom

Conference Welcome Reception
Join colleagues from across Canada the evening before the conference gets underway for a casual evening of networking. Cash bar with Hors d’oeuvres provided.

SEPTEMBER 26

TIME
LOCATION
SESSION

07:30 – 12:00

Willow Ballroom

Conference Registration

07:30 – 9:00

Willow Ballroom

Breakfast

08:30 – 8:40

Willow Ballroom

Opening Welcome and Blessing
Casey Eagle Speaker
Elder, Blackfoot Confederation and member of the Blood Tribe in Southern Alberta. In 2000, Casey was awarded the Chief David Crow Child Award from the City of Calgary for his work in cross-cultural awareness.

08:40 – 9:00

Willow Ballroom

Conference Opening Remarks

 
 

    
Nicole Chammartin – 
Co-Chair, Canadian Association of Community Health Centres (Winnipeg, MB)
Irene Clarence – Co-Chair, Canadian Association of Community Health Centres (Vancouver, BC)
Ceclia Blasetti – President, Alberta Association of Community Health Centres (Edmonton, AB)
His Worship Naheed Nenshi – Mayor of Calgary

09:00 – 9:45

Willow Ballroom

OPENING SESSION: Calgary’s Multi-Sector Response to Improve Care and Support for Homeless Calgarians
In 2015, the Calgary Recovery Services Task Force (CRSTF) was established, with representation from 26 homeless serving agencies, government, and other community stakeholders, including Calgary’s Community Health Centres. CRSTF partners have come together to respond collaboratively to the complex healthcare, housing and other social needs of homeless individuals in Calgary. In 2016, the CRSTF released its final report and recommendations, which partners are currently working to implement. Learn more about this city-wide vision and the role that Calgary’s Community Health Centres are playing as multi-sector, multi-service partners in the CRSTF.

PRESENTERS:
Loretta Dobbelsteyn
Senior Director of Operations, The Alex Community Health Centre
Co-Chair, CRSTF Health Services Working Group

Darryn Werth
Senior Director of Program Strategy, CUPS Calgary
Co-Chair, CRSTF Governance Working Group

09:45 – 10:30

Hotel Entrance

Refreshment break and buses load and transit to local Community Health Centres

10:30 – 16:00

At Community Health Centres

Sessions at Local Community Health Centres
Three coach buses will carry participants to a morning site visit and then an afternoon site visit. At the location of the morning site visit, a delicious catered lunch will be provided by a local community social enterprise – the goal being to support community initiatives through the conference. Selection of Bus 1, 2 or 3 (below) is made by conference delegates during online registration, and is available on a first come, first served basis at the time of online registration.

Bus 1

Bus 2

Bus 3

(This site visit will be conducted in French): ACFA Régionale de Calgary is a multi-sector organization that officially became a “Community Health Centre” in 2015 through addition of a new French-language primary care clinic. As Canada’s newest French-language CHC, l’ACFA Régionale de Calgary provides fresh experiences and faces ongoing challenges in terms of advancing its mission as a French-language CHC. Learn about the history and current services of l’ACFA Régionale de Calgary and participate in a moderated discussion on strategies and opportunities to expand access to French-language CHC services across Canada. Discussion will be linked to a new national publication being launched by CACHC and Société santé en français in September — a practical guide for communities on implementing CHCs to serve Francophone communities.

In summer 2017, The Alex CHC moves into its new 61,000 square foot central location, brining under one roof its various programs and services. The Alex CHC’s three mobile units will continue to operate as remote service units attached to the new operational site. Be among the very first to visit The Alex CHC’s new site and learn more about its various programs such its Youth Health Centre, Family Health Centre, Breastfeeding Clinic and Housing First Program. Get a firsthand look at the CHC’s three mobile units – the Community Health Bus, the Youth Health Bus, and the Dental Health Bus.

CUPS Calgary is a dynamic, multi-sector Community Health Centre that offers a wide range of services and programs under three organizational clusters: Health, Housing, and Education. Learn about CUPS Calgary’s organizational approach to these three clusters of services. Hear specific presentations regarding CUPS Calgary’s dental services for low-income Calgarians; its Two-Generation approach to dealing with trauma; its Connect to Care (C2C) program, which supports people living at or below the poverty to avoid hospital re-admissions; its diverse education services; and its direct housing accommodations and services.

