2017 Annual Conference

Casino Rama Resort, Orillia, Ontario

2017 Conference

June 14th – 16th
Thank you to all our guests and speakers who were able to attend the conference. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did! Hope to see you next year, stay posted for dates.

See the full Agenda.


2017 Speakers:

Nicole is an experienced disability and organizational health management professional with a 20 year background in developing and managing comprehensive disability, health, and wellness programs.

She has worked with local and national clients, both unionized and non-unionized, developing a solid grounding and expertise in disability practices, organizational structures, corporate practices, strategic management, and organizational health and wellness planning.

Landon Young is Managing Partner of Stringer LLP. He has practices exlusively in the area of labour and employment law since his call to the bar in 1996. Prior to joining Stringer LLP in 2005, he practiced with a large national law firm.

He works with clients in both the private and public sectors on a variety of industries including information technology, manufacturing, entertainment and the arts, medical sciences, and professional services

Gary is a social worker in Ontario, Canada. Considered an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations, and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of reality TV show, “Newlywed, Nearly Dead”, as well as parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator.

Gary currently maintains a private practice in Dundas, Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He was the first social worker to sit in the Ontario Board for Collaborative Family Law.

Billy Rogers is a member of the Kiowa Nation and lives in Norman, Oklahoma. He has been working in Native North America for the last 33 years. He initiated the native wellness movement in the early 1990’s that focused on healthy lifestyles, creating a positive impact on individuals and communities.

Billy is a nationally recognized speaker, facilitator, and trainer. He has provided services to over 380 tribes and first nations, in addition to numerous native organizations and government agencies.

He was recognized as one of the outstanding “Native Health Leaders” by rhe Indian Health Service in Washington, DC.

Heather is a Manager with MNP’s Advisory and Consulting Services group in Toronto. She specializes in providing human resources consulting services to clients across Ontario with a focus on the public sector.

Heather has a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto and is a Certified Human Resources Leader.