2017 CACHC CONFERENCE & AGM
September 25-27 | Calgary, AB

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

The 2017 CACHC Conference puts discussion and learning back into the community.
For registration information and form scroll down further.

 

SEPTEMBER 25

TIME
LOCATION
SESSION

09:00 – 11:00

Willow Ballroom A

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

11:00 – 16:00

Willow Ballroom A

CACHC Board of Directors Meeting

14:00 – 18:00

Willow Ballroom B

AGM and Conference Registration

17:00 – 18:30

Willow Ballroom B

CACHC 2017 Annual General Meeting
– Read about past Conferences/AGMs:
    2016 (Winnipeg) | 2015 (Ottawa) | 2014 (Virtual) | 2013 (Saskatoon)

18:30 – 19:00

Spruce Room

CACHC Board of Directors Meeting

18:30 – 22:00

Willow Ballroom A

Conference Welcome Reception

SEPTEMBER 26

TIME
LOCATION
SESSION

07:30 – 12:00

Willow Ballroom

Conference Registration

07:30 – 9:00

Willow Ballroom

Breakfast

08:30 – 9:00

Willow Ballroom

Conference Welcome and 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 (invited)
Honourable Sarah Hoffman, MLA – Alberta Deputy Premier and Minister of Health (invited)

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
Four 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, 3 or 4 (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

Bus 4

(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.

A large number of CHCs across Canada operate with small operating budgets (eg, under $500,000) and receive little or no core, annual funding from their provincial government or the federal government. Many of these CHCs, like l’ACFA Régionale de Calgary, have become “Community Health Centres” by adding primary care services to an existing social services agency. This particular site visit will allow participants to learn more about l’ACFA Régionale de Calgary’s story and challenges. It will lead to a moderated discussion about lessons for smaller CHCs, opportunities for resource-sharing, and the need for collective provincial and federal advocacy to secure adequate, core funding for CHCs. This session may be of particular interest to representatives from organizations or community groups that are interested in establishing a new CHC in their community.

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 Cooperative Community Health Centre. Join us for a visit of the CFC, including a guided overview and welcome, evening cocktails, entertainment and a special dinner prepared and presented by the CFC’s talented community and culinary staff.

SEPTEMBER 27

TIME
LOCATION
SESSION

07:30 – 08:30

Willow Ballroom

Breakfast

08:30 – 10:00

Willow Ballroom

MORNING SESSION: The Collaborative Care Journey

 

In recent years, more provincial governments and provider associations across Canada have begun to actively promote a shift toward interprofessional, collaborative primary care. This has been embedded in proposals to establish “patient-centred medical homes”, “primary care homes”, “collaborative clinics” and other modes of primary care. Much of this discussion has been detached from the experiences of organizations, like Community Health Centres, that have delivered interprofessional, collaborative care for decades. There are many unchallenged assumptions about collaborative care and policy/funding proposals are often heavily influenced by local and regional politics. This three-part session will place these issues in relief and examine important dimensions of the journey to establish and evolve collaborative primary care services and programs. 

What does truly interprofessional, 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 needed to support collaborative care? What considerations need to be made when designing and funding services for individuals and groups with different levels of care and social complexity? These are some of the issues that this interactive plenary session will address. The session includes presentations and a 30-40 minute panel discussion with Q&A from conference participants.

 

PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS:

Thy Dinh
Director of Health Economics and Policy – Conference Board of Canada; Co-Author, Improving Primary Health Care Through Collaboration (3-Part Series)

Cecilia Blasetti
Executive Director – Boyle McCauley Health Centre (Edmonton, AB) will discuss policy progress being made in Alberta through the Nurse Practitioner pilot project in primary health care.

Francesco Mosaico
Family Physician – Boyle McCauley Health Centre (Edmonton, AB) will also discuss experiences with collaborative care and the importance/impact of Alberta’s new Nurse Practitioner pilot project.

Other speakers and panelists to be announced soon

 

10:00 – 10:20

Willow Ballroom

Refreshment Break and Hotel Guestroom Check-Out

10:20 – 12:30

Willow Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION: Improving mental health services for Canadians and the role of CHCs
More details coming soon

11:30 – 12:45

Willow Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION: Supervised injection services – progress to date and next steps across Canada
More details coming soon

12:45 – 13:45

Willow Ballroom

Lunch

13:45 – 15:00

Willow Ballroom

PLENARY SESSION: Telling the CHC story – Translating experience into effective public, media and government engagement
More details coming soon

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 & DEADLINES

Early Bird – extended to July 31, 2017
CACHC Members: $500.00
Non Members: $600.00

Regular – August 1, 2017 onward
CACHC Members: $650.00
Non Members: $750.00

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