In summer 2017, The Alex CHC moves into its new 61,000 square foot central location, brining under one roof its various programs and services. The Alex CHC’s three mobile units will continue to operate as remote service units attached to the new operational site. Be among the very first to visit The Alex CHC’s new site and learn more about its various programs such its Youth Health Centre, Family Health Centre, Breastfeeding Clinic and Housing First Program. Get a firsthand look at the CHC’s three mobile units – the Community Health Bus, the Youth Health Bus, and the Dental Health Bus.

In summer 2017, The Alex CHC moves into its new 61,000 square foot central location, brining under one roof its various programs and services. The Alex CHC’s three mobile units will continue to operate as remote service units attached to the new operational site. Be among the very first to visit The Alex CHC’s new site and learn more about its various programs such its Youth Health Centre, Family Health Centre, Breastfeeding Clinic and Housing First Program. Get a firsthand look at the CHC’s three mobile units – the Community Health Bus, the Youth Health Bus, and the Dental Health Bus.

CUPS Calgary is a dynamic, multi-sector Community Health Centre that offers a wide range of services and programs under three organizational clusters: Health, Housing, and Education. Learn about CUPS Calgary’s organizational approach to these three clusters of services. Hear specific presentations regarding CUPS Calgary’s dental services for low-income Calgarians; its Two-Generation approach to dealing with trauma; its Connect to Care (C2C) program, which supports people living at or below the poverty to avoid hospital re-admissions; its diverse education services; and its direct housing accommodations and services.

16:00 – 16:30

At Community Health Centres

Buses load from afternoon CHC sites and return to hotel

17:30 – 18:00

Hotel Entrance

Buses load and head to dinner at The Alex Community Food Centre

18:00 – 21:00

The Alex Community Food Centre

Conference Dinner and Entertainment
In 2016, The Alex Community Health Centre joined a nation-wide movement when they opened The Alex Community Food Centre; a welcoming place for people to come together and grow, cook, share and advocate good food for all. The Alex CFC is the second CFC in western Canada, the other being operated in Winnipeg by NorWest Coop Community Health Centre. Join us for a special conference social gathering and dinner including an overview and welcome, entertainment, and fun activities such as the The Alex CHC’s smoothie bike and free Hip Image photo booth to take home a #CACHC2017 keepsake from your visit to the CFC and your time at the conference.

 
 

SEPTEMBER 27

TIME
LOCATION
SESSION

07:30 – 08:30

Willow Ballroom

Breakfast

08:30 – 10:00

Willow Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION
Advancing Team-Based Primary Health Care

 
 

In recent years, more provincial governments and provider associations across Canada have begun to promote a shift toward interprofessional, collaborative primary care. However, much of this discussion has been detached from the experiences of organizations like Community Health Centres that have delivered collaborative, team-based care for decades. This session will explore issues and questions such as: What does collaborative care look like in practice? How do we support all providers to work toward full scope of practice? What policy, funding and operational factors are essential? What considerations need to be made when designing and funding services for different populations? 

 
 

MODERATOR:

Julie Kerr
Senior Operating Officer for Community, Rural & Mental Health services for Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone

PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS:

Thy Dinh (Opening Presentation)
Director of Health Economics and Policy at the Conference Board of Canada and Co-Author of 3-Part Series Improving Primary Health Care Through Collaboration (Ottawa, ON)

Ryan Grubb
Social Worker / Health Advocate at Boyle McCauley Health Centre is responsible for working with the CHC’s clients to access diverse health and social services at the CHC and in the broader community (Edmonton, AB)

Cliff Ledwos
Director of Primary Health Care and Initiatives at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services (Toronto, ON)

Dr. Francesco Mosaico
Family Physician at Boyle McCauley Health Centre and a passionate practitioner of and advocate for collaborative, team-based primary care (Edmonton, AB)

Elaine Wilson
Registered Nurse and Research and Quality Improvement Coordinator at CUPS Calgary which provides care and care coordination for low-income and homeless individuals (Calgary, AB)


10:00 – 10:20

Willow Ballroom

Refreshment Break and Hotel Guestroom Check-Out

10:20 – 11:30

Willow Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION
Improving mental health for Canadians
In order to improve mental health for diverse populations across Canada it is essential to address the social determinants of health and better coordinate services and supports across sectors such as healthcare, housing, education, employment and others. This session will examine the need to bridge these gaps, and will also highlight the powerful role of CHCs as multi-sector agencies that integrate services across sectors and work collaboratively with a wide range of local partners.

