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 further.

 

SEPTEMBER 25

TIME
LOCATION
SESSION

14:00 – 18:00

Willow Ballroom B

AGM and Conference Registration

17:00 – 18:30

Willow Ballroom B

CACHC 2017 Annual General Meeting
Call for member resolutions and Board nominations coming soon

18:30 – 19:00

Spruce Room

CACHC Board of Directors Meeting

18:30 – 22:00

Willow Ballroom B

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 Keynote Address
To be announced soon

09:45 – 10:30

Hotel Entrance

Refreshment break and buses load and transit to local community sites

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.

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

08:00 – 09:00

Willow Ballroom

Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30

Willow Ballroom

The Alberta CHC Movement in Focus
In 2016, Alberta CHCs established the new Alberta Association of Community Health Centres (AACHC) to improve collaboration and advocate increased access to CHCs for all Albertans who require the integrated, multi-sector services and programs that CHCs provide. Hear about progress being made in Alberta and the growing contributions of Alberta CHCs Canada’s evolving Community Health Centre movement.

09:30 – 10:00

Willow Ballroom

Morning Plenary Address
Dr. Carl Amrhein – Alberta Deputy Minister of Health (invited)
Hear about the Alberta Government’s vision for health and wellbeing, strategic directions for primary health care, and the important role of Community Health Centres in Alberta.

10:00 – 10:30

Willow Ballroom

Refreshment Break and Hotel Guestroom Check-Out

10:30 – 12:30

Willow Ballroom

Advancing Collective Awareness and Action – Issues 1 and 2
Working together across Canada, CHCs have the potential to advance practice-based innovation, to impact public policy, and to improve access to CHCs as a solution to many pressing social and health system challenges. Join in facilitated plenary discussion about three priority issues for CHCs across Canada. The three issues will be selected from a list of 10 options, reflecting votes cast by conference participants during the online  conference registration process. The 10 options are:

  • Putting the mouth back in the body: improving access to dental services
  • Working together to advance a national Pharmacare program
  • Truth and reconciliation: advancing Indigenous rights and health in policy and practice
  • Improving mental health services for Canadians: the role of CHCs
  • Supervised injection services: progress to date and next steps across Canada
  • Advancing a cross-Canada CHC research strategy
  • Telling the CHC story: translating experience into effective public, media and government engagement
  • Increasing the “community-centredness” of CHCs: strategies for inclusion and representation
  • The Community Health Centre solution for rural, remote and northern communities
  • Improving operational and governance succession planning at CHCs

12:30 – 13:30

Willow Ballroom

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Willow Ballroom

Advancing Collective Awareness and Action – Issue 3 and Moving to Action
Facilitated plenary discussion continues, with focus on the third of three priority issues identified by conference registrants. Discussion then shifts to how CHCs can best work collectively on the three priority issues, considering the important roles of CACHC and provincial CHC associations, and the potential for CHCs to collaborate with each other at federal, provincial and municipal levels.

15:00 – 15:15

Willow Ballroom

Conference Wrap-Up

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION


You have two registration and payment options:

  1. Online registration and payment using the secure form on this page
  2. Registration and payment by cheque using this fillable and printable form

Due to selections you are asked to make on the registration 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.

Conference Registration Fees

Early Bird (before July 21, 2017)
CACHC Members: $500.00
Non Members: $600.00

Regular (after July 21, 2017)
CACHC Members: $650.00
Non Members: $750.00

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