• Webinar: The dignity of risk and falls in older adults

    Event Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 12:00
    Time: 223:00 - 1:00 PM (ET)
    Cost: Free
    Event description:

    Webinar Description:

    How do we prevent falls in older adults without being overprotective? For those who are frail or approaching frailty, daily activities create risk for falls. 

    The term “dignity of risk” was introduced by Perske in 1972 who stated “in the past, we found clever ways to build avoidance of risk into the lives of persons living with disabilities. We have learned there can be crippling indignity in safety. Prioritizing safeguarding over the rights of individuals to independent decision-making is a limitation on personal freedom. Now we must work equally hard to help find the proper amount of risk these people have the right to take.” 

  • Pride in Patient Engagement in Research - Research Day 2023

    Event Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 08:30
    Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Cost: Free
    Event description:

    The inaugural Pride in Patient Research (PiPER) Research Day is taking place on October 5, 2023. This hybrid event is free to register and attend. 

    PiPER Research Day will be offered virtually and in-person at Hart House at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus). This is a unique free event that provides an opportunity to share, network, and gain practical information related to patient engagement in research.

    Please note that in-person registration spaces are limited.


    PiPER Research Day will feature keynotes, panels, virtual poster sessions, interactive workshops, storysharing sessions, and an art exhibit on the following themes:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Public Participation and Engagement

    Event Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 12:30
    Time: October 10-13, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cost: $745-795
    Event description:


    In today's diverse and interconnected world, public participation and engagement must be inclusive and equitable. This course has been meticulously designed to empower practitioners like you with the knowledge and tools to identify power imbalances and other barriers that hinder inclusive and equitable engagement practices.

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • HEC Spotlight Series Webinar - What We've Learned (So Far): Preparing and Responding to Natural Disasters

    Event Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - 12:00
    Time: 12:00 ET
    Cost: Free
    Event description:

    Our most pressing challenges in healthcare require focused, constructive discussions. Sharing openly and listening to diverse perspectives and experiences. At Healthcare Excellence Canada, we’ve developed the Spotlight Series to do just that.

    It’s about connecting people to have conversations with a purpose. Responding quickly to current issues by featuring strategies for improvement that are transferable. We’ll explore solutions to make improvements last, as we work together to shape the future of quality and safety in healthcare across the country.

  • Supporting Internationally Educated Nurses to Relaunch and Flourish in their Nursing Career in Canada

    Event Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 13:00
    Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    Cost: Free
    Event description:

    Join Meghan Wankel and Rola El Moubadder from CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses to explore the importance of IENs in Canada and the credential assessment process for nursing licensure. Discover how CARE Centre provides support and eligibility requirements, while also delving into the challenges and opportunities of integrating into the Canadian healthcare system and strategies for a successful nursing career in Canada.

    Learning Objectives

  • Cultivating Connections: Pathways to Wellbeing

    Event Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 08:15
    Time: 8:15 am - 5:45 pm
    Cost: Sliding scale - see registration link for details
    Event description:

    The Social Prescribing Virtual Conference is back and better than ever!

    Learn more here >>

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Conference | The Human Experience: Voices of FASD

    Event Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 08:30
    Time: 8:30 - 4:30 EST
    Cost: $25 | $150
    Event description:

    This event is hosted by NorWest Community Health Centres in Partnership with Ontario Health.

    What to expect

    Presentations by:

    • Keynote Speaker: Myles Himmelreich
    • Dr. Chris Mushquash, Professor, Lakehead University

    Practical learning breakout sessions

    Voices of FASD: Lived Experience Panel Discussion

    Who should attend?

    Caregivers, families, and individuals with FASD

    Professionals and community members supporting individuals with FASD

    People who want to learn more about FASD


    $25 for caregivers, families, persons with FASD (subsidized)

    $150 for service providers, professionals

  • Project Launch: Social Prescribing for Youth Wellness Hub

    Event Date: Friday, October 20, 2023 - 11:30
    Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Cost: Free
    Event description:

    Combatting Isolation and Empowering Human Connection Through Social Prescribing

    Access Alliance is excited to host a Human Connection Event during Ontario's Community Health and Wellness Week at AccessPoint on Danforth. This event will launch of their Social Prescribing for Youth Wellness Hub Initiative, which revolves around non-medical interventions aimed at addressing the social determinants of youth wellness and mental health in the most vulnerable newcomer communities. They will highlight the collaborative efforts of their partners in making social prescribing accessible to City's most equity deserving youth populations.


  • Canadian Patient Safety Week 2023

    Event Date: Monday, October 23, 2023 - 07:00
    Time: October 23-27
    Cost: Free
    Event description:


    Small changes. Big impact. Safer care.

    Join Healthcare Excellence Canada, October 23-27, to explore a new approach to safer care and how we can all make an even bigger difference every day.

    Change doesn’t have to be overwhelming—let’s start with a week of important conversations

    Too many people experience unintended physical and psychological harms, including those caused by culturally unsafe care.

    Change is needed. Even small changes can have a big impact when it comes to delivering safer care. Small things like asking a question. Having a quick conversation.

  • AGE-WELL Annual Conference - The Future of Healthy Aging

    Event Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 00:00
    Time: October 24 & 25
    Cost: Early bird pricing available until September 8
    Event description:

    The AGE-WELL Annual Conference is an annual event that brings together stakeholders who set the agenda for the future of technology and aging. Register by September 8 for early-bird prices.