MODERATOR:

Julie Kerr
Senior Operating Officer for Community, Rural & Mental Health services for Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone

PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS:

Dr. David Swann (Opening Presentation) 
MLA for Calgary Mountain View and Co-Chair of the Alberta Mental Health Committee will discuss relevant findings and recommendations from the committee’s report Valuing Mental Health (Calgary, AB)

Nicole Chammartin
Executive Director of Klinic Community Health and former executive director of the Winnipeg branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (Winnipeg, MB)

Tanya Leavitt
Mental Health Programs Manager at CUPS Calgary and a certified Mental Health Commission of Canada Mental Health First Aid instructor (Calgary, AB)

Bernadette MacDonald
Executive Director of Tri County Women’s Centre which operates various sites offering a diverse array of health and social services in rural, southwest Nova Scotia (Yarmouth, NS)

Cheryl Prescod
Executive Director of Black Creek Community Health Centre which provides a broad range of primary health care services to diverse newcomer and racialized communities in north Toronto (Toronto, ON)


11:30 – 12:45

Willow Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION
Supervised injection services and overdose prevention: progress to date and advancing action
Although Canada’s first supervised injection site (SIS) was established in Vancouver in 2003, it was not until very recently that SIS were approved for other jurisdictions across Canada. It is anticipated that by 2018, a total of fifteen SIS will be operational in six cities across Canada. In 2016, CHCs across Canada adopted a national resolution calling for expansion of SIS so this recent progress is applauded. At the same time, it comes at a moment when an injection drug use and opioid crisis is gripping communities across the country and the need for action is greater than ever. This session will provide updates on progress with SIS, overdose prevention sites and other local solutions across Canada and engage participants on how to advance harm reduction and support across the country.

MODERATOR:

Julie Kerr
Senior Operating Officer for Community, Rural & Mental Health services for Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone

PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS:

Donald MacPherson (Opening Presentation)
Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC)

Cecilia Blasetti
Executive Director of Boyle McCauley Health Centre which is a key partner in local and provincial networks and is preparing application for federal approval to open new supervised injection services (Edmonton, AB)

Rob Boyd
Director of the Oasis Clinic at Sandy Hill Community Health Centre which has recently been granted federal approval to open a new supervised injection site (Ottawa, ON)

Chelsea Burnham and Lorraine Chin
Peer Advocates who bring perspective on improving client / service-provider relationships and the overall accessibility and impact of services (Calgary, AB)

Darwin Fisher
Program Manager at PHS Community Services Society and co-manages Insite, North America’s first supervised injection site, as well as PHS’s overdose prevention sites (Vancouver, BC)

Lynne Raskin
Chief Executive Officer of South Riverdale Community Health Centre, which is opening a new supervised injection site in Fall 2017 (Toronto, ON)


12:45 – 13:45

Willow Ballroom

Lunch

13:45 – 15:00

Willow Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION
Telling the CHC story: Translating experience into effective public engagement
Community Health Centres face many common challenges in shifting public and political discussion from illness treatment to the need for integrated, multi-sector approaches to wellness, including healthcare services delivered by collaborative teams of providers. This session will outline some of these key challenges and focus on experiences and practical solutions to help CHCs and CHC associations across Canada engage the public, media and different levels of government more effectively.

PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS:

Scott Wolfe (Opening Presentation)
Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres will discuss core challenges and opportunities for Community Health Centres across Canada (Toronto, ON)

Theresa Oswald
Executive Director of Women’s Health Clinic and former Manitoba Minister of Health and Minister of Healthy Living and Seniors (Winnipeg, MB)

Jessie Richardson
Communications Specialist at North Richmond Community Health (Wulempuri-Kertheba), a community-governed Community Health Centre that first opened in 1974  (Melbourne, Australia)

Grey Showler
Director of Health and Support Services at Victoria Cool Aid Society and President of the British Columbia Association of Community Health Centres (Victoria, BC)

Adrianna Tetley
Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Ontario Health Centres, Ontario’s Community Health Centres association (Toronto, ON)

15:00 – 15:15

Willow Ballroom

Conference Wrap-Up

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION


You have two registration and payment options:

  1. Online registration and payment 
  2. Registration and payment by cheque using this fillable and printable form

An individual registration is required for each online registrant. If you would like to register more than one participant at the same time please use the fillable and printable registration form and submit it along with payment by cheque.

REGISTRATION FEES
CACHC Members: $650.00
Non Members: $750.00

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