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The Provincial HSJCC Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2019 Conference "Colouring Outside the Lines: Innovations and Creative Community Responses".

The 2019 conference committee is seeking abstracts from individuals or agencies across Ontario who can contribute solution-focused knowledge, expertise, innovations, and best practices that would enhance, complement or expand the services and systems in place.

The conference program will refelect a range of themse while showcasing work being done on the frontlines, within the Human Service and Justice Sectors.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 26, 2019
Results Notification: May 17, 2019

Any questions, contact Sherry Sim, Event Manager at or by phone at 1-866-655-8548.

Conference Streams
Please choose the theme that relates to your submission
Special Populations (Variety of Disability Populations, Seniors (Dementia), Youth, LGBTQ2S, Indigenous People)
Models/Frameworks for Better Collaboration (HSJCC Committees, Membership Engagement Plan, Crisis Tables, Building Capacity, Advocacy, Situation Tables)
Innovation and Creative Community Response (New projects, outisde the box, unusual community partner/collaborations, HSJCC work that might fit in this stream, other initiatives that are collaborative, social navigator project and restorative justice)
Resliency for the Professional (Self-care, Loss, Death & Dying, Medical Assistance with Dying (MAiD), Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, the Ones that Got Away, Professional Grieving and Restorative Justice

About You
Please provide names of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear in the conference program.
Presenter Name:
Key Contact Information (street, town, province, postal code)
Key Contact Phone (office and cell):
Key Contact Email:

Presentation Format

Please identify your presentation format.
Concurrent Presentation - 60 minutes
Concurrent Presentation - 90 minutes
Poster Presentation

Your Submission
The Presenter may submit multiple abstracts for the conference. One submission for each presentation.
Title of your Presentation (10 words or less)

Description of your presentation (150 words or less)

Identify which stream you have chosen.
Special Populations
Models - Frameworks for Better Collaboration
Innovation and Creative Community Response
Resiliency for the Professional

How does your submission relate to the conference title and your stream?

Presentation Key Points: The key points that will be in your presentation or an outline of your presentation

Describe how the participant will be engaged (i.e.: interactive-engagement portion of your presentation in addition to Q&A).

What takeaway will your presentation provide for the participants. This is an important aspect for participants. Takeway details that describe how the participant can use what they learned or bring to their organization as an idea/new approach/system.

Your Biography and Abstract

Please include below the biography of each presenter (50 words)

Please include below an abstract for inclusion in the conference program (50 words - sales pitch/description of the presentation)

Audio Visual Requirements and Room Set Up Preference

All submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:
• Relevance to the conference theme
• Clarity and coherence of submission
• Relevance and utility to participants
• Evidence that submission will encourage interaction among conference participants
* Key points of presentation and evidence of participant take-away

ACCEPTANCE AS PRESENTER: Presenters must be paid registrants of the conference. Honoraria and travel reimbursement is not available .

Presenters will be asked to submit an electronic version of their presentation which will be posted on the conference web site after the conference. Presenters are responsible for providing written material to conference participants. (recommended) Presenters will be provided with a designated time to present by the conference committee . Bursaries may be available for presenter(s) with lived experience.